Major Field of Study

Every student must select a major field of study from one of the academic departments of the College, from among the faculty- sponsored interdisciplinary programs, or by initiating and developing an individual interdisciplinary program.

A major program may require no more than 72 credits, no more than 48 of which may be in one curricular department. Credits for senior projects (2, 3, or 4 credits) do not count toward this total unless otherwise specified by a department. Each major requires a minimum of 24 credits within the department.

Faculty-sponsored and student-initiated interdisciplinary majors cross departmental lines. Information about faculty-sponsored interdisciplinary majors is available from the Office of the Registrar and in the Interdisciplinary Studies section of this Catalogue. Information about student-initiated interdisciplinary study is available in the Interdisciplinary Studies section of this Catalogue and from the Director of Interdisciplinary Studies.

Majors are offered in:

Accounting

History

Biology 

(with options for emphasis on Biology and Biochemistry)

Interdisciplinary Studies

(major programs initiated and developed by individual students to fulfill their particular educational goals)

Chemistry

(with options for emphasis on Professional Chemistry and  Biochemistry)

International Business

Criminal Justice  

Communications and Media Arts

(with options for emphasis on Digital Media and Production, Integrated Media and Marketing, and Sports Communication)

International Studies

Computer Science

(with option for Bachelor of Arts or Science)

Management

Computer Science and Accounting

(Dual Major)

Marketing

Cybersecurity

(with options for emphasis in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance)

Mathematics

(with options for emphasis on Mathematics, Mathematics-Economics, Mathematics-Physics, Mathematics-Computer Science, Mathematics- Actuarial Science, and Mathematics Education)

Economics

(with options for emphasis on Managerial Economics and International Economics)

Music

Economics and Mathematics

(Dual Major)

Music Technology

(Interdisciplinary)

Education

(Elementary Education; Secondary Education through individual department programs in the areas of English, Mathematics, Physical Education, Social Studies, and Spanish)

Physical Education and Sport Studies

(with options for emphasis on Sports Management, Sports Medicine, Recreational and Athletic Administration, and Coaching Education, Teaching Physical Education)

English

(with options for emphasis on Creative Writing, Education, Literature, and Writing and Language)

Pre-Engineering/Physical Science

Environmental Science

(listed under Biology)

Political Science

German Studies

(Interdisciplinary)

Psychology

(with options for emphasis on Scientific Psychology, Human Services, Pre-Physical Therapy, and Pre- Occupational Therapy, Art Therapy, Sport Psychology)

Finance

Psychology and Education

(Interdisciplinary)

 

Psychology, Religion and Culture

(Interdisciplinary)

 

Psychology and Social Work

(Dual Major)

 

Religious Studies

 

Social Work

 

Spanish

 

Theatre

(with options for emphasis on Performance and Technical Theatre)

 

Visual Art

Double Major: A double major represents the completion by a student of all of the curricular requirements of any two majors. Students may elect to double major in any two disciplines of their choosing and are required to complete separate senior projects and comprehensive exams for each major program. Students completing a double major receive one diploma. The double major is noted on the transcript.

Dual Major: A dual major is one in which the faculty of each of the programs involved have determined that because of significant curricular commonalities and/or the requirements of external certifying bodies, students completing all of the course requirements for each major would benefit by being able to complete a single senior project and a specialized set of extended, combined comprehensive exams. Dual majors are initiated by the faculty in the programs affected and are approved by the faculty as a whole. Students completing a dual major receive one diploma. The dual major is noted on the transcript. Information about dual majors is available from the Office of the Registrar and in the respective departments that host a dual major.