Students at Colorado Christian
University will have new majors to enroll in next fall, along with some changes
to existing courses of study.
The most significant new offering is
, which will build a foundation for a variety of
professional and graduate studies -- including medicine, chiropractic,
dentistry, and even veterinary medicine. The major, consisting of 73 core
credit hours, will prepare students to gain placement in medical schools and
excel on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).
pre-med students have majored in biology and completed a Pre-Medicine
Curriculum Studies program that was not easily tracked by the Registrar; the
pre-med major will both avoid confusion and it reflects changes within the
ever-shifting field of medicine. For example, restructuring within current
classes resulted in more challenging coursework in genetics -- and raising it
from a 200-level to a 300-level class -- as well as directing pre-med students
to the life span development class, since the MCAT now includes questions in
the field of psychology.
The new Health Sciences major
will provide a basis for continued study in nursing, physical therapy, or as a
physician's assistant, among others. Course changes in this major entail an
applied statistics class designed specifically for the natural and social
For students interested in theatre, the School of Music
is also offering new Theatre
. With classes in acting, stage movement and dance, or
theatre production, these courses of study will root students in practical
aspects of theatre while immersing them in theatre history and literature.
These changes are meant to respond to student needs and developments
within various industries. They are accompanied by other major and course
modifications, most notably the addition of a required internship in the
psychology major, which ensures hands-on experience in the field. All updates
will be enacted in the 2012-13 school year. For more information, visit the Admissions website
our College of Undergraduate Studies.