Majors

Admission

Gustavus is a liberal arts college, which means you select your focus (your major) but you also take classes in a broad ("liberal") range of areas called general education requirements.

About one-third of the classes you'd take at Gustavus are for your major and one-third are for your general education requirements. That leaves one-third for electives, classes you select because they are most interesting to you. You can use your electives to pursue another formal major or a minor.

After graduation from Gustavus, the expertise you've gained from your major, plus the wide-ranging skills you've devleoped from your liberal educational foundation, will make you a marketable, well-equipped, and flexible employee or graduate student.

Undergraduate Programs

Program Major Minor Teaching Major/Certification Teaching Minor Honors Program Catalog Link Department Link
Accounting M Catalog Department
Art Education M T Catalog Department
Art History M m Catalog Department
Art Studio M m H Catalog Department
Athletic Training M Catalog Department
Biology M m H Catalog Department
Biology/Life Science Teaching M T Catalog Department
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology M Catalog Department
Chemistry M m T Catalog Department
Classics M m T H Catalog Department
Coaching m Catalog Department
Communication Studies M T t H Catalog Department
Computer Science M m H Catalog Department
Dance M m Catalog Department
Dance and Theatre Teaching M T Catalog Department
Earth Science/Space Teaching M T Catalog Department
Economics M m Catalog Department
Elementary Education M Catalog Department
English M m Catalog Department
Environmental Studies M m Catalog Department
French M m Catalog Department
Geography M m H Catalog Department
Geology M m Catalog Department
Gender, Women &Sexuality Studies M m Catalog Department
Greek m Catalog Department
Health Fitness M Catalog Department
Health Education M T Catalog Department
History M m H Catalog Department
International Management M Catalog Department
Japanese Studies M m Catalog Department
Latin M m T H Catalog Department
Latin American, Latino & Caribbean Studies m Catalog Department
Management M m Catalog Department
Math M m H Catalog Department
Music M m H Catalog Department
Neuroscience m Catalog Department
Nursing M Catalog Department
Physical Education M T Catalog Department
Peace Studies m Catalog Department
Philosophy M m H Catalog Department
Physics M m T H Catalog Department
Political Science M m Catalog Department
Psychology M H Catalog Department
Religion M m Catalog Department
Russian Studies M Catalog Department
Russian m Catalog Department
Scandinavian Studies M m Catalog Department
Social Studies Teaching M T Catalog Department
Sociology and Anthropology M m H Catalog Department
Spanish M m T Catalog Department
Theatre M m t Catalog Department

Pre-Professional Programs

While pre-professional programs do not have required courses (therefore, they are not majors), students wishing to pursue particular careers are encouraged to follow a recommended curriculum that will best prepare them for graduate school.

Program Catalog Link Department Link
Actuarial Science Catalog
Architecture Catalog
Arts Administration Catalog
Church Vocations Catalog
Dentistry Catalog Website
Engineering Catalog Website
Law Catalog Website
Materials Science Catalog
Medicine Catalog Website
Ministry Catalog
Occupational Therapy Catalog Website
Optometry Catalog
Pharmacy Catalog
Physical Therapy Catalog Website
Veterinary Medicine Catalog Website

* This list is maintained by the Admission Office. For the most up-to-date information, see the current college catalog (academic bulletin). To request any changes to this page, please email us.