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Degrees and Programs

Students completing a designated four-year undergraduate program are awarded the appropriate bachelor of arts, bachelor of music, bachelor of science, bachelor of science in nursing or bachelor of social work degree. Students completing a designated two-year program are awarded the associate of science degree. Concentrations are available within some majors to allow students to specialize in an area of interest.

The master of arts degree is offered in the fields of counseling, organizational leadership and ministry. The master of education degree is offered in the fields of elementary curriculum and instruction, elementary reading, early adolescent education, adolescent and young adult education and Teaching English as a Second Language. The master of business administration degree is offered in the field of business administration. The doctor of occupational therapy degree is offered in the field of occupational therapy.

Undergraduate Program

Undergraduate Majors Offered by Department

Agricultural Studies

  • Agribusiness (BS)
    (Animal Production, Communications and Public Policy, Crop Production, Economics and Finance, Entrepreneurial Small Business Management, Management, Marketing, Ministry and Missions)
  • Agricultural Education (BS)
  • Animal Science (BS)
  • Crop Science and Agronomy (BS)

Art + Design

  • Fine Arts (BA)
  • Graphic Design (BS)
  • Studio Art (BS)
  • Visual Arts All-Grade Education (BS)

Biology

  • Biology (BA)
  • Biology (BS)
    (Professional, Pre-Veterinary Emphasis)
  • Biology Education (BS)

Business

  • Accounting (BS)
  • Economics and Finance (BS)
  • Entrepreneurial Small Business Management (BS)
  • Management (BS)
  • Marketing (BS)
  • Sport Management (BS)
    (Corporate, Media)

Chemistry

  • Chemistry (BA)
  • Chemistry (BS)
    (Professional, Biochemistry)
  • Chemistry Education (BS)

Christian Thought and Practice

  • Bible and Theology (BA)
  • Children’s Ministry (BS)
  • Christian Ministries (BA)
  • Missions (BS) 
  • Special Needs Ministry (BS)
  • Worship Leadership (BS)
  • Youth Ministries (BS)

Communication

  • Communication Studies (BA)
  • Journalism (BA)
  • Public Relations (BA)

Customized Academic Program

  • Customized Academic Program (BA or BS)

Digital Media Arts

  • Animation (BS)
  • Broadcast Media (BA)
  • Broadcast Media (BS)
    (Capstone, Church Media, Corporate Media, Marketing and Sales, News)
  • Film Production (BS)
  • Film Studies (BA)

Education

  • Elementary Education (BS)
     (Fine Arts, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies)
  • Elementary and Special Education (BS)
  • Elementary and Middle School Education (BS)
     (Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies)
  • Elementary Education and Teaching English Learners (BS) 

All-Grade and Secondary Education Majors are listed by department

English and Modern Languages

  • American Studies (BA)
  • British and Postcolonial Studies (BA)
  • English-Literature (BA)
  • English-Writing (BA)
  • English Education (BS)
  • Liberal Studies (BA)

History

  • History (BA)
  • History Education (BS)
  • International and Development Studies (BA)
  • Political Science (BA)

Kinesiology

  • Exercise and Movement Science (BS)
  • Sport and Exercise Studies (BS)
  • Pre-Athletic Training (BS)

Mathematics and Computer Science

  • Computer Science (BS)
    (Digital Media, Information Systems, Mathematics, Web Development)
  • Mathematics (BA)
  • Mathematics (BS)
  • Mathematics Education (BS)

Music

  • Music (BA)
  • Music Business (BS)
  • Music All-Grade Education (MUSB)
    (Choral, Instrumental)
  • Performance (MUSB)
    (Instrumental, Piano, Vocal)

Nursing

  • Nursing (BSN)

Occupational Therapy Assistant

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (BS)

Philosophy

  • Philosophy (BA)

Psychology

  • Psychology (BA)

Social Work

  • Social Work (BSW)

Sociology

  • Criminal Justice (BA)
  • Sociology (BA)

Theatre

  • Theatre (BA)
  • Theatre New York City (BA)
  • Theatre Performance (BA)
  • Theatre Technology (BA)

Bachelor of Arts Degrees

In the undergraduate program, bachelor of arts degrees are offered in the following areas of study.

  • American Studies
  • Bible and Theology
  • Biology
  • British and Postcolonial Studies
  • Broadcast Media
  • Chemistry
  • Christian Ministries
  • Communication Studies
  • Criminal Justice
  • Customized Academic Program
  • English-Literature
  • English-Writing
  • Film Studies
  • Fine Arts
  • History
  • International and Development Studies
  • Journalism
  • Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Relations
  • Sociology
  • Theatre
  • Theatre New York City
  • Theatre Performance
  • Theatre Technology

Bachelor of Music Degrees

Bachelor of music degrees are offered in the following areas of study.

  • Music All-Grade Education (Choral, Instrumental)
  • Performance (Instrumental, Piano, Vocal)

Bachelor of Science Degrees

Bachelor of science degrees are offered in the following areas of study.

  • Accounting
  • Agribusiness (Animal Production, Communications and Public Policy, Crop Production, Economics and Finance, Entrepreneurial Small Business Management, Management, Marketing, Ministry and Missions)
  • Agricultural Education
  • Animal Science
  • Animation
  • Biology (Professional Major, Pre-Veterinary Emphasis)
  • Biology Education
  • Broadcast Media (Capstone, Church Media, Corporate Media, Marketing and Sales, News)
  • Chemistry (Professional Major, Biochemistry)
  • Chemistry Education
  • Children’s Ministry
  • Computer Science (Digital Media, Information Systems, Mathematics, Web Development)
  • Crop Science and Agronomy
  • Customized Academic Program
  • Economics and Finance
  • Elementary Education (Fine Arts, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies)
  • Elementary and Middle School Education (Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies)
  • Elementary and Special Education
  • Elementary Education and Teaching English Learners
  • English Education
  • Entrepreneurial Small Business Management
  • Exercise and Movement Science
  • Film Production
  • Graphic Design
  • History Education
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Missions
  • Music Business
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Pre-Athletic Training
  • Special Needs Ministry
  • Sport and Exercise Studies
  • Sport Management (Corporate, Media)
  • Studio Art
  • Visual Arts All-Grade Education
  • Worship Leadership
  • Youth Ministries

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree

The bachelor of science in nursing degree is offered in the following area of study.

  • Nursing

Bachelor of Social Work Degree

The bachelor of social work degree is offered in the following area of study.

  • Social Work

Professional Programs

The Professional Programs offer an accelerated degree program for working adults leading to either an associate of science degree, a bachelor of science degree or a bachelor of social work degree.

Associate of Science

The associate of science degree is offered in the following area of study.

  • Organizational Management

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of science degrees are offered in the following areas of study.

  • Business (Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Not-for-Profit Leadership)
  • Psychology

Bachelor of Social Work

The bachelor of social work degree is offered in the following area of study.

  • Social Work

Graduate Programs

The graduate school offers programs leading to the master of arts degree, the master of business administration degree, the master of education degree, and the doctorate in occupational therapy degree.

Master of Arts

  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Mental Health Studies
  • Ministry/TESOL
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Pastoral Leadership

Master of Business Administration

  • Business Administration

Master of Education

  • Elementary Curriculum and Instruction
  • Elementary Reading Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Adolescent Education (Generalist, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies)
  • Adolescent and Young Adult Education (Biology, Chemistry, English, Generalist, Math, Social Studies)
  • TESOL Education

Doctor of Occupational Therapy

  • Occupational Therapy

 

Professional and Pre-Professional Programs

Students who are interested in preparing for such professions as theology, law, medicine, dentistry, engineering, journalism and library science are encouraged to consider taking part or all of their liberal arts preparation at Huntington. In many cases, professional schools prefer that students complete a liberal arts degree prior to admission. In other instances, a year or two of work at Huntington may be most advantageous.

The student should consult the graduate or professional school catalog of interest in planning his or her undergraduate program.

Pre-Law Preparation

Students preparing to enter law school will find that acceptance depends upon undergraduate grades, scores on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and references supplied by professors and others. Law schools emphasize the importance of a liberal arts education.

Undergraduate courses should be selected from those that emphasize reading comprehension, writing skills and logical thinking. A critical understanding of our social institutions and the values with which the law deals in such relations with these institutions is also important. The recommended program of study includes upper-level courses in such academic areas as English, history, philosophy, communications, economics, political science, psychology and sociology.

Pre-Medical Study

Students preparing for entrance into medical, dental, optometry or veterinary school will find that acceptance is based on undergraduate grades, scores earned on the appropriate admission test (MCAT, DAT, OAT or VCAT) and references supplied by professors and others.

Although medical schools accept students with a variety of majors who have strong standardized admission test scores, pre-medical students often major in biology or chemistry with considerable electives in other areas of the liberal arts. Medical schools give priority to students who excel in all areas and those willing to go beyond routine class assignments. Co-curricular activities and research are encouraged.

The minimum courses recommended for preparation for medical, dental, optometry or veterinary school and for the appropriate standardized admission test include BI 161/L, 222/L, 321/L, 342/L; CH 161/L, 162/L, 263/L, 264/L; PH 211/L, 212/L; and MA 151 or 171. Other recommended courses include BI 241/L, 242/L, 371/L, 432/L, 462/L; CH 411; MA 171, 172; PY 111; and SO 111.

Pre-medical students typically take the standardized admission test in the spring of the junior year and apply for admission to medical or other professional schools during the summer before the senior year.

Students interested in pharmacy or physician’s assistant programs should follow pre-medical course recommendations (see above) and refer to admissions criteria of the professional schools of interest. Pharmacy schools may admit qualified students after two or three years of study. Students interested in physical therapy may pursue a major in exercise and movement science and refer to admissions criteria of the appropriate professional schools for additional recommended electives. Students interested in the doctor of occupational therapy may pursue any undergraduate degree, taking care to complete undergraduate prerequisite courses required by the graduate program of interest.

Pre-Veterinary Study

Students preparing for entrance into veterinary school will find that acceptance is based on undergraduate grades, scores earned on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), experiential learning and references supplied by professors and others.

Although veterinary schools accept students with a variety of majors, pre-veterinary students often major in biology. Pre-vet studies at Huntington also offer some courses in agribusiness as well. Veterinary schools give priority to students who excel in all areas and those willing to go beyond routine class assignments. Co-curricular activities, experiential learning, and research are encouraged.

Students may choose to follow the pre-vet emphasis within the biology major (earning a bachelor of science in biology). The minimum courses recommended for preparation for veterinary school include BI 161/L, 222/L, 261/L, 321/L, 432/L, 451, CH 161/L, 162/L, 263/L, 264/L, 411, MA 151, PH 211/L, and 212/L. Other recommended courses include AG 231/L, 241, 321/L (=BI 322/L), 351/L, 373 (=BI 373), BA 232, 252, 331, BI 322/L 371/L, 422/L, and ES 211/L.

Professional Teacher Education Program

Huntington University is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Indiana Department of Education for its courses in the liberal arts and teacher education leading to Indiana teacher licensing in elementary education (P-6), middle school education (5-8) and secondary education (5-12).

Students may complete an elementary program with licensing for grades P-6; a dual licensure program for elementary education (P-6) and special education (mild intervention) with licensing for grades P-12; a dual licensure program for elementary education (P-6) and P-12 certification for teaching English Learners (ELs); a dual licensure program for elementary education (P-6) and middle school education with licensing for grades 5-8 in either language arts, mathematics, social studies or science. In secondary education (grades 5-12), students may complete majors in English; mathematics; biology; chemistry; social studies; or visual arts. All grade (P-12) programs are available in vocal and general music education, instrumental and general music education and visual art education.

The requirements for completion of the college major and licensing courses are available in the Education Department Office and in the respective content area departments.