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 

Chemistry

German

Photography

Anthropology

Classics

Health Communication

Physical Education

Art- Art Education

Communication Studies

History

Physics

Art- Art History

Comprehensive Sciences and Arts for Teaching-Early Childhood

Integrated Science

Political Science

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

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

International Relations

Psychology

Art- Studio Art B.F.A.

 Comprehensive Science and Arts
for Teaching with Spanish

Journalism

(Ended Spring/Summer 2015 - see Multimedia Journalism)

Social Studies

Athletic Training

Comprehensive Science and Arts
for Teaching with Special Education

Mathematics

Sociology

Behavioral Neuroscience 

Earth Science

Microbiology

Spanish

Behavioral Science (Ended Spring/Summer 2011)

English

Multimedia Journalism 

Sport Management

Biochemistry

Exercise Science

Music and Dance- Dance

Statistics

Biology

Film & Video Production

Music and Dance- Music B.A.

Theatre

Biomedical Sciences

French

Music and Dance- Music B.M.

Writing

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

Geography and Sustainable Planning

Music and Dance- Music B.M.E.

 

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

 Geology

Natural Resources Management

 

Cell & Molecular Biology 

Geology-Chemistry

Philosophy

 

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.