CCU Announces New Majors and Minors for Traditional Undergraduates

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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 a Pre-Medical Profession major, 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).

Previously, 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 sciences.

For students interested in theatre, the School of Music is also offering new Theatre minor and Music Theatre minor. 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 for our College of Undergraduate Studies.