Academic Centers

The 12 academic centers house groups of related fields of study. Students can choose a traditional major, or they can shape their education by combining different fields of study into a double major or interdisciplinary major. Within the centers, students also take courses, unrelated to their major or minor, that provide multiple perspectives and insights into their areas of academic interest. These center exploration courses help students dive into the big questions related to the wider field each center represents.

Center for Art & Media

Studio Art* | Communication & Media Studies

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Center for Contemporary & Creative Writing

Professional Writing* | Creative Writing

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Center for Dance, Music, & Theatre

Dance | Theatre*

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Center for Data, Mathematical, & Computational Sciences

Computer Science

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Center for Education, Business & Professional Studies

Business Management | Equine Studies* | International Business* | Arts Administration* | Secondary Education* | Legal Studies*

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Center for Geographies of Justice

Peace Studies | Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies | Africana Studies*

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Center for Hispanic & Latinx Studies

Spanish | Latin American Studies*

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Center for Humanities

American Studies** | Art History | English Literature | History | Philosophy | Historic Preservation*

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Center for Natural Sciences

Biological Sciences | Biochemistry & Molecular Biology** | Chemistry | Environmental Studies: Environmental Science | Public Health* | Pre-Health*

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Center for People, Politics, & Markets

Economics | International Relations | Political Science | Sociology/Anthropology | Environmental Studies: Environment & Society

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Center for Psychology


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Center for the Study of Modern Languages, Literatures, & Cultures

Arabic Studies* | French

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* Minor or concentration only
** Major only


Current students looking for program information can access our 2018-19 Course Catalog.