Undergraduate

Degree Programs

Undergraduate Catalog

Undergraduate Degree Programs:

BA Africana Studies

Overview: This program provides all students with the opportunity to study the history, culture and lived experiences of people of African descent in the United States, Africa, the Caribbean, and elsewhere; study the influence of Africa and people of African descent on world and U.S. thought, culture and politics; study the social construction and consequences of race and racism; develop needed critical thinking skills to address the often narrow and Eurocentric bias in the current knowledge base; and examine their personal experiences, prejudices and possible contributions in a multi-racial, multi-cultural society.

Specializations: African American Studies, African Studies, African Diaspora Studies

Career Options: Africana studies alumni have many career opportunities in the areas of business, communications, government, research, law, politics, teaching, and counseling, to mention a few.

Visit the Department of Africana Studies for degree requirements.

BA Anthropology

Overview: Anthropology provides excellent preparation for advanced academic degrees, such as those obtained in medical school, law school, and graduate school in anthropology and other social sciences. Thinking anthropologically fosters a critical understanding of cultural assumptions, social conventions, information, and even the concept of culture itself. This level of critical thinking builds the skills and attitudes necessary for working and living in diverse social environments.

Specializations: Archaeology, Cultural Anthropology

Career Options: This degree prepares students for a number of careers, including education, healthcare, museum curation, social work, international development, historic preservation, government, non-profit management, and forensics. Most professional anthropological jobs require a graduate degree.

Visit the Department of Anthropology for degree requirements.

BS Biomedical Sciences

Overview: This program is designed to fulfill many of the admissions requirements for professional schools in the health sciences (e.g. medicine, pharmacy, dentistry). Students contemplating graduate study should pursue a major in the discipline of their interest, such as biology, chemistry or microbiology.

Specializations: --

Career Options: Most students pursuing this degree wish to attend graduate or professional school in medicine, optometry, dentistry or biomedical research. This degree can prepare students for a variety of research positions for government agencies and healthcare companies.

Visit the Department of Chemistry for degree requirements.

BS Cell & Molecular Biology

Overview: This degree provides a strong foundation in general biology, with an emphasis on biomedical related areas, but focuses on the cellular and molecular processes that occur within cells. Many of the breakthroughs in the field of biology over the past several decades have shed light on how cells function in the context of the whole organism. The fields of genomics and computational biology have begun to solve the mystery of how networks of genes are regulated and how cells interact with each other and the how complex organisms react to their environment. Advances in cell and molecular biology continually lead to new treatments for age-related diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer’s.

Specializations: - - -

Career Options: This degree prepares students for application to medical school, dental school, graduate school and careers in biotechnology, science policy, biomedical research, teaching, science writing and illustration. Many of our students continue their studies by attending graduate school in biology and other related disciplines.

BA Chemistry

Overview: The Chemistry B.A. gives students exposure to analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry while providing the flexibility to take additional elective courses. Inherent in this program is a high degree of flexibility which permits tailoring a course of study to the students own educational objectives.

Specializations: Biochemistry/Biotechnology - The Biochemistry/Biotechnology concentration offers a unique opportunity for students to pursue later studies and/or professional emphasis in Biochemistry and Biotechnology along with a strong foundation in the chemical knowledge and skills that are essential to these areas.

Career Options: The B.A. degree in Chemistry provides a course of study for students whose careers will require a thorough understanding of chemistry required for a variety of professional activities such as in health-related professions, science teaching, business, law and other areas.  Students interested in professional, law, or graduate school or those who anticipate working in careers related to secondary education or business will find this degree attractive. The B.A. student whose goals include graduate study should supplement this curriculum by addition and/or substitution of a selection of advanced courses from the B.S. program.

Visit the Department of Chemistry for degree requirements.

BS Chemistry

Overview: The B.S. in chemistry is a rigorous program that supplies the foundation in chemistry required for both the student who begins a chemical vocation immediately upon graduation as well as the one who pursues advanced study in chemistry or related areas. The curriculum for this degree meets the requirements set by the American Chemical Society.

Specializations: --

Career options: This degree will prepare students for a career in entry-level research positions, entry into health professional schools, and graduate programs. Students completing this degree can teach secondary school with additional certification. Students who would like to teach at universities or pursue research positions in science industries and the government will need a Ph.D.

Visit the Department of Chemistry for degree requirements.

BA Communication

Overview: The Bachelor of Arts in Communication is a liberal arts degree that prepares students to communicate effectively and ethically in personal, professional, and public relationships and in both face-to-face and mediated contexts. More specifically this degree prepares students to:

  • Work and lead in culturally-diverse teams and organizations;
  • Develop advanced skills and competencies in oral, written, visual, digital, and electronic communication;
  • Analyze and create messages, presentations, and persuasive communication strategies;
  • Understand, build, and strengthen personal and professional identities and relationships;
  • Study and critique culture and media including: media organizations, communication technologies, and mediated content (e.g., television, film, music, print, computer, Internet, and social media);
  • Apply communication knowledge and skills in one or more specialized contexts [e.g, professional (health care; advertising and marketing; law and politics, not-for-profits); civic (public advocacy and social movements); religion and faith organizations; world cafés and public dialogues; performance and improv; media literacy; intimate and family relationships);
  • Engage in undergraduate communication research; and
  • Become active and productive U.S. and global citizens.

Specializations: The Honors Program in Communication allows qualified students to pursue advanced study. 

Career Options: Students will develop strong written and verbal communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills, all of which are essential to any career. Students will be prepared for careers in education, law, government, nonprofit and business.  Example careers include:  Professional Speaker | Corporate Trainer | Non-Profit Administration | Human Resources | Social Media Manager | Sales

Visit the Department of Communication for degree requirements.

BA Economics

Overview: Economics offers a clear and logical way of thinking about complicated issues such as unemployment, inflation, pollution, and crime. The Department of Economics offers broad course choices allowing students to tailor their programs to provide training for professional careers in business, teaching, government, and law.

Specializations: --

Career Options:

  • Data Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Pricing Analyst
  • Risk Analyst
  • Inventory Analyst
  • Market Analyst
  • Actuary
  • Commodities Trader
  • Credit Analyst
  • Cost Analyst
  • Foreign Trade Analyst
  • Labor Analyst
  • Real Estate
  • Public Administration
  • Transportation Analyst
  • Healthcare analysis

Visit the Department of Economics for degree requirements.

BA English

Overview: A bachelor’s degree in English prepares students for any field that values critical thinking, high reading comprehension, clear and effective writing, and the ability to interpret and analyze data.

Specializations: It provides three concentrations from which students must choose one concentration: Creative Writing, Literary Studies, and Professional Writing, Rhetoric and Technology.

Career Options: An English degree prepares students for a wide array of professional and educational fields, including teaching and higher education, law, editing and publishing, corporate and not-for-profit management, medical school, and graduate study in English as well as other disciplines.

Visit the Department of English for degree requirements.

BS Environmental Biology

Overview: Students majoring in Environmental Biology study the ways in which organisms interact with the environment, and how they adapt to changing environments. The program of study explores the interconnections among biology, ecology, evolution, and conservation.

Specializations: - - -

Career Options: The program will prepare students for further education (ecology, environmental science, conservation biology, field botany) or for careers in fields such as environmental biology, environmental consulting, agricultural and forestry resource management, conservation biology and education, and wildlife biology.

BS Environmental Microbiology

Overview: Students majoring in Environmental Microbiology study the roles that microorganisms play in the environment. The program of study explores the diversity, community structure, and ecological functioning of microorganisms. The objective of the program is to provide students with a firm foundation in basic biology and the tools necessary to function as professional biologists, with special emphasis on microorganisms in natural ecosystems and human-engineered systems.

Specializations: - - -

Career Options: The program will prepare students for further education (microbiology, environmental science, conservation biology) or for careers in fields such as environmental monitoring and safety, characterization and control of pathogenic microorganisms, and bioremediation.

BS Environmental Science and Policy

Overview: Students take supporting courses in physical and natural science, statistics, policy, and ethics. In addition, students select electives to strengthen their knowledge within their concentration. Seniors complete a research project or work as an intern for a government agency or private company.

Specializations: Environmental Science, Environmental Policy

Career Options: Students completing the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Environmental Science and Policy have found employment with government agencies (city, county, state, and federal), private industry, and non-profit organizations. Examples of careers include field scientist, research scientist, policy analyst, lobbyist, conservationist, and educator. Some also go on to attend graduate or law school.

Visit the School of Geosciences for degree requirements.

BA Geography

Overview: The undergraduate Geography program offers courses in physical geography, human geography, and geographical analysis. Human geography courses focus on the social and spatial effects of the growth of cities, including issues such as the historical evolution of urban form and function, land-use changes and conflicts, economic restructuring, the growth and decline of inner cities, and urban racial and ethnic relations. Physical geography courses focus on major environmental systems including the hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere. Geographical analysis courses provide skills in geographic information systems science and technology, remote sensing and spatial analysis. Particular emphasis is placed on the human modification of the natural environment and the global interconnections of the major earth systems.

Specializations: Human Geography, Physical Geography, General Geography

Career Options: Geography is an interdisciplinary field that offers diverse career opportunities. Geographers work in many different areas, such as environmental management, education, disaster response, city and county planning and community development.

Visit the School of Geosciences for degree requirements.

BS Geology

Overview: Geology is one of the broadest of all sciences because of its dependence on fundamentals of biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics as applied to the study of the earth. Geologists study landslides, earthquakes, floods, and volcanoes. This program provides the student with a hands-on foundation in the fundamentals of geosciences. A summer field camp is offered for students to learn crucial skills needed by every geologist. Students will be prepared to sit for the state of Florida exam to earn their geologist license.

Specializations: As a result of faculty interests and geographic locations, several geologic sub-disciplines are emphasized, including applied geophysics, coastal geology, geochemistry, geomorphology, geoscience education, hydrogeology, paleobiology, petrology, and volcanology.

Career Options: Geologists work in a variety of settings. These include natural resource companies, environmental consulting companies, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and universities. Many geologists do field work at least part of the time. Others spend their time in laboratories, classrooms or offices.

Visit the School of Geosciences for degree requirements.

BA Geology

Overview: The B.A. program is designed primarily for the liberal arts student who has an interest in the subject but who is not preparing for a career in the field, or for the pre-professional school student. Students who elect the B.A. program and decide to pursue the geology profession or attend graduate school will need to take at least physics and field geology.

Specializations: --

Career Options: The B.A. program meets the needs of many students who plan to use geology as a basis for careers in law (environmental, oil, gas, etc.), medicine, technical writing, education, and resource-related sales and marketing, to name a few possibilities.

Visit the School of Geosciences for more information about degree requirements.

BS Health Sciences

Overview: This degree program is designed for those interested in health science, the health care industry and the allied health professions. The degree has a flexible curriculum so students can choose an area of specialization to suit their career interests. Career choices after graduation include working in health related nonprofit organizations, governmental and community agencies, medical records, patient education, geriatric care settings, diagnostic laboratories, hospitals, the pharmaceutical industry, medical and wellness facilities and businesses.

Specializations: --

Career Options: Students graduating with this degree may enter the workforce or continue their education in a variety of fields that might include advanced degree programs in Health Management, Physical or Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant, Health Administration, Healthcare Informatics, Communication Disorders and Social Work to name a few.

Visit the College of Public Health for degree requirements.

BA History

Overview: The discipline of history embraces a diverse world of ideas, peoples, and events. Our faculty seeks to inform and to question, to provoke and to challenge our students to a higher level of understanding of the past. History at the University of South Florida offers the student an opportunity to explore civilizations from around the globe and from the ancient through contemporary eras. We encourage our students to move beyond traditional memorization of material to a critical level of thinking, analysis, and synthesis.

Specializations: --

Career Options: Accomplished history majors are attractive to all kinds of employers in any number of fields, as well as to graduate and professional schools. USF history alumni can be found in such diverse professions as law, medicine, business, government, foreign service, politics, and education.

Visit the Department of History for degree requirements.

BA in Humanities & Cultural Studies

Overview: This degree focuses on art as a window on to history and social life. In other words, we ask how art creates meaning. Courses are multimedia and interdisciplinary in focus covering a wide range of artistic and cultural artifacts. The Humanities concentration focuses on European art and culture; American Studies focuses on the art and culture of North and South America. Film Studies majors learn to see film as an artistic medium, a cultural expression, a rhetorical device, a technical production and a commercial enterprise. All three concentrations develop analytical, research and writing skills.

Specializations: American Studies, Film and New Media Studies, and Humanities

Career Options: This degree is a great preparation for graduate school and a variety of jobs. Many alumni go on to careers in law, medicine, business, education, publishing, journalism, non-profit administration, and human resources. Most film studies students directly enter the communications job market, in areas such as, advertising, public relations, technical writing, educational media and freelance film making.

Visit the Department of Humanities and Cultural Studies for degree requirements.

B.S. Integrated Public Relations and Advertising

Overview of the degree program:

The Bachelor of Science in Integrated Public Relations and Advertising prepares students for high-level careers in the fast-growing and quick-changing fields of messaging and persuasion, from agencies to corporations to nonprofits. Graduates of this major will understand the full spectrum of paid and unpaid messaging aimed at selling products, building brand, resolving image problems and impacting communities. In this major, students learn to conduct research, create strategic plans, executive media buys, garner free media coverage, use social media for persuasive messaging, and pull them all together in comprehensive campaigns. Majors also work in the complicated digital media/analytics environment that is changing advertising, public relations and all marketing-related activities.

Specializations: --

Career Options: Copywriter Marketing Coordinator/Assistant , Public Relations Specialists

BS Integrative Animal Biology

Overview of the degree program: Integrative Animal Biology is the study of the biology of animals, including humans. It explores the structure and function of invertebrates, vertebrates, and humans. The objective of this program is to provide students with a firm foundation in basic biology and the tools necessary to function as professional biologists, with a special emphasis on animals.

Specializations: --

Career Options: It will prepare students for further education in medicine, veterinary medicine, animal biology, and evolutionary biology or for careers in fields such as medical assistance, veterinary assistance, animal care, and aquarium and zoo biology and education.

BS Information Studies

Overview: The Bachelor of Science in Information Studies program is meant to prepare students for leadership careers in a wide array of environments and contexts related to the emerging knowledge economy. The program integrates critical skills in information technology with the solid theoretical and disciplinary foundations of Information Science. Emphasis is given to understanding how people interact with information and technology; the complexities of the information society; information creation, storage, and organization applications and theories; information architecture; and related knowledge and skills needed to design, implement, and evaluate new tools and approaches to solve emerging information problems.

Specializations: Concentrations are available in four high-demand job areas: Information Security, Health Informatics, Data Science and Analytics, and Information Science and Technology.

Career Options:

• Information Security
• Data Science
• Health Informatics
• Cyber Security
• Intelligence Analysis
• Software Engineering
• Ethical Hacking
• Social Media Management

Visit the School of Information for degree requirements.

BS Interdisciplinary Natural Sciences

Overview: The Interdisciplinary Natural Sciences degree serves the academic and career goals of undergraduate students who seek a broad education in the Natural Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Geology). Students select a sequence of upper-level courses based on career goals, choosing three of the five natural science areas.

Specializations: --

Career Options: Students interested in secondary education, public health, and other fields may choose this degree.

Visit the Department of Chemistry for degree requirements.

BA Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

Overview: The ISS program is designed to provide an interdisciplinary integration of the social sciences for students who are interested in a broad educational experience. ISS offers a wide choice of courses, and an opportunity to design a quality program geared toward individual needs and interests. First year students will also have the opportunity to add a minor. This allows students to construct a cohesive degree and meet individual educational goals. In addition, students can complete an internship for college credit through this major.

Specializations: --

Career Options: The choice of concentrations has a direct correlation to career outcomes. Many students go on to careers in Social Services, Social Work, Human Rights Advocacy, Human Resources, Education, Public Relations, Government and Politics, Communication.

Many students use the ISS major to help them prepare for graduate school.

Visit the Department of Sociology for degree requirements.

BA International Studies

Overview: The major in International Studies enables students to undertake programs of study which emphasize: (a) preparation for careers in international activities, or (b) the study of particular international themes or topics, or (c) the study of particular regions or cultures.

Specializations: --

Career Options: Each student develops a course of study designed to fulfill his or her career and educational goals in consultation with the International Studies advisor.

Visit the School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies for degree requirements.

BS Marine Biology

Overview: Students majoring in Marine Biology study life in the oceans. The program of study explores the unique marine environment and the nature of the organisms that inhabit the oceans. The objective of the program is to provide students with a firm foundation in basic biology and the tools necessary to function as professional biologists, with special emphasis on marine ecosystems.

Specializations: - - -

Career Options: The program will prepare students for further education (e.g., ecology, environmental science, biological oceanography, evolutionary biology) or for careers in fields such as aquaculture, aquarium biology and education, conservation biology and education, environmental consulting, and wildlife biology.

BA Mass Communication

Overview: The Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications is a pre-professional, hands-on program that allows students to be prepared for careers in Advertising, Public Relations, and Multimedia Journalism.

Specializations: News (Editorial). Magazine, Telecommunications (News), Telecommunications (Production)

Career Options: Students are taught to think critically, report accurately, research thoroughly and write clearly and effectively, skills that are essential for any career. This degree will prepare students for careers in newspapers, magazines, broadcasting, advertising and public relations. Located in Florida's largest media market, USF students can take advantage of numerous internships offered in the Tampa Bay area.

Visit the Zimmerman School of Mass Communications for degree requirements.

BA Mathematics

Overview: The mathematics program offers a diversity of courses designed not only to enable the student to pursue a profession in mathematics itself, but also to enhance the student's competence in the fields of engineering, the physical sciences, the life sciences, and the social sciences.

Specializations: --

Career Options: The program emphasizes the broad nature of modern mathematics and its close associations with the real world and prepares students for careers in industry, government or secondary education as well as entry into graduate school.

Visit the Department of Mathematics and Statistics for degree requirements.

BS Medical Technology

Overview: The University of South Florida offers a four year program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology. The first three years are completed on campus; the fourth year (12 months) is completed at one of three affiliated hospitals in Florida, located in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Jacksonville. Admission to the fourth year is limited by the number of openings in affiliated hospitals and, at the present time, is competitive. Selection for the clinical program is made by the hospitals and students not admitted to a clinical program will need to select an alternate degree. Generally, hospitals require a minimum GPA of 2.50 to a 2.75, and our students admitted to clinical programs in recent years have had a mean GPA of 3.4 or higher.

Specializations: --

Career Options: Medical Lab Scientist

Visit the Department of Chemistry for degree requirements.

BS Microbiology

Overview: This degree specializes in the study of bacteria and other microbes, primarily at the cell and molecular level, and focuses on disease causing microbes. The Microbiology core and elective requirements include specialized microbiology courses necessary to qualify for certification by the National Registry of Microbiologists, American Society of Microbiology, and employment in microbiology and related fields.

Specializations: --

Career Options: Many microbiology majors plan to apply to medical or dental school, while others plan careers as professional microbiologists in industry and government. Others become teachers or aspire to graduate training in microbiology.

Visit the Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology for degree requirements.

BA Philosophy

Overview: This degree prepares our majors to go on to graduate school, medical school, law school, or choose to enter the workforce in a wide variety of public, private, governmental, and non-profit agencies. Faculty in the department collaborate with an extensive group of disciplines, providing students across campus with a site for interdisciplinary learning and teaching.

Specializations: --

Career Options: Given the intensity and rigor of study, including analytical reading and critical writing, our majors make themselves extremely attractive to potential employers.

Visit the Department of Philosophy for degree requirements.

BA Physical Science

Overview: The physical sciences play a central role in our understanding of nature and the technologies that serve our society. The Physical Science degree program provides students with opportunities to explore the natural and technological worlds broadly, from the Earth and space sciences to modern physics, computer science and mathematics.

Specializations: --

Career Options: The Physical Science degree provides a strong foundation in quantitative skills that prepare a student for employment in entry-level scientific and technical jobs.

BS Physical Science

Overview: The physical sciences play a central role in our understanding of nature and the technologies that serve our society. The Physical Science degree program provides students with opportunities to explore the natural and technological worlds broadly, from the Earth and space sciences to modern physics, computer science and mathematics.

Specializations:--

Career Options: The Physical Science degree provides a strong foundation in quantitative skills that prepare a student for employment in entry-level scientific and technical jobs.

BA Physics

Overview: This is a professional program designed to meet today's standard of science and technology, opening doors to industrial and governmental jobs, and the appropriate level of physics for those students who intend to proceed with graduate studies in physics or related fields.

Specializations: --

Career Options: Some of the better-known careers for physics majors include academic and industrial research, electronics, alternative energy development, communications or the vital area of medical physics. Physicists are in demand for their analytical skills in many financial, fund management and research roles, in law, as weather forecasters, computer programmers, and as physics and science teachers.

Visit the Department of Physics for degree requirements.

BS Physics

Overview: This is a professional program designed to meet today's standard of science and technology, opening doors to industrial and governmental jobs, and the appropriate level of physics for those students who intend to proceed with graduate studies in physics or related fields.

Specializations: --

Career Options: Some of the better-known careers for physics majors include academic and industrial research, electronics, alternative energy development, communications or the vital area of medical physics. Physicists are in demand for their analytical skills in many financial, fund management and research roles, in law, as weather forecasters, computer programmers, and as physics and science teachers.

Visit the Department of Physics for degree requirements.

BA Political Science

Overview: The undergraduate program leading to the B.A. degree in political science offers a general purpose degree, and a number of more specialized alternatives. The program is designed for students interested in and seeking to understand political problems, issues, and the nature of the political process, as well as the philosophical and legal basis of political structures and processes at local, state, national, and international levels.

Specializations: --

Career Options: Satisfying the degree requirements prepares students for positions in the public and private sectors, for law school, for graduate work in political science, international relations, public administration, and related disciplines, for positions in education, and for applied political activity.

Visit the School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies for degree requirements.

BA Psychology

Overview: The undergraduate program in Psychology offers the student a well-rounded liberal arts education. In addition, the program provides excellent training for qualified students who wish to pursue graduate work in such disciplines as Clinical, Cognitive and Neural Sciences or Industrial Psychology, Education, Gerontology, Counseling, Management, Medicine, Law, and other human service programs. The undergraduate major emphasizes the breadth of psychology while allowing the student some electives to pursue in depth a particular aspect of the field. Interested undergraduate majors may also apply for admission to the departmental Honors Program.

Specializations: The undergraduate program in Psychology does not offer specific concentrations or specializations within the major curriculum.

Career Paths: There are several educational paths you may take to reach most careers in psychology. Many of our graduates go on to graduate study in different areas within the field such as Human Services, Research, Education, Human Resources, Business, Counseling/Therapy, Law or Medical School. Other graduates find employment opportunities in various organizations and businesses.

Visit the Department of Psychology for degree requirements.

B.S. in Quantitative Economics and Econometrics

Overview: A Bachelor of Science Degree in Quantitative Economics and Econometrics fully prepares students for a prosperous career in any number of fields such as business and government. Students pursuing an economics degree learn problem-solving skills that can be applied to any career.
Specifically, economics students learn such things as how to allocate scarce resources, estimate demand curves or forecast inflation. This degree prepares students to conduct research, collect and analyze data, monitor economic trends, and develop forecasts on a wide variety of issues, including energy costs, inflation, interest rates, exchange rates, business cycles, taxes and employment levels. Economists can be found working for corporations, banks, government, academia or consulting agencies.

Specializations: ---

Career Options

  • Data Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Department of Labor & Statistics (data analytics)
  • Actuarial
  • Business Analyst
  • Pricing Analyst
  • Risk Analyst
  • Inventory Analyst
  • Market Analyst
  • Commodities Trader
  • Credit Analyst
  • Cost Analyst
  • Foreign Trade Analyst
  • Labor Analyst
  • Real Estate
  • Public Administration
  • Transportation Analyst
  • Healthcare analysis

BA Religious Studies

Overview: In Religious Studies, students are exposed to a cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary study of the way in which both individuals and civilizations are deeply influenced by human religious experience. The goal is to enable the educated person to understand better the various ways in which religious values and institutions shape human behavior through a comparative study of religions and cultures.

Specializations: --

Career Options: Such an education is invaluable for careers as diverse as journalism, law, medicine, business, as well as careers more directly related to the practice of religion. Majors in Religious Studies will also find courses designed to give them the methodological, theoretical and linguistic skills needed to go on to advanced graduate study in the field.

Visit the Department of Religious Studies for degree requirements.

BA Sociology

Overview: The Sociology major is designed to provide students with a broad liberal arts education and a greater understanding and insight into the social systems and processes that bear upon everyday lives. Opportunities for students with Bachelor's degrees in Sociology are quite varied.

Specializations: --

Career Options: Some go on to work for human service agencies; others work in personnel, criminal justice, and urban planning; others enter graduate programs in sociology, education, law, medicine, or social work. Toward these ends, all students are encouraged to become skilled in the use of computers and libraries.

Visit the Department of Sociology for degree requirements.

BA Statistics

Overview: Statistics is a science of information gathering, data analysis, and decision making. It is a discipline that blends the applied with the theoretical and our courses reflect this mix.

Specializations: --

Career Options: These courses provide an excellent preparation for careers in industrial statistics, actuarial science, biostatistics, and statistical research.

Visit the Department of Mathematics and Statistics for degree requirements.

B.A. in World Languages and Cultures

Overview: The B.A. in World Languages and Cultures offers students a solid foundation in language and linguistic skills as well as knowledge of diverse cultures. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to interact and participate in a global environment.

Specializations: Students may choose one concentration: Applied Linguistics, Chinese Language and Culture, Classics, East Asian Languages and Cultures, French, French International Studies and Business, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Spanish International Studies and Business, or may combine two concentrations (36 credit hours: 6 credit hours major core and 15 credit hours per concentration; the French International Studies and Business and the Spanish International Studies and Business concentrations are excluded).

Career Options: Translator/Interpreter, Linguist, Diplomat, Educator, Civil or Foreign Service, International Organizations, Intelligence Analyst, Journalist, Online and Software Content Creator, Mission Worker, Overseas Agencies, International NGOs, International  Business

BA in Women’s and Gender Studies

Overview: This program critically examines women's experiences and takes into consideration historical, cultural, racial, class and other differences. Enhancing knowledge about feminism and gender studies through teaching, emphasis on multiculturalism and diversity, the department focuses on critical thinking, collaborative learning, and personal empowerment.

Specializations: Women of Color Studies

Career Options: This program prepares students for positions in organizations that focus on gender and diversity issues, such as government, research, and service organizations. Students graduate with strong writing, critical thinking, research, public presentation and leadership skills that are valued by many employers.

Visit the Department of Women's and Gender Studies for degree requirements.