2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 22, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Majors and Minors



Malone University grants the following undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science in Education (BSE), and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

A student working toward an undergraduate degree at Malone University may select a major from the list below. A few of the majors are available as secondary school teaching areas, a few as secondary majors only, and a few as accelerated degree-completion majors.

Accounting, BA  
Applied Psychology, BA  
Bible and Theology, BA  
Biochemistry, BA  
Biology, BA  
Biology – Clinical Laboratory Science, BA  
Business Administration, BA  
Business Management, BA  
Chemistry, BA  
Communication Arts, BA  
Computer Science, BA  
Creative Writing, BA  
Criminal and Restorative Justice, BA  
Cybersecurity, BA  
Data Analytics, BA  
Digital Arts, BA  
English, BA  
Environmental Management (Accelerated Degree Completion)  
Environmental Studies (secondary major)  
Exercise Science, BA    
Finance, BA  
Global and International Studies (secondary major)  
History, BA  
Human Services, BA  
Individualized, BA  

Integrated Language Arts, BA  
Integrated Social Studies, BA  
Intervention Specialist Education, BSE   
Liberal Arts, BA  
Life Science/Chemistry Education, BA  
Life Science Education, BA  
Marketing, BA  
Marketing Management (Accelerated Degree Completion)  
Mathematics, BA  
Middle Childhood Education, BSE  
Ministry, BA  
Music, BA  
Music Education, BSE  
Nursing, BSN  
Organizational Management (Accelerated Degree Completion), BA  
Political Science, BA  
Primary Childhood Education, BSE  
Professional Education, BA  
Professional Writing and Editing, BA  
Project Management (Accelerated Degree Completion)  
Psychology, BA  
Social Work, BA  
Sport Management, BA  
Urban Studies (secondary major)   
Zoo and Wildlife Biology, BA  

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   Gender Studies  
Bible and Theology   Global and International Studies  
Biology   History  
Business Administration   Honors Program  
Business Analytics   Hospitality and Tourism  
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  
Fine Arts   Urban Studies  
  Wildlife Rehabilitation