Degrees, Majors and Minors

Degrees, Majors and Minors
Program Description Degrees
American Studies American Studies is a cross-disciplinary program that offers students an opportunity to create an individualized major. Bachelor of Arts
Minor
Anthropology Undergraduate and graduate programs in anthropology provide a multi-field approach to further understanding of what it means to be human. Bachelor of Arts
Master of Arts
Minor
Art Accredited programs in the fine arts and art history are taught by leading Bay Area artists and scholars. Bachelor of Arts
Master of Arts
Master of Fine Arts
Minor
Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts (BECA) Undergraduate and graduate programs designed to provide extensive educational experience in the field of electronic media. Bachelor of Arts
Master of Arts
Cinema Cinema students are encouraged to engage in scholarship and to pursue all forms of cinema production. Bachelor of Arts
Master of Arts
Master of Fine Arts
Minor
Classics The study of ancient languages, art and archaeology, and literature enables students to reconstruct ancient cultures and to examine critically the importance which they continue to have in the world of today. Bachelor of Arts
Master of Arts
Minor
Communication Studies Areas of study include language and social interaction, group processes, organizational communication, interpersonal and intercultural communication, rhetoric and political communication, public speaking, performance studies, and research methodologies. Bachelor of Arts
Master of Arts
Comparative and World Literature Comparative and World Literature is a literary discipline designed to go beyond the chronological, geographic, and linguistic boundaries of individual national literatures. Bachelor of Arts
Master of Arts
Minor
Creative Writing The skills developed in creative writing translate well into corporate editing, publishing, teaching, and working for arts organizations. Bachelor of Arts
Master of Arts
Master of Fine Arts
Dance The Bachelor of Arts in Dance provides professional preparation in dance. Bachelor of Arts
Minor
Design and Industry Undergraduate and graduate programs in visual communication and product design with an interdisciplinary perspective. Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
Master of Arts
Minor
English The English major can lead to a rewarding career in teaching as well as in professional fields such as law, publishing, information science, and business. Bachelor of Arts
Master of Arts
Foreign Languages and Literatures Programs are designed for students who are planning to use foreign languages in professional careers, as well as for students who wish to acquire an appreciation of the cultures of other peoples. Bachelor of Arts
Master of Arts
Minor
History Undergraduates majoring in history may select advanced courses focusing upon the entire range of life within a nation or region during a given time period, or courses dealing with some specialized aspect of life, or courses which explore the concepts and methodology of historical research and analysis. Bachelor of Arts
Master of Arts
Minor
Humanities Students who wish to base their careers on broad knowledge of American and world cultures will find this major applicable to posts in government, business, education, and the arts. Bachelor of Arts
Master of Arts
Minor
International Relations Employment possibilities for graduates in international relations exist in business, government, electronic and print journalism, teaching and private international service. Bachelor of Arts
Master of Arts
Minor
Jewish Studies The Bachelor of Arts in Modern Jewish Studies and the Jewish Studies Minor offer an excellent background for students interested in Judaism as the basis for scholarly or professional pursuits. Bachelor of Arts
Minor
Journalism The department’s national reputation for excellence and diversity has drawn the attention of news organizations around the country, making the department a key place for job and internship recruitment. Bachelor of Arts
Minor
Liberal Studies The Liberal Studies major has a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary curriculum encompassing all areas of knowledge in the arts and sciences. Bachelor of Arts
Middle East and Islamic Studies Minor The Middle East and Islamic Studies minor is a multidisciplinary minor designed to provide undergraduate students with a broad understanding of the history, politics and culture of the Middle East and Islamic world. Minor
Modern Greek Studies The Minor in Modern Greek Studies is an interdisciplinary program for students seeking greater knowledge of contemporary Greek language, literature, history, and culture. Minor
Museum Studies The museum studies program is designed to provide graduate professional training in major areas of museum work. Master of Arts
Music The School of Music and Dance offers both professional and liberal arts degree programs in music. Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Music
Master of Arts
Master of Music
Minor
Persian Studies Persian Studies is a multidisciplinary program for students seeking greater knowledge and understanding of Persian / Iranian language, culture, history, society, and politics from ancient to contemporary times. Minor
Philosophy Philosophical education is eminently valuable for careers that call for analysis and evaluation of problems, smart solutions, critical and creative thinking and writing, and powerful advocacy of one's beliefs and values. Bachelor of Arts
Master of Arts
Minor
Political Science Undergraduate study in political science is designed to develop knowledge, analytical skills, and critical insight into the nature of politics and political problems. Bachelor of Arts
Master of Arts
Minor
Religious Studies Religious Studies is an interdisciplinary minor that can be taken in conjunction with any major. Minor
Technical and Professional Writing Technical and professional writers work in almost every field of industry and public life, including high-technology industries, business, government, and research and non-profit organizations. Bachelor of Arts
Minor
Theatre Arts The curriculum provides the student with a foundation for advanced study in the dramatic arts, for teaching, or for a career in professional theatre. Bachelor of Arts
Master of Arts
Master of Fine Arts
Minor
Women and Gender Studies Women and gender studies examines the importance of gender and feminisms in relation to issues such as race, class, sexuality, labor, colonialism, multiculturalism, and globalization. Bachelor of Arts
Master of Arts
Minor
World Music and Dance The minor program provides educational resources for those students interested in global perspectives of music and dance. Minor