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Programs of Study

The Honors Tutorial College offers 35 challenging programs of study that include a one-on-one or small-group tutorial each semester. Using a student-centered approach, the programs emphasize independent research and creative activity. Future students may apply for up to three programs of study.

Current Programs of Study


Anthropology
Anthropology studies the human species as whole and requires an interdisciplinary emphasis.
Art History
Art History examines material objects and visual culture from a historical perspective.
Astrophysics
Astrophysics combines classical and modern physics with theoretical and observational astronomy.
Biological Sciences
Biological Sciences studies life and its component parts, from molecules to cells to ecosystems.
Business Administration
Business Administration combines a rigorous foundation in key business skills with an emphasis on innovation to prepare students for the complex, global economy.
Chemistry
Chemistry examines matter, energy, and their interaction. Biochemistry focuses on the chemistry of living organisms.
Classics
Classics provides the linguistic and archaeological training for expert study of Greek and Roman antiquity.
Communication Sciences & Disorders
Communication Sciences and Disorders offers individualized training in the hearing, speech and language sciences for a clinical or research career.
Communication Studies
Communication Studies draws from the liberal arts tradition and a variety of pre-professional contexts to explore human communication in messages, relationships, and culture.
Computer Science
Computer Science focuses on the development and analysis of computer software, computer algorithms, and computing technologies.
Dance
Dance emphasizes modern dance and choreography supplemented by ballet, jazz, and African techniques, as well as production, history, kinesiology, music, and teaching.
Economics
Economics studies the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services.
Engineering/Physics
Engineering Physics combines a deep understanding of fundamentals with an orientation toward applications.
English
English encompasses literary periods and genres, rhetoric and composition, creative writing, and methodology.
Environmental & Plant Biology
Environmental and Plant Biology covers environmental, plant, and cell/molecular biology, as well as field ecology.
Environmental Studies
Environmental Studies is the interdisciplinary study of the biophysical environment and the complex interactions among humans, other organisms, and the environment.
Film
Film combines a broad background in the liberal arts with professional study in film, including production and criticism.
French
French provides a comprehensive and systematic study of French and Francophone language, literature, and culture.
Geography
Geography studies the interrelationships between humans and their environment, including the physical environment, the built environment, and socially constructed spaces.
History
History explores the choices, limitations, achievements and failures of past peoples.
Journalism
Journalism focuses on the creation and theoretical understanding of news, information, and strategic communication.
Mathematics
Mathematics involves abstract quantitative thinking.
Media Arts & Studies
Media Arts and Studies focuses on musical, video and videogame development and production, as well as on media and social change.
Music
Music focuses on education, performance, composition, theory and history.
Neuroscience
Neuroscience brings together ideas and methods from a variety of disciplines such as biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, philosophy, physics and psychology.
Philosophy
Philosophy examines the nature, causes, or principles of reality, knowledge, or values, based on logical reasoning rather than empirical methods.
Physics
Physics begins with classical and modern fundamentals that leads to deeper study in quantum mechanics, thermodynamics, nuclear and elementary particle physics, or condensed matter physics.
Political Science
Political Science covers political systems and actors in a variety of interdisciplinary contexts.
Social Work
Social Work explores evidence-based clinical practices and social welfare issues and policies within an interdisciplinary framework.
Sociology
Sociology combines theory and research on important social issues. The criminology option focuses on aspects of the criminal justice system.
Spanish
Spanish combines study of the Spanish language with the literature, civilization, and culture of the Spanish-speaking peoples.
Studio Art
Studio Art balances a commitment to breadth and rigor with an opportunity to explore fundamental and cutting-edge issues creatively.
Theater
Theater provides a solid liberal arts education combined with a strong professionally oriented training in theater.
Translational Health
Translational Health
Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
Women & Gender Studies explores gender and its intersection with race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, and other elements of diversity.

Fall Semester Classes Begin! 

 
Mon, Aug 25 at 8:00 AM

  
 

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35 Park Place 
Fri, Aug 29 at 5:00 PM

  
 

Gilman Scholarship Info Session 

Baker University Center, Rm. 226 
Mon, Sep 8 at 12:00 PM

  
 

Gilman Scholarship Info Session 

Baker University Center, Rm. 226 
Mon, Sep 8 at 4:00 PM