MAJORS AND MINORS
2005 - 2006 College of the Ozarks Catalog

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 degree candidate must complete a major. Students may also declare a minor or 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. Consideration of the hours a transfer student has completed at the previous institution is made in determining the number of semesters the student may continue at C of O.

A major may require up to 16 courses (3-5 credit hours per course), no more than 12 of which may be in a single discipline. A minor may require no more than 7 courses. Programs with 16 required courses are typically interdisciplinary with significant content from two or more disciplines. Because of state department of education or professional association requirements, the following programs may exceed the above guidelines: Unified Science, Elementary Education, Secondary Education and Dietetics.

Students must have a declared major 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.

Division of Education and Health
Majors
   ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
   SECONDARY EDUCATION
  (must be taken as a double major with a major in one of the approved teaching fields—see Major in Secondary Education)
   PHYSICAL EDUCATION
  emphases: K-12 Education, Recreational Administration or Health/Wellness
   PSYCHOLOGY
Minors
   Psychology
   Coaching

Division of Humanities
Majors Minors
ENGLISH Literature
ENGLISH ED. Rhetoric
HISTORY History
HISTORY ED. French
SPANISH Spanish
SPANISH ED. German
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION Philosophy and Religion
  Christian Ministry

Division of Mathematical and Natural Sciences

Majors

Minors

BIOLOGY

Biology

BIOLOGY EDUCATION

Chemistry

CHEMISTRY

Computer Science

CHEMISTRY EDUCATION

Computer Information Science

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Mathematics

COMPUTER INFORMATION SCIENCE

 
CONSERVATION AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT
MATHEMATICS
   emphases: General Mathematics or Secondary Education
UNIFIED SCIENCE/SECONDARY EDUCATION
   with Biology endorsement
UNIFIED SCIENCE/SECONDARY EDUCATION
   with Chemistry endorsement

Division of Performing and Professional Arts
Majors
   ART
  emphases: Studio Art or Art Education
   MASS COMMUNICATION
  emphases: Journalism/Print Media, Journalism/Broadcast Media, Electronic Media Production, or Public Relations
   MUSIC
  emphases: General Music, Choral Music Education, Instrumental Music Education, or Music Ministry
   THEATRE
  emphases: General Theatre, Performance Theatre, or Drama Ministry
Minors
 
Studio Art Music
Art History Theatre
Journalism/Print Media Media Production

Division of Technical and Applied Sciences
Majors
   AGRICULTURE
  emphases: Agribusiness, Animal Science, Horticulture, Agronomy, or Agriculture Education
   CONSERVATION AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT
   GRAPHIC ARTS
Minors
 
Agribusiness Graphic Arts
Animal Science Military Science
General Agriculture Technology
Horticulture  

Division of Human and Social Sciences
Majors
   ACCOUNTING
   BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
  emphases: General Business, Marketing, International Business, or Economics
   BUSINESS EDUCATION
   CRIMINAL JUSTICE
  emphases: Corrections, Forensic Science or Law Enforcement
   DIETETICS
   FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES
  emphases: Food & Nutrition, Child Development, Vocational Education, or General Family and Consumer Sciences
   HOTEL AND RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT
  emphases: Hotel/Restaurant Management, Professional Foodservice Management
   POLITICAL SCIENCE
   SOCIOLOGY
  emphases: General Sociology or Social Work
Minors
 
Accounting Hotel/Restaurant Management
Business Administration Political Science
Child Development Sociology
Clothing & Textiles Sociology – Gerontology
Criminal Justice Speech Communication
Food & Nutrition  

Pre-Professional Programs
Pre-engineering
Pre-pharmacy
Dietetics
Pre-medicine
Pre-nursing
Pre-law
Pre-veterinary
Medical technology


2005 - 2006 College of the Ozarks Catalog