Majors

Sociology and Anthropology

History and Art History

School of Integrative Studies

This concentration prepares students to affect pro-sustainability change within and through the private sector, including topics such as triple bottom line business practices, circular economies and creating shared value.

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The program provides students with an in-depth understanding of childhood in historical, contemporary, and global contexts and prepares them for careers in a wide variety of areas, including preschool teaching, child welfare and advocacy, child health and wellness, juvenile justice, youth programming, and other human services areas.

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This concentration enables students to understand and assess climate change and its consequences on society within the context of natural and social sciences, law, policy, psychology, epidemiology and culture.

Communication

The bachelor’s degree in communication prepares students for graduate study or entry-level positions in such fields as interpersonal and organizational communication, journalism, media production and criticism, political communication, and public relations.

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This concentration enables students to focus on species conservation at the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation (SMSC) in Front Royal Virginia. SMSC programs provide hands-on, integrated, skills-based learning experiences to prepare students for their next step in a conservation career.

Criminology, Law and Society

Criminology, Law and Society

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Students can focus on a wide array of environmental policy issues such as pollution abatement, natural resource management, sustainability, and climate change. For students interested in non-profit organizations, research think tanks, consulting firms, government, and international organizations.

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This degree provides students with theoretical and practical knowledge of three aspects of environmental and sustainability studies: people, prosperity, and planet.

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This concentration enables students to assess the human cost of environmental policies and practices as well as to understand the historical and contemporary sociopolitical and socioeconomic conditions fueling environmental injustice.

Modern and Classical Languages

History and Art History

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The Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) program focuses to educate students through quality instruction and experiential learning in lifespan human development and family science by fostering critical thinking and the research, communication, and career-ready skills that prepare them to become professionals in service to individuals and families.

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The coursework for the individualized concentration consists of traditional courses from multiple departments, learning communities, independent study, and experiential learning chosen with guidance from an academic advisor.

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This concentration enables students to understand and assess society within international, human and social contexts. Students can focus on business, conflict transformation, or a specific geographical area.

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Offers relevant preparation for current and future leadership roles on campus, in the community, and in a wide variety of career fields such as business, events management, health services, leadership, and nonprofit organizations.

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This concentration is an integrated degree which combines coursework in communication, political systems, criminology, ethics and philosophy, history, and economics to prepare students for the rigors of graduate work in the area of law or the field of alternative dispute resolution.

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This concentration is geared towards students interested in working in medical and health promotion fields.

Russian and Eurasian Studies

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Students in the Social Justice and Human Rights programs examine a wide variety of oppressions such as racism, sexism, heterosexism, anti-immigrant oppression, ableism, economic injustice, animal exploitation, environmental injustice, as well as related denials of human rights, such as human trafficking, settler colonialism, mass incarceration, use of sweatshop and child labor, unequal access to education, and voter disenfranchisement.

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This degree meets the Virginia Department of Education content-area requirements and will prepare students for graduate licensure programs in secondary education and social science.

Sociology and Anthropology

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This concentration takes a systems thinking approach to helping students understand the ecological, economic, political and ethical dimensions of food systems.

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Women and Gender Studies was founded model of the “three-pronged” stool: teaching, research and activism. We offer an exciting array of classes, at both the undergraduate and graduate level that interrogate systems in inequality, including gender, sexuality, race, class, ableism, religion, and region of the world.