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Undergraduate Programs

  • Adolescent Education

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    Our adolescent education program is accredited and leads to certification for teaching grades 7-12 in a regular education middle or high school classroom. All adolescent education majors are required to take a concentration of at least 30 credits in a specific field of study.

  • Biochemistry

    Hands-on experience in the lab is an important part of the biochemistry program.

    Biochemistry is a unique discipline that combines chemistry and biology. In this major, you will be introduced to biological molecules and learn why they are essential for life through coursework and hands-on laboratory components.

  • Biology

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    Biology is often called the science of life. It encompasses many divisions that all involve the study of living organisms. Biology is an excellent foundation for medical, dental, and veterinary schools or other professional degrees.

  • Chemistry

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    Chemistry is the study of matter, its properties and its transformations. Because every material in existence is made up of matter, chemistry is involved in everything we do, from driving a car to cooking dinner.

  • Childhood Education

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    The childhood education major leads to certification in teaching all subjects for grades 1-6 in a regular education elementary school classroom. You will also choose an academic concentration in a specific area of study.

  • Communication

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    Communication is a liberal arts discipline, rooted in persuasive speaking and writing. It is also a pre-professional discipline that prepares you for a career in media and mass media.

  • Computer Science

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    The computer science degree at Manhattan College develops depth of knowledge in all aspects of computer science. It also complements the broader analytical skills of a liberal arts education.

  • Criminology

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    The Criminology program offers a study of crime, victimization, criminal justice, deviant behavior theory, the legal system, social reactions, anti-crime policies, social control, social inequalities, political terrain, and research methods. Students who are interested in studying crime and criminal behavior and working in criminal justice or public service or attending graduate or professional schools will find this major of interest.

  • Childhood/Special Education (dual program)

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    The dual childhood/special education program leads to certification to teach all subjects in grades 1-6 in both regular and special education classrooms. As a student in this program, you will choose an academic concentration from several options.

  • Digital Media Art

    Students learn graphic design in the lab.

    The major in digital media art combines technology and art in a creative way. Digital media artists help us visualize the world by designing and creating graphic content, audio-visual content and interactive web content.

  • English

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    This major explores English language, literature and writing through a range of liberal arts and humanities courses. It provides skills that you can take with you no matter what profession you choose.

  • English (Creative Writing)

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    The English major with a creative writing concentration allows students to earn a 33-credit English Bachelor of Arts degree with a creative writing focus.
  • English (minor only)

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    To concentrate in English at Manhattan College is to master an understanding of how cultural production has shaped the world we live in and to put that understanding to work in the world.

  • Environmental Science

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    Environmental science focuses on the relationship between human activities and the environment. It helps us understand nature from a scientific point of view, and allows us to serve society in a positive way.

  • Exercise Science

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    Exercise science is the study of human movement. This field examines how physical activity, exercise, sport, and rehabilitation can help improve peoples' lives.

  • Game Design and Production

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    Game design and production explores gaming history and cultures while teaching critical skills to work in this growing industry. This interdisciplinary program offers a major with three concentrations: Coding, Design, and Narrative, and a minor.

  • History

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    Historians explain how human relationships have changed over time. They are storytellers whose narratives are rooted in reality, and specific to a time and place. They are also scientists who weigh evidence, test theories and search for truth.

  • International Studies

    Professor gives lecture on international relations.

    International studies focus on international relations and culture, and the transnational forces that have shaped them. Social, political, economic, environmental, and other complex issues extend beyond language and borders in our globalized society.

  • Mathematics

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    The mathematics major begins with calculus classes, which are enhanced by MAPLE, the computer algebra system. Courses in algebra and analysis build depth.

  • Music (minor only)

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    Music is a universal language and functions as a "social text" that gives evidence to who we are as humans and what we desire to be. The music minor includes an interdisciplinary study of history, art, religion and more.

  • Organizational Leadership (Accelerated Program)

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    The B.S. in organizational leadership is a degree completion program that is specifically designed for working professionals who want to finish their college degree. The program is offered in a hybrid format with traditional face-to-face classes and online coursework.

  • Peace and Justice Studies

    Flowering trees located on Manhattan College's idyllic campus, home to the oldest Peace Studies program in the nation.

    Peace and Justice Studies is an interdisciplinary program that prepares students for careers aimed at studying and building peace and social justice, including law, nonprofit leadership, and social work. Students take courses from across the college and pair research with experiential learning in local non-profits and international organizations working for peace and human rights alongside the United Nations.

  • Physics

    Students conduct experiments in one of the College's two physics laboratories.

    Physics and astronomy is the study of natural phenomena, from subatomic scales to the Universe at large.  Physicists ask deep questions of nature and apply the solutions to the human world.

  • Physical Education

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    Physical education is the instruction of motor skills, games and lifelong physical fitness. Physical education in K-12 schools also includes the teaching of social and personal skills related to a healthy lifestyle.

  • Political Science

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    Political science is the study of power in society – on the local, national, and international levels. The major equips students to understand how politics works and to play effective roles as citizens of a democracy and of the world. It is a versatile degree that can lead to a career in politics and policy, law, nonprofit work, business, media, or education.
  • Pre-Health (minor only)

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    At Manhattan, pre-health is a course of study that helps students define their career goals, complete the necessary requirements and become competitive applicants to medical, dental, veterinary, physical therapy or other health programs.

  • Psychology

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    The psychology program at Manhattan College emphasizes both the humanistic and scientific aspects of the field, and is designed for students who want to enter psychology as a profession or continue their education in a related field.

  • Public Health

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    Public health is a science that aims to protect and promote the health of all people and the communities in which they live, work, learn and play. Graduates may pursue various career paths within the community health, healthcare administration and research fields, in addition to many others.

  • Radiation Therapy Technology

    Patient undergoes radiation therapy treatment.

    Radiation Therapists use state of the art cancer equipment in a rapidly advancing area of oncology to treat and manage cancer patients. Cancer patients rely on a radiation therapist's precision and mastery of technology to help cure their disease and relieve their pain and discomfort.

  • Sociology

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    The sociology program at Manhattan College emphasizes critical thinking and ingenuity. As a sociology major, you will become familiar with sociological concepts, theories, research methods and findings. You will gain exposure to diverse social systems and cultures.

  • Sound Studies

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    The sound studies major teaches audio technology, music recording, and critical theory.
  • Spanish

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    Spanish is the most common language in the U.S. after English, and it's the official language in more than 20 countries worldwide. Majoring in Spanish allows you to develop practical language and critical thinking skills that are applicable to any career field.