College Board Book of Majors

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Whether a student is just beginning to look at colleges or has already enrolled, this is the book for them. The College Board Book of Majors is the most comprehensive guide to academic programs offered at four-year and two-year colleges. It describes in-depth 190 of the most popular college majors: how they are taught, what preparation students will need, career options, employment prospects, and much more. The profiles are followed by a directory of 900 majors at 3,600 colleges, showing which colleges offer each...

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Overview

Whether a student is just beginning to look at colleges or has already enrolled, this is the book for them. The College Board Book of Majors is the most comprehensive guide to academic programs offered at four-year and two-year colleges. It describes in-depth 190 of the most popular college majors: how they are taught, what preparation students will need, career options, employment prospects, and much more. The profiles are followed by a directory of 900 majors at 3,600 colleges, showing which colleges offer each major and at what degree level--from associate to Ph.D.

This third edition of the Book of Majors features in-depth profiles of several emerging majors, such as computer-game design and emergency management; recent career trends information; and completely updated college listings.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874478242
  • Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/8/2008
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1250
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 2.30 (d)

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The College Board, a not-for-profit membership association, connects students to college success and opportunity through major programs and services in college admissions, guidance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment, and teaching and learning. Among its best-known programs are the SAT®, the PSAT/NMSQT®, and the Advanced Placement Program® (AP). Students, parents, educators, and librarians recognize the College Board as a source of expertise on SAT and CLEP®test preparation, college admissions, and financial aid. The Board publishes the bestselling Official SAT Study Guide, the College Handbook, the Book of Majors, and other books that help students prepare for college, research their options, and succeed in higher education. It also maintains the popular collegeboard.com Web site, which is visited by more than two million unique visitors per month.

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Table of Contents

Preface 1
List of contributors 3
How to use this book 11
What to know about majors 17
All about MyRoad 23
Glossary 25
Part I The Majors
Agriculture 37
Agricultural business 40
Agricultural economics 42
Agronomy and crop science 44
Animal sciences 46
Equestrian studies 48
Farm and ranch management 50
Food science 52
Horticulture 54
Soil science 56
Architecture 59
Architecture 62
Landscape architecture 64
Urban, community, and regional planning 66
Area, ethnic, and gender studies 69
African-American studies 72
American studies 75
Asian studies 77
European studies 79
Latin American studies 81
Native American studies 83
Near and Middle Eastern studies 85
Women's studies 87
Biological sciences 89
Biochemistry 92
Biology 94
Biotechnology 97
Botany 99
Cell biology and histology 101
Entomology 103
Genetics 105
Marine biology 107
Microbiology 109
Molecular biology 111
Zoology 113
Business 115
Accounting 118
Business administration and management 120
E-commerce 123
Entrepreneurial studies 125
Fashion merchandising 127
Finance 129
Hospitality administration and management 132
Human resources management 134
Insurance 136
International business 138
Management information systems 140
Marketing 142
Paralegal/legal assistance 144
Real estate 146
Communications 149
Advertising 152
Communications 154
Digital media 157
Journalism 159
Public relations 162
Radio and television 164
Computer and information sciences 167
Computer science 170
Information sciences 172
Education 175
Early childhood education 178
Elementary education 181
Middle school education 183
Physical education 185
Secondary education 187
Special education 189
Engineering 193
Aeronautical/aerospace engineering 196
Agricultural and bioengineering 199
Architectural engineering 201
Chemical engineering 203
Civil engineering 205
Electrical and communications engineering 207
Industrial engineering 210
Marine engineering/naval architecture 212
Materials engineering 214
Mechanical engineering 217
Metallurgical engineering 219
Mining and mineral engineering 221
Nuclear engineering 223
Ocean engineering 226
Software engineering 228
Engineering technology 231
Computer engineering technology 234
Construction technology 237
Drafting and design technology 239
Electrical engineering technology 242
Mechanical engineering technology 244
Surveying technology 247
Telecommunications technology 250
English language and literature 253
American literature 256
Creative writing 258
English 260
Technical and business writing 262
Family and consumer sciences 265
Clothing, apparel and textile studies 268
Culinary arts and chef training 270
Family and consumer sciences 272
Food and nutrition studies 274
Housing and human environments 277
Human development and family studies 279
Health 281
Athletic training 284
Clinical/medical laboratory technology 287
Communication disorders 289
Dental hygiene 291
Dietetics 293
Emergency medical technology (EMT paramedic) 296
Health care administration 298
Licensed practical nursing 301
Nursing (RN) 303
Occupational therapy 306
Pharmacy 309
Physical therapy 312
Physician assistant 314
Radiologic technology/medical imaging 316
Respiratory therapy 318
Veterinary technology 320
Humanities 323
Classics 326
Comparative literature 329
History 331
Liberal arts and sciences 333
Linguistics 335
Philosophy 338
Languages 341
American Sign Language (ASL) 344
Arabic 346
Chinese 348
French 350
German 352
Italian 354
Russian 356
Spanish 358
Mathematics 361
Applied mathematics 364
Mathematics 366
Statistics 368
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 371
Gerontology 374
Global studies 376
Medieval and Renaissance studies 378
Neuroscience 380
Peace studies 382
Natural resources and conservation 385
Environmental science 388
Environmental studies 390
Fishing and fisheries 393
Forestry 396
Natural resources and conservation 398
Wildlife and wilderness management 401
Parks and recreation 403
Parks, recreation and leisure studies 406
Sports and fitness administration 408
Physical sciences 411
Aeronautics and aviation science 414
Astronomy 417
Astrophysics 419
Atmospheric science 421
Chemistry 424
Geology/earth science 426
Oceanography 429
Physics 431
Protective services 435
Criminal justice and law enforcement 438
Fire protection and safety technology 441
Forensic science 443
Public administration 447
Human services 450
Public administration 452
Social work 454
Religion and theology 457
Bible studies 460
Islamic studies 462
Judaic studies 464
Religious studies 467
Sacred music 469
Theology 472
Social sciences 475
Anthropology 478
Archaeology 480
Economics 483
Geography 485
International relations 488
Political science 490
Psychology 492
Sociology 495
Visual and performing arts 497
Animation 500
Art history 502
Cinematography and film/video production 504
Dance 507
Drama and theater arts 510
Fashion and apparel design 513
Fine/studio arts 515
Graphic design 518
Interior design 521
Music, general 523
Music management 525
Music performance 527
Music theory and composition 529
Photography 531
Theater design and technology 533
Brief descriptions of majors 537
Part II The Colleges
Colleges listed by major 575
Special academic programs 1193
Combined bachelor's/graduate program in
Accounting 1193
Architecture 1193
Business administration 1194
Chemistry 1195
Dentistry 1195
Education 1196
Engineering 1197
Environmental studies 1198
Fine arts 1199
Forestry 1199
Law 1199
Mathematics 1200
Medicine 1200
Nursing 1201
Occupational therapy 1202
Optometry 1202
Osteopathic medicine 1203
Pharmacy 1203
Physical therapy 1204
Podiatry 1204
Psychology 1204
Social work 1205
Veterinary medicine 1205
Double major 1206
Student-designed major 1212
Teacher certification 1216
Colleges in this book 1223
Alphabetical index of majors 1247
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