Oct 18, 2019  
2011-2012 Catalog 
    
2011-2012 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 undergraduate enrollment this year (www.princetonreview.com) as well as what career you can aspire to with this major. Edison State College can get you started in these and many 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:
  Economics I and II
Statistics Accounting Principles I and II (not required but recommended for ESC BAS)
Managerial Accounting (not required but recommended for ESC BAS) Management

Psychology Psychology is the study of human behavior. You will need a PH.d to open your own practice but you can 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 teach kindergarten through 6th grade, 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.  The B.S. degree is available through ESC. Elementary Education, BS .
Degrees Earned:
AA BS/BA
Major Courses Required:
Intro to Education Teaching Diverse Populations
Educational Technology  

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 include pre-med, genetics, biotechnology, or medical research, veterinarians, optometrists, ecologists, biochemists, and environmentalists.
Degrees Earned:
AA. BS/BA
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.  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.”  ESC offers students the opportunity to continue into the Bachelor of Science program.  Nursing, BSN 
Degrees Earned:
AS (become RN) BSN MSN
Major Courses Required:
AS level NUR courses

General Psychology or Sociology

Human Growth and Development

Anatomy and Physiology I and II

Human Biology

Human Nutrition

Microbiology

Statistics


Education (secondary education, middle grades education and special education) If you want to teach in middle or high school, this information will be helpful. 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.
Degrees Earned:
AA BS/BA
Major Courses Required:
Intro to Education Teaching Diverse Populations
Educational Technology A series of courses in the discipline Secondary Education Biology, BS  Secondary Education Mathematics, BS 

English English majors pursue careers such as authors, reporters, journalists, editors, radio broadcasters, 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/BA 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/BA
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
Networking Data Systems

Political Science Political Science majors focus on political parties, voting behavior, public policy and revolutions all across the world.  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/BAJD (lawyer)
Major Courses Required:
Composition I and II American History
World Civilizations Speech
Economics I and II