College Departments & Majors/ Minors
Economics, Business and Accounting
The programs within the PURI School of Business help students develop both a sense of the history of their own discipline and of its relation to the other social sciences.
Accounting (B.A., B.S.)
Business Administration (B.A., B.S.)- tracks in Finance, Management, Marketing
Economics (B.A., B.S.)- tracks in Finance, International Economics, Public Policy
Management Studies (B.S.M.S.)- track in Human Resources
Health Care Administration
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
The Political Science department helps students develop their minds and, one hopes, also their characters to become decent, responsible, and informed citizens.
Political Science (B.A., B.S.)- tracks in American Studies, Constitutional Studies, Legal Studies, Political Ideas, Politics & Culture, War & Peace
Social Sciences (B.A., B.S.)
Our teacher education programs are firmly rooted in the liberal arts to provide a broad range of knowledge and practical experiences that help our students prepare for their careers.
Early Childhood Education (B.A., B.S.)
Elementary Education (B.A., B.S.)
Middle Grades Education (B.A., B.S.)
Special Education (B.A., B.S.)
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)
Master of Education (M.Ed.)
The Social Science major may be a desirable alternative to one of the departmental programs, especially for those students who plan careers in secondary teaching, social work, governmental administration or foreign commerce.
Social Sciences (B.A., B.S.)
The Physical Education department offers programs of study focused on the art and science of human movement and sport.
Physical Education (B.A., B.S.)- tracks in Exercise Science, Sport Management, and Teaching
Sociology and Criminal Justice
Sociology and Criminal Justice illuminates the human experience; it invites us to examine aspects of the social environment that we often ignore, neglect or take for granted.
Criminal Justice (B.A., B.S.)
Sociology (B.A., B.S.)
Peace & Conflict Studies
The College of Social Sciences, Commerce and Education (SSCE) has a diverse range of majors in the departments of economics, business and accounting (housed in the PURI School of Business); education; physical education; political science; and sociology. Through the liberal arts tradition, students will develop broad-based critical-thinking and problem-solving skills which are of lasting significance and apply to an extended range of current and future careers. Students will also develop the specific skills that they need to progress in their chosen career along with the opportunity to apply those skills through service learning opportunities, clinical experiences, internships, and research projects.
Our faculty members bring experience in their respective fields as well as a deep knowledge of their field of study to the classroom. Although active in research and community service, their primary focus is teaching and providing a customized path for students to accomplish their career goals and flourish as an intellectually curious citizen.