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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: 16 to 1
% of Classes by Size
2-9 Students: 11%
10-19 Students: 20%
20-29 Students: 25%
30-39 Students: 11%
40-49 Students: 9%
50-99 Students: 15%
100 or More Students: 9%

Freshman Retention / Graduation Rates

% of Students that Returned
after Freshman Year:
% of Students who Graduated in:
4 Years: 40%
5 Years: 59%
6 Years: 65%

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 services20%
2.  Engineering10%
3.  Psychology10%
4.  Communication, journalism, and related programs9%
5.  Social sciences8%
6.  Biological and biomedical sciences8%
7.  Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities7%
8.  Health professions and related clinical sciences7%
9.  Visual and performing arts4%
10.  English language and literature/letters3%

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

Architecture and related services
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD) YesYes  
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning  Yes  
Environmental Design/Architecture Yes   

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

Biological and biomedical sciences
Biochemistry YesYes Yes
Bioinformatics Yes   
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other Yes   
Biology/Biological Sciences, General YesYes Yes
Biophysics YesYes Yes
Biostatistics  Yes Yes
Biotechnology YesYes  
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other  Yes  
Epidemiology  Yes Yes
Exercise Physiology YesYes Yes
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology  Yes Yes
Pathology/Experimental Pathology  Yes  
Pharmacology  Yes Yes
Pharmacology and Toxicology Yes   
Physiology, General  Yes Yes
Structural Biology    Yes

Business, management, marketing, and related support services
Accounting  Yes  
Business Administration and Management, General YesYes Yes
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other  Yes  
Finance, General  Yes  

Communication, journalism, and related programs
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric YesYes Yes
Mass Communication/Media Studies YesYes  

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

Bilingual and Multilingual Education  Yes  
Biology Teacher Education  Yes  
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services  Yes Yes
Education, General  Yes  
Educational Leadership and Administration, General  Yes Yes
Educational/Instructional Media Design  Yes  
Elementary Education and Teaching  Yes Yes
English/Language Arts Teacher Education  Yes Yes
Foreign Language Teacher Education  Yes  
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration  Yes Yes
Mathematics Teacher Education  Yes Yes
Music Teacher Education  Yes  
Reading Teacher Education  Yes Yes
Sales & Marketing Oper/Marketing & Distribution Teacher Education  Yes  
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education  Yes Yes
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education    Yes
Social Studies Teacher Education  Yes  
Spanish Language Teacher Education  Yes  
Special Education and Teaching, General    Yes
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels  Yes  
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor  Yes  

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering YesYes  
Chemical Engineering YesYes Yes
Civil Engineering, General YesYes Yes
Computer Engineering, General Yes   
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering YesYes Yes
Engineering, General  Yes  
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering Yes   
Industrial Engineering YesYes Yes
Mechanical Engineering YesYes Yes

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

Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General YesYes Yes
Comparative Literature  Yes Yes
French Language and Literature YesYes  
German Language and Literature Yes   
Italian Language and Literature Yes   
Linguistics YesYes Yes
Spanish Language and Literature YesYes Yes

Major Category/Major

Health professions and related clinical sciences
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing  Yes  
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences, Other  Yes Yes
Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences    Yes
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist YesYes Yes
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist Yes   
Critical Care Nursing  Yes  
Dentistry (DDS, DMD)   Yes 
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner  Yes  
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing  Yes  
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry (MS, PhD)    Yes
Medicine (MD)   Yes 
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor  Yes  
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist Yes   
Nurse Anesthetist  Yes  
Nursing, Other  Yes  
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) Yes  Yes
Occupational Therapy/Therapist YesYes  
Orthodontics/Orthodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)  Yes  
Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])   Yes 
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other YesYes Yes
Physical Therapy/Therapist    Yes
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing  Yes  
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)  Yes  
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other    Yes
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor  Yes  

History, General YesYes Yes

Legal professions and studies
Law (LLB, JD)   Yes 
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other  Yes  
Programs for Foreign Lawyers (LLM, MCL)  Yes  

Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies YesYes  

Library science
Library Science/Librarianship  Yes  

Mathematics and statistics
Mathematics, General YesYes Yes
Mathematics, Other Yes   

Multi/interdisciplinary studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other YesYes  
Neuroscience  Yes Yes
Nutrition Sciences  Yes  

Philosophy and religious studies
Philosophy YesYes Yes

Physical sciences
Chemistry, General YesYes Yes
Chemistry, Other Yes   
Geology/Earth Science, General YesYes Yes
Physics, General YesYes Yes
Theoretical and Mathematical Physics Yes   

Clinical Psychology    Yes
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics    Yes
Counseling Psychology    Yes
Educational Psychology  Yes Yes
Psychology, General YesYes  

Public administration and social service professions
Social Work  Yes Yes

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

Visual and performing arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation YesYes  
Art/Art Studies, General Yes   
Arts Management  Yes  
Dance, General Yes   
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Yes   
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other Yes   
Film/Cinema Studies Yes   
Fine/Studio Arts, General YesYes  
Music History, Literature, and Theory  Yes  
Music Performance, General YesYes  
Music Theory and Composition  Yes Yes
Music, General Yes   
Musicology and Ethnomusicology    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.