The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a large and diversified unit offering more than 20 majors (some with additional choices of sub-specialization), several academic certificates and teaching endorsements, and numerous departmental minors.
The college also offers a selection of alternative programs for students who are highly motivated and who have a record of high scholarly achievement. Students may obtain information concerning any one of several departmental honors tracks from the participating department. These programs generally allow an accelerated exposure to higher education, thereby broadening the experience of the student.
All majors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, along with University and general education requirements, lead to a bachelor’s degree. Requirements for each major are listed under the appropriate department. (Students wishing to emphasize a broad study in arts and letters, science, or social science may do so by majoring in liberal studies. For these options see Interdisciplinary Studies: Arts and Letters, Social Science.)
Specialized undergraduate and graduate academic certificates are offered by the following units in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: the School of Gender, Race, and Nations; Applied Linguistics; Black Studies; Chicano/Latino Studies; Conflict Resolution; English; Environmental Science and Management; Geography; Geology; Mathematics; Speech and Hearing Sciences, Systems Science; Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; and World Languages and Literatures. Requirements for these certificates are listed under the appropriate department.
The following departments and programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offer academic minors: Anthropology; Applied Linguistics; Biology; Black Studies; Chemistry; Chicano/Latino Studies; Communication; Conflict Resolution; English; Environmental Science and Management; Geography; Geology; History; Indigenous Nations Studies; Judaic Studies; Mathematics and Statistics; Philosophy; Physics; Pre-Education (Elementary Education, Elementary Science, Secondary Education, and Special Education), Psychology; Sociology; Systems Science, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; and World Languages and Literatures. Students majoring in a field of study outside Liberal Arts and Sciences also may declare an academic minor in one of these programs. The requirements for these minors are indicated within the appropriate department sections of this Bulletin.