Majors and Minors
Master the art of preparing and interpreting 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
Applied Missions / IrelandMin.
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
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
applied music, performance, instrument, audio, singing, vocalizing, singing, playing
Expand your knowledge of the art world and strengthen your creative skills. The art department offers several avenues allowing you to concentrate your studies and creative efforts on the medium of your choice. The Bachelor of Arts degree requires of a foreign language. The Bachelor of Science degree pairs the art major with Taylor's systems curriculum.
- Graphic Design: in-depth training in Adobe Creative Suite
- Photography: photo composition and darkroom film development
- 2D: screen and relief printmaking (among others), painting, drawing
- 3D: a variety of styles including wheel throwing, metal, and traditional sculpture
Possible careers: graphic designer, photographer, painter, sculptor, sketch artist, forensic sketch artist, set designer, fabric designer, clothing designer, illustrator, animator, creative director
art, portraits, stamps, collage, mixed-media, acrylic, charcoal, camera, dark room, oil paint, visual art, architecture, carpentry, woodworking, metalwork, pottery wheel, ceramics, clay, sculpture, fashion, animation, illustration
Polish and develop creative skills while simultaneously preparing to acquire your teacher certification. If art and teaching are your passions, then combine the two by majoring in Art Education. You will study in various art classes while also participating in Taylor's challenging education program in order to develop a toolbelt of skills in both areas.
Possible careers: art teacher, art professor, art sales, musuem curator
art education, drawing, teaching, children, painting, secondary, Kindergarten, All-grade education, K-12
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
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
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
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
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.
- 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
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
Biology Science EducationMaj.
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
Business as MissionMin.
Develop your business sense while adding dimension to your perception of Christian missions. This minor is ideal for biblical literature and international business majors.
Possible careers: business consultant, entrepreneur, business owner, manager, salesman, developer
business as mission, missions, non-profit, social entrepreneurship,
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.
- 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, registered nurse, chemical engineer, biomedical engineer, college professor, dentist, teacher, physician, pharmacist, physician assistant, radiologist, surgeon, veterinarian, veterinarian technician, pharmaceutical researcher, crime scene investigator
chemistry, medical, laboratory, research, pharmaceuticals, health care, chemical engineering, medicine, pharmacy, food science, forensics, organic
Chemistry - Environmental ScienceMaj.
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
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
Christian Educational MinistriesMaj.Min.
Christian Educational Ministries (CEM) 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 CEM 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
Church Music MinistriesMin.
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
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
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.
- 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, lawyer, 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
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
computer engineering, technology, software, website, computer coding, aeronautics, drone programming, sciences, electronic engineering
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.
- Business Information Systems
- Intelligent Systems (artificial intelligence)
- Scientific Computing
- Software Studio
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
Computer Science - Digital MediaMaj.
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
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
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
Developmental economics enables students to work on alleviating poverty within the developing world. These courses are geared toward “first world” business, governmental or financial applications. Students will gain an understanding of the tools and systems that can impact living standards within the developing world. Practicums provide students with hands-on experience in agencies and non-governmental organizations that work in developmental economics. The Bachelor of Arts option requires a foreign language. The Bachelor of Science option pairs developmental economics requirements with the systems curriculum.
Possible careers: accountant, salesman, market research analyst, statistician, consultant, financial advisor, budget analyst, auditor
developmental economics, developing countries, data, business, hands-on experience, finance, advising, statistics, social entrepreneurship
Study decisions involving the motion of people, capital, and goods in the economy. An economics major prepares students for careers in business, government, public affairs, and missions, among others. The Bachelor of Arts option requires a foreign language. The Bachelor of Science option pairs economics requirements with the systems curriculum.
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
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
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.
- 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
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.
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
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.
- 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, lawyer, 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
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
If you're interested in eventually operating your own business, consider an entrepreneurship minor. Because this minor requires core classes that all business majors take, only non-business majors may declare this minor.
Possible careers: business owner, manager, business consultant, salesman, researcher, developer, recruiter, business reporter
social entrepreneurship, independent, business, entrepreneur, self-own, operation
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.
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
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
Combine chemistry, biology, physics, physiology, and psychology to learn how exercise can improve health and performance. The Bachelor of Arts options require a foreign language. Bachelor of Science options require additional science courses.
- 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
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
Film and Media ProductionMaj.
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, audio engineering
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
Integrate knowledge and ideas from history, environmental science, and geography for a three-dimensional view of the globe. Geography majors 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,
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, businessperson, 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,
Intercultural Studies / MissionsMin.
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
Our international business degree will help you understand the global nature of business as you prepare for positions within multinational businesses, global missions, or charitable organizations. Combine a solid foundation of general business courses (accounting, finance, marketing, management, and economics) with upper-level business courses. Both degree options require a foreign language, but the Bachelor of Science develops additional technical skills through Taylor's systems curriculum. A study abroad experience is required.
Possible careers: international finance manager, management consultant, import/export agent, foreign currency investment advisor, foreign sales representative, international marketing director, financial controller, business development director, international trade and customs manager, international foreign policy advisor
international business, trade, finance, missions, consulting, foreign, sales, advising, policies, marketing, business administration, social entrepreneurship
The international relations minor is designed for students interested in the political, economic, and ideological relationships between nations. Offered 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
Develop your understanding of how nations interact by majoring in international studies. 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.
- African, Asian, and Latin American Studies
- Cross-Cultural Ministries
- East Asia Studies
- European Studies
- Middle Eastern Studies
- Peace, Reconciliation, and Justice
- Spanish Language and Literature
- World Literature
- World Politics and Economics
Possible careers: businessperson, attorney, diplomatic service employee, economist, journalist, missionary, pastor
international studies, politics, world, cross-cultural, ministry
Interpersonal and Public CommunicationMin.
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, lawyer
interpersonal and public communication, speaking, people, communicating
Journalism / Media WritingMaj.
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 and media writing degree is for you.
Our journalism and 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 and 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
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
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
legal studies, law, morale, ethics, journalism, government, politics, justice, court, lawsuits, trials
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
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, accountant, administrative assistant, comptroller, economist, financial analyst, market researcher, real estate agent, stock broker, venture capitalist, business owner, product development manager
management, business, control, stocks, research, corporate, finance, business administration, meeting and event planning, project management
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
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 law school, medical school, and seminary. 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
Mathematics - InterdisciplinaryMaj.
Employers want people with the skills of math majors: problem solving, reasoning, data analysis, communication, teamwork, etc. The mathematics – interdisciplinary major is designed to prepare 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: lawyer, accountant, computer programmer, business manager, 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
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,
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, music theatre, or church.
- 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 business 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, professor, electronic production and design, 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,
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
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.
- Choral: Designed for voice, piano, and organ majors, this major concentration prepares you to teach choral and general music.
- Instrumental: Designed for piano, brass, percussion, string, and woodwind majors, this major concentration prepares you 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
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.
Possible careers: performer, freelance musician, choir director, composer, conductor, film conductor, orchestra instrumentalist, concert pianist, singer, violinist
music performance, audio, composer, choir, instrument, art, singing,
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
Orphans and Vulnerable ChildrenMin.Cert.
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
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: attorneys, pastors, government, college professors, authors, editors, coaches, missionaries, business entrepreneur
philosophy, logic, ethics, moral, reasoning, reality, existence, mind and language, wisdom, understanding, history, culture, commentary, analysis, criticism, skepticism, Bible, religion, worldview, paradigm, thinking, theology
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
Study matter and energy, and observe how they interact while moving through space and time. Our rigorous physics major is designed to provide 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,
Physics Science EducationMaj.
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
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
Develop your critical thinking skills while engaging with domestic and international issues. Taylor's political science major educates students about the social, public, and international sides of politics and broadens understanding of the political process and how it shapes the world. The Bachelor of Arts option requires a foreign language. The Bachelor of Science option pairs political science requirements with Taylor's systems curriculum.
Possible careers: lawyer, campaign worker, executive search consultant, political correspondent, legal investigator, journalist, lobbyist, diplomat, politician, paralegal
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
Political Science, Philosophy and EconomicsMaj.
A major in political science, philosophy and economics (PPE) deeply engages in examining and understanding the nature of human communities. This interdisciplinary major encourages you to think critically from the position of each field and make connections between the disciplines, the past and the present, and see how each shapes the diversity of human experience.
PPE presents the opportunity for you to be well-versed in the core of these three disciplines, equipping you with a wide grasp of approaches to knowledge and critical thinking. You will learn about significant political and economic structures and processes, while being globally engaged and trained to discuss leading contemporary issues. Each discipline is explicitly engaged with faith and vocation and will challenge you to pursue rigorous study with the expectation of impacting the world through your career.
Possible careers: lawyer, campaign worker, executive search consultant, political correspondent, legal investigator, journalist, lobbyist, diplomat, politician, attorneys, civil servant, paralegal
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
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
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.
- 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
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
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, public health veterinarian, public health lawyer, public health dentist, 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
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,
Social Studies EducationMaj.
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.
- Historical Perspectives
- Geographical Perspectives
- Government and Citizenship
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,
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 is designed to:
- Prepare social workers for beginning-level generalist practice including formal and informal lifelong learning.
- Integrate Christian values with professional values to challenge worldviews, personal beliefs, and societal constructs.
- Globalize student perspectives on issues and experiences of diverse, vulnerable and marginalized populations.
- Enable 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, physician, 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
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.
- 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: designed 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
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, international business, journalist, missionary
spanish, international, translate, spanish history, spanish literature, non-profit, linguistics, foreign language
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 designed to 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
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. The Bachelor of Arts option requires a foreign language. The Bachelor of Science option requires additional elective courses.
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
Learn the basics of a variety of art forms through our studio art minor. With various classes including both hands on art courses, as well as courses in art history, studio art minors will be exposed to a wide array of the different dimensions of art, while developing their own individual style.
Possible careers: studio artist, production artist, art therapy, media layout, interior design, commercial artist, museum curator
studio art, layout, production, commercial art, museum
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.
- Economic Development: field course in Africa
- Public and Environmental Health: field course in Ecuador
- Sustainable Agriculture: field course in Costa Rica
- Water Resources Sustainability: field course in Guatemala
Possible careers: construction project manager, sustainability analyst, sustainable design professional, 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
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
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)Min.Cert.
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
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. The Bachelor of Science option pairs communication studies requirements with Taylor's systems curriculum. 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
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
If you're passionate about reaching young people for Christ, consider a youth ministry minor. Students of any major can minor in youth ministry.
Possible careers: youth pastor, missionary, youth leader, minister
youth ministry, young people, evangelism, Bible, scripture, applied missions, church, discipleship, religion