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2016-2017 Springfield College Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Springfield College Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Affairs Program

Undergraduate Departments And Areas of Study

NOTE: “Disciplines” are areas of course work that fall within
departments. They should not be confused with “majors.”

I. Biology/Chemistry Department

Majors: Biology , Sports Biology   
Minor(s): Biology Minor , Chemistry Minor   
Teacher Licensure Program: Teacher of Biology (5-8 and/or 8-12)   

II. Business Management Department

Majors: Accounting , Finance , Business Management , Marketing Health Care Management   
Minor(s): Business Management Minor  Economics Minor , Entrepreneurial Studies Minor , Health Care Management Minor Marketing Minor  

III. Education Department

Teacher Licensure Programs:
Early Childhood Education (PreK-2) - Psychology  
Elementary and Special Education (1-6) - American Studies , English , Mathematics and Computer Technology  
Secondary Education in the following disciplines: Art , Art Therapy , Biology , English , Mathematics , History  
Minor(s): Education Minor  

IV. Emergency Medical Services Management Department

Major: Emergency Medical Services Management  

V. Exercise Science and Sport Studies Department

Majors: Applied Exercise Science , Athletic Training , Athletic Training / Pre-Physical Therapy , Nutritional Sciences  
Minor(s): Nutritional Sciences Minor  

VI. Humanities Department

Disciplines: Communication, English, Modern Languages, Religion, Philosophy
Majors: English , Communications/Sports Journalism  
Minor(s): English Minor , Philosophy Minor , Religion Minor ,Spanish Minor ,Professional Writing Minor , Creative Writing Minor , Social Justice Minor  
Teacher Licensure Programs: Teacher of English (5-8 and/or 8-12) , Elementary Teacher (1-6) and Special Education (Pre-K - 8)  

VII. Interdisciplinary Programs

Majors and Programs: General Studies  (self-designed major),
Exploratory Studies / Undeclared major (available for first two years)

VIII. Mathematics/Physics/Computer Science Department

Majors: Computer and Information Sciences , Mathematics , Mathematics and Computer Technology  
Minor(s): Computer Science Minor , Computer Programming Minor , Mathematics Minor , Sports Analytics Minor  
Teacher Licensure Programs: Teacher of Mathematics (5-8 and/or 8-12) , Elementary Teacher (1-6) and Special Education (Pre-K - 8)  

IX. Occupational Therapy Department

Majors: Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Science - Occupational Therapy  and a Master of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy.

X. Physical Education and Health Education Department

Majors: Movement and Sports Studies , Health Studies
Minor(s): Athletic Coaching Minor , Health Studies Minor  
Teacher Licensure Programs: Teacher of Physical Education (PreK-8 and/or 5-12), Teacher of Health/Family and Consumer Sciences (all grades)  

XI. Physical Therapy Department

Major: Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Science / Pre-Physical Therapy  and Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy

XII. Physician Assistant Department

Major: Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Science / Pre-Physician Assistant  and a Master of Science Degree in Physician Assistant

XIII. Psychology Department

Major: Psychology    
Minor(s): Psychology Minor   
Teacher Licensure Program: Early Childhood Education - Teachers of Students with and without Disabilities (PreK-2)

XIV. Rehabilitation and Disability Studies Department

Majors: Rehabilitation and Disability Studies , Communication Sciences and Disorders , Health Science/General Studies
Minor(s): Rehabilitation and Disability Studies Minor , Communication Sciences and Disorders Minor , Deaf Studies Minor , Health Science Minor , Public Health Minor  

XV.Sport Management and Recreation Department

Majors: Recreation Management , Recreation Management with a Therapeutic Recreation and/or Child Life Option, Sport Management  

XVI. Social Science Department

Disciplines: Criminology, History, Sociology, Youth Development
Majors: American Studies , Sociology , Criminal Justice , History 
Minor(s): History Minor , Political Science Minor , Sociology Minor , Criminal Justice Minor , YMCA Professional Studies Minor , Youth Development Minor 
Teacher Licensure Program: Teacher of History (5-8 and/or 8-12) , Elementary Teacher (1-6) and Special Education (Pre-K - 8)

XVII. Visual and Performing Arts

Disciplines: Art, Dance, Drama, Music
Majors: Art , Art Therapy Computer Graphics / Digital Arts , Dance  
Minor(s): 3D Animation Minor Art Minor , Art Therapy Minor , Dance Minor , Music Minor , Theater Arts Minor , Web Design Minor  
Teacher Licensure Program: Teacher of Visual Arts (PreK-8, 5-12)

XVIII. School of Professional and Continuing Studies (SPCS)

Major: Bachelor of Science in Human Services
The SPCS programs and courses are not described in this catalog. Because of the unique nature of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, it has its own student catalog. This can be obtained by calling (800) 727-0004 or (413) 748-3207, or by writing to Springfield College, School of Professional and Continuing Studies, 263 Alden Street, Springfield, MA 01109-3797.