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Majors and Degrees

The undergraduate degrees offered in the College of Arts and Sciences are: bachelor of arts, bachelor of fine arts, bachelor of music, bachelor of music education, and bachelor of science. In addition, the associate of arts and the associate of science degrees with unspecified majors are offered for military personnel only through the Division of Continuing Education.

Below in the left column are majors, options, advising programs, and degrees offered. In the right column are names of the departments under which the major programs are offered. The specific requirements for a degree in the various curricula may be found in the department listings later in the College of Arts and Sciences catalog section.

Programs Departmental office

Anthropology, BA or BS Sociology, Anthropology,

 Applied anthropology  and Social Work

Art,BA or BFA Art

 Art history, BA


 Digital arts


 Graphic design


 Metalsmithing and jewelry



 Pre-art therapy



Biochemistry, BA or BS Biochemistry

Biology, BA or BS Biology

Chemical science, BA or Chemistry


Chemistry, BA or BS Chemistry

Clinical laboratory science Dean's office

 (medical technology), BA  or BS

Economics, BA or BS Economics

English, BA English

 Creative writing


 Teaching certification

Fisheries and wildlife biology, Biology

  BA or BS

 Fisheries biology

 Wildlife biology

 Natural history

Geography, BA or BS Geography



Geology, BA or BS Geology

History, BA or BS History

Kinesiology, BA or BS Kinesiology

 Nutrition and exercise science (dual degree with Human Ecology)

Interdisciplinary Dean's office

 Humanities, BA

 Life science, BA or BS

 Pre-veterinary option*

 Physical science, BA or BS

 Social science, BA or BS

Mass communications, Journalism and Mass

   BA or BS  Communications


 Electronic journalism


 Public relations


Mathematics, BA or BS Mathematics

Medical technology,

 (see Clinical laboratory science)

Microbiology, BA or BS Biology

Modern languages, BA Modern languages




Music, BA or BM Music

Music education, BME Music

Philosophy Philosophy

 Interdisciplinary, BA or BS

 Pre-business, BA or BS

 Pre-graduate, BA or BS

 Pre-law, BA or BS

 Pre-medicine, BA or BS

 Pre-ministry, BA

 Standard, BA

Physics, BA or BS Physics

 General, BS only

Political science, BA or BS Political science

Pre-health advising programs

 Pre-dentistry Dean's office  Pre-health information Dean's office


 Pre-law Dean's office

 Pre-medicine Dean's office

 Pre-nursing Dean's office

 Pre-occupational therapy Dean's office

 Pre-optometry Dean's office

 Pre-pharmacy Dean's office

 Pre-physical therapy Dean's office

 Pre-respiratory care Dean's office

 Pre-veterinary medicine* Dean's office

Psychology, BA or BS Psychology

Social work, BA or BS Sociology, Anthropology,

 and Social Work

Sociology, BA or BS Sociology, Anthropology,

 General  and Social Work

 Criminology  ASW-Capital

Speech, BA or BS Speech Communication,

 Legal communication  Theatre, and Dance


 Organizational communication

 Relational communication

 Rhetorical communication

 Speech communication

Statistics, BA or BS Statistics

Theatre, BA or BS Speech Communication

 Dance  Theatre, and Dance

Women's studies, Women's Studies

 BA or BS

*Students who complete pre-veterinary medicine requirements in the College of Arts and Sciences will be eligible for the bachelor of science degree in life science from the College of Arts and Sciences upon completion of the first professional year in a College of Veterinary Medicine.

Secondary majors

Secondary majors are majors that can be taken only in addition to the primary majors listed above. The secondary majors in the college are: American ethnic studies, international studies, Latin American studies, natural resources and environmental sciences.


Contact the appropriate department on these minors: American ethnic studies, anthropology, biology, chemistry, dance, East Asian studies, economics, English, French, geography, geology, German, history, Japanese, military leadership, music, philosophy, physics, political science, rhetoric/communication, Russian, Spanish, statistics, theatre, and women's studies.