Complete List of Majors and MinorsComplete List of Majors and Minors

Complete List of Majors and Minors

Lees-McRae College offers a variety of major programs of study and several minor programs of study. The programs listed below are categorized according to the following codes: BA (Bachelor of Arts), BAAS (Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences), BS (Bachelor of Science), BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts), C (Concentration), M (Major), MI (Minor), and L (Licensure). Please note that some programs may only be obtained through Extended Campus or Online Learning. 

Athletic Training

BS

M

Biology

Health Sciences
Nutrition

BS

M, MI

C
C

Birth to Kindergarten

BS

M, L (Extended Campus)

Business Administration

Accounting
Finance
International Business
Management
Marketing
Small Business Development

BA, BS

M, MI

C
C
C
C
C
C

Communication Arts & Design

Art & Design
Communication Arts

Creative Marketing

BA, BS

M, MI

C
C
C

Criminal Justice (Main Campus)
(Extended Campus)

BA, BS
BAAS

M, MI
M (Extended Campus)

Cycling

MI

Education

MI

Elementary Education (Main Campus)
(Extended Campus)

BA, BS
BS

M, L
M, L (Extended Campus)

English

BA

M, MI

Emergency Medical Services and Management

BS

M

History

BA, BS

M, MI

Human Services

BAAS

M (Online Learning)

Mathematics

MI

Musical Theatre

BFA

M

RN to BSN

BSN

M (Extended Campus)

Nursing (pre-licensure)

BSN

M (Main Campus)

Performing Arts Studies

BA, BS

M, MI

Psychology

BA, BS

M, MI

Religious Studies

BA, BS

M, MI

Sport Administration

Sport Business Management
Sport Media & Communications

BA, BS

M

C
C

Theatre Arts Education

BA, BS

M, L

Wildlife Biology

Wildlife Rehabilitation

BS

M

C, MI


Academic Program Nomenclature

Major | A coherent program of study that addresses identifiable learning outcomes. A major requires a minimum of 36 distinct credit hours, with no more than 18-20 overlapping credit hours.

Double Major | In cases where students are seeking a dual major from disciplines which both require either a senior capstone experience (omega project), an internship or both, students may elect to conduct a single omega project and/
or single internship to meet the requirements for both majors. In such cases, it is the responsibility of the student to meet with Senior Research and Internship faculty from both majors to propose research and internship projects which will fulfill the requirements of both majors. Internship faculty from both majors must approve written research and internship projects in advance.

Concentration | An area of specialization under an appropriate major. A major with areas of concentration requires a minimum of 15 credit hours of common core coursework, a minimum of 16 credit hours of specialized coursework and a minimum of 36 credit hours of total coursework.

Cognate | An affiliated program of study, usually a prescribed minor, that is a required part of a major. A cognate requires credit hours in addition to the 36 hours required of the major.

Minor | A coherent program of study that focuses on breadth, rather than depth, of knowledge in a discipline. A minor requires a minimum of 18 credit hours. A note to transfer students: when completing a minor, a transfer student must earn at least half of the hours for the minor at Lees-McRae College.

Emphasis | A specialized program of study developed between a faculty member and a student. An emphasis does not appear on student transcripts.

Earning a Second Degree

Students in main campus programs who hold a baccalaureate degree from Lees-McRae College or another regionally accredited institution may earn a second degree at Lees-McRae College. Such students must be admitted through the regular admissions process, will be classified as seniors, and must meet all conditions found in the section titled Requirements for Graduation. The student must complete at least 30 hours of additional coursework at Lees-McRae College beyond the requirements of the first degree. Only these additional hours will be used to calculate graduation
honors, although other policies pertaining to graduation honors apply (see the Graduation Honors section). Policies concerning a double-major apply to the second degree as if it were one half of a double-major.