2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 14, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Majors and Minors



A student working toward the Bachelor of Science degree may select a major from the following list:

Early Childhood Education    
Intervention Specialist Education    
Middle Childhood Education    
Music Education    

A student working toward the Bachelor of Arts degree may select a major from the list below. Several of these majors are available as secondary school teaching areas.

Accounting   Global and International Studies  
Bible and Theology   History   
Biochemistry   Individualized Major   
Biology   Integrated Language Arts   
Biology - Clinical Laboratory Science   Integrated Social Studies   
Business Administration     Liberal Arts  
Chemistry   Life Science/Chemistry Education   
Communication Arts   Life Science Education  
Computer Science   Marketing   
Creative Writing   Mathematics  
Criminal and Restorative Justice    Ministry   
Cybersecurity   Music  
Data Analytics   Political Science   
Digital Arts   Professional Writing and Editing  
English   Psychology  
Environmental Studies   Social Work  
Exercise Science   Sport Management  
Finance   Zoo and Wildlife Biology  

A student working toward the Bachelor of Arts degree via Degree Completion in Management (MGMT) may select the following primary major:

Organizational Management    

Additional MGMT secondary majors:

Project Management  
Marketing Management  
Environmental Management  

Acceptance into a Major

A school or department will normally accept a student into a major when the student has:

  • achieved a 2.00 or higher cgpa
  • achieved a minimum of 12 hours of Malone coursework in the major with an institutional minimum 2.25 major gpa unless stated otherwise in the specific major guidelines within the school or department.
  • met any additional departmental requirements as defined within each departmental major.

Acceptance may be automatic upon meeting these minimum requirements as defined by each school or department.

Individualized Major

Most students will pursue one of the regular academic majors. However, a student may have special interest in pursuing in-depth study in a combination of disciplines drawing from different parts of the curriculum. Such a student has the option of designing an individualized major.

A proposal for an individualized undergraduate major will originate with a student working in conjunction with a primary and a secondary faculty adviser before being sent to the Registrar and the Academic Policies Committee (APC). After being vetted by the APC (a committee which includes the Registrar), the proposal would be sent to the Provost as long as there are no additional curricular changes.

Liberal Arts Major

A Liberal Arts major is a cross-disciplinary pattern of 45 hours with a minimum of 15 hours from each of three cognates related to the student’s objectives. At least 39 hours must be at the 300- 400 level with a minimum of 12 in each of the three approved fields, two of which must be in liberal arts disciplines, and cannot be in one of the professional (Bachelor of Science) majors. Any student interested in the Liberal Arts major should meet with the Registrar to determine courses in the three cognates. Careful and early planning is important in order to complete the major in a timely manner.

All Liberal Arts majors must apply and be admitted to the major prior to the beginning of the junior year (after completing 60 credits). Complete guidelines and requirements for the Liberal Arts major and are available in the Office of the Registrar.


A minor normally consists of a minimum of 15 semester hours, 6 of which must be taken at the 300/400 level. Each academic school or department must approve the student and curriculum to be used in the completion of each minor for the Office of the Registrar to verify at the point of graduation.

  • A student must maintain a minimum of a 2.25 gpa within the approved minor curriculum in order to be awarded the minor at the time of graduation.
  • Transfer students must take at least two courses in residence at Malone in an approved minor in order to be awarded the minor at the time of graduation.
  • A minor will not be issued in an identical major field (i.e., a student may not have both a major and a minor in the same field).
  • A minor will not be issued in a field identical to the supporting field of a given major unless 9 additional hours of coursework beyond those required as support for the major are taken (e.g., the Biology major requires 7-8 hours of supporting Chemistry coursework; to add a Chemistry minor, 9 other hours beyond those already required in the Biology major would be needed as well as meeting the above-mentioned minor requirements).
A student may select a minor from the following list:
Accounting   Fine Arts  
Bible and Theology   Gender Studies  
Biology   Global and International Studies  
Business Administration   History  
Business Analytics   Honors Program  
Chemical Dependency Counseling   International Business  
Chemistry   Management  
Coaching   Marine Biology  
Communication Arts   Marketing  
Computer Science   Mathematics  
Creative Writing   Ministry  
Criminal and Restorative Justice   Music  
Digital Arts   Peace and Reconciliation  
Economics   Political Science  
English   Professional Writing and Editing  
English Language Learners (ELL)   Psychology  
Environmental Science   Sociology  
Environmental Studies   Spanish for Service and the Professions  
Finance   Sport Management