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Official Degrees

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Grand Valley offers undergraduate, graduate, specialist, and professional doctorate degrees: 

B.A.  Bachelor of Arts     
B.S.  Bachelor of Science
B.F.A. Bachelor of Fine Arts
B.M.  Bachelor of Music
B.M.E. Bachelor of Music Education
B.S.E. Bachelor of Science in Engineering
B.S.N. Bachelor of Science in Nursing
B.S.W. Bachelor of Social Work
B.B.A. Bachelor of Business Administration
Master of Athletic Training
Master of Business Administration 
M.Ed. Master of Education
M.H.A. Master of Health Administration
M.H.S. Master of Health Science
M.P.A. Master of Public Administration
M.P.A.S. Master of Physician Assistant Studies
M.P.N.L. Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership
M.S. Master of Science
M.S.A. Master of Science in Accounting
M.S.E. Master of Science in Engineering 
M.S.N. Master of Science in Nursing
M.S.T. Master of Science Taxation
M.S.W. Master of Social Work
Ed.S.  Educational Specialist Degree in Leadership
Psy.S. Psychological Specialist
Au.D. Doctor of Audiology
D.N.P. Doctor of Nursing Practice
D.P.T. Doctor of Physical Therapy

Grand Valley also offers a variety of certificate programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels which represent awards for completion of alternate levels of existing degree programs. 

The Board of Trustees approves the addition of new academic degree programs and discontinuation of existing academic degree programs, acting upon the advice of the President. Curriculum changes made to existing academic degree programs, including academic degree titles, are to be made by the Provost. 


3.2.2 Undergraduate Degree Programs:

Program Name Degree Options
Accounting BBA
Advertising and Public Relations BA, BS
Allied Health Sciences BS
Anthropology BA, BS
Art Education BA, BS
Art History BA
Athletic Training BS
Behavioral Neuroscience BS
Biology BA, BS
Biomedical Sciences BS
Biochemistry BS
Business Economics BBA
Business General BBA
Cell and Molecular Biology BS
Chemistry BS
Classics BA
Communications Studies BA, BS
Comprehensive Science and Arts for Teaching BA, BS
Computer Engineering BSE
Computer Science BS
Criminal Justice BA, BS
Dance BA
Diagnostic Medical Sonography BS
Earth Science BS
Economics BA, BS
Electrical Engineering BSE
Engineering BSE
English BA
Entrepreneurship BBA
Exercise Science BS
Film and Video BA, BS
Finance BBA
French BA
General Management BBA
Geology-Chemistry BS
Geography BA, BS
Geology BS
German BA
Global Studies and Social Impact BA, BS
Health Communication BA, BS
History BA, BS
Hospitality and Tourism Management BS
Human Resources Management BBA
Information Systems BA, BS
Integrated Science BS
Interdisciplinary Engineering BSE
International Business BBA
International Relations BA
Legal Studies BA, BS
Liberal Studies BA, BS
Management BBA
Marketing BBA
Mathematics BA, BS
Mechanical Engineering BSE
Medical Laboratory Science BS
Multimedia Journalism BA, BS
Music BA, BM, BME
Natural Resource Management BS
Nursing BSN
Occupational Safety and Health Management BS
Operations Management  BBA
Philosophy BA
Photography BA, BS
Physical Education BS
Physics BS
Political Science BA, BS
Product Design and Manufacturing Engineering BSE
Psychology BA, BS
Public and Nonprofit Administration BA, BS
Radiation Therapy BS
Religious Studies BA, BS
Group Social Studies BA, BS
Social Work BSW
Sociology BA, BS
Spanish BA
Statistics BA, BS
Studio Art BA, BS, BFA
Supply and Chain Management BBA
Theatre BA, BS
Therapeutic Recreation BS
Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies BA, BS
Writing BA, BS


3.2.3 Graduate Degree Programs

Program Name Degree Options
Athletic Training


Biology MS
Biomedical Sciences MHS
Biostatistics MS
Cell and Molecular Biology MS
Communications MS
Computer Information Systems MS
Criminal Justice MS
Data Science and Analytics MS
Educational Leadership MED
Educational Technology MED
English MA
Engineering MSE
General Business MBA
General Education MED
Health Administration MPA
Higher Education MED
Instruction and Curriculum MED
Literacy Studies MED
Medical and Bioinformatics MS
Medical Dosimetry MS
Nursing MSN
Occupational Therapy MS
Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership MPNL
Physician Assistant Studies MPAS
Public Administration MPA
Public Health MPH
School Counseling MED
School Psychology MS
Social Work MSW
Special Education MED
Speech Language Pathology MS
Taxation MST


3.2.4 Specialist Degree Program

Program Name Degree
Leadership Ed.S.
School Psychology Psy.S.


3.2.5 Doctoral Degree Program

Program Name Degree
Audiology AUD
Nursing DNP
Physical Therapy DPT