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

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

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: applied missions / ireland, bible, church, cross-cultural, gospel, great commission, ireland, ministry, religion, study abroad, world

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

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

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

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: all-grade education, art education, children, drawing, k-12, kindergarten, painting, secondary, teaching

all-grade education, art education, children, drawing, k-12, kindergarten, painting, secondary, teaching

Read more about the Art Department

Art History

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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: art eras, art history, artists, renaissance art

art eras, art history, artists, renaissance art

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Read more about the Biology Department

Biology Science Education

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Major

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Read more about the Communication Department

Creative Writing

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

Possible careers: creative writing, english, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, psychology, situational dynamics

creative writing, english, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, 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: advising, business, data, developing countries, economics, finance, hands-on experience, statistics

advising, business, data, developing countries, economics, finance, hands-on experience, 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: educational studies, students, teaching, youth

educational studies, students, teaching, youth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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: american literature, books, british, classics, composition, english education, grammar, high school teacher, language arts, literary analysis, reading, secondary education, stories, teaching, writing

american literature, books, british, classics, composition, english education, grammar, high school teacher, language arts, literary analysis, reading, secondary education, stories, teaching, writing

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

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

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

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

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

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

Read more about the Philosophy Department

Exercise Science

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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: america, archaeology, civilization, civil war, colonialism, culture, documentaries, european history, facts, geography, government, history, notable events, patriotism, politics, record keeping, roman empire, social studies, societies, understanding, united states, world war ii

america, archaeology, civilization, civil war, colonialism, culture, documentaries, european history, facts, geography, government, history, notable events, patriotism, politics, record keeping, roman empire, social studies, societies, understanding, united states, world war ii

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: communicating, interpersonal and public communication, people, speaking

communicating, interpersonal and public communication, people, speaking

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

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

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Keyboard Pedagogy

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Minor

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

Possible careers: instruct, keyboard pedagogy, lessons, piano, teach

instruct, keyboard pedagogy, lessons, piano, teach

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

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

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: american, analysis, art, british, classical literature, classics, communication, culture, english, history, literary, literature, london, performing literature, reading, stories, travel

american, analysis, art, british, classical literature, classics, communication, culture, english, history, literary, literature, london, performing literature, reading, stories, travel

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

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

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

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

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Mathematics

Maj.Min.

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: applications, architecture, calculus, mathematics, physics, statistics

applications, architecture, calculus, mathematics, physics, statistics

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Mathematics - Interdisciplinary

Maj.

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

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

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Mathematics Education

Maj.

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

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

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

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

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

band, composer, conductor, film score, music composition, music production, theater, 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: all-grade, band, choir, k-12, kindergarten, lessons, music education, music therapy, secondary education, teach

all-grade, band, choir, k-12, kindergarten, lessons, music education, music therapy, secondary education, teach

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

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

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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: acting, broadway, dance, entertainment, fine art, musical theatre, performing arts, play, rodgers & hammerstein, singing, stage, theater

acting, broadway, dance, entertainment, fine art, musical theatre, performing arts, play, rodgers & hammerstein, singing, stage, theater

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

anxiety treatment, psychology, special needs, stress, therapeutic power of art, 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: business writing, communication, english, journalism, literature, marketing, media, novel, professional writing, write

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

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

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

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

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

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

agency, communications, event planning, fundraising, human resources, media, media relations, news, non-profit, organization, project management, public relations, representation, spokesman, sport 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: 9-12, america, economics, european history, geography, government, high school, history, licensure, middle school, politics, professional, psychology, secondary education, social studies education, sociology, teaching

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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: activities, athletics, baseball, basketball, business, football, management, mlb, nba, nfl, nhl, olympics, soccer, softball, sport management, sports, volleyball

activities, athletics, baseball, basketball, business, football, management, mlb, nba, nfl, nhl, olympics, soccer, softball, sport management, sports, volleyball

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

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

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

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

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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: leaderships, managing, methods, organization, systems engineering

leaderships, managing, methods, organization, systems engineering

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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: education, foreign, foreign language, missions, teaching, teaching english to speakers of other languages (tesol), translations

education, foreign, foreign language, missions, teaching, teaching english to speakers of other languages (tesol), translations

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

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

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

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

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

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

Read more about the Christian Educational Ministries Department