Majors & Areas of Study

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  • Accounting

    Accounting

    Houghton offers a major (BS) and minor in Accounting within the department of Business and Economics.

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    Minor

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  • Applied Design and Visual Communication

    Applied Design and Visual Communication

    Houghton offers a major in Applied Design and Visual Communication leading to a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree.

    Major

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  • Applied Physics

    Applied Physics

    Houghton offers a major in applied physics...

    Major

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  • Art

    Art

    Houghton offers a major (BA) and minor in Art.

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    Minor

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  • Art - Studio

    Art

    Houghton offers a major (BFA) in Studio Art.

    Major

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  • Associate of Arts

    Associate of Arts

    Houghton offers an Associate of Arts (AA) degree in a 100% online format.

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  • Athletic Administration and Sports Management

    Athletic Administration and Sports Management

    Houghton offers a minor in Athletic Administration and Sports Management within the department of Sport, Recreation and Wellness.

    Minor

    3+CMMamOPr
  • Bible

    Bible

    Houghton offers a major (BA or BS) and minor in Bible.

    Major

    Minor

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  • Biochemistry

    Biochemistry

    Houghton offers a major (BA or BS) in Biochemistry.

    Major

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  • Biology

    Biology

    Houghton offers a major (BA or BS) and minor in Biology.

    Major

    Minor

    3+CMMamOPr
  • Biology with Environmental Emphasis

    Biology with Environmental Emphasis

    Houghton offers a major (BA or BS) in Biology with an Environmental Emphasis.

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  • Biology with Forestry Emphasis

    Forestry

    Houghton offers a major in Biology with Forestry Emphsais and a minor in Forestry in conjunction with the State University of New York—College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF).

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    3+CMMamOPr
  • Business Administration

    Business

    Houghton offers a major (BS) and minor in Business Administration.

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    Minor

    3+CMMamOPr
  • Chemistry

    Chemistry

    Houghton offers a major (BA or BS) and minor in Chemistry.

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    3+CMMamOPr
  • Christian Ministries

    Christian Ministries

    Houghton offers an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Christian Ministries.

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  • Communication

    Communication

    Houghton offers a major (BA or BS) and minor in Communication. Optinal concentrations for the major are available in Integrated Marketing, Media Arts and Visual Communication, and Rhetorical Communication.

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  • Communication - Integrated Marketing

    Integrated Marketing

    Houghton offers a concentration in Integrated Marketing within the Communication major (BA or BS).

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  • Communication - Media Arts and Visual Communication

    Media Arts and Visual Communication

    Houghton offers a concentration in Media Arts and Visual Communication within the Communication (BA or BS) major.

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  • Communication - Rhetorical Communication

    Communication - Rhetorical Communication

    Houghton offers a concentration in Rhetorical Communication within the Communication major (BA or BS).

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  • Computer Science

    Computer Science

    Houghton offers a major and minor in Computer Science.

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    Minor

    3+CMMamOPr
  • Data Science

    Data Science

    Houghton offers a major (BA) and minor in Data Science.

    Major

    Minor

    3+CMMamOPr
  • Economics

    Economics

    Houghton offers a minor in Economics within the department of Business and Economics.

    Minor

    3+CMMamOPr
  • Education

    Education

    Houghton offers a minor in Education.

    Minor

    3+CMMamOPr
  • Education - Adolescence (7-12)

    Adolescence Education

    Houghton offers a major (BA) in adolescence education leading to certification to teach grades 7-12 in one of the following content areas: Augmented History (Social Studies), Biology, Chemistry, English, Mathematics, Spanish, or Physics.

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    3+CMMamOPr
  • Education - Inclusive Adolescence (7-12)

    Inclusive Adolescence Education

    Houghton offers a major (BA) in inclusive adolescence education leading to certification to teach students with disabilities in grades 7-12.

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    3+CMMamOPr
  • Education - Inclusive Childhood (1-6)

    Inclusive Childhood Education

    Houghton offers a major (BS) in Inclusive Childhood Education leading to certification in childhood education and special education (grades 1-6).

    Major

    3+CMMamOPr
  • English

    English

    Houghton offers a major (BA) and minor in English.

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    Minor

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  • Equestrian Studies

    Equestrian Studies

    Houghton offers a minor in Equestrian Studies in addition to majors in Equestrian Studies (performance or management tracks)

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    Minor

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  • Equestrian Studies - Management

    Equestrian Studies - Management

    Houghton offers a major (BS) in Recreation: Equestrian Studies with a concentration in Management.

    Major

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  • Equestrian Studies - Performance

    Equestrian Studies - Performance

    Houghton offers a major (BS) in Recreation: Equestrian Studies with a concentration in Performance.

    Major

    3+CMMamOPr
  • Equine Assisted Therapy

    Equine Assisted Therpay

    Houghton offers a minor in Equine Assisted Therapy.

    Minor

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  • Family Studies

    Family Studies

    Houghton offers a minor in Family Studies within the department of Psychology and Sociology.

    Minor

    3+CMMamOPr
  • Forestry

    Forestry

    Houghton offers a major in Biology with Forestry Emphasis and a minor in Forestry in conjunction with the State University of New York—College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF).

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    Minor

    3+CMMamOPr
  • French

    French

    Houghton offers a self-designed minor in French within the department of Global Studies.

    Minor

    3+CMMamOPr
  • German

    German

    Houghton offers a self-designed minor in German within the department of Global Studies.

    Minor

    3+CMMamOPr
  • Health Promotion and Fitness

    Health Promotion and Fitness

    Houghton offers a minor in Health Promotion and Fitness within the department of Sport, Recreation and Wellness.

    Minor

    3+CMMamOPr
  • History

    History

    Houghton offers a major (BA) and minor in History as well as an Augmented History major for those who want to teach history to students in grades 7-12.

    History Major

    Augmented History Major

    Minor

    3+CMMamOPr
  • Human Resources Management

    Human Resources Management

    Houghton offers a major (BS or BBA) in Human Resources Management in a 100% online format.

    Major

    3+CMMamOPr
  • Humanities

    Humanities

    Houghton offers a major (BA) in Humanities.

    Major

    3+CMMamOPr
  • Integrated Marketing and Communication

    Integrated Marketing and Communication

    Houghton offers a major (BS or BBA) in Integrated Marketing and Communication  in a 100% online format.

    Major

    3+CMMamOPr
  • Intercultural Studies

    Intercultural Studies

    Houghton offers a major (BA) and minor in Intercultural Studies.  Concentrations are available in International Development, Linguistics, Missions, Spanish and TESOL.

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    Minor

    3+CMMamOPr
  • Interdisciplinary Studies

    Interdisciplinary Studies

    Houghton offers a major (BA or BS) in Interdisciplinary Studies.

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    3+CMMamOPr
  • International Development

    International Development

    Houghton offers a major (BA) and minor in International Development, as well as a concentration in International Development within the Intercultural Studies major.

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    Minor

    Concentration

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  • Leadership Development

    Leadership Development

    Houghton offers a major (BS or BBA) in Leadership Development in a 100% online format.

    Major

    3+CMMamOPr
  • Linguistics

    Linguistics

    Houghton offers a minor in Linguistics, as well as a concentration in Linguistics within the Intercultural Studies major.

    Minor

    Concentration

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  • Management

    Management

    Houghton offers a major (BS or BBA) in Management in a 100% online format.

    Major

    3+CMMamOPr
  • Mathematics

    Mathematics

    Houghton offers a major (BA) and minor in Mathematics.

    Major

    Minor

    3+CMMamOPr
  • Military Leadership (Army ROTC)

    Military Leadership

    Houghton offers a minor in Military Leadership.

    Minor

    3+CMMamOPr
  • Missions

    Missions

    Houghton offers a minor in Missions, as well as a concentration in Missions within the Intercultural Studies major.

    Minor

    Concentration

    3+CMMamOPr
  • Music

    Music

    Houghton offers a major (BA) and minor in Music, as well as a master of arts (MA) in Music through the Greatbatch School of Music.

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    Minor

    Master of Arts

    3+CMMamOPr
  • Music - Collaborative Performance

    Collaborative Performance

    A master of music (MMus) degree in Collaborative Performance is offered through the Greatbatch School of Music.

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  • Music - Conducting

    Conducting

    A master of music (MMus) degree in Conducting is offered through the Greatbatch School of Music.

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    3+CMMamOPr
  • Music and Worship Ministries

    Music and Worship Ministries

    Houghton offers a concentration in Music and Worship Ministries within the Theology major.

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  • Music Composition

    Music Composition

    Houghton offers a major (BMus) in Music Composition, as well as a master of music (MMus) in Music Composition through the Greatbatch School of Music.

    Major

    Master of Music

    3+CMMamOPr
  • Music Education (K-12)

    Music Education

    A major (BMus) in Music Education is offered through the Greatbatch School of Music.  This degree prepares students to teach music to grades K-12.

    Major

    3+CMMamOPr
  • Music Industry

    Music Industry

    Houghton offers a major (BS) and minor in Music Industry through the Greatbatch School of Music.

    Major

    Minor

    3+CMMamOPr
  • Music Performance

    Music Performance

    Houghton offers a major (BMus) in Music Performance, as well as a master of music (MMus) in Music Performance through the Greatbatch School of Music.

    Major

    Master of Music

    3+CMMamOPr
  • Music with Non-Music Elective Studies

    Music with Non-Music Elective Studies

    Houghton offers a major (BMus) and minor in Music with Non-Music Elective Studies through the Greatbatch School of Music.

    Major

    3+CMMamOPr
  • Pastoral Ministries

    Pastoral Ministries

    Houghton offers a concentration in Pastoral Ministries within the Theology major.

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  • Philosophy

    Philosophy

    Houghton offers a major (BA) and minor in Philosophy.

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    Minor

    3+CMMamOPr
  • Physics

    Physics

    Houghton offers a major (BA or BS) and minor in Physics.

    Major

    Minor

    3+CMMamOPr
  • Political Science

    Political Science

    Houghton offers a major (BA) and minor in Political Science.

    Major

    Minor

    3+CMMamOPr
  • Pre-Art Therapy

    Pre-Art Therapy

    Houghton offers pre-professional training learning to a career in Art Therapy.

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  • Pre-Athletic Training
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  • Pre-Law
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  • Pre-Medical
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  • Pre-Nursing
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  • Pre-Pharmacy
    3+CMMamOPr
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
    3+CMMamOPr
  • Pre-Veterinary
    3+CMMamOPr
  • Psychology

    Psychology

    Houghton offers a major (BA) and minor in Psychology.  Optional tracks within the major include clinical/counseling, neuroscience and social/developmental.  The Pscyhology major (BS) is also offered in a 100% online format.

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    Minor

    Online

    3+CMMamOPr
  • Psychology - Clinical/Counseling

    Clinical/Counseling

    Houghton offers a concentration in Clinical/Counseling Pscyhology within the Psychology Major.

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    3+CMMamOPr
  • Psychology - Neuroscience

    Neuroscience

    Houghton offers a concentration in Neuroscience within the Psychology Major.

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    3+CMMamOPr
  • Psychology - Social/Development

    Social/Development

    Houghton offers a concentration in Social/Development Pscyhology within the Psychology Major.

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  • Public Health

    Public Health

    Houghton offers a minor in Public Health within the department of Global Studies.

    Minor

    3+CMMamOPr
  • Public Law and Policy

    Public Law and Policy

    Houghton offers a concentration in Public Law and Policy within the Political Science major (BA).

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    3+CMMamOPr
  • Religion

    Religion

    Houghton offers a minor in Religion through the department of Biblical Studies, Theology and Philosophy.

    Minor

    3+CMMamOPr
  • Sociology

    Sociology

    Houghton offers a minor in Sociology.

    Minor

    3+CMMamOPr
  • Spanish

    Spanish

    Houghton offers a major (BA) and minor in Spanish, as well as a concentration in Spanish within the Intercultural Studies major.

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    Minor

    Concentration

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  • Sport, Recreation and Wellness Management

    Sport, Recreation and Wellness Management

    Houghton offers a major (BS) in Sport, Recreation and Wellness Management.

    Major

    3+CMMamOPr
  • Sports Ministry

    Sports Ministry

    Houghton offers a minor in Sports Ministry as well as a concentration in Sports Ministry within the Theology major.

    Concentration

    Minor

    3+CMMamOPr
  • TESOL

    TESOL

    Houghton offers a major (BS) and minor in TESOL, in addition to a concentration in TESOL within the Intercultural Studies and Inclusive Chilhood Education majors.

    Major

    Minor

    Intercultural Studies Concentration

    3+CMMamOPr
  • Theology

    Theology

    Houghton offers a major (BA) and a minor in Theology. Optinal concentrations in the major can be taken in the following areas: Mission and Intercultural Studies; Music and Worship Ministries; Pastoral Ministries; Sports Ministry; Youth Ministry.

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    Minor

    3+CMMamOPr
  • World Religions

    World Religions

    Houghton offers a minor in World Religions through the department of Biblical Studies, Theology and Philosophy.

    Minor

    3+CMMamOPr
  • Writing

    Writing

    Houghton offers a major (BA) and minor in Writing.

    Major

    Minor

    3+CMMamOPr
  • Youth Ministry

    Youth Ministry

    Houghton offers a concentration in Youth Ministry within the Theology major.

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    3+CMMamOPr
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