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. 


Accounting English
Agriculture English Education
Agriculture Education Family and Consumer Sciences
Allied Health Science Graphic Arts
Art History
Art Education History Education
Biblical and Theological Studies Hotel and Restaurant Management
Biology Mathematics
Biology Education Mathematics Education
Business Music
Chemistry Music Education
Chemistry Education Nursing
Communication Arts Physical Education
Computer Information Science Psychology
Computer Science Secondary Education
Conservation and Wildlife Management Sociology
Criminal Justice Spanish
Culinary Arts Spanish Education
Dietetics Speech and Theatre Education
Elementary Education Theatre
Elementary Education: Early Childhood Theatre Education



Accounting History
Agribusiness Horticulture
Animal Science Hotel and Restaurant Management
Art History Journalism
Biology Literature
Business Administration Mathematics
Chemistry Media Production
Child Development Military Science
Christian Ministry Music
Clothing and Textiles Philosophy and Religion
Coaching Psychology
Computer Science Rhetoric
Computer Information Science Sociology
Criminal Justice Sociology-Gerontology
French Speech
General Agriculture Studio Art
German Technology
Graphic 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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