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Academic Programs

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. 



Animal Science
Art History
Biblical and Theological Studies
Business Administration
Child Development
Christian Ministry
Christian Apologetics
Computer Science
Computer Information Science
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Culinary Arts
Family Studies and Social Services
General Agriculture
Graphic Arts
Hotel and Restaurant Management
Media Production
Military Science
Studio Art

Pre-Professional Programs

Allied Health Science
Conservation and Wildlife Management
Nutrition and Dietetics
Medical Technology
Pre-Physician's Assistant

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
      Language Arts
      Social Studies

Approved Secondary Teaching Fields (9-12 unless otherwise indicated):
   Art K-12
   Foreign Language (Spanish) K-12
   History (Social Studies)
   Music-Instrumental K-12
   Music-Vocal K-12
   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.

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