Concentration Areas

The major facilitates a well-rounded knowledge base with emphasis areas chosen from three different disciplines (18 hours in each area, 54 hours total). Two disciplines must be selected from the options available in the College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences and the College of Social Sciences and Communication. The third area may come from either of these two colleges or from a department in any other college (College of Business, College of Engineering and Information Technology, or College of Education and Health Professions).

The 18-hour concentrations must follow the courses required for the minor unless an alternate sequence of courses has been approved.

If you have questions concerning concentration requirements, please contact your BAIS advisor.

CALS and CSSC options:

  • Art (studio)
  • Art History
  • Digital Graphics
  • Photography
  • English (Literature)
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • Linguistics
  • Anthropology
  • History
  • Geography
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Music
  • Non-Profit Leadership Studies [requires approval by NPLS advisor]
  • Theatre Arts
  • Dance
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Race and Ethnicity Studies
  • Political Science
  • Presidential Studies
  • International Studies
  • Legal Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Industrial Psychology
  • Professional and Technical Writing [Rhetoric]
  • Mass Communication
  • Speech Communication
  • Criminal Justice
  • Film Studies
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Astronomy
  • Physics
  • Math
  • Any currently-existing minor not listed above may be used as the third concentration area.  Options outside of CALS and CSSC available for study include, but are not limited to: Economics, Accounting, Marketing, Geology, Health and Human Performance, and Social Work.