2017-2018 Catalog > Undergraduate Studies > Undergraduate Majors
Concentrations within a major are listed below the major.
*Secondary education certification is available in majors followed by an asterisk (*). PreK-12 education certification is available for art education, French and Spanish.
Bachelor of Arts
Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies
Art and Archaeology
art education (preK-12)
human resource management
individual career interest
international economics and finance
Early Childhood Education
drama and theatre
Environmental Science and Policy
coastal and watershed studies
Integrated Marketing Communication
Latin American Studies
Law and Criminal Justice
music history and literature
Bachelor of Science
The Single Major
Students enrolled in one major specialize in one of the fields Hood offers. Declaration of major is made during the spring of the sophomore year. An academic department may refuse to accept as a major, or may drop as a major, a student whose Grade Point Average in the discipline falls below 2.0.
The Double Major
As a double major, the student specializes in two of the fields Hood offers. At least one of these fields must be declared during the spring of the sophomore year. Students must identify the second major in the same manner during the spring of the junior year. Students should consult the appropriate department chairperson for assignment to a second adviser in the second major.
Double majors must meet the major requirements of both departments. The courses may count for requirements in both majors, but the credits can only count toward one major.
Students must confer with both advisers prior to each registration. In programs where there is great overlapping of requirements, a student may not double major (e.g., law and society and political science).
The Interdepartmental Major
The purpose of the major is to allow students with superior achievement to use the existing courses, curriculums and programs to structure an individualized program of studies with the guidance and assistance of a program advisory committee.
Working with the Program Advisory Committee, consisting of faculty members from the represented disciplines, the student submits a petition of interdepartmental major requirements no later than March 15 of the sophomore year to the Committee on Academic Standards and Policies for consideration. Transfer students with first-semester junior status must submit petitions no later than October 15 or March 15 of the first semester on campus.
To graduate as an interdepartmental major with an individually designed program, a student must have at least 15 credits in one of the areas represented in the major and at least 12 credits in another field for a total of at least 30 credits, 15 of which must be at the 300- or 400-level. A 300- or 400-level capstone course is required. Approval is necessary before the student implements the program. The individualized program is a contract and, as such, is binding.
Students may count toward the major only those courses which are included in the program outline. (Courses within the disciplines contained in the interdepartmental major, but not included in the program outline, are considered electives.)
If a student wishes to revise the approved program, the primary adviser will assist and the Program Advisory Committee must approve the amended outline by majority vote. Any amendments must be submitted to the Committee on Academic Standards and Policies for approval. However, no significant changes will be permitted if the student is within 36 semester hours of graduation.
Accounting Major, B.A.
Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies Major, B.A.
Art and Archaeology Major with Archaeology Concentration, B.A.
Art and Archaeology Major with Art Education Concentration (pre K-12), B.A.
Art and Archaeology Major with Art History Concentration, B.A.
Art and Archaeology Major with Studio Art Concentration, B.A.
Biochemistry Major, B.A.
Biology Major, B.A.
Biology Secondary Education Certification
Business Administration Major, B.A.
5-Year Accelerated Degree Program - B.A./M.B.A.
Chemistry Major, B.A.
Chemistry Secondary Education Certification
Coastal Studies Semester
Communication Arts Major, B.A.
Computer Science Major, B.S.
Computational Science Major, B.S.
Economics Major, B.A.
Education Majors and Certification Programs
Early Childhood Education Major, B.A.
Elementary/Special Education Major, B.A.
Secondary Education Certification
English Major, B.A.
English Major, B.A. with Creative Writing Concentration
English Major, B.A. with Drama and Theatre Concentration
English Major, B.A. with Literature Concentration
English Secondary Education Certification
Environmental Science and Policy Major, B.A.
5-Year Dual Degree (B.A./M.S.) Program in Environmental Science
French Major, B.A.
French Education Certification
German Major, B.A.
Global Studies, B.A.
History Major, B.A.
History Major, B.A. with Optional Public History Concentration
History Secondary Education Certification
Integrated Marketing Communication, B.A.
Latin American Studies Major, B.A.
Law and Criminal Justice Major, B.A.
Mathematics Major, B.A.
Mathematics Secondary Education Certification
Music Major with Music History and Literature Concentration, B.A.
Music Major with Music Performance Concentration, B.A.
Music Major with Piano Pedagogy Concentration, B.A.
Nursing Major, B.S.N.
Philosophy Major, B.A.
Political Science Major, B.A.
Psychology Major, B.A.
5-Year Dual Degree (B.A./M.S.) Program in Psychology and Counseling
Religion Major, B.A.
Social Work Major, B.A.
Sociology Major, B.A.
Spanish Major, B.A.
Spanish Education Certification
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