The traditional undergraduate program now offers more than 70 areas of study, including all majors, concentrations, emphases and minors.
The Department of Art & Design has restructured the graphic design major to a design major with new emphases in print design or interactive design; the art major is now studio art.
The Department of Christian Ministries has changed the name of its adult and family ministry major to early adult ministry.
In the Department of Communication, the electronic media communication major has a new track in film production, for students interested in filmmaking.
The Department of Music launched a new Bachelor of Science in Music with an emphasis in music ministry, to prepare students for worship leadership roles. Courses will be taught by music and Christian Ministries faculty and active worship leaders in the Twin Cities.
To accommodate the growth and specializations of its department, the Department of Science & Mathematics has separated into the Department of Mathematics & Engineering and the Department of Biology & Biochemistry. The latter has launched a new health sciences major, designed for students who intend to pursue nursing at the bachelor’s level and above, and the major could also be pursued to meet the prerequisites for physician assistant and physical therapy programs.
Another area of change and growth is the newly formed area of Multidisciplinary Studies, led by Kathleen Black, Ph.D., professor of English. The college has created three new multidisciplinary majors to accommodate interest in overlapping fields:
Intercultural Studies and Spanish
Intercultural Studies and English Teaching
Continuing multidisciplinary majors are Digital Media Arts (Animation) and Interdisciplinary Studies.