In 1965, the faculty created five collegiate divisions to oversee the academic programs and the general education course offerings. These collegiate divisions work with the Dean of the College to maintain the balance between a demand for specialization and the need to provide a strong academic foundation for our students. The five collegiate divisions are the Biological Sciences Collegiate Division, the Humanities Collegiate Division, the New Collegiate Division, the Physical Sciences Collegiate Division, and the Social Sciences Collegiate Division. All but the New Collegiate Division are affiliated with a graduate division of the University. Depending on which major or majors you choose, you'll find yourself affiliated with one of these divisions.
New Collegiate Division
The New Collegiate Division provides a place for academic experiments, courses, and programs that range across disciplines, departments, and divisions. This division offers majors in: Fundamentals: Issues and Texts, Law, Letters, & Society, Religious Studies, and Tutorial Studies.
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Humanities Collegiate Division
The disciplines of the humanities examine the principal forms of human expression: language, literature, music, visual art, cinema, drama and performance, history, and philosophy. The Humanities offers majors in English, music, philosophy, art history, languages, and cinema and media studies, to name just a few.
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Biological Sciences Collegiate Division
The Biological Sciences Collegiate Division provides courses of study designed to acquaint you with the four core features of all living things: continuity (genetics), organization, regulation, and evolution.
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Social Sciences Collegiate Division
The social sciences examine human phenomena from the individual to large-scale societies. Majors include Anthropology, Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies, Geographical Studies, and Political Science.
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Physical Sciences Collegiate Division
The Physical Sciences Collegiate Division encompasses the disciplines concerned with theoretical, observational, and experimental studies of the inanimate environment and those concerned with the languages of quantitative reasoning. Majors include: computer science, mathematics, physics, and statistics.
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