undergraduate degrees

 Undergrad commencement

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To ensure all students the opportunity to pursue the objectives of a liberal education, a common core of courses ranging from 41-54 credits in liberal education is maintained as a foundation for all degree programs. This component of the university's curriculum is designated by the term "Liberal Education Program (LEP)."

Click here for information on Southern's undergraduate admission requirements.

The university offers undergraduate bachelor's degree programs in liberal arts and in professional studies, and bachelor of science degrees in education with teacher certification. The programs, areas of specialization, and minors are listed below:

Majors

Anthropology, B.A.

Anthropology, B.S.
 - Archaeology
 - Biological
 - Cultural
 - General
 - Linguistics

Art, B.A.
 - Art History

Art, Studio, B.A., B.S.
 - Ceramics
 - Graphic Design
 - Jewelry/Metals
 - Painting
 - Photography
 - Printmaking
 - Sculpture

Art Education, B.S. (required for certification)

Athletic Training, B.S.

Biology, B.A, B.S.

Biology, B.S., Secondary Education (required for certification)

Business Administration, B.S.
 - Accounting
 - Business Economics
 - Finance
 - International Business
 - Management 
 - Management Information Systems 
 - Marketing

Chemistry, B.A., B.S.
 - Bio-Chemistry
 - General

Chemistry, B.S., Secondary Education (required for certification)

Communication, B.S.
 - Advertising and Promotions
 - Interpersonal and Relational
 - Organizational
 - Video Production

Communication Disorders, B.S.

Computer Science, B.S.
 - General
 - Computer Information Systems

Earth Science, B.A.

Earth Science, B.S.
 - Environmental
 - Geology
 - General

Earth Science, B.S., Secondary Education (required for certification)

Economics, B.A.

Economics, B.S., Secondary Education (required for certification)

Education, B.S. (required for certification)
 - Early Childhood Education
 - Elementary Education
 - Bilingual

English, B.A.

English, B.S., Secondary Education (required for certification)

Exercise Science, B.S.
  - Human Performance

Exercise Science, B.S, K-12 (required for certification)

French, B.A.

French, B.S., Secondary Education (required for certification)

Geography, B.A., B.S.

Geography, B.S., Secondary Education (required for certification)

German, B.A.

German, B.S., Secondary Education (required for certification)

History, B.A.

History and Social Science, B.S., Secondary Education
(required for certification)

Information and Library Science, B.S.

Italian, B.A.

Italian, B.S., Secondary Education (required for certification)

Journalism, B.A., B.S.

Liberal Studies, B.A., B.S.

Mathematics, B.A., B.S.

Mathematics, B.S., Secondary Education (required for certification)

Media Studies, B.A.

Music, B.A.

Nursing, B.S.

Philosophy, B.A.

Physics, B.A., B.S.

Physics, B.S.
 - Engineering
 - General

Physics, B.S., Secondary Education (required for certification)

Political Science, B.A., B.S.

Political Science, B.S., Secondary Education (required for certi-
fication)

Psychology, B.A.
 - General
 - Mental Health

Psychology, B.S.
 - Research

Public Health, B.S.

Recreation and Leisure, B.S.
 - Community Recreation & Youth Development
 - Sports Management
 - Therapeutic Recreation
  - Travel & Tourism Management

Secondary Education, B.S. (required for certification)
 - Biology
 - Chemistry
 - Earth Science
 - Economics
 - English
 - French
 - Geography
 - German
 - History and Social Science
 - Italian
 - Mathematics
 - Physics
 - Political Science
 - Sociology
 - Spanish

Social Work, B.S.

Sociology, B.A., B.S.

Sociology, B.S., Secondary Education (required for certification)

Spanish, B.A.

Spanish, B.S., Secondary Education (required for certification)

Special Education, B.S. (required for certification)

Special Education/Elementary Education Collaborative,
B.S. (required for certification)

Sport Management, B.S.

Theatre, B.A.

Special Offerings

Air Force R.O.T.C.
Army R.O.T.C.
Pre-Dental
Pre-Engineering
Pre-Law
Pre-Medical
Pre-Veterinary
RNs

Minors

Accounting
African Studies
Anthropology
Art History
Asian Studies
Biology
Business Administration
Central, East European, and Eurasian Studies
Chemistry
Communication
 - Advertising and Promotions
 - Interpersonal and Relational
 - Organizational
 - Video Production
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Earth Science
Economics
English
 - Literature
 - Creative Writing
 - Professional Writing
Environmental Studies
Ethnic Studies
Exercise Science
Film Studies
Forensic Science
Geography
German Studies
History
Instructional Technology
Journalism
Judaic Studies
Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Leadership Development 
Library Information Service

Linguistics
Management
Management Information Systems
Marine Studies
Marketing
Mathematics
Media Studies
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Health
 - Nutrition
 - Wellness
Real Estate
Religious Studies
School Health Education
Social Science and Medicine
Sociology
Studio Art
Theatre
Women's Studies
World Languages and Literatures