Degrees, Majors, Minors, and Pre-Professional Studies
Cameron University offers curricula leading to master's, bachelor's, and associate degrees. The following degrees are offered: Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Science (A.S.), Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.), Bachelor of Accounting (B.Acc.), Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.), Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Bachelor of Music (B.M.), Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E.), and Bachelor of Science (B.S.). Associate and baccalaureate programs include general education requirements and a major or concentration. Baccalaureate programs may also include a minor (or major minor) and electives. Development of expertise in a discipline occurs in major courses while a minor broadens the student's education. General education provides the common experience and knowledge that characterize the academically educated person. Electives afford the opportunity for both exploration and continued study in areas of particular interest.
Students are responsible for meeting all degree requirements. It is essential that each student (1) become familiar with the requirements for the degree being pursued, (2) formally request course substitutions or waivers necessary to meet degree requirements, (3) verify each enrollment to ensure courses apply toward degree requirements, satisfy a prerequisite, or meet a mandated institutional requirement, and (4) review their Degree Works audit for accuracy each semester. A full list of all available graduate and undergraduate degrees and majors is available here.
A minor for baccalaureate programs consists of a minimum of 18 semester hours in an approved subject area. Defined minors are those for which a specific set of courses is recommended. Other approved minor programs are structured through the advisement process subject to the approval of the chair of the department that offers the courses. Minors that include courses from multiple departments are approved by the dean of the school that offers the majority of the program. Transfer students may use credits earned at other institutions to fulfill minor requirements. For a full list of approved minors is available here.
Cameron University offers coursework at the pre-professional level for such fields as medicine, dentistry, law, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, and engineering.
The requirements for admission to specific professional schools vary considerably. Students should therefore consult the catalog of the professional school to which they plan to apply for admission for guidance in course selection. Departmental chairs and faculty advisors at Cameron are familiar with the requirements of many professional schools and can assist in appropriate selection of courses.
Pre-professional programs of interest and suggested academic departments for advising are included below.