Majors, Education Co-Majors, & Minors

Majors

The following is a list of major concentrations or programs of study. Details are provided in the Curricula section in this catalog.

St. Thomas students may choose a major area of concentration that is not offered at St. Thomas through any of the four other institutions in the Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities (ACTC) Consortium: Augsburg College, Hamline University, Macalester College and St. Catherine University. The student must be accepted into the major by the appropriate department chair at the school where the major is offered and the proposed program of study must be submitted to the Committee on Studies at St. Thomas for its approval.  Curricula involving other institutions in the ACTC consortium are indicated by [AcTC].  Unless otherwise noted, the degree granted is a bachelor of arts (B.A.).

An individualized major also may be proposed to the Committee on Studies for acceptance. Guidelines for such a proposal are available from the Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies.

Education Co-Majors

The following sets of majors (with specialty) require a second major. They cannot be “stand-alone” majors.

  • Elementary Education (K-6) - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Middle/Secondary Education and Chemistry (9-12)
  • Middle/Secondary Education and Communication Arts and Literature (5-12)
  • Middle/Secondary Education and Earth and Space Science (9-12)
  • Middle/Secondary Education and Life Science (9-12)
  • Middle/Secondary Education and Physics (9-12)
  • Middle/Secondary Education and Social Studies (5-12) - (Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology)
  • Music Education - Instrumental Music Education (K-12) (B.M.)
  • Music Education - Vocal Music Education (K-12) (B.M.)

The following sets of majors constitute a double major when taken together. The education component cannot be a “stand-alone” major.

  • Middle/Secondary Education and Mathematics (5-12)
  • Middle/Secondary Education and Physical Education and Health Education (5-12)
  • K-12 Teaching Physical Education and Physical Education-Teaching (K-12)
  • K-12 World Languages & Cultures - French (K-12)
  • K-12 World Languages & Cultures - German (K-12)
  • K-12 World Languages & Cultures - Spanish (K-12)

Minors

Students may choose to complete a minor in addition to a major. A student may declare more than one minor.

A student may propose an individualized minor to meet a specific need or interest, subject to the approval of the Committee on Studies. Guidelines for such a proposal are available from the Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies.

The following is a list of minor concentrations or programs of study. Details are provided in the Curricula section in this catalog. Curricula involving other institutions in the ACTC consortium are indicated by [ACTC].