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Faculty and Class Size

Student / Faculty Ratio: 19.2 to 1
% of Classes by Size
2-9 Students: 11%
10-19 Students: 26%
20-29 Students: 32%
30-39 Students: 6%
40-49 Students: 4%
50-99 Students: 9%
100 or More Students: 12%

Freshman Retention / Graduation Rates

% of Students that Returned
after Freshman Year:
88%
% of Students who Graduated in:
4 Years: 50%
5 Years: 67%
6 Years: 71%

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 sciences16%
2.  Biological and biomedical sciences13%
3.  Visual and performing arts11%
4.  Psychology11%
5.  Business, management, marketing, and related support services9%
6.  English language and literature/letters7%
7.  Area, ethnic, cultural, and gender studies5%
8.  History5%
9.  Natural resources and conservation4%
10.  Physical sciences3%

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

Agriculture, agriculture operations, and related sciences
Plant Sciences, General Yes   

Area, ethnic, cultural, and gender studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization Yes   
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, Other Yes   
German Studies Yes   
Italian Studies Yes   
Women's Studies Yes   

Biological and biomedical sciences
Bioinformatics Yes   
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other Yes   
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Yes   
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology YesYes Yes
Ecology Yes   
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other  Yes Yes
Environmental Toxicology    Yes
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography Yes   
Molecular Biochemistry Yes   

Business, management, marketing, and related support services
Business/Managerial Economics Yes   

Computer and information sciences and support services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other Yes   
Computer and Information Sciences, General YesYes Yes
Information Science/Studies Yes   
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design Yes   

Education
Education, General  Yes Yes

Engineering
Computer Engineering, General YesYes Yes
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering YesYes Yes

English language and literature/letters
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other YesYes Yes

Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General Yes   
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General Yes   
Linguistics YesYes Yes

History
History, General YesYes Yes

Legal professions and studies
Legal Studies, General Yes   

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

Major Category/Major

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

Natural resources and conservation
Environmental Science Yes   
Environmental Studies YesYes Yes

Philosophy and religious studies
Philosophy YesYes  

Physical sciences
Astronomy  Yes Yes
Astrophysics Yes   
Chemistry, General YesYes Yes
Geology/Earth Science, General YesYes Yes
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical  Yes Yes
Physics, General YesYes Yes

Psychology
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology Yes   
Psychology, General YesYes Yes

Public administration and social service professions
Community Organization and Advocacy Yes   

Social sciences
Anthropology YesYes Yes
Economics, General Yes   
Economics, Other YesYes  
International Economics  Yes Yes
Political Science and Government, General YesYes Yes
Social Sciences, Other  Yes  
Sociology YesYes Yes

Visual and performing arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation Yes   
Art/Art Studies, General Yes   
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Yes   
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other Yes   
Fine/Studio Arts, General  Yes  
Music, General YesYes  

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.