Undergraduate Bulletin 2020 - 2021 
    
    Dec 03, 2020  
Undergraduate Bulletin 2020 - 2021

Academic Programs



Major Programs

Columbia College confers the degrees of Associate of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The requirements for the degrees are based on the general principle of a broad distribution of studies among the representative fields of human culture and a concentration of studies within a special field. Columbia College also confers graduate degrees. For additional information, consult the Columbia College Graduate Bulletin.

All students must select and successfully complete a major program in order to graduate from the College.

A major program or major consists of an academic discipline and a set of major requirements. The requirements include a set of courses, the major courses, within or closely related to the discipline which comprise more than 25% and normally (although there are a few exceptions) less than 40% of the total number of hours required for graduation. The major GPA, which must be at least 2.50 for graduation, is computed on the major courses. All majors require some specific major courses; some specify all of them while others can be completed by selecting major choices courses from specified lists or with specified criteria. Major requirements may include some specific general education or intensive courses or they may restrict the options available for some general education or intensive requirements; these courses are not included in the major GPA calculation. Major requirements may also include specified electives - courses which must be taken to complete the major, but which are not included in the major GPA calculation - and, occasionally, additional requirements such as the Target Points for majors that involve certifying to teach or participation in Columbia College Dance Company for the majors in Dance.

Some majors have concentrations. In these cases, the major courses consist of a set of core courses common to all of the concentrations and a set of courses specific to each concentration. Students may double major in two concentrations within a major discipline. Some majors may have advising tracks or certificates that are intended as guides to help students select major choices and/or electives to fit their particular interests in the discipline. Advising tracks and certificates are not part of the major requirements and students need not complete any particular advising track or certificate in order to complete the major program.

Division Deans may approve substitutions for any course required for a major, but no course requirement may be waived unless the waiver is specifically mentioned in the major requirements.

By the end of the first year, each student is encouraged to select a major program of study in consultation with her first-year advisor. Forms for declaring a major are available from the Office of the Registrar. When the declaration has been officially made, a major academic advisor is assigned to the student.

d = Available in the Day College
e = Available in the Evening College
o = Available in the Online Program

Undergraduate Studies

  Individualized Studies, B.A. or B.S. de
  Interdisciplinary Studies, B.A. or B.S. deo

Division of Arts and Humanities

  Communication, B.A. de
    Concentrations: Professional Communication, Digital Media, Public Relations
  Dance, B.A. d
  Dance Education, B.A. certifying to teach d
  English, B.A. d
  English, B.A. certifying to teach d
  Music, B.A. d
  Studio Art, B.A. d

Division of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology

  Accounting, B.S. [Evening*] de
  Business, B.A. d
    Concentrations: Hospitality, Tourism, and Event Management d; Marketing d; Sports Management d 
  Business Administration, B.A. deo
  Business Administration, B.S. deo
      Concentrations: Business Administration deo; Business Analyticso
  Computer and Information Science, B.A. [Evening*] de
Computer and Information Science, B.S. [Evening*] deo
    Concentrations: Computer Science de or Cyber Security o

Division of Education

  Early Childhood Education, B.A. certifying to teach de
  Educational Studies, B.A. de
  Elementary Education, B.A. certifying to teach de
  Middle Level Education, B.A. certifying to teach de
    Concentrations: English/Languaged, Mathematicsd, Scienced, Social Studiesde
  Special Education, B.A. certifying to teach [Evening*] de
  Speech Language Pathology, B.A. do

Division of Health, Mathematics and Sciences

  Biology, B.A or B.S. d
  Chemistry, B.A. or B.S. d
    Concentrations for B.S.: Biochemistry or Chemistry
  Community and Public Health, B.A. d
    Concentrations: Healthcare Management or Community Health and Education
  Community and Public Health, B.S. d
    Concentrations: Public Health or Pre-Nursing
  Exercise Science, B.S. d
  Health Care Studies, B.A. or B.S. o
  Health Science, B.S. o
  Mathematics, B.A. or B.S. d
  Nursing, RN to BSN, B.S.N. deo

Division of Social Sciences

  Behavioral Science, B.A. de
  Community and Organizational Leadership, B.A. eo
  Criminal Justice (B.A. degree) do
    Concentrations: General or Forensic
  Disaster & Emergency Management, B.A. o
  Disaster & Emergency Management, B.S. o
    Concentration: Fire Science
  Forensic Psychology, B.S. do
  Human Development and Family Studies, B.A. d
  Human Services: Counseling, B.A. eo
  Political Science, B.A. de
  Psychology, B.A. (p. 129) deo
  Psychology, B.S. (p. 129) d
  Social Work, B.A. (p. 131) de

[Evening*]: The programs are offered by the Evening College. Women’s College students may major in these programs; however, many major courses will be offered through the Evening College on its time schedule. While students majoring in these programs must officially co-enroll for all Evening College courses taken, the usual co-enrollment restrictions and waiting periods are automatically waived for courses required by their major programs.

Liberal Arts

Columbia College’s emphases on the liberal arts and women’s leadership development are found within the General Education curriculum coordinated experiences, and activities available to all students. Students who complete the General Education, curriculum will develop an appreciation for the liberal arts to include:

•      Aesthetic Literacy

•      Historical Literacy

•      Human Institutions and Behavior

•      Literary Knowledge

•      Philosophical Inquiry and Religious Studies

•      Scientific Literacy

•      Foundational studies, to include college level, real world, professional  competencies in written and oral communication, quantitative literacy, and culture and language

•      An understanding of service, social justice, and leadership

How Will This Happen?

The Columbia College experience begins with a focus on academic preparation through the General Education model. This model requires a minimum of 40 semester hours of coursework and is designed to develop students’ capacity for critical thought and expression, lifelong learning, acceptance of personal responsibility, and commitment to service and social justice through a liberal art’s curriculum. In addition, students are provided experiential approaches to learning that assist in the development of practical knowledge within real world experiences.

General Education Requirements

Foundational Studies
College-Level Writing I and II

ENG 101

Analytical Thinking, Writing, and Research

3

 

AND

 

ENG 102

Writing about Literature

3

Culture and Language

Language 122 or 123 (3 sh)

FRE 122

Elementary French II

3

SPAN 122

Elementary Spanish II

3

SPAN 123

Spanish for Specific Fields

3

A specified Culture and Language course (LA 155, SPAN 115, or SPAN 121) can meet the Culture and Language requirement for students in the Evening and Online programs.

Oral Communication

COMM 100

Introduction to Oral Communication

3

Quantitative Literacy

One course or exemption by exam (3 sh) selected from

BUS 171

Personal Financial Management

3

CIS 109

Computer Science for the Liberal Arts

3

MATH 103

Liberal Arts Mathematics

3

MATH 107

Business Calculus

3

MATH 117

Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I

3

MATH 140

Elementary Statistics

3

MATH 161

Calculus I

4

Liberal Arts Knowledge Domains

Aesthetic Literacy

One course (3 sh) selected from

ART 205

Introduction to Art: Survey and Interpretation

3

ART 262

History of Art: Baroque to 21st Century

3

DAN 105

Dance Appreciation

3

EDU 345

Arts Integration

3

MUS 207

Music Appreciation

3

Historical Literacy

One course (3 sh) selected from

HIS 102

Perspectives on World Civilization I

3

HIS 103

Perspectives on World Civilization II

3

HIS 207

United States History, Colonial Era to Reconstruction

3

HIS 208

United States History, Reconstruction Era to the Present

3

Literary Knowledge

One course (3 sh) selected from

ENG 200

Survey of World Literature

3

ENG 203

The Modern Fairy Tale

3

ENG 220

British Literature 1660 to 1832 (Neoclassical and Romantic)

3

ENG 230

British Literature since 1832 (Victorian and Modern)

3

ENG 231

Sex, Lies, and Anxieties in British Literature and Film

3

ENG 240

American Literature I

3

ENG 248

Ecological Literature and Criticism

3

ENG 250

American Literature II

3

ENG 251

African-American Literature through Reconstruction

3

ENG 252

Twentieth-Century African-American Literature

3

ENG 310

Genre Studies

3

ENG 325

Shakespeare

3

ENG 352

Queer Literature 3

ENG 373

American Gothic

3

ENG 375

American Multicultural Literature

3

ENG 382

Women’s Autobiography

3

Religious Studies/Philosophical Inquiry

One course in Philosophical Inquiry OR Religious Studies (3 sh) selected from

PHIL 154

Introduction to Philosophy

3

POSC 240

Political Philosophy and the Pursuit of Justice

3

REL 127

World Religions and Ethics

3

REL 128

The Historical and Cultural World of the Bible

3

Scientific Literacy

One course with a laboratory component (4 sh) selected from

BIO 100

Life Science

4

BIO 105

Human Biology

4

BIO 110

Foundations of Biology

4

BIO 130

Human Anatomy and Physiology

4

CHEM 110

Survey of Chemistry

4

CHEM 121

General Chemistry I

4

PS 122

Earth Science

4

PS 148

Environmental Science

4

PHYS 221

General Physics I

4

Human Institutions and Behavior

One course (3 s.h.) selected from

HDFS 221

Family Development

3

COMM 210

Conflict and Collaboration

3

POSC 101

American National Government

3

PSY 102

Introduction to Psychology

3

SOC 151

Introductory Sociology

3

Service, Social Justice, & Leadership

Liberal Arts

Social Justice

Day College Students: The following course is required to meet the Social Justice requirement:

LA 201

Diversity, Gender, and Social Justice

3

Evening College and Online Program Students: Select one course from the following:

BUS 471

Human Resource Management 3

CIS 205

Principles of Information Systems

3

CJ 402

Ethics in Criminal Justice

3

EM 110

Psychological and Social Dimensions of Disaster

3

HCA 430

Management, Ethics and Law in Health Care

3

SPED 332

Exceptional Learners

3

SOC/SOWK 268

Ethnic and Minority Groups

3

SOC 448

Community Organization and Advocacy

3

SOWK 255

Introduction to Social Welfare

3


Leadership 

Day College Students: The following course is required to meet the Leadership requirement:

LA 301

Women, Leadership and Social Change

3

 

Evening College and Online Program Students: Select one course from the following:

BUS 311

Business Law and Ethics 3

CJ/EM 495

Leadership Seminar

3

 

 

 

EDU 160

Preparation for Careers in Education

2     

AND

 

 

SPED 165

Foundations in Education Studies

1

 

 

 

EDU 485LS

Internship in Teaching (Directed Teaching)

10

HCA 420

Leadership in Healthcare 3

NURS 450

Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing

3

PSY/SOC 304

Profiles in Leadership

3

PSY/SOWK 465

Group Process

3

 

Overlays and Intensives

Information and Technology Literacy

ART 361

Issues in Contemporary Art

3

BIO 120/PUBH 120

Human Health and Epidemiology

4

BIO 240

Ecology

4

BUS 350

Computer Applications of Business

3

 

 

 

CHEM 261

Organic Chemistry I

4

 

AND

 

CHEM 262

Organic Chemistry II

4

 

 

 

CIS 109

Computer Science for the Liberal Arts

3

COMM 202

Communication Applied

3

COMM 255

Social Media Strategies

3

EDU 150

Introduction to the Profession of Teaching

3

EDU 485LS

Internship in Teaching (Directed Teaching)

10

EM 201

Planning for Emergency and Disaster Management

3

MATH 140

Elementary Statistics

3

MATH 343

Probability and Statistics

3

PSY 300

Statistics for Behavioral Science

3

SLP 310

Speech Language Pathology Clinical Technology

3

Communication Intensive

ART 366

History of Art: African American Artists

3

BIO 326

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

4

BUS 471

Human Resource Management

3

HDFS 320/SOWK 320

Intervention with Children and Families (SL)

3

CIS 205/BUS 205

Principles of Information Systems

3

COMM 210

Conflict and Collaboration

3

COMM 230

Health Communication 3

COMM 250

Communicating Your Brands

3

COMM 450

Public Presentations

3

EDU 150

Introduction to the Profession of Teaching

3

EM 204

Communication Skills for Emergency Management

3

ENG 203

The Modern Fairy Tale

3

ENG 231

Sex, Lies, and Anxieties in British Literature and Film

3

ENG 248

Ecological Literature and Criticism

3

ENG 325

Shakespeare

3

GB 205

International Business Negotiation

3

LEAD 401LS

Leadership in Action

3

MATH 218

Elementary Number Theory

3

MATH 220

Introduction to Proofs

3

SLP 482

Literacy and Language

3

SOC 268/SOWK 268

Ethnic and Minority Groups

3

SPAN 221

Intermediate Spanish I

3

Language courses must be in a language different from the one satisfying the Culture and Language requirement in order to count as satisfying the Communication Intensive requirement.

Multicultural Intensive

ANTH 131

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

3

ANTH 240

Anthropology of Religion

3

ANTH 310

Conflict, Culture and Identity

3

ART 205

Introduction to Art: Survey and Interpretation

3

ART 261

History of Art: Ancient to Renaissance

3

ART 262

History of Art: Baroque to 21st Century

3

BIO 381

Genetics

4

CJ 204

Corrections

3

COMM 200

Communication Today

3

COMM 245

Culture and Power

3

DAN 320

Dance in Sociopolitical Contexts

3

EDU 218

Moral and Political Foundations of Teaching

3

EM 110

Psychological and Social Dimensions of Disaster

3

ENG 251

African-American Literature through Reconstruction

3

ENG 252

Twentieth-Century African-American Literature

3

ENG 375

American Multicultural Literature

3

GB 205

International Business Negotiation

3

GB 301

The Global Business Enterprise

3

GEOG 164

Introduction to World Geography

3

POSC 211

Politics and Multiculturalism

3

PSY 254

Understanding Diversity and Inclusion

3

NURS 430

Transcultural Nursing

3

SLP 384

Language Disorders

3

SOC 268/SOWK 268

Ethnic and Minority Groups

3

SPAN 485

Spanish for the Professions and International Affairs

3

Writing Intensive

ART 364

History of Art: Women Artists.

3

BUS 444

Business Strategy

3

BUS 455

Research Methods

3

CHEM 122

General Chemistry II

4

CIS 340

Systems Analysis and Design

3

CJ 495/EM 495

Leadership Seminar

3

COMM 355

Ethics, Crisis, and Communication

3

DAN 340

Dance Aesthetics

3

EDU 218

Moral and Political Foundations of Teaching

3

ENG 310

Genre Studies

3

ENG 340

American Women Writers

3

ENG 352

Queer Literature

3

ENG 355

British Women Writers

3

ENG 372

Literature of the American South

3

ENG 373

American Gothic

3

ENG 375

American Multicultural Literature

3

ENG 381

Film and Literature

3

ENG 382

Women’s Autobiography

3

ENG 383

The Modern Consciousness

3

POSC 493

Senior Seminar

3

HON 490PP/ENG 410

Tradition and Individual Talent: Connections, Correspondences, Copycat, or Genius?

3

MATH 380

Historical Topics

3

NURS 320

Evidence-Based Practice through Nursing Research

3

POSC 303

Comparative Politics

3

PSY 342

Psychological Disorders

3

PSY 494

Psychology Research

3

PSY 498/SOC 498

Community and Organizational Leadership Seminar

3

SLP 482

Literacy and Language

3

WRIT 340

Methods of Teaching Writing

3

WRIT 346

Introduction to Writing Short Fiction

3

WRIT 348

Introduction to Writing Creative Nonfiction

3

Total Credit Hours: 40-43

Notes:

1.     A specified Culture and Language course can meet the culture and language requirement for students in Online programs.

3.     Students with fewer than 24 semester hours of college credit (excluding exam, AP, and dual-enrollment credit) must also take LA 100. Students with an equivalent transfer course and students in Communiversity programs are exempt.

4.     Each Communiversity major program will identify courses addressing themes of social justice and leadership within major courses, restricted electives, or general education courses.

5.     Each major program offering a bachelor of science degree will identify 8 to 9 additional required semester hours in math/science/technical/professional courses. These hours may be specified within major programs.

6.     Each major program will identify a technological literacy, communication intensive, multicultural intensive, and writing intensive course within major courses, restricted electives, or general education courses.

7.     Students who have an academic credential in a language other than English are exempt from the culture and language requirement. Women’s College students who place into SPAN 221 or higher and complete a Spanish course numbered 221 or higher with a grade of “B” or better will automatically receive credit for SPAN 121 and SPAN 122 (6 s.h.). Students who place into SPAN 122 and complete both SPAN 122 and SPAN 221 will automatically receive credit for SPAN 121 (3 s.h.) if they complete SPAN 221 with a grade of “B” or better. 

8.     General education courses will be offered regularly.

Minor Programs

Students are not required to select or successfully complete a minor in order to graduate from the College; minors are optional.

A minor program or minor consists of an academic discipline and a set of minor requirements. The requirements include a set of courses, the minor courses, within or closely related to the discipline which comprise between 15 and 20 semester hours. The minor GPA, which must be at least 2.50 in order to graduate with the minor is computed on the minor courses. Some minors specify all of the minor courses; others can be completed by selecting minor choices courses from specified lists or with specified criteria; and still others have a combination of specified minor courses and minor choices. Rarely, minor requirements may include some specific general education or intensive courses or they may restrict the options available for some general education or intensive requirements.

Some minors have concentrations or tracks. In these cases, the minor courses consist of a set of core courses common to all of the concentrations or tracks and a set of courses specific to each concentration or track. Students may double minor in two concentrations or tracks within a minor discipline. Some minors may have advising tracks that are intended as guides to help students select minor choices to fit their particular interests in the discipline. Advising tracks are not part of the minor requirements and students need not complete any particular advising track in order to complete the minor program.

Division Deans may approve substitutions for any course required for a minor, but no course requirement may be waived unless the waiver is specifically mentioned in the minor requirements.

By the end of the junior year, each student wishing to select a minor program should do so in consultation with her advisor. Forms for declaring a minor are available from the Office of the Registrar. Since the College does not require a minor, the College is not responsible for ensuring that each student will be able to complete all of the minor requirements within a four-year period.

Students may elect to have a minor chosen from the programs listed below:

d = Available in the Day College
e = Available in the Evening College
o = Available in the Online Program

Undergraduate Studies

  Gender and Women’s Studies d
  Girls Studies d
  Global Studies d
  Leadership Studies de

Division of Arts and Humanities

  Art d
  Art History d
  Dance d
  Communication de
  Creative Writing d
  English d
  Public Relations d
  Spanish d
  Writing de

Division of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology

  Applied Computing de
  Business de
  Computer and Information Science [Evening*]de
  Entrepreneurship de

Division of Health, Mathematics and Sciences

  Biology d
  Chemistry d
  Environmental Studies d
  Mathematics d
  Public Health Science and Delivery d

Division of Social Sciences

  Criminal Justice o
  Disaster and Emergency Management o
  Political Science de
  Psychology de

 

Certificate Programs

Students may elect to have a certificate chosen from the programs listed below:

d = Available in the Day College
e = Available in the Evening College
o = Available in the Online Program

Undergraduate Studies

  Certificate in Leadership Studies de

Division of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology

  Certificate in Business Analytics de
  Certificate in Business Management deo
  Certificate in Cybersecurity deo
  Certificate in Event Management d
  Certificate in Hospitality Management d

Division of Education

  Certificate in Speech-Language Pathology Levelingo

Division of Health, Mathematics and Sciences

  Certificate in Actuarial Mathd

Division of Social Sciences

  Certificate in Investigation do
  Certificate in Criminal Justice Leadership do
  Certificate in Command College do