Majors and Minors
A major represents an area of concentration (8 to 12 courses) in one academic discipline. Some majors at College of the Ozarks also require a minor which is a smaller area of concentration (6 to 7 courses). Every bachelor’s degree candidate must complete a major. Students may also declare a minor, and may request consideration for a second major. Students are expected to complete their program of study within 8 semesters up to a maximum of 10 semesters with approval by the Dean of the College.
Specific course requirements for majors are available in the College Catalog. Some majors may require more courses than others.
Students must declare a major and have it on record in the office of the Dean of the College no later than the first semester of their junior year. Students may change their major or minor by completing the necessary form available in the office of the Dean of the College. After completion of the student's graduation check approval of the Dean of the College or Registrar is necessary.
Biblical and Theological Studies
Computer Information Science
Family Studies and Social Services
Hotel and Restaurant Management
Allied Health Science
Conservation and Wildlife Management
Nutrition and Dietetics
Certificates & Pre-Professional Credentials
The College of the Ozarks Teacher Education Department provides state approved programs leading to teacher certification in the following academic areas:
Approved Elementary Fields:
Elementary Education Grades 1-6
Elementary Education with Early Childhood Birth-Grade 3
Elementary Education with approved Middle School Endorsements Grades 5-9
Approved Secondary Teaching Fields (9-12 unless otherwise indicated):
Foreign Language (Spanish) K-12
History (Social Studies)
Physical Education K-12
Speech & Theatre
The Teacher Education program is fully accredited by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
The Pre-Professional programs offer preparations for careers in Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Medical Technology, Pharmacy, Law and a competency-based Dietetics program.
The Interdisciplinary program enables students who work closely with faculty members to construct special academic major programs to meet specific career objectives to which students may aspire.