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Faculty and Class Size

Student / Faculty Ratio: 12.8 to 1
% of Classes by Size
2-9 Students: 12%
10-19 Students: 44%
20-29 Students: 15%
30-39 Students: 12%
40-49 Students: 6%
50-99 Students: 7%
100 or More Students: 4%

Freshman Retention / Graduation Rates

% of Students that Returned
after Freshman Year:
91%
% of Students who Graduated in:
4 Years: 76%
5 Years: 80%
6 Years: 81%

Special Study Options

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



Most Popular Degrees

Major Category

% of Bachelor's Degrees

1.  Social sciences39%
2.  Business, management, marketing, and related support services16%
3.  Psychology8%
4.  English language and literature/letters5%
5.  Health professions and related clinical sciences4%
6.  Biological and biomedical sciences3%
7.  Visual and performing arts3%
8.  Security and protective services3%
9.  History3%
10.  Area, ethnic, cultural, and gender studies3%

Required Courses

Arts/Fine Arts
Computer Literacy
English (Including Composition)
Foreign Languages
History
Humanities
Mathematics
Philosophy
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

Majors

Major Category/Major

Architecture and related services
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)  Yes  

Area, ethnic, cultural, and gender studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization YesYes Yes
Asian Studies/Civilization YesYes  
European Studies/Civilization  Yes  
Latin American Studies YesYes  
Near and Middle Eastern Studies Yes   
Women's Studies YesYes  

Biological and biomedical sciences
Biochemistry  Yes Yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General YesYes Yes
Biomedical Sciences, General    Yes
Biophysics Yes   
Biostatistics  Yes Yes
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other    Yes
Epidemiology  Yes Yes
Genetics, General    Yes
Human/Medical Genetics Yes   
Immunology  Yes Yes
Molecular Genetics    Yes

Business, management, marketing, and related support services
Accounting YesYes Yes
Business Administration and Management, General  Yes Yes
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other    Yes
Business/Commerce, General Yes   
Finance, General YesYes  
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General YesYes Yes
International Business/Trade/Commerce Yes   
Management Information Systems, General    Yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Yes   
Office Management and Supervision  Yes  
Operations Management and Supervision  Yes  
Organizational Behavior Studies  Yes Yes
Tourism and Travel Services Management YesYes  

Communication, journalism, and related programs
Journalism Yes   
Political Communication Yes   
Publishing  Yes  

Computer and information sciences and support services
Computer Science YesYes Yes
Information Science/Studies YesYes  

Education
Computer Teacher Education  Yes  
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services  Yes Yes
Curriculum and Instruction  Yes Yes
Education/Teaching Individuals - Early Childhood Spec Ed Pgms  Yes  
Educational Leadership and Administration, General  Yes Yes
Elementary Education and Teaching  Yes  
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration  Yes Yes
International and Comparative Education  Yes  
Mathematics Teacher Education  Yes  
Secondary Education and Teaching  Yes  
Special Education and Teaching, General  Yes Yes
Special Education and Teaching, Other  Yes  
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other  Yes  

Engineering technologies/technicians
Engineering/Industrial Management  Yes Yes

Engineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering Yes   
Civil Engineering, General YesYes Yes
Computer Engineering, General YesYes Yes
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering YesYes Yes
Engineering, General Yes   
Engineering, Other  Yes Yes
Mechanical Engineering Yes   
Systems Engineering YesYes Yes

English language and literature/letters
American Literature (United States)    Yes
Creative Writing Yes   
English Language and Literature, General YesYes Yes
English Literature (British and Commonwealth)    Yes
Speech and Rhetorical Studies YesYes  

Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature Yes   
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General Yes   
French Language and Literature Yes   
Japanese Language and Literature Yes   
Russian Language and Literature Yes   
Spanish Language and Literature Yes   

Health professions and related clinical sciences
Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions, Oth Yes   
Art Therapy/Therapist  Yes  
Athletic Training/Trainer Yes   
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist YesYes  
Clinical/Medical Laboratory TechnicianYes    
Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist Yes   
Dental Clinical Sciences, General (MS, PhD)  Yes  
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician Yes   
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)  Yes  
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other YesYes Yes
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, OtherYes Yes  
Health Services Administration  Yes  
Health/Health Care Administration/Management YesYes  
Hematology Technology/Technician  Yes  
International Public Health/International Health  Yes  
Medicine (MD)   Yes 
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)  Yes  
Physical Therapy/Therapist    Yes
Physician Assistant  Yes  
Public Health Education and Promotion  Yes  
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)  Yes  
Public Health, Other YesYes Yes
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing  Yes  

Major Category/Major

History
History, General YesYes Yes

Legal professions and studies
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, Gen (LLM, MCL, MLI, MSL, JSD/SJD)  Yes Yes
Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Law (LLM, MS, JSD/SJD)  Yes  
International Law and Legal Studies (LLM, JSD/SJD)  Yes  
Law (LLB, JD)   Yes 
Legal Assistant/Paralegal  Yes  
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other  Yes Yes

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

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

Multi/interdisciplinary studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other YesYes  
Museology/Museum Studies  Yes  

Natural resources and conservation
Environmental Studies Yes   

Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science YesYes  

Philosophy and religious studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies Yes   
Philosophy Yes   
Religion/Religious Studies YesYes  

Physical sciences
Chemistry, General YesYes Yes
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other  Yes Yes
Geology/Earth Science, General Yes  Yes
Physics, General YesYes Yes

Psychology
Clinical Psychology  Yes Yes
Industrial and Organizational Psychology    Yes
Psychology, General YesYes Yes
Social Psychology    Yes

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

Security and protective services
Criminal Justice/Police Science Yes   
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies YesYes  
Forensic Science and Technology  Yes  

Social sciences
American Government and Politics (United States)  Yes  
Anthropology YesYes  
Archeology Yes   
Development Economics and International Development  Yes  
Economics, General YesYes Yes
Geography YesYes  
International Economics  Yes  
International Relations and Affairs YesYes  
Political Science and Government, General YesYes Yes
Sociology YesYes  

Visual and performing arts
Acting  Yes  
Art History, Criticism and Conservation YesYes  
Art/Art Studies, General Yes   
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics  Yes  
Dance, General Yes   
Design and Visual Communications, General  Yes  
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Yes   
Interior Design YesYes  
Music, General Yes   
Painting  Yes  
Photography  Yes  
Visual and Performing Arts, General 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.