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Colleges of Arts and Sciences

Degrees, Minors, and Certificates

The Colleges of Arts and Sciences offer undergraduate and graduate degrees, minors, and certificate programs in the following areas. Changes in programs and degrees approved after December 2016 may not be reflected in this listing.

Field - Degree or Certificate

College of Arts & Humanities

American Studies - Min, BA, MA, PhD
Art and Art History - Min, BA, BFA, MA, MFA
Communicology - Min, BA, MA
Creative Media - BA
Dance - Min, BA, BFA, MA, MFA
Historic Preservation - G Cert
History - Min, BA, MA, PhD
Islamic Studies - U Cert
Museum Studies - G Cert
Music - U Cert, Min, BA, BEd, BMus, MA, MMus, PhD
Philosophy - Min, BA, MA, PhD
Religion - Min, BA, MA
Theatre - Min, BA, MA, MFA, PhD

College of Languages, Linguistics & Literature

Chinese - U Cert, Min, BA, MA2, PhD2
Classics - U Cert, BA
East Asian Languages and Literatures - MA2, PhD2
English - Min, BA, MA, PhD
Filipino - U Cert6, Min, BA7
French - U Cert, BA, MA3
German - U Cert, BA
Hindi - U Cert6, BA5
Ilokano - U Cert6, Min, BA7
Indonesian - U Cert6, BA5
Indo-Pacific Languages - U Cert6
Japanese - U Cert, Min, BA, MA2, PhD2
Khmer (Cambodian) - U Cert
Korean - U Cert9, Min, BA9, MA2, PhD2
Languages and Literatures of Europe and the Americas - MA3
Latin America & Iberian Studies - U Cert
Linguistics - BA4, MA, PhD
Philippine Language and Literature - BA
Russian - U Cert, BA
Samoan - U Cert6, BA5
Sanskrit - U Cert6, BA5
Second Language Studies - BA, MA, G Cert12, PhD
Spanish - U Cert, BA, MA3
Tahitian - U Cert6
Thai - U Cert6, BA5
Vietnamese - U Cert6, BA5

College of Natural Sciences

Astronomy - Min, BA, MS, PhD
Astrophysics - Min, BS
Biochemistry - BA, BS
Biology - Min, BA, BS
Botany - Min, BA, BS, MS1, PhD1
Chemistry - Min, BA, BS, MS, PhD
Computer Science - Min, BS, MS, PhD
Ethnobotany - BS10
Information and Computer Sciences - BA
Library and Information Science - G Cert, MLISc
Marine Biology - BS, MS11, PhD11
Marine Option Program - U Cert
Mathematical Biology - U Cert
Mathematics - Min, BA, BS, MA, PhD
Microbiology - Min, BA, BS, MS, PhD
Molecular Cell Biology - BS
Physics - Min, BA, BS, MS, PhD
Zoology - Min, BA10, BS10, MS, PhD

College of Social Sciences

Anthropology - Min, BA, MA, PhD
Clinical Psychology - G Cert
Communication - BA, MA, G Cert, PhD
Conflict Resolution - G Cert
Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance - G Cert
Economics - Min, BA, MA, G Cert, PhD
Ethnic Studies - U Cert, BA
Geography - Min, BA, MA, PhD
Journalism - BA
Ocean Policy - G Cert8
Peace Studies - U Cert, BA4, G Cert
Planning Studies - G Cert
Political Science - Min, BA, MA, PhD
Psychology - BA, BS, MA, PhD
Public Administration - G Cert, MPA
Public Affairs and Policy Studies - BA4
Sociology - Min, BA, MA, G Cert, PhD
Telecommunications Information Resource Management - G Cert
Urban and Regional Planning - G Cert, MURP, PhD
Women’s Studies - U Cert, BA, G Cert

1 The MS and PhD in botanical sciences are offered in botany.
2 The MA and PhD in East Asian languages and literatures are offered in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
3 The MA in languages and literatures of Europe and the Americas is offered in French and Spanish.
4 Students can receive a BA in interdisciplinary studies in environmental studies, European cultural studies, Indo-Pacific languages, linguistics, peace studies, and public affairs and policy studies. In addition, students can design their own majors utilizing this program.
5 The BA in interdisciplinary studies for Indo-Pacific languages has several concentrations: Hindi, Indonesian, Samoan, Sanskrit, Thai, and Vietnamese.
6 The Certificate in Indo‑Pacific Languages is offered in Filipino, Hindi, Ilokano, Indonesian, Khmer, Samoan, Sanskrit, Tahitian, Thai, and Vietnamese.
7 BA in Philippine Language and Literature with concentration in Filipino or Ilokano.
8 The Department of Economics coordinates the Graduate Certificate in Ocean Policy.
9 The Undergraduate Certificate in Korean in East Asian Languages and Literatures and BA in Korean in East Asian Languages and Literatures also has a concentration in Korean for Professionals.
10 There is no admittance to the BA and BS in Zoology degrees effective Spring 2013. There is no admittance to the BS in Ethnobotany degrees effective Fall 2015.
11 The MS and PhD in marine biology are offered in the Marine Biology Graduate Program (College of Natural Science/SOEST).
12The Advanced Graduate Certificate in Second Language Studies has a track in Spanish Applied Linguistics.

BA—bachelor of arts
BFA—bachelor of fine arts
BMus—bachelor of music
BS—bachelor of science
G Cert—graduate certificate
MA—master of arts
MFA—master of fine arts
MLISc—master of library and information science
MMus—master of music
MPA—master of public administration
MS—master of science
MURP—master of urban and regional planning
PhD—doctor of philosophy
U Cert—undergraduate certificate