Dec 06, 2019  
2009-2010 Catalog 
    
2009-2010 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Not sure what major to pursue?


Here are the TOP TEN

According to The Princeton Review the following 10 majors have the highest undergrad enrollment this year (www.princetonreview.com) and better yet what career you can aspire to with this major. Best of all Edison State College can get you started in these and dozens more majors.


Major Associated Careers and Degree Path

Business Administration and Management Business majors often find success by working their way up the ladder to become managers, executives, and vice presidents. This major provides hands on training in accounting, finance, marketing, economics, human resources, and decision making.
Degrees Earned:
AA/AS →BS/BAS →MBA
Major Courses Required:
Intro to Business Economics I and II
Statistics Accounting Principles I and II
Managerial Accounting Management

Psychology Psychology is the study of human behavior. You will need a PH.D to open your own practice but you have a rich career in education, business or mental health with a bachelor’s degree.
Degrees Earned:
AA BS/BAS MS. Ph.D.
Major Courses Required:
Psychology I and II Personal and Social Adjustment
Child Psychology Human Relations in Business and Industry

Elementary Education If you want to be a kindergarten and primary grades classroom teacher this is the major for you! You will need to pass a state license exam at the end of your bachelor’s degree. Education majors may also become guidance counselors or school administrators. This is a critically needed career.
Degrees Earned:
AA BS/BAS
Major Courses Required:
Intro to Education Teaching Diversities
Educational Technology Educational Psychology

Biology Biology is the study of the living world from single-cell bacteria to elephants. This major focuses on calculus, microbiology, cell biology, genetics, evolution, physics, and organic chemistry. Career options pre-med, genetics, biotechnology, or medical research, veterinarians, optometrists, ecologists, biochemists, and environmentalists.
Degrees Earned:
AA. BS/BAS
Major Courses Required:
Biology lecture and lab Microbiology
Anatomy and Physiology Marine biology
Environmental biology College Algebra

Nursing Nurses are compassionate individuals who often includes are comforters, educators, mediators, listeners, problem-solver and therapists. Nurses may in clinics, hospitals, schools, corporations, the military, and in private practice. This is a critically needed career!! Nursing majors learn science and liberal arts courses as a first-year student and begin clinical rotations at hospitals and other health care facilities after many hours of hands on training. All nurses are required by law to take and pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) after graduating from an accredited nursing program before they can be considered “registered.”
Degrees Earned:
AS (become RN) BSN MSN
Major Courses Required:
All NUR courses Human Biology
Anatomy and Physiology I College Algebra

Education (secondary education and special education) If you want to be a sixth grade through twelfth grade classroom teacher this is the major for you! You will need to pass a state license exam at the end of your bachelor’s degree. Education majors may also become guidance counselors or school administrators. This is a critically needed career.
Degrees Earned:
AA BS/BAS
Major Courses Required:
Intro to Education Teaching Diversities
Educational Technology Educational Psychology

English English majors may be in countless types of careers such as author, reporter, journalist, editor, radio broadcaster, advertising and public relations executives. However, English majors also become teachers, lawyers (after law school, of course), film directors, politicians, actors, etc. English majors are well-rounded, well-read individuals. They read, read, read and read. . . think, write, and discuss.
Degrees Earned:
AA BS/BAS MS
Major Courses Required:
Composition I and II British Literature
American Literature World Literature
Creative Writing  

Communication Communications majors learn how certain messages influence individual and group behavior, as well as how our reactions reflect the underlying values of society. Career options may include business, public relations, advertising, human resources, government, education, media, or social services.
Degrees Earned:
AA BS/BAS
Major Courses Required:
Composition I and II Speech
Public Speaking Creative Writing

Computer Science This major learns how to develop business applications and perform system analysis and the process of developing software (from designing to programming to testing). Programs may also include instruction in robotics, natural language recognition programs, artificial intelligence, programming languages, and numerical analysis. Career options may include programmer, network administrator, webmaster, database administrator or systems engineer.
Degrees Earned:
AA/AS →BS/BAS
Major Courses Required:
Intro to Programming Advanced Programming
College Algebra Logic
C++ Programming Data Systems

Political Science Political Science majors focus on political parties, voting behavior, public
policy and revolutions all across the world. This major involves a majority of
reading, writing, and statistical analysis. Career options may include politics
(running as a candidate or running a candidate’s campaign), journalist,
diplomat, lobbyist, and law school.
Degrees Earned:
AA
BS/BAS JD (lawyer)
Major Courses Required:
Composition I and II American History
World Civilizations Speech
Economics I and II