CLAS Major Requirements & Guides

This information below is provided for preliminary guidance in choosing a major. Minors can be found here. The plans by themselves are not sufficient for effectively planning your undergraduate program. Please make an appointment with the professional advisor in your major at the CLAS Academic Advising Center or with your faculty advisor in order to more fully understand the nature and requirements of any of these majors.

The requirements for a major are tied to your catalog year (the academic year you started at GVSU). Please make sure that when you are viewing requirements they are those for your particular catalog year.

Bachelor of Arts vs. Bachelor of Science?

Within some majors you have the option of selecting a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. For some majors the degree will already be designated. Click here to read more about the differences to help you better understand which one you should select if you have the option.

Declaring a Major

To declare a major, click a major below. The curriculum guide/major worksheet has instructions that will help you properly declare your major in Banner. Be sure that you are following the major worksheet for your catalog year.

Majors

     

Advertising & Public Relations 

Cell & Molecular Biology 

 Geology

Natural Resources Management

Anthropology

Chemistry

Geology-Chemistry

Philosophy

Art- Art Education

Classics

German

Photography

Art- Art History

Communication Studies

Health Communication

Physical Education

Art- Studio Art B.A./B.S.

Comprehensive Sciences and Arts for Teaching-Early Childhood

History

Physics

Art- Studio Art B.F.A.

Comprehensive Sciences and Arts for Teaching-English as a Second Language

Integrated Science

Political Science

Athletic Training

 Comprehensive Science and Arts
for Teaching with Spanish

International Relations

Psychology

Behavioral Neuroscience 

Comprehensive Science and Arts
for Teaching with Special Education

Journalism

(Ended Spring/Summer 2015 - see Multimedia Journalism)

Social Studies

Behavioral Science (Ended Spring/Summer 2011)

Earth Science

Mathematics

Sociology

Biochemistry

English

Multimedia Journalism 

Spanish

Biology

Exercise Science

Music and Dance- Dance

Sport Management

Biomedical Sciences

Film & Video Production

Music and Dance- Music B.A.

Statistics

Biopsychology (Ended Spring/Summer 2015 - see Behavioral Neuroscience)

French

Music and Dance- Music B.M.

Theatre

Broadcasting (Ended Spring/Summer 2015 - see Multimedia Journalism)

Geography and Sustainable Planning

Music and Dance- Music B.M.E.

Writing

Pre-Law Resources

Pre-law is not a major offered at GVSU but many students major in a variety of fields with this emphasis in mind. Visit the pre-law information page to get a better idea of what majors and classes you can pursue.



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