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Accounting

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Major/Minor

Learn how to prepare and interpret financial data for managers, investors and the general public as you train in our accounting program for a career in public accounting, business, government, or nonprofit organizations. The Bachelor of Arts option requires a foreign language. A Bachelor of Science in Accounting is a more involved treatment of accounting theory and practice, focused on preparing for the certified public or certified management accounting exams. The Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Systems adds the systems curriculum to existing Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

Possible careers: accountant, actuary, auditor, budget analyst, professor, cost estimator, financial examiner, financial manager, loan officer, logistician, personal financial advisor, real estate appraiser, real estate broker, sales manager

accounting, numbers, finance, loans, real estate, data, government, theory, business, statistics

Read more about the Business Department

Applied Missions

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Minor

The applied missions minor teaches students the history and present state of Christian missions work around the world. In addition to classroom study, this minor requires a cross-cultural mission-oriented experience.

Possible careers: missionary, pastor, counselor, director for Christian organization, minister

applied missions / Ireland, ministry, study abroad, cross-cultural, Ireland, world, Bible, great commission, gospel, church, religion

Read more about the Biblical Studies Department

Applied Music

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Minor

Take your musical abilities to the next level with an applied music minor. You'll develop skills and learn techniques to improve your performance as a vocalist or instrumentalist.

Possible careers: vocalist, orchestral instrumentalist, concert pianist, piano teacher, singer, musician

applied music, performance, instrument, audio, singing, vocalizing, playing

Read more about the Music, Theatre & Dance Department

Art Education

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Major

If art and teaching are your passions, combine the two by majoring in Art Education. The Art Education major is designed to prepare students to acquire their teaching certification in art. The major requires professional education and art courses which help you grow both as an artist and a teacher.

Possible careers: art teacher, art professor, art sales, musuem curator

art education, drawing, teaching, children, painting, secondary, Kindergarten, All-grade education, K-12

Read more about the Art Department

Art History

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Minor

Minor in art history to understand the context for how we view art today. Students in this minor will learn how our culture has been formed and transformed by artists over time.

Possible careers: professor, creative director, art director, museum curator, art dealer

art history, artists, renaissance art, art eras, art history

Read more about the Art Department

Biblical Languages

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Minor

A minor in biblical languages provides an opportunity for you to study either Greek or Hebrew. The program culminates with a final course focusing on the use of the Old Testament (Hebrew) in the New Testament (Greek).

Possible careers: professor, Bible translator, preacher, pastor, teacher, missionary

biblical languages, scripture, bible, greek, hebrew, old testament, new testament, torah, canon, religion

Read more about the Biblical Studies Department

Biblical Literature

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Major/Minor

Go beyond the content of the Bible, and dive deep into the pages of Scripture by majoring in biblical literature. This program provides in-depth study, culminating with a senior paper and presentation. The biblical literature major combines well with variety of other majors. The bachelor of arts option requires a foreign language, and the bachelor of science option pairs the biblical literature requirements with Taylor's systems curriculum.

Possible careers: pastor, director for Christian organizations, counselor, college professor, chaplain, missionary

biblical literature, bible, theology, biblical studies, scripture, ministry, christian beliefs, religion, history, greek, hebrew, scripture, pastoral

Read more about the Biblical Studies Department

Biochemistry

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Taylor's biochemistry major teaches students the ins and outs of a fascinating crossover field. The science of chemical processes within living organisms, biochemistry provides the scientific knowledge and understanding necessary to pursue jobs in the fields of agriculture, toxicology, and medicine, among others. Students in this major take a host of chemistry and biochemistry classes, and are recommended to take additional classes in genetics and microbiology.

Possible careers: laboratory technician, analytical chemist, clinical technician, pharmaceutical researcher, pharmacist, research chemist, clinical chemist, product developer, research technician, inspector, industrial researcher, pharmacologist, doctor, nutritionist, crop scientist, toxicologist, pharmaceutical researcher, radiologist, crime scene investigator

biochemistry, biology, chemistry, research, health care, pharmaceuticals, chemical engineering, biological engineering, medical, archaeology, nutrition, medicine, toxicology, crop science, agriculture, plant, animals, reactions, physiology, microbiology, chemical processes, pharmacy, neuroscience, agronomy, horticulture, botany, plant biology, cellular biology, forensic chemistry, organic, epidemiology, dietetics, biotechnology

Read more about the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department

Biology

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Major/Minor

Study living organisms, their physiology, anatomy, and behavior with a biology major. Take classes on cell, plant, and animal biology to gain a broad base of biological knowledge. The Bachelor of Arts option requires a foreign language and allows students to concentrate in a certain area of biology through elective classes. The Bachelor of Science in Biology has broad scientific requirements, including physics, organic chemistry, and mathematics. The Bachelor of Science in Biology and Systems adds Taylor's systems curriculum to existing Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

Concentrations (optional):

  • Pre-Medicine: Prepare for medical school with a biology major and a pre-medicine concentration. Our program provides a strong scientific foundation in a breadth of sciences and pushes students with a host of biology courses. Classes cover everything from molecular genetics to environmental physiology. The Bachelor of Arts option requires a foreign language. The Bachelor of Science option has more stringent science course requirements.

Possible careers: biological technician, physician, conservation scientist, nutritionist, pharmacist, research assistant, allergist, biochemist, audiologist, chiropractor, professor, dentist, orthodontist, teacher, microbiologist, hydrologist, podiatrist, surgeon, veterinarian, zoologist, doctor, surgeon, marine biologist, dentist, dental hygienist, pediatrician, physician assistant, orthopedic surgeon, radiologist, oral surgeon, physician's assistant, radiation technician, nurse

biology, life, studies, research, health care, science, conservation, animals, biological engineering, medical, archaeology, medicine, surgery, operations, hospital, clinic, premedicine, pre-medicine, marine biology, pharmacy, pharmaceutical, veterinary medicine, dental, pediatrics, animal sciences, horticulture, cellular, anatomical, genetics, zoology, podiatry, chiropractic, occupational therapy, optometry, physical, veterinary, rehabilitation, respiratory care, human, epidemiology, microbiology, obstetrics, dental hygiene, audiology, radiology, dietetics, neonatal nursing, pathology, medical ethics, dentistry, neurology, biotechnology, ecology

Read more about the Biology Department

Biology Science Education

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Prepare for a teaching career at the middle or high school level by majoring in biology science education. Along with the biology core and a variety of science courses, you'll take education courses designed to prepare you to effectively teach and manage classrooms.

Possible careers: teacher, researcher, therapist

biology science education, teach, studies, animals, high school teacher, human anatomy, skeletons, secondary education, science, 9-12

Read more about the Biology Department

Chemistry

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Major/Minor

Taylor's chemistry major provides students with a deep knowledge of all major areas of chemistry. Through extensive lab experience, students learn chemistry's practical applications and are prepared for further study at the graduate level or employment in a variety of chemistry fields. The Bachelor of Arts option requires a foreign language. The Bachelor of Science option requires a 6-credit research project.

Concentrations (optional):

  • Pre-Medicine: Our chemistry major with the pre-medicine concentration provides students with a depth in chemistry and a foundation in biology. Students interested in medicine, nutrition, or dental care should consider this major. Pre-medicine students also have the opportunity to participate in a semester abroad in Ecuador, where they will learn to be medically conversant in Spanish.

Possible careers: chemist, lab technician, chemical engineer, biomedical engineer, dentist, physician, pharmacist, physician assistant, radiologist, surgeon, pharmaceutical researcher, crime scene investigator

chemistry, medical, laboratory, research, pharmaceuticals, health care, chemical engineering, medicine, pharmacy, food science, forensics, organic

Read more about the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department

Chemistry - Environmental Science

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Our integrated chemistry and environmental science major has a strong emphasis on the physical aspects of environmental studies, combining major chemistry classes with several environmental science classes. Students in this major are well-prepared for careers in environmental research or industrial/municipal environmental monitoring and control.

Possible careers: chemist, lab technician, chemical engineer, biomedical engineer, college professor, teacher, aerospace engineer, anthropologist, climatologist, astronomer, marine biology, archaeologist, analytical chemist, geneticist, volcanologist, paleontologist

chemistry - environmental science, environment, environmental studies, research, monitoring, control, chemical engineering

Read more about the Earth and Environmental Science (EES) Department

Chemistry Education

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Middle and high school chemistry teachers are in high demand. Taylor's chemistry education degree will prepare you to teach chemistry in secondary schools. To fulfill requirements for your teacher certification, you will spend a semester your senior year student teaching in middle and high school classrooms.

Possible careers: teacher, professor, chemist, lab technician

chemistry education, middle school, high school, teacher, classroom experience

Read more about the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department

Christian Ministries

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Major/Minor

The Christian Ministries major is designed to prepare student leaders for multiple ministry settings. In this major the professors focus not only on strong academics, but also on relationships and discipleship through in-depth Bible study, leadership development, and education in the historical and psychological foundations of ministry, among other things. A Christian Ministries major pairs well with various different majors and minors, including Biblical Literature, Youth Ministry, and Intercultural Studies.

Possible careers: teacher, missionary, pastor, chaplain, counselor, college professor, organization director

Christian educational ministries, leadership, bible, biblical, studies, ministry, religion, christian beliefs, scripture, youth group, great commission, pastoral ministries, theology

Read more about the Christian Educational Ministries Department

Church Music Ministries

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Minor

Church Music Ministries prepares you to become worship leader in traditional and contemporary church music programs.

Possible careers: music minister, worship leader, youth band leader, choir director

church music ministry, worship, music, choir, band, ministry

Read more about the Music, Theatre & Dance Department

Coaching

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Minor

Prepare for sport-related opportunities in coaching, camp and recreational settings, and athletic ministry. Take classes on sport-specific training, coaching principles, coaching psychology, and athletic injury care and prevention. This minor requires a practicum where the student can put the principles from class into practice.

Possible careers: coach, camp leader

coaching, athletics, activities, recreation, athletic ministry, principles, care, sport management, physical, exercise, drills, basketball, football, soccer, track and field, cross country, running, softball, baseball, sprints, sports

Read more about the Kinesiology Department

Communication Studies

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Major/Minor

Develop your communication skills and your understanding of communication theory by majoring in communication studies. All majors must choose a concentration. The Bachelor of Arts option requires a foreign language. The Bachelor of Science option pairs communication studies requirements with Taylor's systems curriculum.

Concentrations:

  • Corporate Communication: prepares students for communication roles in professional and business settings.
  • Interpersonal and Public Communication: equips students to communicate across personal and cultural boundaries.

Possible careers: human resources, sales and marketing, management, event planner, minister, grant writer, professor, copywriter, speech therapist, speech pathologist

communication studies, interpersonal, social,  theory, people, business, speaking, meeting and event planning, project management

Read more about the Communication Department

Computer Engineering

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Major

Taylor's ABET-accredited computer engineering program is an interdisciplinary major offered jointly by the Computer Science and Engineering, and Physics departments. The major prepares students for computer engineering jobs and/or graduate programs involving robotics, biomedical implants, small instrumentation, telecommunications, supervisory control, data acquisition systems, and other complex hardware-software systems.

Possible careers: computer software engineer, network architect, computer hardware engineer, website creator, video game coder, application designer, digital forensics

computer engineering, technology, software, website, computer coding, aeronautics, drone programming, sciences, electronic engineering

Read more about the Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Department

Computer Science

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Major/Minor

The computer science major challenges students to solve real-world problems with technology solutions. The Bachelor of Arts option is designed to provide a solid background in the field for those wishing to immediately enter a career in computer science or related fields. Two Bachelor of Science options exist. The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science includes additional theory and research courses for students wishing to pursue graduate study in computer science, while the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Systems adds the systems curriculum to existing BA degree requirements.

Concentrations (optional):

  • Cybersecurity

Possible careers: chief information officer, agile coach, enterprise architect, quality assurance director, software architect, software developer, data architech, web developer, technical support and IT

computer science, technology, software, website, computer coding, development, sciences, programming, video games, cryptography, decoding

Read more about the Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Department

Computer Science - Digital Media

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Computer science/digital media is an interdisciplinary major offered by the Computer Science and Engineering, Media Communication, and Art Departments. This degree is a hybrid of logic, communication, and the art of design. The Bachelor of Arts option prepares students in the use of digital tools in the creative arts with a Computer Science understanding. The Bachelor of Science option adds the systems curriculum.

Possible careers: agile coach, quality assurance director, software architect, data architech, web developer, technical support and IT, animations, animator, sound producer, graphic designer, digital illustrator

computer science - digital media, technology, software, graphics, animations, sound, website, sciences, new media, programming, software, media applications, video games

Read more about the Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Department

Corporate Communication

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Minor

Develop communication skills for professional and business settings with a corporate communication minor. This minor pairs especially well with business, management, and marketing majors.

Possible careers: management, human resources, grant writing, real estate, sales and marketing

corporate communication, business, corporation, professional, manager,  office, interpersonal, relations, speaking

Read more about the Communication Department

Creative Writing

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Minor

Exercise your creative muscle in classes on poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction writing with a creative writing minor.

Possible careers: creative writer, blogger, author, copywriter, journalist, scriptwriter

creative writing, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, English, psychology, situational dynamics

Read more about the English Department

Economics

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Minor

Study decisions involving the motion of people, capital, and goods in the economy. An economics minor prepares students for careers in business, government, public affairs, and missions, among others.

Possible careers: accountant, salesman, market research analyst, statistician, consultant, financial advisor, budget analyst, auditor

economics, developing countries, data, business, hands-on experience, finance, advising, statistics

Read more about the Business Department

Educational Studies

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The educational studies major trains students to lead a classroom and teach subject matter to elementary students. This major does not lead to a teaching license. Employment opportunities include private schools, church-related schools, youth-related ministries, and education-related opportunities in a variety of settings.

Possible careers: teacher, youth pastor, camp instructor, tutor, training manager

educational studies, teaching, youth, students

Read more about the Education Department

Elementary Education

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Taylor University's elementary education program trains students in areas of instruction, subject matter, and classroom management. Students enter elementary school classrooms right away freshman year and, senior year, spend a full semester student teaching domestically and/or abroad. The elementary education major leads to a K-6 elementary generalist license approved by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) and accredited by National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). A subject matter concentration is required by the IDOE. Additional classes in a content area or an approved minor can fulfill this requirement.

Concentrations:

  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Licensure
  • Special Education Licensure
  • Junior High/Middle School Licensure: Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, or Social Studies

Possible careers: teacher, camp instructor, tutor, training manager

elementary education, children, teaching, elementary school, experience, students, accredited, math, social studies, history, science, English, language arts, early childhood education

Read more about the Education Department

Engineering

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Incorporating the studies of physics, engineering, and mathematics, our engineering degree explores how these three disciplines work together to solve real-world problems. Students gain hands-on experience that prepares them for careers in engineering, applied science, or applied physics.

Concentrations:

  • Biomedical: the application of engineering to medicine and biology for healthcare purposes.
  • Chemical: combines various branches of math and science to properly use chemicals, materials, and energy.
  • Electrical: the function and use of electricity.
  • Environmental: application of engineering principles to help sustain and improve the environment.
  • Mechanical: the design, production, and operation of machinery.
  • Physics: the effect of nature and the properties of matter and energy.
  • General: the basis of real-world problem solving through unique scientific orientations.

Possible careers: mechanical engineer, physicist, aerospace engineer, acoustic engineer, nuclear engineer, architect, electrical engineer

engineering, applied physics, mathematics, applied science, applied physics, aeronautics, space travel, international space station, satellites, architecture, rockets, military technology, electrical, electronic, civil engineering, mechatronics, aeronautical, aeronautics

Read more about the Physics and Engineering Department

English

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Major/Minor

If you enjoy reading and writing and appreciate well-told stories, consider majoring in English. Every English student chooses a concentration.

The Bachelor of Arts option requires a foreign language. The Bachelor of Science option pairs English creative writing requirements with Taylor's systems curriculum.

Concentrations:

  • Creative Writing: Develop and refine your written voice with a creative writing concentration. You'll create original works of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction, using your artistic gifts to explore what it means to be human, fallen, and crafted in God's image. 
  • Literature: Develop your skills of literary analysis and critical writing with a literature concentration. You'll read extensively, learn the cultural contexts of various contexts, and closely examine American and global works of historical and cultural significance.

Possible careers: author, blogger, copywriter, creative writer, editor, journalist, librarian, poet, professor, publicist, scriptwriter, teacher

English, writing, books, poetry, author, nonfiction, creative, literary, art, culture, history, situational dynamics, communication, theatre, storytelling, language arts, comparative literature, performing literature

Read more about the English Department

English Education

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Prepare for a teaching career at the middle or high school level by majoring in English education. Along with taking classes to develop your writing and literary analysis skills, you'll also take courses to prepare you to run a classroom. All education majors spend a semester student-teaching full-time.

Possible careers: teacher, writer, professor, scholar, educator

English education, writing, reading, books, stories, teaching, American literature, classics, British, literary analysis, grammar, composition, secondary education, high school teacher, language arts

Read more about the English Department

Entrepreneurship

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Minor

If you're interested in eventually operating your own business, consider an entrepreneurship minor. Students in any major may declare this minor.

Possible careers: business owner, manager, business consultant, salesman, developer, CEO

social entrepreneurship, independent, business, entrepreneur, self-own, operation

Read more about the Business Department

Environmental Science

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Major/Minor

If you are interested in how science works throughout the natural world, consider the environmental science major. Along with environmental law, policy, and ethics classes, you'll gain a grounding in biology, chemistry, and geology. All students complete a practicum of their choice and a summer field studies course.

Concentrations (optional):

  • Biology
  • Geology

Possible careers: agricultural scientist, botanist, ecologist, forest ranger, oceanographer, air and water quality manager, geologist, natural resource manager, conservationist, zoologist

environmental science, outdoors, agriculture, conservation, ecology, natural resources, wildlife, ecosystems, soil sciences, ecology, forestry, wildlife, wildlands, agriculture

Read more about the Earth and Environmental Science (EES) Department

Ethics

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Minor

Learn more about the complexities of modern issues and how to approach them from a variety of angles by minoring in ethics. This minor pairs especially well with majors in business, public health, and journalism.

Possible careers: writer, lawyer, attorney, advocate, college professor, entrepreneur, editor, counselor

ethics, justice, right, wrong, truth, values, virtue, wisdom, logic

Read more about the Philosophy Department

Exercise Science

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Major

Combine chemistry, biology, physics, physiology, and psychology to learn how exercise can improve health and performance.

Concentrations:

  • Health Science and Human Performance: ideal for careers in personal training, corporate wellness, or athletic performance enhancement.
  • Pre-Allied Health: ideal for graduate-level careers in nursing, medicine, and physical or occupational therapy.

Possible careers: personal trainer, coach, physical therapist, sports medicine physician, activity specialist, athletic director, fitness coach, kinesiologist, massage therapist, registered nurse, sports agent, nutritionist, wellness coordinator, physician assistant, chiropractor, occupational therapist, physician's assistant, radiation technician

exercise science, health, athletics, nutrition, therapy, physical, wellness, performance, enhancement, medicine, nursing, biology, psychology, kinesiology, fitness, sports, training, cardiovascular, strength, muscle tissue, medical, allied health, food, podiatry, chiropractic, rehabilitation, respiratory care, human biology, fitness, pre-physical therapy, radiology, dietetics, neonatal nursing, sport sciences, recreational therapy, human anatomy

Read more about the Kinesiology Department

Film and Media Production

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As a film and media production major at Taylor, you will create festival-ready film and video projects using state-of-the-art cameras and editing equipment. Our award-winning program covers four kinds of production: narrative filmmaking, documentary filmmaking, video production for clients, and multi-camera studio production.

Our department's emphasis on great storytelling, combined with our array of cameras, lights, jibs/dollies, and professional editing suites, helps you create projects worthy of the big screen. Hollywood isn't just a pipe dream—our graduates work in the entertainment industry and so can you.

Possible careers: producer, editor, designer, videographer,  digital imaging technician, founder/social entrepreneur, freelance editor, media associate, professor

film and media production, audio, movies, producing, camera, editing, art, photography, photo composition, storytelling, culture, entertainment, industry, documentaries, radio, television

Read more about the Film & Media Production Department

Finance

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Major/Minor

Get a foundation in the principles of financial decision-making in organizations by studying finance at Taylor. You'll have opportunities to manage real money and take a course to prepare for the Series 7 exam. This major is designed to prepare for careers in banking, insurance, government, real estate, financial planning or charitable organizations. It is also a great fit for those planning graduate study in law or business.

Possible careers: financial consultant, financial manager, commercial banker, corporate finance, investment banker, money manager, financial planner, insurance agent, stockbroker, financial advisor

finance, consulting, bank, corporate, manager, money, insurance, statistics, investments, securities

Read more about the Business Department

Geography

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Minor

Geography students are fascinated by the earth, its natural formations, how geography has impacted human history, and how humanity impacts geography.

Possible careers: agricultural researcher, community developer, demographer, economic advisor, educator, emergency management, international trade specialist, meteorologist, natural disaster expert, navigator, park ranger, US geological surveyor

geography, topography, sustainability, maps, environment, rocks, earth, nature,

Read more about the History, Global & Political Studies Department

Graphic Art

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Major

Graphic art touches nearly everything we buy, read, wear, ride, and eat. Whether in print or online, strong and effective visual communicators are always in demand. Taylor's courses require experimentation and hands-on work as you put theories into action. You'll develop expertise in Adobe Creative Suite and learn to build a professional practice and portfolio as you use art to effectively communicate messages, stories, and ideas.

Concentrations:

  • Design: typography, editorial design, layout, prepress, branding, packaging design, web design, and web animation
  • Illustration: drawing, painting, storyboarding, visual voice, character development, and visual narrative
  • Photography: photojournalism, portraiture, product and food photography, photo illustration, and experimental photography

Possible careers: graphic designer, illustrator, web designer, photographer, editorial designer, comic book artist, art director, creative director, scenic artist

wedding photography, graphics, infographics, magazine, layout, commercial art, web design, animation, cartoons, visual communication, food photography, animator, magazine designer, cartoonist, design lead

Read more about the Art Department

History

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Major/Minor

Gain a deeper understanding of the world we live in by majoring in history. Our history major focuses on American and World History, with potential for students to focus their studies on religious, regional, or political history. The Bachelor of Arts option requires a foreign language. The Bachelor of Science option pairs history requirements with Taylor's systems curriculum.

Possible careers: attorney, government employee, educator, journalist, politician, historian, archivist, legal assistant, paralegal

history, record keeping, facts, notable events, government, politics, documentaries, understanding, societies, civilization, World War II, Civil War, Roman Empire, colonialism, America, United States, patriotism, culture, geography, government, archaeology, social studies, European history

Read more about the History, Global & Political Studies Department

Intercultural Studies / Missions

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Minor

The focus of the the intercultural studies and missions minor is to teach students the history and present state of Christian missions work around the world. The more traditional minor does most of its study on campus through a series of courses throughout the student’s time at Taylor, but it also requires cross-cultural experience in addition to the classroom study.

Possible careers: missionary, pastor, director for Christian organization, minister

intercultural studies / missions, cross-cultural, ministry, world missions, gospel, Bible, great commission, scripture, church

Read more about the Biblical Studies Department

International Relations

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Minor

If you're interested in the political, economic, and ideological relationships between nations, consider an international relations minor. Courses cover the spectrum from broad overviews of historical thought regarding liberty and equality to the more specific political history of the Middle East.

Possible careers: archaeologist, communications specialist, cultural anthropologist, import/export broker, international security specialist, travel agent, multicultural expert, translator, missionary, politician

international relations, travel, foreign, anthropology, international, research, economics, politics, government

Read more about the History, Global & Political Studies Department

International Studies

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Major/Minor

Expand your knowledge of the world at large with an international studies major. Students of international studies are encouraged to explore art, economics, communication, and politics while concentrating on a particular area. The Bachelor of Arts option requires a foreign language. The Bachelor of Science option pairs international studies requirements with Taylor's systems curriculum.

Concentrations:

  • African, Asian, and Latin American Studies
  • Cross-Cultural Ministries
  • East Asia Studies
  • European Studies
  • Middle East Studies
  • Peace, Reconciliation, and Justice
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • World Literature
  • World Politics and Economics

Possible careers: attorney, diplomatic service employee, economist, journalist, missionary, pastor

international studies, politics, world, cross-cultural, ministry

Read more about the History, Global & Political Studies Department

Interpersonal and Public Communication

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Minor

Advance your skills in communicating across personal and cultural boundaries with an interpersonal and public communication minor. This minor pairs well with international studies, social work, and public health majors.

Possible careers: public relations, human resources, sales and marketing, management

interpersonal and public communication, speaking, people, communicating

Read more about the Communication Department

Journalism / Media Writing

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Major

If you write for your school paper, enjoy designing layouts or taking pictures, and love telling stories through the web, newspapers, magazines, or other media outlets, Taylor's journalism/media writing degree is for you.

Our journalism/media writing major will prepare you to craft messages with insight, Christian ethics, and passion in all forms of writing including print, broadcast, web, and audio/radio. Our program teaches you to tell stories in as many ways possible, not just through words, but also through design, photos, audio and video. Journalism/media writing majors have the opportunity to write for and edit our award-winning student newspaper.

Possible careers: journalist, editor, freelance writer, investigative reporter

journalism media writing, news, social media, writing, communicating, investigation, editing, copy, website, broadcast, arts, culture, entertainment, documentaries, interviewing, communication, political science, sports, management, photojournalism

Read more about the Communication Department

Keyboard Pedagogy

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Minor

Keyboard pedagogy prepares you to teach private piano lessons and operate a professional studio.

Possible careers: music teacher, piano teacher, private instructor

keyboard pedagogy, piano, teach, instruct, lessons

Read more about the Music, Theatre & Dance Department

Legal Studies

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Minor

Students interested in law can add the legal studies minor to any major. Courses range from Business Law to Civil Rights and Liberties to Institutional Powers and American Constitutional Development.

Possible careers: attorney, campaign worker, journalist, investigator, law enforcement, lawyer

legal studies, law, morale, ethics, journalism, government, politics, justice, court, lawsuits, trials, criminal justice

Read more about the History, Global & Political Studies Department

Literature

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Minor

Explore the classics and what makes them significant with a literature minor. Our Literary London travel course fulfills one class requirement for this minor.

Possible careers: author, teacher, librarian, editor, writer

literature, London, classical literature, travel, English, stories, reading, classics, American, British, art, analysis, literary, culture, history, communication, performing literature

Read more about the English Department

Management

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Major/Minor

Learn best management practices and develop your understanding of the business world with a management major. This major prepares students for careers in logistics, retail management, human resource management, and a host of entrepreneurial ventures. The Bachelor of Arts option requires a foreign language. The Bachelor of Science option pairs management requirements with the systems curriculum.

Possible careers: manager, administrative assistant, comptroller, real estate agent, venture capitalist, business owner, product development manager, CEO

management, business, control, stocks, research, corporate, finance, business administration, meeting and event planning, project management

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Marketing

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Major/Minor

Become equipped through our marketing major to create, communicate, and deliver value to customers, while managing relationships in ways that benefit organizations and stakeholders. It is a perfect foundation for sales, advertising, retailing, purchasing, brand management, customer relations, or market research. The Bachelor of Arts option requires a foreign language. The Bachelor of Science option pairs marketing requirements with the systems curriculum.

Possible careers: marketing manager, product manager, advertising manager, sales manager, market researcher, marketing analyst, director of marketing, marketing coordinator, sales representative, account manager, direct sales manager

marketing, retail, advertising, business, manager, sales, finance, research, accounts

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Mathematics

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Major/Minor

Go deeper into mathematics, developing your understanding of calculus, statistics, and mathematical applications. The Bachelor of Arts option prepares students for graduate study in mathematics and other fields. Taylor graduates have attended graduate school for mathematics, computer science, and physics, as well as other areas. This option requires a foreign language. The Bachelor of Science option pairs mathematics requirements with Taylor's systems curriculum and requires a practicum. This degree can lead to careers in actuarial science and statistics, among others.

Possible careers: actuary, applied mathematician, benefits analyst, economic analysis, financial analyst, market researcher, investment manager, product developer, computer programmer, demographer, statistician, professor

mathematics, calculus, statistics, applications, physics, architecture

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Mathematics - Interdisciplinary

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Major

Employers want people with the skills of math majors: problem solving, reasoning, data analysis, communication, teamwork, etc. The mathematics – interdisciplinary major prepares students with these skills for careers in various fields including science, business, government, or ministry. This degree requires a minor in another field such as physics, chemistry, computer science, finance, or economics, and requires a practicum in the same area.

Possible careers: accountant, computer programmer, financial advisor, product developer, market researcher, economic analyst, actuary, architect

mathematics - interdisciplinary, problem solving, reasoning, data analysis, communications, teamwork, mathematics, accounting, biology, computer science, finance, economics, actuarial science, architecture, statistics

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Mathematics Education

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Major

If you appreciate and understand mathematics and have a passion for education, consider studying mathematics education. This major prepares students to teach at either the middle school or high school level. Students must complete a semester of student teaching.

Possible careers: high school mathematics teacher, educator, principal

mathematics education, teach, problem sets, multiplication, algebra, calculus, geometry, addition, subtraction, division, secondary education, high school teacher,

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Music

Maj.

Major

Our Bachelor of Arts in Music prepares you for diverse career opportunities in keeping with the liberal arts tradition of Taylor University. This degree requires a foreign language and combines well with minors in other fields, such as communication, pre-law or business. The Bachelor of Science degrees provide a broad-based musical foundation with concentrations to prepare you for possible vocational opportunities in the music industry, arts management, or church music ministry.

Concentrations (optional):

  • Church Music Ministries: prepare to serve today's evangelical church in music ministry, worship leading, and pastoral/leadership duties.
  • Management: gain skills in music and basic knowledge of business management principles, in preparation for a career on the business side of the music industry.
  • Marketing: develop skills in music and basic knowledge of marketing principles. These two sides pair up to build a solid foundation for the student interested in doing marketing for the music industry.

Possible careers: acoustician, composer, arranger, musician, manager, agent, band director, music teacher, conductor, entertainment law, film music director, film scorer, video game scorer, freelance musician, lyricist, music curator, merchandising, music critic, music librarian, music publishing, music therapist, musical theater coaching, musical theater production, orchestrator, manager, recruiter, songwriter, talent scout, talent judge, talent representation, tour manager

music, instrument, agent, manager, composition, lyrics, songwriting, band, orchestra, opera, film score, talent, art, record labels, business, guitar, piano, voice, singing, instrumental, choral, choir, arrangement, trumpet, flute

Read more about the Music, Theatre & Dance Department

Music Composition

Maj.Min.

Major/Minor

A music composition major prepares you to study further in graduate school, teach theory and/or composition at high school or college levels, and compose or arrange sacred or secular music. It also leads to numerous opportunities in radio, television, and other related fields.

Possible careers: composer, band manager, choral conductor, orchestra conductor, theater company owner, film and video game scorer, professor

music composition, composer, film score, conductor, band, theater, music production, theatre

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Music Education

Maj.

Major

Our music education major leads to teacher certification and prepares you to teach in public schools at the elementary, junior high, and senior high school levels. 

Concentrations:

  • Choral: prepares voice, piano, and organ majors to teach choral and general music.
  • Instrumental: prepares piano, brass, percussion, string, and woodwind majors to teach instrumental and general music.

Possible careers: teacher, professor, private instructor, choir director, music education supervisor, music therapist, music librarian, band director

music education, teach, lessons, choir, band, music therapy, secondary education, all-grade, K-12, Kindergarten

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Music Performance

Maj.

Major

The music performance major program will prepare you for graduate school and possible careers as a solo performer, accompanist, private teacher, professional ensemble member, conductor, or college professor. As a student in this major, you will develop skills in organ, piano, voice, brass, percussion, strings, and woodwinds performance, in areas including technique, interpretation, practice strategies, and performance experiences.

Concentrations:

  • Instrumental
  • Piano
  • Vocal

Possible careers: performer, freelance musician, choir director, conductor, film conductor, orchestra instrumentalist, concert pianist, singer, violinist

music performance, audio, composer, choir, instrument, art, singing, guitar, voice, piano, singing, instrumental, orchestra, choral, choir, arrangement, trumpet, flute, oboe, bass, composer

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Musical Theatre

Maj.

Major

If you're a serious artist passionate about music, theatre, and dance, consider the BFA in Musical Theatre. Students in this major take classes in all three areas of performance. Musical theatre and lyric theatre performances provide opportunities for students to practice what they've learned in the classroom. Music, dance, and theatre faculty challenge students to take their art to the next level--and engage their faith throughout the process. Potential majors must complete voice, acting, and dance auditions.

Possible careers: actor, director, stage manager, dancer, performing artist, vocal artist, lyricist

musical theatre, Broadway, performing arts, play, Rodgers & Hammerstein, theater, fine art, entertainment, acting, dance, singing, stage

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Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Min.Cert.

Minor/Certificate

Gain a basic skill set and knowledge of how to work with orphans and vulnerable children. This minor requires classes in developmental psychology, law and justice, and public health, among others, to provide a broad understanding of factors impacting children. Learn more about orphans and vulnerable children at Taylor University.

Possible careers: missionary, adoption agent, nurse, social worker, lawyer

orphans and vulnerable children, missions, children, orphans, social work, psychology, law, justice, public health

Read more about the Psychology Department

Philosophy

Maj.Min.

Major/Minor

Taylor's philosophy majors are given the opportunity to develop their understanding of different ways of thinking by studying logic, ethics, the history of philosophy, and the relationship between philosophy and faith. The philosophy program strengthens and develops student's skills in critical thinking, textual analysis and moral reasoning while also challenging students to engage with a variety of thoughts and ideas as they explore worldviews, the history of ideas, and the foundations of human thought.

Possible careers: attorney, pastor, politician, college professor, author, missionary, scholar

philosophy, logic, ethics, moral, reasoning, reality, existence, mind and language, wisdom, understanding, history, culture, commentary, analysis, criticism, skepticism, Bible, religion, worldview, paradigm, thinking, theology, world religions

Read more about the Philosophy Department

Photography

Min.

Minor

If you love the way the world looks through your camera lense, then apply this passion to your major by minoring in photography. As a photography minor, you will take courses covering the fundamentals of photography and you'll learn how to use digital tools.

Possible careers: freelance photographer, magazine layout, product photographer, portrait artist, fine art photographer, photo editor

photography, picture, camera, digital, print, visual art, photo composition, lighting, angles, perspective, light

Read more about the Art Department

Physics

Maj.Min.

Major/Minor

Study matter and energy, and observe how they interact while moving through space and time. Our rigorous physics major provides the math and physics foundation students need to excel in graduate school. The Bachelor of Arts option requires a foreign language. The Bachelor of Science requires additional technical electives.

Possible careers: aerospace engineer, astronomer, chemical engineer, professor, hydrologist, logistician, financial manager, physicist, statistician, survey researcher

physics, mathematics, astronomy, logics, finance, research, survey, systems, planets, solar system, gravity, mass, environment, how things work, aeronautics, space, architecture, mechanical design, audiology, aeronautical, aeuronautics

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Physics Science Education

Maj.

Major

If you enjoy explaining how things work, enjoy science, and are passionate about education, consider studying Physics Science Education. Physics science education students take a combination of math, science, and education courses, and may focus their electives to strengthen their understanding of a particular subject area. Students in this major complete a semester of student teaching and earn teaching licensure for grades 5-12. 

Possible careers: middle or high school science teacher, principal, educator

physics science education, teaching, high school, education, physics, logic, science, secondary education, 9-12, licensure

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Physics/Mathematics Education

Maj.

Major

If you appreciate physics and math and have a knack for explaining difficult concepts to others, consider the physics/mathematics education major. You'll learn to manage a classroom and effectively communicate subject matter to high school students. Students in this major complete a semester of student teaching and earn a teaching licensure for grades 5-12. 

Possible careers: high school physics/mathematics teacher, principal, educator

physics/mathematics education, teacher, professor, actuary, applied mathematician, benefits analyst, economic analyst, professor, actuary, applied mathematician, benefits analyst, economic analyst, financial analyst, market researcher, investment manager, product developer, computer programmer, demographer, statistician, hydrologist, astronomer, aerospace engineer, secondary education, high school, 9-12

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Political Science

Min.

Minor

Develop your critical thinking skills while engaging with domestic and international issues. Taylor's political science minor introduces students to the social, public, and international sides of politics and broadens understanding of the political process and how it shapes the world.

Possible careers: lawyer, campaign worker, executive search consultant, political correspondent, legal investigator, journalist, lobbyist, diplomat, politician, paralegal, law enforcement

political science, law, politics, journalism, ethics, morale, investigator, sales, social work, writing, consulting, lobbying, campaigns, economics, finance, business, history, culture, government, thinking, understanding, criminal justice, international relations

Read more about the History, Global & Political Studies Department

Political Science, Philosophy and Economics

Maj.

Major

When the government of a world power lifts trade restrictions, how does that impact life across the globe? How do philosophical ideas impact approaches to government and business? As a PPE major, you'll consider these questions and others as you gain an interdisciplinary education designed for you to make connections and develop understanding.

Possible careers: lawyer, campaign worker, executive search consultant, political correspondent, legal investigator, journalist, lobbyist, diplomat, politician, attorneys, civil servant, paralegal, law enforcement

political science philosophy and economics, law, politics, journalism, ethics, morale, investigator, sales, social work, writing, consulting, lobbying, campaigns, economics, finance, business, history, culture, government, thinking, understanding, criminal justice, public policy analysis, international relations, world religions

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Pre-Art Therapy

Maj.

Major

Build a foundation in both psychology and art, while learning about the therapeutic uses of art. Pre-art therapy is a pre-professional degree that will prepare you for a graduate program in art therapy through courses in psychology, art, and art education. You'll gain hands-on experience with artistic mediums that can be used anywhere (drawing, painting, ceramics, etc.) while learning how to teach art techniques and taking psychology courses that cover everything from personality and abnormal psychology to development over a life span.

Possible careers: art therapist, art teacher, community art organization director, psychologist, counselor, psychiatrist

psychology, treatment, stress, therapeutic power of art, special needs, anxiety treatment

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Professional Writing

Maj.Min.

Major/Minor

Gain a foundational knowledge of the publishing world while sharpening your writing skills by studying professional writing. Learn the business side of writing and how to navigate the world of agents and editors. Taylor's professional writing major trains students to write for a variety of media: newspapers, magazines, movies, stage plays, online publications, books, etc. Students in the professional writing program have access to editors and published writers. Required classes develop skills in Adobe Creative Suite, editing, and the craft of writing. Students build a portfolio of published work beginning freshman year, and they graduate prepared to work in the publishing world or begin graduate studies in English, film, journalism, or creative writing.

Possible careers: writer, editor, freelance writer, novelist, business writer, journalist, literary agent, layout and designer, magazine writer, blogger, speech writer, marketing writer, copywriter

professional writing, write, journalism, media, business writing, novel, literature, marketing, English, communication

Read more about the Communication Department

Psychology

Maj.Min.

Major/Minor

Integrate the study of the human mind with your Christian faith. Learn how the mind works and how it impacts human behavior. This major is ideal foundation for graduate study, as well as entry into Bachelor's-level careers. Every psychology major must complete a practicum or research project. The Bachelor of Arts option requires a foreign language. The Bachelor of Science option pairs psychology requirements with Taylor's systems curriculum.

Concentrations (optional):

  • Pre-Medicine: Study the human mind and its impact on human behavior, while building a foundation in the hard sciences. Students in this major concentration are well-prepared for the MCAT and entrance into medical, dental, and allied health schools.

Possible careers: counselor, social worker, researcher, human factors specialist, management analyst, psychiatrist, law enforcement

psychology, mind, ethics, morale, intentions, medical, social work, human factors, humanity, counseling, public relations, addictions, behavioral sciences, family therapy, neuroscience, clinical, developmental, child, experimental, premedicine, psychiatry, criminology, substance abuse, psychologist, counseling services, criminal justice

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Public Health

Maj.Min.

Major/Minor

If you are interested in understanding better the societal and environmental factors influencing health, consider studying public health. Public health prepares students to learn and address the causes of poor health, and effectively serve communities in health-related areas. This major can be effectively combined with other majors and minors, such as social work, political science, or environmental science, to provide deeper understanding of sustainable ways to serve. 

The Bachelor of Arts option requires a foreign language. The Bachelor of Science option goes deeper into the psychological, scientific, and political aspects of public health. Both degrees require a practicum providing students experience in public health and community development work.

Possible careers: public health doctor, tropical disease expert, HIV specialist, medical director, management policy advisor, director of family health, health center administrator, industrial hygienist, environmentalist, professor, behavioral scientist, mental health researcher, outcomes researcher, vaccine researcher, pharmacist, emergency response expert, nurse, disease ecologist, nutritionist

public health, environment, disease, epidemic, vaccines, nutrition, bacteria, law, hygiene, nursing, medicine, counseling, government, medical ministry, social work, addictions, public health, anthropology, pharmacy, sociology, public policy, medical ethics

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Public Relations

Maj.Min.

Major/Minor

If you enjoy writing, organizing, and event planning, if you are good with people and think quickly on your feet, consider a public relations major.

Taylor's public relations major trains students to deliver strategic communication campaigns professionally in corporate, agency, nonprofit or ministry settings in a truthful and responsible way. You will use digital media tools and gain experience with real clients, helping them enhance their reputation, educate their audiences, and promote their organization in their community.

Taylor is a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), an organization that aids students by broadening their networks and helping them launch their careers. PRSSA members meet with industry professionals, tour notable agencies, and job-shadow professionals in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne. PRSSA offers continual opportunities for scholarships and networking.

Possible careers: account coordinator, marketing assistant, event coordinator, public relations manager, agent, fundraiser, employee relations, production coordinator, multicultural relations, government affairs, sales representative

public relations, media, event planning, communications, agency, spokesman, fundraising, non-profit, human resources, representation, media relations, news, non-profit, organization, sport management, project management,

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Social Studies Education

Maj.

Major

Prepare for a teaching career at the middle or high school level by majoring in social studies education. Required courses cover topics including American and world history, politics, geography, and professional education.

Concentrations (optional):

  • Historical Perspectives
  • Economics
  • Geographical Perspectives
  • Government and Citizenship
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Possible careers: high school history/social studies teacher, educator, principal

social studies education, teaching, middle school, high school, history, politics, geography, professional, secondary education, 9-12, licensure, psychology, economics, geography, government, sociology, America, European history,

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Social Work

Maj.

Major

Social work is a human service profession focused on enhancing the social functioning of individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities, with a particular emphasis on disadvantaged populations. Our social work curriculum includes five content areas: human behavior and the social environment, practice, policy, research, and field instruction. Our program . . .

  • prepares social workers for beginning-level generalist practice including formal and informal lifelong learning.
  • integrates Christian values with professional values to challenge worldviews, personal beliefs, and societal constructs.
  • globalizes student perspectives on issues and experiences of diverse, vulnerable and marginalized populations.
  • enables graduates to impact circles of influence in an effort to advance social justice.

Taylor’s social work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Social work majors can earn a Bachelor of Arts (includes language requirement) or Bachelor of Science degree. Graduates are prepared to apply for state credentialing (licensure, certification or registration) as a beginning-level social work practitioner in all 50 states.

Possible careers: social worker, welfare agents, DHR agent, counselor, community developer, wellness promoter, adoption agent

social work, children, missions, welfare, public health, counseling, wellness, physician, community, nursing, psychology, health, family, government, ministry, addictions, physical, sexual abuse prevention, helping people, criminal rehabilitation, counseling services

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Sociology

Maj.Min.

Major/Minor

Build your knowledge and understanding of research principles and methods while learning what others have discovered about human societies through research. All sociology majors must choose a concentration.

The Bachelor of Arts option requires a foreign language. The Bachelor of Science option pairs sociology requirements with Taylor's systems curriculum.

Concentrations:

  • Family Studies: focuses on human behavior through family life and offers classes in psychology and social work along with sociology. Consider this track if you are interested in working with families through social service agencies or churches.
  • Justice Studies: for those interested in criminal justice, probation/parole, corrections, restorative justice, and law enforcement. You will complete the major requirements in sociology, as well as 4-6 justice courses.
  • Policy Studies: learn about the impact of various types of policies on economics and social structures.
  • Sociological Studies: a traditional sociology track allowing you to maintain greater flexibility in your course scheduling and maximize the sociological focus of your studies. If you are interested in pursuing graduate work in sociology, consider this track.
  • Urban Studies: learn about community and urban life through class study and field experiences. You will also study the way material resources and social advantages are distributed and made accessible throughout society.

Possible careers: lawyer, researcher, counselor, social worker, physician, writer, journalist, teacher, professor, case manager, adoption agent, rehabilitation officer, city, manager, marketer, public relations agent

sociology, social work, research, helping, DHR, welfare, counseling, rehabilitation, writing, journalism, teaching, history, culture, ethnicity, race, travel, people groups, politics, society, psychology, addictions, anthropology, criminal justice

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Spanish

Maj.Min.

Major/Minor

Sharpen your Spanish language skills while learning about Spanish culture and history. This major requires a semester abroad in a Spanish-speaking country. Consider pairing this major with another to multiply your professional opportunities.

Possible careers: translator/interpreter, government, national security, travel agent, journalist, missionary

spanish, international, translate, spanish history, spanish literature, non-profit, linguistics, foreign language, international business

Read more about the Modern Languages Department

Spanish Education

Maj.

Major

Prepare to teach Spanish at the middle and high school levels by majoring in Spanish Education. Along with courses to hone your Spanish speech and deepen your knowledge of Spanish history and culture, you will also take courses that prepare you to run a classroom.

Possible careers: spanish teacher, interpreter/translator, tutor, missionary

spanish education, international, translate, spanish history, spanish literature, non-profit, publishing, secondary, foreign language

Read more about the Modern Languages Department

Sport Management

Maj.Min.

Major/Minor

Prepare for a career in sports, including athletic director, sports information, or media relations, with a sport management major. You'll learn how sports programs, products, and activities are developed, produced, promoted, and managed.

Possible careers: sports marketing specialist, sports information director, sports agent, sports medicine professional, athletic director

sport management, sports, management, athletics, business, activities, basketball, soccer, baseball, football, softball, volleyball, NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB, Olympics

Read more about the Kinesiology Department

Studio Art

Maj.Min.

Major/Minor

Explore 2-D and 3-D mediums, from printmaking, painting, drawing, and photography to sculpture, ceramics, metalworking, and woodworking. The studio art major is designed for fluidity, so you can experiment with a variety of mediums and develop your artistic voice. In addition to studying and practicing art, you'll be introduced to the world of art exhibitions, galleries, and commission work as you share your artwork outside of the studio.

Possible careers: sculptor, fashion designer, painter, sketch artist, forensic sketch artist, set designer, fabric designer, furniture designer, mixed-media artist, fine art photographer, studio artist, production artist, museum curator

portraits, stamps, collage, mixed-media, acrylic, charcoal, camera, dark room, oil paint, visual art, architecture, metal-working, carpentry, woodworking, ceramics, firing pottery, metalwork, pottery wheel, studio art, layout, production, museum

Read more about the Art Department

Sustainable Development

Maj.

Major

If you are science-minded and want to help people, consider the sustainable development major. An interdisciplinary major, sustainable development covers the three spheres of sustainability—environment, economy, and society—to develop a holistic understanding of key issues facing humanity and the environment. After building a solid foundation in environmental science, public health, sociology, and economics, students choose a concentration that allows them to focus on a particular area of sustainable development. Each concentration has its own international, field-based course that enables students to put what they've been learning into action.

Concentrations:

  • Economic Development: field course in Africa
  • Public and Environmental Health: field course in Ecuador
  • Sustainable Agriculture: field course in Costa Rica
  • Water Resources: field course in Guatemala

Possible careers: construction project manager, sustainability analyst, energy efficiency analyst, operations manager, sustainability consultant, water engineer, agricultural scientist, food scientist, resource manager

sustainable development, care, environmental, sustainability, economics, sociology, health, agriculture, water, biology, society, public health, resource management, stewardship, business development, community development, food security, resource management, agroecology, agronomy, crop science, horticulture, applied, soil, city, urban, community, regional planning, natural resources, conservation, public policy analysis

Read more about the Earth and Environmental Science (EES) Department

Systems Engineering

Maj.

Major

A systems engineer determines the most effective ways to combine the basic factors of supply chain—people, machines, materials, information, and energy—to make a product or provide a service. You will learn how to increase productivity by improving processes, management, methods of business organization, and technology. Systems Engineering focuses on defining customer needs and the necessary functions while considering the complete problem.

Possible careers: computer officer, system manager, director, IT management, programmer, security network administrator, network training officer

systems engineering, managing, leaderships, methods, organization

Read more about the Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Department

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Min.Cert.

Minor/Certificate

Taylor University's TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) program is an additional licensure program for elementary education, secondary education, and all-grade candidates approved by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) and accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Upon completion of the program, candidates obtain two teaching licenses from the Indiana Department of Education: the license for their particular grade level and a TESOL license. 

Possible careers: teacher, camp instructor, tutor, training manager, interpreter, translator, missionary

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), missions, teaching, translations, foreign, foreign language, education

Read more about the English Language Teaching Department

Theatre Arts

Maj.Min.

Major/Minor

Develop skills in communication, acting, stagecraft and management, and play direction with a major in theatre arts. All students in this major participate in at least two theatre productions each year. Students also direct their own productions, and there are opportunities to be part of Taylor's traveling theatre company. The Bachelor of Arts option requires a foreign language. Learn more about theatre at Taylor.

Possible careers: actor, stage manager, producer, playwright

theatre arts, performing, arts, stage, theatre, plays, acting, directing, theater, Shakespeare, musicals, drama, scriptwriting, speech, performing literature

Read more about the Music, Theatre & Dance Department

Web Communication

Maj.

Major

If you're interested in making the web central to your career, managing web teams, designing amazing sites, helping companies use social media strategically, and creating content for online distribution, our web communication major is for you.

Websites are often the first impression of any company, agency or organization. Our web communication degree prepares you to help your future employer understand the importance of creating and maintaining an interactive, dynamic website to attract customers and clients. It will also prepare you to work in all aspects of the web including interactive web design, web writing, photojournalism, production, social media and more.

Possible careers: social media director, web designer, online news writer, journalist, video producer

web communication, social media, web design, website building, digital, online news, computer

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Youth Ministry

Maj.Min.

Major/Minor

If you're passionate about reaching young people for Christ, consider a youth ministry major.

Possible careers: youth pastor, missionary, youth leader, minister

youth ministry, young people, evangelism, Bible, scripture, applied missions, church, discipleship, religion

Read more about the Christian Educational Ministries Department