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The College of Letters, Arts & Sciences offers degrees of all levels, from bachelors to doctorate programs. With a robust menu of departments and programs within the college, students can choose from a variety of majors and minors in humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Social Studies
Curious about humans and why we do what we do?

Anthropology

Undergraduate Degrees

  • BA in Anthropology
  • BI in Museum Practice and Heritage Management

Undergraduate Minors

  • Minor in Anthropology
  • Minor in Linguistics

Additional Offerings

  • Undergraduate Certificate in Cognitive Archaeology
  • Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Archaeology

Economics

Undergraduate Degrees

  • BA in Economics
    • Graduate School Track
    • Business Track
    • Pre-Law Track
    • Actuary/Applied Analysis Track

Undergraduate Minors

  • Minor in Economics
  • Minor in Political Economy

Geography & Environmental Studies (GES)

Undergraduate Degrees

  • BA in GES
  • BA in GES: Secondary Education Option

Undergraduate Minors

  • Minor in GES
  • Minor in Geology
  • Minor in Sustainability

Graduate Degree

  • MA in GES

Additional Offerings

  • Undergraduate Certificate in GIScience
  • Graduate Certificate in GIScience

History

Undergraduate Degrees

  • BA in History
    • Secondary Education Option
  • Dual BA in History and Philosophy

Undergraduate Minors

  • Minor in History
  • Minor in Asian Studies
  • Minor in Pre-Law
  • Minor in Civics
  • Minor in Civic Engagement through US History

Graduate Degree

  • MA in History

Philosophy

Undergraduate Degrees

  • BA in Philosophy
  • Online BA in Philosophy
  • Dual BA in Philosophy and Psychology
  • Dual BA in Philosophy and Political Science
  • Dual BA in Philosophy and History
  • Dual BA in Philosophy and Sociology

Undergraduate Minors

  • Minor in Philosophy
  • Minor in Religious Studies
  • Minor in Classics
  • Minor in Asian Studies

Political Science

Undergraduate Degrees

  • BA in Political Science
    • American Politics & Public Law Track
    • Global Politics Track
    • Public Administration Track
  • Dual BA in Philosophy and Political Science

Undergraduate Minor

  • Minor in Political Science

Additional Offerings

  • Undergraduate Certificate in Civics

Psychology

Undergraduate Degrees

  • BA in Psychology
  • Dual BA in Psychology and Philosophy
  • Dual BA in Psychology and Sociology
  • Dual BA in Psychology and Women’s & Ethnic Studies
  • Dual BA in Psychology and Criminal Justice

Undergraduate Minor

  • Minor in Psychology

Graduate Degrees

  • MA in Psychology
    • Psychological Science
    • Clinical Psychology
  • PhD in Clinical Psychology
    • Geropsychology
    • Trauma

Sociology

Undergraduate Degrees

  • BA in Sociology
  • Online BA in Sociology
  • Dual BA in Sociology and Philosophy
  • Dual BA in Sociology and Psychology
  • Dual BA in Sociology and Women’s & Ethnic Studies 
  • Dual BA in Sociology and Criminal Justice

Undergraduate Minor

  • Minor in Gerontology

Graduate Degrees

  • MA in Sociology
  • Accelerated Master’s Program (concurrent BA/MA) in Sociology
  • Dual Degree: MPA in Public Administration/MA in Sociology

Additional Offerings:

  • Undergraduate Certificate in Criminology & Justice Studies
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Sociology of Diversity
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Disability Studies
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Family & Child Studies
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Social Dimensions of Health & Healthcare
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Civics: WEST & Sociology
  • Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies
  • Graduate Certificate in Diversity
  • Graduate Certificate in Advanced Research Methods in Sociology
  • Graduate Certificate in Teaching Sociology

Women's & Ethnic Studies (WEST)

Undergraduate Degrees

  • BA in WEST
  • BI in WEST
  • Dual BA WEST and Psychology
  • Dual BA WEST and Sociology

Undergraduate Minor

  • Minor in WEST

Writing & Communications
Do you love writing and communicating with others in multiple media?

Communication

Undergraduate Degrees

  • BA in Communication
    • Digital Filmmaking & Media Arts Track
    • Media Studies Track
    • General Communication Track
    • Professional Communication Track
    • Sports Communication Track
  • Online BA in Communication
  • BI in Digital Media
  • BI in Digital Filmmaking

Graduate Degrees

  • MA in Professional Communication
  • MA in Applied Media Studies
  • Accelerated Master’s Program (concurrent BA and MA) in Communication

English

Undergraduate Degrees

  • BA in English
    • Emphasis in Literature
    • Emphasis in Rhetoric & Writing
    • Emphasis in Secondary Education
    • Emphasis in Elementary Education
    • Emphasis in Special Education
  • Online BA in English

Undergraduate Minors

  • Minor in English: Literature
  • Minor in English: Rhetoric & Writing
  • Minor in Creative Writing

Languages & Cultures

Undergraduate Degree

  • BA in Spanish

Undergraduate Minors

  • Minor in Spanish
  • Minor in American Sign Language
  • Minor in French
  • Minor in German
  • Minor in Japanese

Technical Communication & Information Design (TCID)

Undergraduate Degree

  • BA in TCID
  • Accelerated Master’s Program: Concurrent BA in TCID/MBA

Undergraduate Minors

  • Minor in TCID
  • Minor in User Experience (UX)

Science, Technology, & Mathematics
Interested in STEM disciplines? Want to use science and logic to solve the world’s problems?

Biology

Undergraduate Degree

  • BS in Biology
    • Elementary Education Option
    • Secondary Education Option
    • Special Education Option

Undergraduate Minor

  • Minor in Biology

Graduate Degree

  • MS in Biology
    • Optional focus: Ecology and Evolution
    • Optional focus: Molecular and Cellular Biology

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Undergraduate Degrees

  • BS in Biochemistry
  • BS in Chemistry
  • BA in Biochemistry
    • Pre-med Option
    • Secondary Education Option
  • BA in Chemistry
    • Pre-health/Interdisciplinary Sciences Option
    • Secondary Education Option
  • BI in Chemistry

Undergraduate Minors

  • Minor in Chemistry
  • Minor in Biochemistry

Graduate Degrees

  • MS in Chemistry
    • Research Track
    • Course Track
  • MS in Biochemistry
    • Research Track
    • Course Track
  • Accelerated Master’s Program (concurrent BA or BS and MS) in Chemistry or Biochemistry

Geography & Environmental Studies (GES)

Undergraduate Degrees

  • BA in GES
  • BA in GES: Secondary Education Option

Undergraduate Minors

  • Minor in GES
  • Minor in Geology
  • Minor in Sustainability

Graduate Degree

  • MA in GES

Additional Offerings

  • Undergraduate Certificate in GIScience
  • Graduate Certificate in GIScience

Mathematics

Undergraduate Degrees

  • BS in Mathematics: Pure Math
  • BS in Mathematics: Applied Mathematics
  • BS in Mathematics: Statistics
  • BS in Mathematics: Secondary Teaching
  • BS in Mathematics: Flexible

Undergraduate Minors

  • Minor in Mathematics
  • Minor in Statistics

Graduate Degrees

  • MS in Applied Mathematics
  • PhD in Mathematics
    • Preparation Track
    • Education Track
    • Business and Management Track
    • Applied and Computational Mathematics Track
  • MSc with Mathematics Emphasis
  • Accelerated Master’s Program (concurrent BS/MS) in Mathematics

Physics & Energy Science

Undergraduate Degrees

  • BS in Physics
    • Energy Science Option
    • Solid State Option
    • Secondary Education Option

Undergraduate Minors

  • Minor in Physics

Graduate Degrees

  • MS in Physics
    • Thesis option
    • Non-thesis option
  • PhD in Physics

Visual, Performing Arts, & English
Want a degree that allows you to be creative?

Visual & Performing Arts (VAPA)

Undergraduate Degrees

  • BA in Visual & Performing Arts
    • Art History
    • Film Studies
    • Music
    • Music/Creative Music Performance
    • Music/Composition & Sonic Arts
    • Theatre & Dance
    • Visual Art
  • BI in Museum Studies & Gallery Practice
  • BI in Music

Undergraduate Minors

  • Minor in Composition & Sound Design
  • Minor in Creative Music Performance
  • Minor in Music Technology
  • Minor in Music History
  • Minor in Music

English

Undergraduate Degrees

  • BA in English
    • Emphasis in Literature
    • Emphasis in Rhetoric & Writing
    • Emphasis in Secondary Education
    • Emphasis in Elementary Education
    • Emphasis in Special Education
  • Online BA in English

Undergraduate Minors

  • Minor in English: Literature
  • Minor in English: Rhetoric & Writing
  • Minor in Creative Writing

Secondary Education
Want to teach in elementary or secondary school?

Biology

  • BS in Biology
    • Elementary Education Option
    • Secondary Education Option
    • Special Education Option

Chemistry & Biochemistry

  • BA in Chemistry: Secondary Education Option
  • BA in Biochemistry: Secondary Education Option

English

  • BA in English
    • Emphasis in Secondary Education
    • Emphasis in Elementary Education
    • Emphasis in Special Education

Geography & Environmental Studies (GES)

  • BA in GES: Secondary Education Option

History

  • BA in History: Secondary Education Option

Mathematics

  • BS in Mathematics: Secondary Teaching

Physics & Energy Science

  • BS in Physics: Secondary Education

Interdisciplinary Studies
Are you highly motivated and want to create your own degree program?

Interdisciplinary Studies

Undergraduate Degrees

  • BA in Interdisciplinary Studies (INDS)
    • Student-created
    • Cybersecurity

Undergraduate Minors

  • Minor in Cognitive Archaeology
  • Minor in Cognitive Studies
  • Minor in Mathematics as Liberal Art
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