Advising/Majors and Minors

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Advising/
Majors and Minors
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Sociology
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Communication
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Environmental
Studies
Gender Studies
Geography / Geology
History
Latin American Studies
Leadership Studies
Mathematics
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Languages
Music
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Religion
Physical Education
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Politics and
Economics
Psychology
Theatre
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ADVISING

Academic advisors are assigned to each entering student by the Admission Committee. Upper-division students may choose advisors from their major departments. Through periodic formal and informal meetings, advisors assist students in planning programs and in maintaining progress toward graduation.

Majors and Minors
MAJORS

At present, the College offers majors in the following fields:

  • Anthropology/Sociology
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Business, Language & Culture
  • Business/International Political Economy
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science/Mathematics
  • Creative Writing
  • English
  • Exercise Science
  • History
  • International Political Economy
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education (teaching & non-teaching)
  • Physics
  • Politics and Economics
  • Pre-engineering Option
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Spanish
  • Sports & Fitness Center Management
  • Teacher Certification (5 year program)
  • Theatre

Concentrations within majors are also offered:

Concentration   Department
  • Human Services
 

Anthropology/Sociology

  • Graphic Design
  • Art History
 

Art

  • Accounting
  • Finance Management
  • Management Info Systems
  • Marketing
 

Business

  • Secondary Vocal Ed
  • Secondary Instrumental Ed
  • Applied Voice
  • Applied Piano
  • Applied Violin, Viola, Cello
  • Composition/Theory
  • Music History
  • General Music
 

Music

Not later than the beginning of the junior year, and preferably at the beginning of the sophomore year, each student must, with the approval of the department concerned, file with the registrar a statement indicating a major field of study and the name of a major faculty advisor. The advisor must approve the selection of courses by which the student proposes to meet any requirements in the major. A student may change majors at any time by completing an application obtained from the registrar.

Although it is possible for a student to graduate with a double major, both the student and the studentís advisor must be circumspect in making such a decision. A double major requires concentration in two discrete fields of study. While it is impractical to identify all fields possible for such concentration, some fields exclude themselves from consideration.

Departments may require transfer students to complete an approved amount of course work (ordinarily at least one-fourth of the requirements) at Albertson before majors can be certified. (See department information for requirements in the various majors.)

MINORS

Upon application to the registrar and with the approval of the department concerned, a student who has met the requirements specified by the department and the grade point average required, may enter this field as a minor. Departments may require transfer students complete an approved amount of course work (ordinarily at least one-fourth of the requirements) at Albertson before minors can be certified.

Departmental Minors
  • Anthropology/Sociology
  • Chemistry
  • Art
  • Graphic Design (Art)
  • Art History (Art)
  • Biology
  • Human Biology (Biology)
  • Business
  • Reading Education
  • Bilingual Education (Education)
  • Education Studies
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (Education)
  • English
  • Creative Writing (English)
  • Journalistic Writing (English)
  • History
  • Classics (History)
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science (Mathematics)
  • French (Modern Foreign Languages)
  • Spanish (Modern Foreign Languages)
  • German (Modern Foreign Languages)
  • Music
  • Philosophy (Philosophy & Religion)
  • Religion (Philosophy & Religion)
  • Coaching (Physical Education)
  • Physics
  • Politics & Economics
  • International Political Economy (Politics & Economics)
  • Psychology
  • Theatre
Interdisciplinary Minors
  • Latin American Studies
  • Asian Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Leadership Studies