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Art History with Administrative Studies MAJOR
This major provides students with training in management and the history of art to allow pursuit of a variety of future career and education options. With this dual preparation, students are equipped to enter fields such as arts administration, advertising, art appraisal, architecture, art investment, and historic preservation. The management, public relations, information services, accounting, human resources, and finance areas of arts institutions such as museums, research institutes, historical societies, publishers, and galleries have comprehensive needs for individuals trained in good business practices. Students can also continue their education with advanced degrees in business, museum studies, or arts administration, as well as other professional and academic fields. The History of Art and Administrative Studies share an emphasis on the cultural and social institutions of human achievement, a connection that makes possible a major that enriches both art history and administrative studies. Business majors gain knowledge of the historical, political, and social bases of visual culture, while art history majors acquire the economic, political, and sociological background to become leaders in the business of arts institutions and in related fields. 

Economics with Administrative Studies MAJOR
The Administrative Studies component of this major provides students with an overall view of business, financial accounting, and statistical and computing skills used in business today. It includes a two-course study of organizations from an anthropological, political, psychological and sociological aspect. The capstone of this component is a three-course study in a selected area of business. The areas of choice are:
  • Organizations
  • Human Resources Management/Labor Relations
  • Business and Society
  • Marketing
  • Managerial Accounting/Taxation
  • Financial Accounting
  • Finance
  • Management Information Systems
  • Production management
This Economics component of this major strengthens skills learned in administrative studies coursework. Students learn the factors that determine national income, inflation, unemployment, output, growth and inequality as well as the behavior of individual decision-making units like households and firms. Economists are concerned with the role of markets, money and interest rates, the forces affecting international trade and other problems of production and distribution. Students are prepared for further study at the graduate level or to enter careers in business, government, education and law. 

History with Administrative Studies MAJOR
The History/Administrative Studies major is designed to combine the discipline of History, with its emphasis on changes in society over time, which the study of administrative behavior, the development of public policy, and the tools of decision making. 

The addition of an Administrative Studies component provides History majors with analytical administrative skills as well as familiarity with the theories and policies of public administration. The concepts of organizational behavior and decision making, when combined with the perspectives provided through the History major, ought to be of particular value to those planning to enter careers in business; federal, state, or local levels of public or private administration; government work or to those planning to attend a professional school of administration or to those utilizing the major in a variety of positions in the public or private sector. 

Political Science with Administrative Studies MAJOR
This cooperative major provides students with a systematic and rigorous look at the variety of political experiences and diversity of experiences faced both in the developing and democratic world. 

Sociology with Administrative Studies MAJOR
Those who decide to combine this major will be exposed to a broad spectrum of topics including: ethnicity, race, class, inequality, gender, social stratification, sociology of education, the city and urban problems, the environment, sociology of religion, as well as crime and deviance.