Majors and Minors

Our Approach

The academic program at Eureka College seeks to maintain a balance between requirements which all students must meet and freedom for each student to select those courses which will best match and further one’s own interests, skills, and life plan. The structure of the curriculum has been designed to reflect this balance.

The College believes that there are certain basic skills and a common core of knowledge possessed by anyone who would call him/herself truly educated. Therefore, the College requires that each student acquire and display skills in composition and mathematics. The College also requires that each student devote a portion of time to the study of humanities, fine and performing arts, natural sciences, and social sciences. These distributional requirements insure that each student will have the opportunity to explore that body of knowledge which is our common cultural heritage. The program at Eureka is rigorous both in its goals and in the effect it demands, but the College believes it is also exciting and satisfying.

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Academic Divisions

Education | Fine and Performing Arts | Humanities | Science and Mathematics | Social Sciences and Business

Minor

A minor consists of a minimum of 20 semester hours in a field with at least six hours at the 300 level and a minimum of six hours in Eureka College course work. Selection procedures for a minor are the same as for selecting a major. A minimum of twelve hours of credit in the minor must be taken outside the student’s major field of study.

Majors

Majors are designed to establish qualifications for a profession, vocation, and/or for entrance into graduate or professional schools. Students who have completed 54 semester hours are required to have an approved petition for major filed with the Records Office.

A major requires a minimum of 32 hours in a single discipline, with at least 12 hours at the 300 level or higher, and a minimum of 12 hours in Eureka College course work.

An individualized major enables a student to plan a program of courses based on individual educational and vocational objectives. Application for such a major must be made to the Office of the Dean of the College before the end of the sophomore year of study to provide adequate planning. The process of approval assures adequate concentration of courses including upper level work. The program is reviewed by the Dean and a committee of three faculty members. This major will be given a title and usually includes at least 42 semester hours in areas of concentration with 18 hours of upper level courses.

Double Major Option

A graduate may be recognized for a second major, if an approved petition for both the primary and second major are processed with the Records Office before all graduation requirements have been met. Each course in the academic history of the student shall be counted toward the required semester hours for only one major. The petitions for the majors must indicate any special agreements as to how the requirements for each major will be met.

Majors and Minors offered at EC

* Secondary Teaching Licensure available
** Not majors, only pre-requisites for Graduate schools

Program of Study (with tracks)
Major
Minor

Fine & Performing Arts

Visual Art
Graphic Design
Drawing & Illustration
Painting
Photography
Arts Administration
Music Education (K––12 Teacher Certification)
Music
Performance Emphasis (Piano or Voice)
Non-Performance Emphasis
Pre-Art Therapy**
Pre-Music Therapy**
Theatre Arts & Drama
Production Emphasis
Performance Emphasis
History & Theory Emphasis

Science & Mathematics

Biology*
Chemistry
Computer Studies
Management Information Systems
Graphic Arts
Environmental Studies
Kinesiology
Mathematics*
Physical Science

Engineering Dual Degree Program;
3+2 program at U. of Missouri in KC
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Technology Applications
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Dentistry/Pre-Veterinary**
Nursing**

2-year transfer program
4+2 MSN Program with Rush University

Social Science & Business

Accounting
Computer Science Emphasis
Business Administration
Arts Administration Emphasis
Finance & Accounting Emphasis
International Business Emphasis
Management Emphasis
Marketing Emphasis
Sports Management Emphasis
Criminal Justice/Sociology
Economics
History & Political Science
History Track *
Political Science Track
Pre-Law**
Organizational Leadership
(Degree Completion Weekend Program)
Psychology
Sociology & Psychology
Pre-Actuarial**

Humanities

Communication
Human Track
Strategic Track
English
Literature Track*
Writing Track
Philosophy & Religion
Pre-Seminary Studies Track**
Spanish
Leadership

Education

Elementary Education
K-9 Teacher Licensure
Non-Licensure
Secondary Education
English (6––12)
Mathematics (6––12)
Physical Education (K––12)
Social Science with History designation (6––12)
Vocal Music (K––12)
Special Education
K-12 Licensure
Non-Licensure