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Fields of study

Union College offers more than 50 majors, minors and emphases in 27 fields of study. Hover over the name of field to find out more.

For a complete catalogue of programs, classes and requirements, see the college bulletin.

Art

Offered by the Division of Fine Arts.

Potential careers
  • Art teacher
  • Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Photographer
  • Art critic/reporter
  • Artist
  • Cartoonist
  • Curator
Majors (Degree Completion Guides)

Biology

Offered by the Division of Science and Mathematics.

Potential careers
  • Medical doctor
  • Dentist
  • Research scientist
  • Research technician
  • Chemical laboratory technician
  • Clinical laboratory scientist
  • Science teacher
  • Lab technologist
  • Laboratory supervisor
  • Medical assistant
Majors (Degree Completion Guides)

Offered by the Division of Science and Mathematics.

Potential careers
  • Medical doctor
  • Dentist
  • Veterinarian
  • Optometrist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physical Therapist
  • Pharmacist
  • Chiropractor
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Geneticist
  • Epidemiologist
  • Bacteriologist
  • Audiologist
  • Crime lab technician
  • Biological technician
Majors (Degree Completion Guides)
  • Pre-Med/Pre-Dent Track, Business Supporting Area (B.S.)

Offered by the Division of Business and Computer Science.

Potential careers
  • Retail Manager
  • Accountant
  • General manager
  • Insurance sales agent
  • Banking
  • Hospital administration
  • Business owner
  • Marketing
  • Financial examiner
  • Sports agent
Majors (Degree Completion Guides)
  • Accounting (A.S.) Guide
  • Business Administration (A.S.) Guide
  • Business Administration (B.S.) Guide
  • Business Sport Management (B.S.) Odd | Even
  • Finance (B.S.) Guide
  • Management (B.S.) Guide
  • Marketing (B.S.) Guide
  • Science Emphasis (B.S.)  Guide
  • Small Business Management (B.S.) Guide

Chemistry

Offered by the Division of Science and Mathematics.

Potential careers
  • Science teacher
  • Lab technician
  • Doctor
  • Dentist
  • Chemist
  • Forensic scientist
  • Pharmacist
  • Laboratory scientist
  • Research scientist
Majors (Degree Completion Guides)
  • Biochemistry (B.S.)
  • Clinical Laboratory Science (B.S.)
  • General Chemistry (B.A., B.S. )

Communication

Offered by the Division of Humanities.

Potential careers
  • Public relations
  • Journalist
  • Advertising
  • Speech writer
  • Broadcaster
  • Technical writer
  • Web content manager
  • Event planner
  • Videographer
Majors (Degree Completion Guides)

Offered by the Division of Business and Computer Science.

Potential careers
  • Network administrator
  • Database administrator
  • Software designer
  • Web developer
  • Computer repair
  • Tech support
  • Sales
  • Customer service
  • Software developer
  • Programmer analyst
  • Technical writer
Majors (Degree Completion Guides)
  • Computing (A.S.)
  • Computing (B.S.)
  • Computing, Business Emphasis (B.S.)
  • Computing, Computer Information Systems Emphasis (B.S.)
  • Computing, Web Design Emphasis (B.S.)

Offered by the Division of Human Development.

  • Natural Science Education, Biology (B.S.)
  • Natural Science Education, Chemistry (B.S.)
  • Natural Science Education, Physics (B.S.)
  • Physics Education (B.S.)
  • Physical Education (B.S.)
  • Religious Education(B.S.)
  • Social Science Education (B.S.)

  • Potential careers:
    • High school teacher
    • Elementary teacher
    • School counselor
    • School librarian
    • Coach
    • Principal
    • Curriculum designer

Majors (Degree Completion Guides)
  • Business Education (B.S.)
  • Elementary Education (B.S.)
  • Art Education K-12 (B.S.)
  • Biology Education (B.S.)
  • Chemistry Education (B.S.)
  • English Education (B.S.)
  • History Education (B.S.)
  • Information Technology Education (B.S.)
  • Language Arts Education (B.S.)
  • Math Education (B.S.)
  • Music Education, Instrumental K-12 (B.S.)
  • Music Education, Vocal K-12 (B.S.)

Engineering

Offered by the Division of Science and Mathematics.

The engineering program is designed to earn an associate's at Union before continuing in a bachelor's program elsewhere.

Potential careers
  • Aerospace engineer
  • Civil engineer
  • Drafter
  • Electrical engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Surveying technician
Majors (Degree Completion Guides)
  • Engineering (A.S.)

English

Offered by the Division of Humanities.

Potential careers
  • Editor
  • Web content manager
  • Copywriter
  • Publisher
  • Writer
  • English teacher
  • Advertising
  • Lawyer
  • Proofreader
  • Critic
  • Public relations
  • Technical writer
Majors (Degree Completion Guides)
  • English Writing and Speaking (B.A.) Odd | Even

English Language

Offered by the Division of Humanities.

Potential careers
  • English language teacher
  • Translator
  • Curriculum designer
Majors (Degree Completion Guides)
  • English for Academic Purposes (A.S.)

Offered by the Division of Fine Arts.

Potential careers
  • Graphic designer
  • Web designer
  • Creative director
  • Broadcast designer
  • Illustrator
  • Visual journalist
  • Multimedia developer
  • Photographer
  • Software interface designer
  • Layout editor
Majors (Degree Completion Guides)

Offered by the Division of Emergency Management and Exercise Science.

Potential careers
  • Physical therapist
  • Corporate wellness consultant
  • Strength and conditioning specialist
  • PE teacher
  • Chiropractor
  • Coach
  • Personal trainer
  • Athletic trainer
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Athletic director
  • Occupational therapist
Majors (Degree Completion Guides)
  • HHP, Business/Sport Management (B.S.) Odd | Even
  • HHP, Exercise Science (B.S.) Odd | Even
  • HHP, Fitness and Wellness (B.S.) Odd | Even
  • Physical Education (B.S.) Guide

History

Offered by the Division of Humanities.

Potential careers
  • Lawyer
  • History teacher
  • Legal assistant
  • Curator
Majors (Degree Completion Guides)

Institutional Development

Offered by the Division of Humanities.

Potential careers
  • Fundraiser
  • Marketer
  • Alumni director
  • Event planner
Majors (Degree Completion Guides)
  • Institutional Development (B.S.) Odd | Even

International Rescue and Relief

Offered by the Division of Emergency Management and Exercise Science.

Potential careers
  • Doctor
  • Dentist
  • Paramedic
  • Missionary
  • Firefighter
  • Humanitarian relief
  • Physical therapist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Public health
  • Search and rescue
Majors (Degree Completion Guides)
  • IRR, Emergency Services (A.S) Guide
  • IRR, HealthCare Leadership (B.S) Guide
  • IRR, Firefighter (B.S) Guide
  • IRR, Law Enforcement (B.S) Guide
  • IRR, No emphasis (B.S) Guide
  • IRR, Paramedic (B.S) Guide
  • IRR, Pre-Medical (B.S) Guide
  • IRR, Pre-Physician Assistant (B.S) Guide
  • IRR, Pre-Physical Therapy (B.S) Guide

International Studies

Offered by the Division of Humanities.

Potential careers
  • Diplomat
  • Foreign service official
  • Humanitarian relief worker
  • Researcher
  • International Relations Specialist
  • International Lawyer
Majors (Degree Completion Guides)

Offered by the Division of Science and Mathematics.

Potential careers
  • Mathematician
  • Math teacher
  • Statistician
  • Financial Analyst
  • Actuary
  • Cryptographer
Majors (Degree Completion Guides)

Modern Languages

Offered by the Division of Humanities.

Potential careers
  • Language teacher
  • Translator
  • Linguist
  • International business
  • International relations
  • International journalist
  • International development
Majors (B.A. offered by Adventist Colleges Abroad)
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Russian

Music

Offered by the Division of Fine Arts.

Potential careers
  • Choir director
  • Band director
  • Composer
  • Musician
  • Private lesson teacher
  • Arranger
Majors (Degree Completion Guides)
  • Music (B.A.)
  • Music Performance
    • Instrumental (B.Music)
    • Vocal (B.Music)

Nursing

Offered by the Division of Nursing.

Potential careers
  • Traveling nurse
  • School nurse
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Nurse anesthetist
  • Pediatric nurse
  • Nurse educator
Majors (Degree Completion Guides)

Physician Assistant Studies

Offered by the Division of Physician Assistant Studies.

Potential careers
  • Clinic PA
  • Surgery PA
  • Emergency medicine PA
  • Occupational medicine PA
Majors (Degree Completion Guides)
  • Undergraduate: Health Science/Pre-PA (B.S.H.S) Guide
  • Master's: Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) Guide

Physics

Offered by the Division of Science and Mathematics.

Potential careers
  • Physics teacher
  • Laboratory technician
  • Meteorologist
  • Engineer
  • Computer programmer
Majors (Degree Completion Guides)

Pre-Allied Health

Offered by the Division of Science and Mathematics.

Potential careers
  • Physical therapist
  • Chiropractor
  • Radiologist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Nutritionist
Majors (Degree Completion Guides)
  • Pre-Allied Health (A.S.)

Offered by the Division of Human Development.

Potential careers
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Developmental psychologist
  • Counselor
  • Educational psychologist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Businessman
Majors (Degree Completion Guides)

Religion

Offered by the Division of Religion.

Potential careers
  • Religion teacher
  • Pastor
  • Christian counselor
  • Biblical scholar
  • Bible worker
  • Colporteur
  • Chaplain
Majors (Degree Completion Guides)
  • Religion (B.A.) Odd | Even
    • Business (B.A.) Odd | Even
    • Mission Service (B.A.) Odd | Even
    • Pastoral Care (B.A.) Odd | Even
    • Youth Ministry  (B.A.)
  • Social Media Ministry (B.S.) Odd | Even
  • Theology:  Biblical Languages (B.A.) Odd | Even
    • Youth Ministries (B.A.) Odd | Even

Social Science

Offered by the Division of Humanities.

Potential careers
  • Paralegal
  • Service manager
  • Legal assistant
  • Correction officer
  • Consultant
Majors (Degree Completion Guides)
  • Social Sciences (B.A.)

Offered by the Division of Human Development.

Potential careers
  • Social work researcher
  • Psychiatric
  • Clinical social worker
  • Child life specialist
Majors (Degree Completion Guides)

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