Emphasis Areas

Click on the corresponding emphasis area for a list and course description of the types of courses that are currently available. The listings are for information purposes only. Do not take any courses without talking to your advisor.


Emphasis Area Guidelines

  1. You must complete a total of at least 30 hours of upper-level emphasis area course work.
  2. You must complete either one 30-hour emphasis area, two of the 15-hour emphasis area options and take 15 upper-level hours in each area or complete three of the 12-hour emphasis area options and take 12 upper-level hours in each area.
  3. Other restrictions may apply. Please ask the BAS Advisor for more information.

12-hour Emphasis Areas (Choose THREE)

  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences:
    • Health Promotion
  • College of Arts and Sciences:
    • Communication
    • Criminology
    • Geosciences
      • Meteorology
      • Geographic Information Systems
      • General Geosciences
    • History
    • Psychology
    • Social Work
    • Sociology
  • College of Business:
    • General Business
  • College of Education:
    • Counselor Education
    • Educational Psychology
    • General Technology
    • Kinesiology
    • Veterans' Certificate
  • Bagley College of Engineering:
    • Operations Management Engineering

  • 15-hour Emphasis Areas (Choose TWO)

    • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences:
      • Health Promotion
    • College of Arts and Sciences:
      • Communication
      • Criminology
      • Geosciences
        • General Geosciences
      • History
      • Psychology
      • Social Work
      • Sociology
  • College of Business:
    • General Business
  • College of Education:
    • Counselor Education
    • Educational Psychology
    • General Technology
    • Kinesiology
    • Manufacturing Fundamentals
    • Veterans' Certificate
  • Bagley College of Engineering:
    • Operations Management Engineering

  • 30-hour Emphasis Areas (Choose ONE)

    • College of Arts and Sciences:
      • Psychology
    • College of Education:
      • Educational Psychology
      • General Technology
      • Manufacturing Fundamentals
    • Bagley College of Engineering:
      • Cybersecurity