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.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences:

College of Arts and Sciences:

Students must maintain a 2.0 Grade Point Average per emphasis area and have no more than one grade of "D" per emphasis area.


Emphasis Areas Guidelines

  1. You must choose emphasis areas from at least two different colleges, meaning you cannot have all emphasis areas from one college, such as the College of Arts and Sciences.
  2. You must complete a total of 36 hours of upper-level emphasis area course work.
  3. You must complete either two of the 18-hour emphasis area options and take 18 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.
  4. Other restrictions may apply. Please ask one of the BSIS Advisors 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:
    • General Technology
    • Kinesiology
    • Manufacturing Management
    • Veterans' Certificate

18-hour Emphasis Areas (Choose TWO)

  • College of Arts and Sciences:
    • Communication
    • Geosciences
      • General Geosciences
    • History
    • Psychology
  • College of Business:
    • General Business
  • College of Education:
    • General Technology