Departments of Study

Berea College offers majors in thirty-four (34) fields of study, some offering multiple curricula that, upon successful completion, lead to Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and/or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees. Most degree programs require a minimum of 32 earned course credits; the Nursing Department typically requires a minimum of 34 earned course credits. Because of the sequential nature of some degree programs, students interested in a particular major should read carefully the requirements and recommendations outlined in the this publication. A Curriculum Guide for each major is made available to students and advisors through the Office of Registrar, but the descriptions in this publication remain the official source for information concerning degree requirements. Descriptions of all current majors and minors can be found here.

 African & African American Studies  Health and Human Performance
 Agriculture and Natural Resources  History
 Appalachian Studies  Mathematics
 Art (Art History and Studio Art)  Music
 Asian Studies  Nursing
 Biology  Peace and Social Justice Studies
 Business  Philosophy
 Chemistry  Physics (Engineering Physics)
    Geology  Political Science
 Child and Family Studies  Psychology
 Communication  Sociology
    Broadcast Journalism Minor  Studies of Religions and Spirituality
 Computer & Information Science Sustainability and Environmental Studies
 Economics     Environmental Science
 Education Studies Theatre
 Engineering Technologies and Applied Design
Film Production Minor
 English  Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies     
 Foreign Languages   

Interdisciplinary Minors

 Community and Civic Engagement Minor
 Digital Media Minor  
 Environmental Science Minor  
 Forest Resource Management Minor  
 Law, Ethics, and Society  
 Musical Theatre Minor