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Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Programs

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Departments

Accounting (5)

Accounting
Programs Offered Marygrove offers an accounting concentration within the following programs: Bachelor of Arts, Business Major (B.A.) Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) Bachelor of Science, Accounting Information Systems (B.S.) Business Minor Associate of Arts (A.A.) Post-degree Certificate

African American Studies (7)

African American Studies
Marygrove College offers minors in Ethnic/Cultural Studies and African-American Studies and certificates in African-American Studies and Women’s Studies designed to foster inter-ethnic understanding and to provide a sound basis for educating students and interested others on the activities, contributions, and impact of African-Americans, Native-Americans, Asians, Arabs, Latinos, and Women on the Americas.

Arabic (4)

Arabic
You will be interested in an Arabic Translation Certificate if you have advanced Arabic proficiency and plan to pursue a translation career. This curriculum will prepare you for the American Translators Association (ATA) certification. You can also pursue this certificate if you wish to communicate more effectively in a multilingual work environment.

Art (12)

Art
The Department of Art meets your needs by structuring its programs with a variety of options. The many degree offerings in addition to the individual attention of a small college help you find your own direction.

Art Therapy (4)

Art Therapy
Please refer to the Bachelor of Arts, Interdisciplinary Major in Art/Psychology (B.A.) for additional information.

Biology (4)

Biology
The Department of Biology offers undergraduate programs for students interested in careers in teaching; research; graduate study; medical, dental and nursing schools; scientific illustration; technical writing; industrial technology; pharmaceutical work; the Peace Corps; natural resources; public health; and food and drug technology.

Business (8)

Business
The Department of Business offers undergraduate programs for students interested in careers in business, commerce, industry, finance, as well as not-for-profit enterprises such as health care, social services, educational institutions and government agencies.

Chemistry (4)

Chemistry
Are you curious? Do you like to explore problems? Do scientific questions fascinate you? Do you enjoy working in a laboratory? Do you want to better understand matter, molecules, atoms, and how they react? If so, you will be interested in a chemistry major or minor.

Child Development (4)

Child Development
The Child Development program prepares the successful student for a career working with children from birth to age eight (8). Courses emphasize understanding the development of the young child, the best approaches to educating young children, and the importance of family and community in developmental and educational processes.

Child Welfare (3)

Child Welfare
The Child Development program will prepare you to teach or work with children from birth to age eight (8). Your courses will have an emphasis on understanding the development of the young child, the best approaches to educating that child, and the importance of family and community in the entire developmental process.

Computer Information Systems (9)

Computer Information Systems
You may major or minor in Computer Information Systems toward the fulfillment of requirements for a bachelor’s degree. You may also attain a Bachelor of Applied Science degree.The Department offers a Post-Degree certificate program. Whatever your choice of degree or program, you will take courses that are both professionally-oriented and academically rooted in the liberal arts, theoretical and practical, comprehensive and specialized.

CIS Faculty Pages (2)

Computer Graphics (2)

Computer Graphics
The Computer Graphics program is offered through the Art Department Please refer to the Art Minor programs for additional information.

Criminal Justice (4)

Criminal Justice
Welcome to the Criminal Justice Program web site. We are building an exciting new program in an emerging field and invite you to be a part of it! As a unique feature, the criminal justice major will offer cutting-edge courses in restorative justice. Restorative Justice emphasizes the ways in which crime harms relationships in the context of community. (Minnesota Dept. of Corrections) Restorative justice is a victim-centered response to crime that provides opportunities for those most directly affected by crime—the victim, the offender, their families and representatives of the community—to be directly involved in responding to the harm caused by the crime.

Dance (6)

Dance
Based on the principle that a technical proficiency level is decisive in the competitive dance performance/dance education market, dance technique in the ballet, modern, and jazz idioms are the foundations to the curriculum. In addition to supporting theory, composition, and theatre classes, all dance students perform in a variety of venues as members of the Marygrove College Dance Company.

Detroit Studies (2)

Detroit Studies
The undergraduate certificate in Detroit Studies consists of at least fifteen hours of interdisciplinary coursework devoted to analysis of metropolitan Detroit.

Early Childhood Education (14)

Early Childhood Education
The Early Childhood Education (ECE) minor is done in conjunction with the Teacher Certification Program, along with a major leading to Elementary Level teacher certification (Language Arts, Integrated Science, Math, or Social Studies). The successful graduate will qualify for the endorsement in Early Childhood Education being added to an Elementary Level (K-8) teaching certificate. This added endorsement recognizes the graduate as a specialist for Kindergarten and primary level teaching in elementary schools.

Early Childhood Education - Student Resources (2), Early Childhood Education - Specific Information (4)

Economics (3)

Economics
The Department of Economics offers courses to meet general education requirements and to serve business majors, students who major in different disciplines in the social sciences, and economics minors.

Education (4)

Education
The Education Unit, in cooperation with other academic units, prepares students for teaching at the preschool, elementary, and secondary levels. Entrance into the College does not guarantee admission to the Teacher Certification (TCCERT) Program. Students must make a separate application to the Teacher Certification Program. Prior to admission to the TCCERT program, undergraduates will be assigned an advisor who will assist in planning the sequence of certification courses. Students must have a certifiable major and minor and adhere to the certification requirements as listed below in order to obtain teacher certification.

English, Undergraduate (6)

English, Undergraduate
You will be interested in an English major if you want a career in teaching, journalism, law, or business. A major in English will help you become an accomplished writer and critical thinker with skills valued and needed in many professions.

Environmental Studies (3)

Environmental Studies
The Environmental Science Department has three major objectives: (1) to provide a strong environmental science major within a liberal arts framework for those entering environment-related jobs in industry or the government or preparing for graduate work; (2) to provide cognate backgrounds in environmental science for science educators and others who may require this major; (3) to provide non-science majors with sufficient background to understand advances in technology, environmental implications of new laws and health advances.

Ethnic / Cultural Studies (6)

Ethnic / Cultural Studies
Marygrove College offers minors in Ethnic/Cultural Studies and African-American Studies and certificates in African-American Studies and Women’s Studies designed to foster inter-ethnic understanding and to provide a sound basis for educating students and interested others on the activities, contributions, and impact of African-Americans, Native-Americans, Asians, Arabs, Latinos, and Women on the Americas. This is essential in preparing students for a complex world, given the growing importance of diversity in the workplace and in society at large. The two minors and two certificate programs, though multi-disciplinary in nature, are offered through the Social Science Department.

Forensic Science (4)

Forensic Science
The Forensic Science Department has three major objectives: (1) to provide a strong interdisciplinary forensic science major within a liberal arts framework for those entering forensic-related jobs in industry or the government or preparing for graduate work; (2) to provide cognate backgrounds in chemistry, biology, math and physics others who may require this major; (3) to provide non-science majors with sufficient background to understand advances in technology and an ability to apply scientific knowledge to solve real-life problems.

French (5)

French
You will be interested in a French minor if you want to teach or work in a multicultural environment. A French minor can also prepare you for graduate school in many fields.

Geography (2)

Geography
The geography courses offered at Marygrove are designed to provide students with a basic understanding of humanity's physical and cultural habitat. Geography 199 is a required course for history majors and for students seeking certification in social studies at the elementary and secondary level.

Gerontology (4)

Gerontology
Marygrove College offers a multidisciplinary certificate program in gerontology. This certificate is intended for people who have completed at least two years of undergraduate course work. It is also designed for professional practitioners with baccalaureate or advanced degrees, who want to increase their understanding of aging and are interested in developing skills to work with older adults.

Health Science (6)

Health Science
If you have a passion for science and helping others, a career in health sciences could be for you. The Bachelor of Science degree program with a major in Health Science is designed to provide the student with a broad-based science curriculum with interdisciplinary components for those students seeking employment in a health-related field.

History (5)

History
The Department of History offers undergraduate majors and minors which provide a strong background in American history and world history. In addition to the required core courses, as a history student you may choose courses from four areas: United States, African-American, and world history. Although some introductory and upper division courses are offered in the evening, most courses that satisfy the requirements for a major in history are offered during the day.

Humanities (3)

Humanities
The Department of Humanities offers undergraduate courses that provide an understanding of ideas, ideals, values, and beliefs as expressed through arts and letters of global cultures. The introductory and core courses—Humanities 150‚ 257 and 258—focus on global arts and ideas. Other courses focus on specific cultural areas, topics, or media.

Integrated Science (3)

Integrated Science
The Bachelor of Science degree program with a major in Integrated Science is designed to provide the student with a broad-based science curriculum with interdisciplinary components for those candidates seeking certification to teach at the elementary- and/or middle school level. Requirements include 53 credit hours divided among biology, chemistry, earth science, space science, and integrated science.

Interdisciplinary Studies (1)

Interdisciplinary Studies
The first-year seminar (IS 100: Liberal Arts Seminar) introduces students to college life through avenues of self-knowledge; knowledge of Marygrove’s history, mission and place within the broader framework of higher education. The Liberal Arts Seminar is a required course for newly enrolled first year students with less than 32 transfer credits pursuing an associate’s or bachelor’s degree. Students normally take this course during their first semester at the College.

International Studies (2)

International Studies
This international studies program, coupled with second-language fluency in Arabic, French, or Spanish, is designed to prepare you with the ability to communicate effectively or conduct business in a multicultural and global environment in the US and abroad. As a student in this program, you will develop strong writing and speaking skills in more than one language; you will gain the necessary understanding for interacting and negotiating with a diverse workforce in fields such as sales, the airline and tourism industries, health care, counseling, human resources, communication and public relations, and legal advocacy; and you will be prepared to work within a broad range of industries, governmental agencies, multinational corporations, social organizations, and educational institutions.

Learning Strategies (2)

Learning Strategies
Learning strategies classes are designed to improve your inferential reading skills, expand your vocabulary and introduce you to fundamental study skills.

Liberal Studies (2)

Liberal Studies
The Associate of Arts in liberal studies is particularly suited for the student who would like a strong foundation in the liberal arts, and whose interests cut across a variety of academic disciplines. This degree can be elected for educational and cultural enrichment or can serve as the basis for further study toward the bachelor’s degree.

Mathematics (7)

Mathematics
The Department of Mathematics offers undergraduate courses in mathematics, a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in mathematics, a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in mathematics for elementary teaching, a minor in mathematics, and a minor in mathematics for elementary teaching. You may take courses designed to build basic math skills, as well as calculus, differential equations, discrete mathematics, linear algebra, probability and statistics, and college geometry. The programs are intended for day and/or evening students.

Modern Language Translation (4)

Modern Language Translation
The Modern Language Translation program is designed for professionals who plan to pursue a career in translation and train for the American Translators Association (ATA) certification. The certificate is also intended for individuals who wish to communicate effectively in a multilingual and multicultural work environment. The sequence of courses provides translation training from Arabic, French, or Spanish into English.

Music (10)

Music
The Department of Music offers private weekly instruction in piano, voice, organ, and guitar to majors and non-majors. Study of other instruments may be arranged with due notice. All applied music, whether keyboard, vocal, or instrumental will develop technique, style, musicianship, memorization, interpretation, and repertoire appropriate to the medium. Specific technique and repertoire requirements for each proficiency level are available in the department. All music majors and minors enrolled in applied music courses are required to attend music department recitals as specified each semester. Failure to meet the recital attendance requirements will result in the adjustment of the student’s applied music grade in his/her applied area of concentration. Courses may be repeated.

Performing Arts and Theatre (3)

Performing Arts and Theatre
Are you multi-talented? Do you like to perform? A Performing Arts major or minor will assist you in developing your multi-faceted talents and in understanding all the dimensions of a career in the performing arts. It will also prepare you for more specialized study in graduate work.

Pharmacy Technician (3)

Pharmacy Technician
Marygrove College offers a one year, credit certificate that prepares students to become Pharmacy Technicians. This is a three consecutive semester program that begins in September and ends in August. Students who complete the program and pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam will be qualified to work in pharmacies across Michigan as licensed Pharmacy Technicians.

Philosophy (4)

Philosophy
Philosophy, the love of wisdom and learning, is basic to any balanced education. To study philosophy means to ask deep and important questions, to listen carefully to another’s perspective, to examine facts and reasons critically, and to seek truth without compromise.

Physics (2)

Physics
The physics courses at Marygrove serve two purposes. The courses provide a general introduction to physics, and they address specific applications. If you have a science major or minor, or you are preparing for a medical career or a career forensics, the college physics sequence will introduce you to physics using trigonometry as a base.

Political Science (5)

Political Science
The Department of Political Science offers an undergraduate major and minor that provides you with a wide variety of career and educational choices after graduation. You may choose to enter the work world of public (governmental) service or the social institutions that are important to our community, state, and nation. Or you may desire to continue your education in law school or graduate studies. Along with your course work in political science you will take relevant liberal arts courses and obtain meaningful field experience.

Pre-Law (1)

Pre-Law
Attorneys have a variety of academic backgrounds-economics, English, history, philosophy and political science. Law schools do not designate a major program concentration as a prerequisite for admission. Law schools admit students who are broadly trained and who evidence analytical skills, good writing and oral communication abilities, as well as social awareness.

Pre-Dental / Pre-Medical (1)

Pre-Dental / Pre-Medical
You need to carefully plan and monitor your college career- especially if you plan to apply to medical or dental school. Marygrove College has a pre-medical/pre-dental advisor to assist you in your planning.

Psychology (5)

Psychology
Psychology is a discipline devoted to understanding the thought and behavior of people, and then channeling that knowledge into social and psychological services. The program at Marygrove offers a sequence of courses, which take you through the areas of psychological development, personality theory, socialization, learning, dysfunctional behavior and experimental psychology. The program is intended for day or night students. The psychology major prepares you to be an informed and engaged citizen in our ever-changing world with respect for diversity and social justice issues.

Religious Studies (4)

Religious Studies
The Department of Religious Studies offers an undergraduate program that explores the religious dimension in human life and the role of religion in human affairs. The academic study of religion is integral to a liberal education. It provides you with an opportunity to discover the breadth of religious experience, sharpen your appreciation ofdiversity in human culture, and probe questions of human values. While we emphasize the Christian context, we encourage you to explore, understand and appreciate the variety of faiths and religious communities.

Sacred Music (2)

Sacred Music
Sacred Music program is offered through the Music Department. For additonal information, please see the Music Department's page.

Social Studies (3)

Social Studies
The social studies group major is designed for any student who plans to teach social studies at the elementary or secondary level. The social studies major meets the requirements of the State of Michigan social studies endorsement (RX) and is in compliance with the No Child Left Behind federal legislation.

Social Work (9)

Social Work
The mission of the Social Work Program at Marygrove College is to educate highly competent, compassionate, committed and ethical bachelor level social workers who are known by their ability to right social wrongs through empowerment of themselves and others. The motto that the Social Work Program places before our students is: “Be prepared to get involved!”

Social Science (4)

Social Science
Like many students, you may find it difficult to select a single discipline for a major. Therefore, a major in social science may suit you best. You will be part of an interdisciplinary program, which examines society’s institutions – their structures, theoretical foundations, evaluation, and interrelation – and how they affect and are affected by human behavior.

Sociology (4)

Sociology
Sociology is a field committed to understanding human social life. It prepares students to become thoughtful and engaged citizens in our ever-changing world. The study of Sociology develops an understanding of and appreciation for the diversity of human experience as well as promoting social justice.

Spanish (5)

Spanish
You will be interested in a Spanish minor if you want to teach or work in a multicultural environment. A Spanish minor can also prepare you for graduate school in many fields.

Teacher Certification (3)

Teacher Certification
For prospective teacher certification students who do not have a Bachelor's degree. Students in the Undergraduate Teacher Certification program receive a State of Michigan Teaching Certificate after completing all requirements and receiving a Bachelor's degree. A Bachelor's degree is required to obtain a Teaching Certificate.

Women's Studies (2)

Women's Studies
The Ethnic/Cultural Studies program offers an 18-hour certification program for students interested in learning about the roles, perspectives, and contributions of women in an interdisciplinary context. The program is especially useful for enhancing career flexibility. Knowledge of gender strengthens students’ prepara­tion for work in many diverse fields, especially those where sensitivity to women’s issues is important such as education, business, human services, public administration, health professions, law and govern­ment, and environmental and nonprofit organizations. For details, see the Ethnic/Cultural Studies program section.

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