Academic Majors & Programs

The W's three academic colleges offer students over 70 undergraduate majors and concentrations and 11 graduate programs and concentrations to choose from.

 

Program

Degree

Concentration

Biology

BS

 

   

with Secondary Education Certification

Business Administration

BAS

 

   

Culinary Management

   

General Business

   

Health Care Management

   

Human Resources Management

   

Legal Administration

 

 

Management

   

Management Information Systems

    Marketing
    Nonprofit Management
    Sports Management

Business Administration

BBA

 

   

Accounting

   

General Business

   

Health Care Management

   

Human Resources Management

   

Management

   

Management Information Systems

 

 

Marketing

    Nonprofit Management
    Sports Management

Business Administration

MBA

 

Chemistry

BS

 

Communications

BA

 

Communications

BS

 

Creative Writing

MFA

 

Culinary Arts

BS

 

   

Culinary Management

   

Food Art

   

Nutrition & Wellness

   

Food Journalism

Early Childhood Development

BS

 

Education

MEd

 

Elementary Education

BS

 

English

BA

 

   

Creative Writing

   

with Secondary Education Certification

Family Nurse Practitioner

MSN

 

Family Science

BS

 

Fine Arts

BFA

 

   

Ceramics

   

Drawing & Painting

   

Graphic Design

   

Photography

   

Printmaking

History

BA

 

   

Public History

   

with Secondary Education Certification in History & Social Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies

BA

 

Interdisciplinary Studies

BS

 

Kinesiology

BS

 

   

Exercise Science

   

Pre-Physical Therapy

   

Pre-Occupational Therapy

Legal Studies

BA

 

Legal Studies

BS

 

Mathematics

BA

 

Mathematics

BS

 

   

with Secondary Education Certification

Music

BA

 

   

Music Composition

   

Music Performance

Music

BM

 

   

Music Therapy

   

Music Education - Choral

   

Music Education - Instrumental

Nursing

ASN

 

   

Generic Option

   

Advanced Placement Option (LPN-to-RN)

Nursing

BSN

 

   

Generic Option

   

Advanced Placement Option (RN-to-BSN)

     

Nursing Practice

DNP

 

Physical Sciences

BS

with Secondary Education Certification

Political Science

BS

 

   

Nonprofit Advocacy

   

Social Studies

Post-Graduate Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

CP

 

Professional Studies

BPS

 

Psychology

BA

 

Public Health

MPH

 

Public Health Education

BAS

 

Public Health Education

BS

 

Spanish

BA

 

   

with K-12 Certification

Speech Pathology

BS

 

Speech-Language Pathology

MS

 

Teaching (Alternate Track)

MAT

 

Theatre

BA

 

   

Theatre Education with Teacher Certification

Theatre Education

MFA

 

Women's Leadership

MA

 

Women's Studies

BA

 

Colleges & Departments

 

College of Arts & Sciences

Brian Anderson, Dean

Painter Academic Hall
(662) 329-7386
www.muw.edu/as

Academic Departments

Centers

Center for Women's Research & Public Policy

Writing Center

 

College of Business & Professional Studies

Marty Brock, Interim Dean

Reneau Hall
(662) 329-7152
www.muw.edu/buspro

Academic Departments

 

College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Tammie McCoy, Dean

Martin Hall
(662) 329-7299
www.muw.edu/nhs

Academic Departments

Centers

Campus Health Center

Speech & Hearing Center

 

School of Education

Martin Hatton, Dean

EDHS Building
(662) 329-7191
www.muw.edu/education

Academic Departments

Centers

Child & Parent Development Center

Wicker Center for Creative Learning

 

 

Academic Programs by College

 

 


 

College of Arts and Sciences

In the Lab

From art to women's studies, you can choose from more than 26 majors and emphasis areas in eight departments. For many Arts & Sciences programs, you can also earn a minor. In addition, the College offers minors in American Studies, Art History, Film Studies, Foreign Languages, International Studies, Medieval Studies, Philosophy, and Religious Studies.

Arts & Sciences also offers certificate programs in Teaching English as a Second Language.

College of Arts & Sciences

Graduate Programs:

Undergraduate Majors and Emphasis areas:

 

 


 

 

College of Business & Professional Studies

Business Leader

Want to start your own business? Maybe you want to work for a global corporation? The W has a business degree option to meet your career goals. The College offers eight majors, 10 concentrations, six minors, and five emphasis areas in three academic departments, and provides many online learning opportunities. The College is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs.

If food is your interest, the Culinary Arts Institute offers one of the nation's few baccalaureate programs in culinary arts and is a premier national program that focuses on small quantity from-scratch food. The Institute is a partner with the National Restaurant Association.

College of Business & Professional Studies

Graduate Programs:

Business Administration, MBA

Undergraduate Majors and Emphasis areas:

 

 


College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Nurse in Clinic

Recognized as the strongest in Mississippi and one of the best in the Southeast, The W's Department of Nursing offers programs that lead to an associate, baccalaureate, master's, or doctoral degree in nursing. Both undergraduate programs have an overall pass rate of 99 percent, since the program's inception, on the National Nursing Licensure Exam.

Prepare for your career as a speech-language pathologist with The W's pre-professional bachelor's degree - one of the most challenging academically on campus. You'll have the advantage of small classes taught by active clinicians. And, you'll get hands-on learning with clinical experiences in our Speech and Hearing Center. We have have an outstanding record of ensuring students are ready for further graduate studies, and the department offers a master's degree as well. In the last 10 years, our graduate students have earned an overall pass rate of 99 percent on the Praxis II.

College of Nursing & Health Sciences

 

Graduate Programs

 

 

Undergraduate Majors and Emphasis areas:

 


 

 

School of Education

Student-Teacher reading to two young students

Education is so much more than classroom instruction. The School of Education is specifically organized to leverage the combined resources of a comprehensive unit with a focus on Education from preschool to post-graduate options.

School of Education

Graduate Programs:

Undergraduate Majors and Emphasis areas:

Early Childhood Development, BS

Early Childhood Development

Elementary Education, BS

Elementary Education

 

 

 


 

Online Degree Programs

Sometimes you can't make it to our campus for class. We understand that. That's why there are many online opportunities that offer either partial or completely online degrees in a variety of academic areas.

Graduate Programs Online

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
Master of Arts in Women's Leadership (MA)
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (MFA, Low Residency)
Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Education (MFA, Low Residency)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Education (MEd)
Master of Public Health (MPH)
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP, Low Residency)

Certificate Programs Online

General Business Executive Certificate
Sexual Health Certificate

Majors Online

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Development
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (Required Residencies)**
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, RN-to-BSN Advanced Placement Option*
Bachelor of Science in Public Health Education
Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Health Education*
Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Administration with a Concentration in General Business*
Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Administration with a Concentration in Health Care Management*
Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Administration with a Concentration in Human Resource Management*
Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Administration with a Concentration in Legal Administration*
Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Administration with a Concentration in Management*
Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Administration with a Concentration in Management Information Systems*
Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Administration with a Concentration in Culinary Management*
Bachelor of Business Administration with a Concentration in General Business
Bachelor of Business Administration with a Concentration in Health Care Management
Bachelor of Business Administration with a Concentration in Human Resource Management
Bachelor of Business Administration with a Concentration in Management
Bachelor of Business Administration with a Concentration in Management Information Systems

*Complete two years of study at a community college and two years of study online for bachelor's degree.

**Residencies available in Columbus area or in Wesson area, with the latter serving students transferring from Copiah-Lincoln Community College as part of the 2+2 arrangement.

Minors Online

General Business
Health Care Management
Human Geography
Human Resource Management
Legal Studies
Public Health Education
Management Information Systems
Sexual Health