Academic Programs

Majors and Minors

A major represents an area of concentration (8 to 12 courses) in one academic discipline. Some majors at College of the Ozarks also require a minor which is a smaller area of concentration (6 to 7 courses). Every bachelor’s degree candidate must complete a major. Students may also declare a minor, and may request consideration for a second major. Students are expected to complete their program of study within 8 semesters up to a maximum of 10 semesters with approval by the Dean of the College.

Specific course requirements for majors are available in the College Catalog. Some majors may require more courses than others.

Students must declare a major and have it on record in the office of the Dean of the College no later than the first semester of their junior year. Students may change their major or minor by completing the necessary form available in the office of the Dean of the College. After completion of the student's graduation check approval of the Dean of the College or Registrar is necessary. 


Agriculture Family and Consumer Sciences
Art Family Studies and Social Services
Biblical and Theological Studies Foreign Language
Biology Graphic Arts
Business History
Chemistry Hotel and Restaurant Management
Communication Arts Mathematics/Physics
Computer Sciences Military Science
Criminal Justice Music
Culinary Arts Nursing
Education Nutrition and Dietetics
Engineering Physical Education, Health/Wellness, and Recreation
English Psychology


Accounting Family Studies and Social Services
Agribusiness General Agriculture
Animal Science Graphic Arts
Art History History
Biblical and Theological Studies Horticulture
Biology Hotel and Restaurant Management
Business Administration Journalism
Chemistry Literature
Child Development Mathematics
Christian Ministry Media Production
Christian Apologetics Military Science
Coaching Music
Computer Science Psychology
Computer Information Science Rhetoric
Creative Writing Speech
Criminal Justice Studio Art
Culinary Arts Theatre

Pre-Professional Programs

Allied Health Science
Conservation and Wildlife Management
Medical Technology
Pre-Physician's Assistant

Certificates & Pre-Professional Credentials

The department of Education provides state approved programs leading to teacher certification in the following academic areas:

Approved Elementary Fields:
   Elementary Education Grades 1-6
   Elementary Education with Early Childhood Birth-Grade 3
   Elementary Education with approved Middle School Endorsements Grades 5-9
      Language Arts
      Social Studies

Approved Secondary Teaching Fields (9-12 unless otherwise indicated):
   Art K-12
   Foreign Language (Spanish) K-12
   History (Social Studies)
   Music-Instrumental K-12
   Music-Vocal K-12
   Physical Education K-12
   Speech & Theatre
The Teacher Education program is fully accredited by the Missouri Department of Education and Secondary Education.

The Pre-Professional programs offer preparations for careers in Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Medical Technology, Pharmacy, Law and a competency-based Dietetics program.

The Interdisciplinary program enables students who work closely with faculty members to construct special academic major programs to meet specific career objectives to which students may aspire.





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