Programs of Study

Majors generally require the completion of between 32-64 credit hours. Many majors have additional prerequisites and supporting work requirements. In some cases students are required to apply for admission to the specific program. Students must complete at least 12 credit hours of upper-division courses in the major, including licensure, from BVU.

 

Majors may be selected from the following:

  • Accounting
  • Art
  • Arts Management — Theatre; Vocal or Instrumental Music; Visual Arts
  • Athletic Training
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Business Administration (Online)
  • Business Economics
  • Business Education
  • Chemistry
  • Communication and Performance Studies —Theatre; Communications Studies; Corporate Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Science/Mathematics
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • Exercise Science,Physical Education and Coaching;Human Performance; Sport Management
  • Finance and Banking
  • General Science
  • Graphic Design and Visual Communication
  • History
  • Interdisciplinary (Distributive)
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics; Mathematics: Corporate
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Music Production and Technology
  • Philosophy and Religion
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Political Science/Public Administration
  • Psychology
  • Social Science (Licensure only)
  • Social Work
  • Spanish

See BVU Professional & Online Studies listings for majors available at each location.

Secondary Education Licensure available in many areas. See specific majors.

Interdisciplinary (Distributive) Major

For students whose academic interests do not coincide with a single department or discipline, the interdisciplinary major offers an exciting studentdesigned alternative. To be eligible to propose an interdisciplinary major, a student must have earned a minimum cumulative average of 2.0. Students who wish to opt for this opportunity must submit proposals prior to, or during, their junior year.

The interdisciplinary major proposal should be carefully constructed with the assistance of at least two faculty or academic advisors. The major should consist of no fewer than 32 and no more than 64 credit hours from at least two disciplines. The proposal must represent a coherent educational goal with attention given to the nature of introductory, middle-level, and culminating work in the proposed major. Each such major should include a theory course appropriate to the field of study and a culminating activity, such as a senior seminar or independent project that pulls together the experience of the interdisciplinary major.

To propose an interdisciplinary major, a student may obtain the support of the school dean or BVUProfessional & Online Studies director. The student will confer with an appropriate school dean or BVU Professional & Online Studies director about developing the proposal and choosing appropriate advisors. Following the above guidelines for coherence of program content, the student and advisors submit the proposal on an academic action special form to the appropriate school dean(s) or associate dean for BVU Professional & Online Studies for approval. Once approved, the academic advisors and the appropriate school deans or associate dean for BVU Professional & Online Studies must approve any changes to the proposed course of study. When the proposal has been approved, the registrar will provide a copy of the approved program and any subsequent changes to the student.

Students who elect to complete an interdisciplinary major must satisfy all other requirements for graduation, including hours outside the major/school and grade point average. Prerequisites will not be waived to facilitate course enrollment.

Minors

Minors generally require the completion of between 18-24 credit hours. A few minors have additional prerequisites and supporting work requirements. In some cases students are required to apply for admission to the specific program.

 

Minor fields may be selected from the following:

  • Art
  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Communication and Performance Studies —Theatre; Communication Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • Exercise Science/CoachingExercise Science/Health Education
  • General Science
  • German
  • Graphic Design and Visual Communication
  • History
  • Interdisciplinary (Distributive)
  • International Studies
  • Japanese
  • Media Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Music Production and Technology
  • Philosophy and Religion
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Psychology
  • Sales
  • Sociology
  • Social Studies
  • Spanish
  • Women’s Studies

Concentrations

Selected concentrations may be available for students in the B.A.S. program who seek to focus their studies on a particular area of inquiry. Concentrations require a minimum of 24 hours of specified courses designed to provide B.A.S. students with an opportunity to develop knowledge in a disciplinary or interdisciplinary area relevant to their professional goals.  Concentrations may be developed to meet student interest and demand. The current list of B.A.S. concentrations will be maintained by the office of the Professional and Online Studies Program.

See BVU Professional & Online Studies listings for minors available at each location.

Endorsement Programs

For students seeking a teaching license, a number of endorsement programs beyond the majors and minors are available. Primary endorsements include: Instructional Strategist I: Mild/Moderate K-8 and 5-12, Teaching English as a Second Language, Reading K-8 and 5-12 and Coaching Authorization K-12.

Interdisciplinary (Distributive) Minor

Student who wish to design their own interdisciplinary program must develop a program composed of 21 to 24 credit hours, distributed between two or three disciplines. In developing their program, students will work with at least two faculty or academic advisors to develop a program using the same general guidelines outlined in the studentdesigned interdisciplinary major.