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Paradigms
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The major paradigm offered below are an optimal pathway to completion of the major. However, several factors affect a student’s ability to follow this specific pathway, including timing of a student’s decision to major, course availability, course demand, course scheduling conflicts, and faculty availability. Therefore, a student should expect that he/she will not likely follow this specific pathway to completion of the major. A student may use the paradigm as a resource and preparation guide, but a student’s academic advisor is the best resource for planning course schedules.

Major paradigms are found by academic department.

Art & Design
Art Studio
Graphic and Intermedia Design

Biology
Biology Calculus Ready
Biology needing M148-M149

Pre-Dental Calculus Ready
Pre-Dental needing M148-M149
Pre-Medical Calculus Ready
Pre-Medical needing M148-M149
Pre-Pharmacy Calculus Ready
Pre-Pharmacy needing M148-M149
Pre-Veterinary Calculus Ready
Pre-Veterinary needing M148-M149

Environmental Biology Calculus Ready
Environmental Biology needing M148-M149
Life Science Education
Pre-Cytotechnology
Pre-Echocardiography
Pre-Medical Laboratory Science
Pre-Nuclear Medicine Technology
Pre-Physical Therapy
Pre-Radiography

Business
Accounting
Business Intelligence and Analytics
Entrepreneurship
Finance
International Business
Management
Marketing
Sport Management

Chemistry
Biochemistry Calculus Ready 
Biochemistry needing M148-M149

Pre-Dentistry
Pre-Medicine
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Veterinary Science

Chemistry Calculus Ready
Chemistry needing M148-M149

Chemistry for Pre-Medicine, Pre-Dentistry, & Pre-Veterinary Science
Pre-Medicine
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Veterinary Science

Chemistry Science Education

Communication
Digital Media & Journalism
Public Relations
Strategic Communication

Education
Elementary Education (K-6 with optional 5-8 endorsements) English; Math; Science; Social Science; World Language Spanish
Secondary Education 5-12 & K-12 – Academic department specific
Educational Studies Adult Learning Contexts
Educational Studies Child and Family Contexts
Educational Studies Religious Education
Educational Studies Youth Development and Leadership

English
English Education
Literature
Literature with Writing Emphasis

History
History
History Social Studies
Social Studies Education

Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics
Actuarial Science
Computer Data Science-Computer Science Track
Computer Data Science-Data Analytics Track
Computer Data Science-Geographic Information Science Track
Mathematics
Mathematics Education

Modern/Classical Languages
Spanish
Spanish Education

Music
Music
Music Education K-12 Classroom & Instrumental
Music Education K-12 Classroom & Vocal
Music Industry
Music Performance

Philosophy
IHM Seminary Philosophy
Philosophy

Physics
Physics
Physics Science Education
Physics with an Engineering Science Emphasis
Physics with a Life Science Emphasis

Psychology
Psychology

Social Science:
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice-Corrections
Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement

Human Services
Human Services

Political Science
Global Studies
Political Science

Sociology
Social Science
Sociology

Theatre and Dance
Theatre: Acting/Directing Track
Theatre: Dance Track
Theatre: Design/Technology Track
Theatre: Musical Theatre Track
Theatre: Theatre Studies Track

Theology
Pastoral and Youth Ministry
Educational Studies – Religious Education
Theology