Academic Program Planning

Education in the liberal arts and sciences and in several professional fields is provided through associate and bachelor's degree programs. These programs include three basic components:

  • Integrative Studies – requirements, established by the College, purposefully and intentionally help students engage ethical issues, approach global issues from multiple perspectives, apply diverse perspectives to their thinking and their actions, and analyze key social and environmental issues confronting us all
  • Major/Option/Specialization Requirements, specified by discipline faculty, offer depth of scholarship through specialization in a field of interest
  • Electives, selected by the student, provide the opportunity to develop a minor, to fulfill teacher certification requirements, or to take courses in other areas for personal and professional growth

Because curriculum development is a continuing process, program changes may be made after publication of this catalog. Therefore, the College reserves the right to add, change, or delete curricular offerings and/or make curricular refinements. Sometimes changes are necessitated by agencies that accredit the College or certify students. Check with academic disciplines, the Elliot Center, or the Educator Preparation Programs Office to learn of any recent changes.