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Core and Your Major or Minor

Some Core Knowledge Area requirements can be satisfied by virtue of completing a major or minor program of study, given the extensive work a student must do in a particular knowledge area while pursuing such a program of study.

The following waivers concern Core Knowledge Area requirements, not major or minor requirements.  Please see your major or minor advisor for details about those requirements.

Schools:

 

College of Arts and Sciences: Majors

College of Arts and Sciences
Knowledge Area Satisfied
MAJORS  

Anthropology (BA and BS)

Scientific Literacy; Societal/Cultural

African Studies and the African Dispora (BA)

Societal/Cultural 
Art History (BA) Artistic
Biochemistry (BS) Scientific Literacy; Quantitative
Bioinformatics (BS) Scientific Literacy; Quantitative
Biology (BS) Scientific Literacy; Quantitative
Biophysics (BS) Scientific Literacy; Quantitative
Chemistry (BA and BS) Scientific Literacy; Quantitative
Classical Civilization (BA) Literary
Communication Networks and Security (BS) Quantitative
Computer Science (BS) Quantitative
Criminal Justice and Criminology (BS) Societal/Cultural; Quantitative
Dance (BA)  Artistic
Economics (BA) Societal/Cultural; Quantitative
English (BA) Literary
Environmental Sciences (BS) Scientific Literacy; Quantitative
Environmental Studies (BA) Scientific Literacy; Quantitative
Forensic Science (BS) Scientific Literacy; Quantitative
French (BA) Literary
Greek (BA) Literary
History (BA) Historical
Human Services (BS) Societal/Cultural; Quantitative
Information Technology (BS) Quantitative
International Studies (BA) NA
Italian (BA) Literary
Latin (BA) Literary
Mathematics (BS) Quantitative
Mathematics and Computer Science (BS) Quantitative
Mathematics Education (BS) Quantitative
Music (BA) Artistic
Music: Jazz Studies (BA)  Artistic
Music: Sacred Music (BA)  Artistic
Philosophy (BA) Philosophical; Ethics
Philosophy: Social Justice Concentration (BA)  Philosophical; Ethics
Physics (BS) Scientific Literacy; Quantitative
Physics and Computer Science (BS) Scientific Literacy; Quantitative
Political Science (BA) Societal/Cultural
Psychology (BS) Societal/Cultural; Quantitative
Religious Studies (BA) Theological
Sociology (BA) Societal/Cultural; Quantitative
Sociology and Anthropology (BA) Societal/Cultural; Quantitative
Software Development (BS) Quantitative 
Spanish (BA) Literary
Statistics (BS) Quantitative
Studio Art: Ceramics  (BA) Artistic
Studio Art: Drawing and Painting (BA) Artistic
Studio Art: Photography (BA) Artistic
Theatre (BA) Artistic
Theology BA) Theological
Theoretical Physics and Applied Mathematics (BS) Scientific Literacy; Quantitative
Visual Communication (BA) Artistic
Women's Studies and Gender Studies (BA) NA

 

College of Arts and Sciences: Minors

College of Arts and SciencesKnowledge Area Satisfied
MINORS  
Actuarial Science Minor  Quantitative
Anthropology Minor  Societal Cultural
Arabic Language and Culture Literary
African Studies and the African Dispora Societal Cultural
Art History Minor  Artistic
Asian Languages and Literatures Minor  Literary
Asian Studies Minor  NA
Bioethics Minor  Scientific Literacy
Biology Minor  Scientific Literacy
Biostatistics Minor  Quantitative
Catholic Studies Minor  Theological
Chemistry Minor  Scientific Literacy
Classical Civilization Minor  NA
Computer Crime and Forensics Minor  Quantitative
Computer Science Minor  Quantitative
Criminal Justice Minor  Societal/Cultural
Dance Minor  Artistic
Economics Minor  Societal/Cultural
English Minor  Literary
Environmental Action and Leadership Minor  NA
Environmental Science Minor Scientific Literacy; Quantitative
Ethics and Moral Philosophy Minor  Philosophical
French Language and Literature Minor  Literary
French Language Minor  NA
German Studies Minor  NA
Greek (Ancient) Minor  Literary
History Minor  Historical
International Studies Minor  NA
Islamic World Studies Minor  NA
Italian Language and Literature Minor  Literary
Italian Language Minor  NA
Latin American Studies Minor  NA
Latin Minor  Literary
Literature in Translation Minor  Literary
Mathematics Minor  Quantitative
Medieval Studies Minor  NA
Music Minor   Artistic
Musical Theatre Minor   Artistic
Neuroscience Minor  Scientific Literacy
Operations Research Minor  Quantitative
Pastoral Leadership Minor  Theological
Peace Studies Minor  Societal/Cultural
Philosophy Minor  Philosophical
Physics Minor Scientific Literacy; Quantitative
Polish Studies Minor  NA
Political Science Minor  Societal/Cultural
Psychology Minor  Societal/Cultural
Psychology of Crime and Justice Minor  Societal/Cultural
Religious Studies Minor  Theological
Rome Studies Minor  NA
Sociology Minor  Societal Cultural
Spanish Language and Literature Minor  Literary
Spanish Language Minor  NA
Statistics Minor  Quantitative
Studio Art Minor   Artistic
Studio Art: Ceramics Minor Artistic   Artistic
Studio Art: Drawing and Painting Minor   Artistic
Studio Art: Photography Minor   Artistic
Theatre Minor   Artistic
Theology Minor  Theological
Urban Studies Minor  NA
Urban Studies: Sustainability Minor  NA
Visual Communication Minor  Artistic
Women's Studies and Gender Studies Minor  Societal/Cultural

 

 

Quinlan School of Business

Quinlan School of BusinessKnowledge Area Satisfied
Accounting (BBA)                                                            Quantitative; Societal/Cultural; Tier 2 Philosophical
Economics (BBA) Quantitative; Societal/Cultural; Tier 2 Philosophical
Entrepreneurship (BBA) Quantitative; Societal/Cultural; Tier 2 Philosophical
Finance (BBA) Quantitative; Societal/Cultural; Tier 2 Philosophical
Human Resource Management (BBA) Quantitative; Societal/Cultural; Tier 2 Philosophical
Information Systems (BBA) Quantitative; Societal/Cultural; Tier 2 Philosophical
International Business (BBA) Quantitative; Societal/Cultural; Tier 2 Philosophical
Marketing (BBA) Quantitative; Societal/Cultural; Tier 2 Philosophical 
Management (BBA) Quantitative; Societal/Cultural; Tier 2 Philosophical
Operations Management (BBA) Quantitative; Societal/Cultural; Tier 2 Philosophical
Sport Management (BBA) Quantitative; Societal/Cultural; Tier 2 Philosophical
Accounting Information Systems Minor Quantitative; Tier 2 Philosophical
Business Administration Minor Quantitative; Tier 2 Philosophical
Economics Minor Quantitative; Tier 2 Philosophical
Entrepreneurship Minor Quantitative; Tier 2 Philosophical
Finance Minor Quantitative; Tier 2 Philosophical
Information Systems Minor Quantitative; Tier 2 Philosophical
International Business Minor Quantitative; Tier 2 Philosophical
Management Minor Quantitative; Tier 2 Philosophical
Marketing Minor Quantitative; Tier 2 Philosophical
Operations Management Minor Quantitative; Tier 2 Philosophical
Sport Management Minor Quantitative; Tier 2 Philosophical

 

School of Communication

School of CommunicationKnowledge Area Satisfied
Advertising & Public Relations (BA) Tier 2 Philosophica; Tier 2 Societal/Cultural
Communication Studies (BA) Tier 2 Philosophical; Tier 2 Societal/Cultural
Communication Studies: Advocacy and Social Change (BA) Tier 2 Philosophical; Tier 2 Societal/Cultural
Communication Studies: New and Digital Media Studies (BA) Tier 2 Philosophical; Tier 2 Societal/Cultural
Journalism (BA) Tier 2 Philosophical; Tier 2 Societal/Cultural
Communication Studies Minor Tier 2 Philosophical; Tier 2 Societal/Cultural
Film and Digital Media Minor Artistic
Journalism Minor Tier 2 Philosophical; Tier 2 Societa/Cultural

 

 School of Education

School of EducationKnowledge Area Satisfied
Bilingual/Bicultural Education (BSEd)  
Bilingual Elementary Area of Concentration - Art       Artistic; Tier 2 Literary; Quantitative; Tier 2 Historical; Tier 2 Philosophical
Bilingual Elementary Area of Concentration - General Science Tier 2 Literary; Quantitative; Tier 2 Historical; Tier 2 Philosophical
Bilingual Elementary Area of Concentration-History Historical;Tier 2 Literary; Quantitative; Tier 2 Philosophical
Bilingual Elementary Area of Concentration-Language Arts Tier 2 Literary; Quantitative; Tier 2 Historical; Tier 2 Philosophical
Bilingual Elementary Area of Concentration-Math Tier 2 Literary; Quantitative; Tier 2 Historical; Tier 2 Philosophical
Bilingual Elementary Area of Concentration-Music Artistic; Tier 2 Literary; Quantitative; Tier 2 Historical; Tier 2 Philosophical
Bilingual Elementary Area of Concentration-Social Science Tier 2 Literary; Quantitative; Tier 2 Historical; Tier 2 Philosophical
Bilingual Elementary Area of Concentration-Spanish Tier 2 Literary; Quantitative; Tier 2 Historical; Tier 2 Philosophical
Bilingual Elementary Area of Concentration-Theatre Artistic; Tier 2 Literary; Quantitative; Tier 2 Historical; Tier 2 Philosophical
Early Childhood Special Education (BSEd) Tier 2 Literary; Quantitative; Tier 2 Historical;Tier 2 Philosophical
Elementary Education (BSEd)  
Elementary Area of Concentration-Art Artistic; Tier 2 Historical; Tier 2 Literary; Tier 2 Philosophical
Elementary Area of Concentration-General Science Tier 2 Historical; Tier 2 Literary; Tier 2 Philosophical
Elementary Area of Concentration-History Historical;Tier 2 Literary;  Tier 2 Philosophical
Elementary Area of Concentration-Language Arts Literary; Tier 2 Historical; Tier 2 Literary; Tier 2 Philosophical
Elementary Area of Concentration-Math Tier 2 Historical; Tier 2 Literary; Tier 2 Philosophical
Elementary Area of Concentration-Modern Language Literary; Tier 2 Historical;Tier 2 Literary; Tier 2 Philosophical
Elementary Area of Concentration-Music Artistic,  Tier 2 Historical; Tier 2 Literary; Tier 2 Philosophical
Elementary Area of Concentration-Social Science Tier 2 Historical; Tier 2 Literary; Tier 2 Philosophical
Elementary Area of Concentration-Theatre Artistic; Tier 2 Historical; Tier 2 Literary; Tier 2 Philosophical
Mathematics Education (BSEd)  
Elementary Area of Concentration-Art Artistic; Tier 2 Historical; Tier 2 Literary; Tier 2 Philosophical
Elementary Area of Concentration-General Science Tier 2 Historical; Tier 2 Literary; Tier 2 Philosophical
Elementary Area of Concentration-History Historical; Tier 2 Literary; Tier 2 Philosophical
Elementary Area of Concentration-Language Arts Literary; Tier 2 Literary; Tier 2 Historical
Elementary Area of Concentration-Modern Language Literary; Tier 2 Historical;Tier 2 Literary; Tier 2 Philosophical
Elementary Area of Concentration-Music Artistic; Tier 2 Historical; Tier 2 Literary; Tier 2 Philosophical
Elementary Area of Concentration-Social Science Tier 2 Historical; Tier 2 Literary; Tier 2 Philosophical
Elementary Area of Concentration-Theatre Artistic; Tier 2 Historical;Tier 2 Literary; Tier 2 Philosophical
Science Education (BSEd)  
Elementary Area of Concentration-Art Artistic; Tier 2 Historical; Tier 2 Literary; Tier 2 Philosophical
Elementary Area of Concentration-History Historical; Tier 2 Literary; Tier 2 Philosophical
Elementary Area of Concentration-Language Arts Literary, Tier 2 Historical; Tier 2 Literary; Tier 2 Philosophical
Elementary Area of Concentration-Math Quantitative; Tier 2 Historical; Tier 2 Literary; Tier 2 Philosophical
Elementary Area of Concentration-Modern Language Literary; Tier 2 Philosophical; Tier 2 Historical
Elementary Area of Concentration-Music Artistic; Tier 2 Historical; Tier 2 Literary; Tier 2 Philosophical
Elementary Area of Concentration-Social Science Tier 2 Historical; Tier 2 Literary; Tier 2 Philosophical
Elementary Area of Concentration-Theatre Artistic; Tier 2 Historical; Tier 2 Literary; Tier 2 Philosophical
Secondary Education (BSEd) Tier 2 Historical
Special Education (BSEd)  
Special Education Area of Concentration-Art Artistic; Quantitative; Tier 2 Historical; Tier 2 Literary; Tier 2 Scientific Literacy; Tier 2 Philosophical
Special Education Area of Concentration-General Science Quantitative; Tier 2 Historical; Tier 2 Literary; Tier 2 Scientific Literacy; Tier 2 Philosophical
Special Education Area of Concentration-History Historical; Quantitative; Tier 2 Literary; Tier 2 Scientific Literacy
Special Education Area of Concentration-Language Arts Literary; Quantitative; Tier 2 Historical; Tier 2 Scientific Literacy
Special Education Area of Concentration-Math Quantitative; Tier 2 Literary; Tier 2 Scientific Literacy; Tier 2 Philosophical
Special Education Area of Concentration-Modern Language
Literary; Quantitative; Tier 2 Historical; Tier 2 Scientific Literacy; Tier 2 Philosophical
Special Education Area of Concentration-Music Artistic; Quantitative; Tier 2 Historical; Tier 2 Literary; Tier 2 Scientific Literacy; Tier 2 Philosophical
Special Education Area of Concentration-Social Science Quantitative; Tier 2 Historical; Tier 2 Literary; Tier 2 Scientific Literacy; Tier 2 Philosophical
Special Education Area of Concentration-Theatre Artistic; Quantitative; Tier 2 Historical; Tier 2 Literary; Tier 2 Scientific Literacy; Tier 2 Philosophical
Bilingual Education Minor Literary
English as a Second Language (ESL) Education Minor Literary
Bilingual and ESL Education Minor Literary
Reading Teacher Minor Literary

 

School of Nursing 

School of NursingKnowledge Area Satisfied
Nursing (BSN)                                                                          Quantitative; Scientific Literacy; Societal/Cultural; Tier 2 Philosophical
Exercise Science (BS)  Scientific Literacy
Health Systems Management (BS)  Quantitative; Societal/Cultural
Health Systems Management Minor  TBA

 

School of Social Work

School of Social WorkKnowledge Area Satisfied
Social Work (BSW)                                                          Quantitative; Societal/Cultural; Tier 2 Scientific Literacy
Social Work Minor  TBA

 

School of Continuing and Professional Studies

School of Continuing and Professional StudiesKnowledge Area Satisfied
Applied Studies (BA)               NA
Criminal Justice (BA)  NA
Management (BA)  NA
Pastoral Leadership (BA)  NA

 

 

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