Qualifying Majors

What majors can fit better into a three-year plan?

Since you'll need to complete at least 124 credit hours to graduate (more if you are seeking a Bachelor of Music Degree), the answer is: it depends.

Certain majors may fit better than others into a three-year plan, and your ability to complete your degree requirements depends both on the number of credits needed to complete the major as well as the number of credits needed to complete your integrative studies requirements.

For example, you may be able to complete your integrative studies in as few as 29 credit hours but it is more likely to be somewhere in the range of 29 - 67.

If this sounds confusing, don't worry. Look at the menu options on the left, and contact Ryan Spear, the three-year option advisor, and he can talk through it with you.

Best fit for three-year option: most likely to complete in seven or fewer semesters without enrolling with college credit already earned

MajorCredit Hours
Bible 32
Communication 33-36
English 40
History 36
Humanities 34-45
Intercultural Studies 34-54
Mathematics 36
Music (BA) 40-42
Philosophy 32
Political Science 36
Psychology 42
Religion 42
Spanish 36-45
Writing 36

Good fit for three year option: more likely to need to enroll with college credit earned, more likely finish in seven semesters.

MajorCredit Hours
Art 48
Biochemistry* 48
Biology BS* 62
Biology BA 42
Business 52
Chemistry BS* 63
Chemistry BA 55
Christian Formation 49-54
Computational Physics 63
Computer Science 52
General Science 49
Physics BS* 63
Physics BA 45
Rec: Equestrian 42-44

May or may not be possible in three years: most likely to need to have earned college credit prior to enrolling at Houghton in order to complete in seven or fewer semesters.

MajorCredit Hours
Music Composition 66-80
Adolescence Ed 44+2nd Major
Inclusive Childhood Education 92-95
B.Mus. w/ Elective 78
Music Ed 94
Music Performance 81
Art Education 76
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