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Degrees Offered

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Bachelor's Degree:
Master's Degree:
Professional Degree:
Doctoral Degree:

Faculty and Class Size

Student / Faculty Ratio: 15.8 to 1
% of Classes by Size
2-9 Students: 17%
10-19 Students: 22%
20-29 Students: 31%
30-39 Students: 19%
40-49 Students: 10%
50-99 Students: 1%
100 or More Students: 0%

Freshman Retention / Graduation Rates

% of Students that Returned
after Freshman Year:
% of Students who Graduated in:
4 Years: 44%
5 Years: 60%
6 Years: 64%

Special Study Options

Accelerated program
Distance Learning
Double major
Dual enrollment
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Honors Program
Independent study
  Air Force
Student-designed major
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification
Weekend College

Most Popular Degrees

Major Category

% of Bachelor's Degrees

1.  Business, management, marketing, and related support services32%
2.  Social sciences10%
3.  Communication, journalism, and related programs10%
4.  Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities10%
5.  Psychology8%
6.  Education7%
7.  Computer and information sciences and support services6%
8.  Visual and performing arts5%
9.  English language and literature/letters3%
10.  Biological and biomedical sciences2%

Required Courses

Arts/Fine Arts
Computer Literacy
English (Including Composition)
Foreign Languages
Sciences (Biological or Physical)
Social Science

Student Services

Remedial Services
Counseling Services
Employment Services
for Current Students

College Credit

Dual Credit
Credit for Life Experiences
Advanced Placement


Major Category/Major

Area, ethnic, cultural, and gender studies
African-American/Black Studies Yes   
American/United States Studies/Civilization Yes   
East Asian Studies Yes   
Women's Studies Yes   

Biological and biomedical sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General YesYes  

Business, management, marketing, and related support services
Accounting YesYes  
Business Administration and Management, General YesYes  
Business/Managerial Economics Yes   
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce YesYes  
Finance, General YesYes  
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General  Yes  
Management Information Systems, General Yes   
Management Science, General Yes   
Marketing, Other  Yes  
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Yes   
Real Estate YesYes  
Taxation  Yes  

Communication, journalism, and related programs
Communication and Media Studies, Other  Yes  
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric YesYes  
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other  Yes  

Computer and information sciences and support services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other YesYes  
Computer and Information Sciences, General  Yes  
Computer and Information Systems Security YesYes  
Computer Graphics YesYes  
Computer Programming, Specific Applications YesYes  
Computer Programming/Programmer, General Yes   
Computer Science YesYes Yes
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other  Yes  
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst  Yes  
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications YesYes  
Information Science/Studies YesYes  
Information Technology YesYes  
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design YesYes  

Art Teacher Education YesYes  
Bilingual and Multilingual Education  Yes  
Biology Teacher Education YesYes  
Chemistry Teacher Education YesYes  
Curriculum and Instruction  Yes Yes
Early Childhood Education and Teaching YesYes  
Educational Leadership and Administration, General YesYes Yes
Elementary Education and Teaching YesYes  
English/Language Arts Teacher Education YesYes  
French Language Teacher Education  Yes  
German Language Teacher Education  Yes  
History Teacher Education YesYes  
Mathematics Teacher Education YesYes  
Music Teacher Education YesYes  
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Yes   
Physics Teacher Education  Yes  
Reading Teacher Education  Yes  
Secondary Education and Teaching  Yes  
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education  Yes  
Social Science Teacher Education YesYes  
Spanish Language Teacher Education YesYes  
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other  Yes  

English language and literature/letters
Creative Writing  Yes  
English Language and Literature, General YesYes  

Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics
French Language and Literature Yes   
German Language and Literature Yes   
Italian Language and Literature Yes   
Spanish Language and Literature Yes   

Major Category/Major

Health professions and related clinical sciences
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist Yes   
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner  Yes  
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other  Yes  
Nurse Anesthetist  Yes  
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)  Yes  

History, General YesYes  

Legal professions and studies
Health Law (LLM, MJ, JSD/SJD)  Yes  
Law (LLB, JD)   Yes 
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other  Yes  
Tax Law/Taxation (LLM, JSD/SJD)  Yes  

Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities
General Studies Yes   
Humanities/Humanistic Studies Yes   
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other  Yes  
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies  Yes  

Mathematics and statistics
Applied Mathematics  Yes  
Mathematics, General Yes   
Statistics, General  Yes  

Multi/interdisciplinary studies
Biological and Physical Sciences  Yes  
Mathematics and Computer Science Yes   
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other  Yes  

Natural resources and conservation
Environmental Science Yes   

Philosophy and religious studies
Islamic Studies Yes   
Philosophy YesYes Yes
Religion/Religious Studies Yes   

Physical sciences
Chemistry, General  Yes  
Physics, General YesYes  

Clinical Psychology  Yes Yes
Community Psychology  Yes Yes
Developmental and Child Psychology  Yes  
Experimental Psychology  Yes Yes
Industrial and Organizational Psychology  Yes Yes
Psychology, General YesYes  

Public administration and social service professions
Human Services, General  Yes  
Public Administration  Yes  
Public Policy Analysis Yes   
Social Work  Yes  

Social sciences
Anthropology Yes   
Economics, General YesYes  
Geography Yes   
International Relations and Affairs YesYes  
Political Science and Government, General Yes   
Sociology YesYes  

Visual and performing arts
Acting YesYes  
Art History, Criticism and Conservation Yes   
Directing and Theatrical Production  Yes  
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Yes   
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other Yes   
Jazz/Jazz Studies YesYes  
Music Management and Merchandising Yes   
Music Performance, General YesYes  
Music Theory and Composition YesYes  
Music, Other Yes   
Playwriting and Screenwriting Yes   
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology Yes   
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism Yes   

Source: National Center for Education Statistics, IPEDS database. Survey files used include Institutional Characteristics, Enrollments and Student Financial Aid; Survey years include 2007-2008, 2008-2009, and 2009-2010. The information on this page is believed to be accurate for the 2009 school year, though College Toolkit does not guarantee such accuracy.