Areas of Concentration

Requirements for the bachelor of arts (BA) degree from Morris consist of two parts: general education and the major. Students complete a major by fulfilling the requirements as specified in the University Catalog. Instead of a major, some students may choose to complete an area of concentration, which is an individualized, often interdisciplinary, group of courses that meets the requirement of study in depth of a specific field of knowledge.

Students who wish to complete an area of concentration must have the program approved by the appropriate faculty advisers, division chairs, and the vice chancellor for academic affairs and dean. A copy of the approved program must be filed with the Registrar's Office. Detailed procedures and forms are available from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean.

Prototypes for areas of concentration that have been approved by the dean are available by contacting Academic Advising. Some examples of areas of concentration prototypes are:

  • Actuarial Science
  • American Studies
  • Animal Behavior
  • Art Therapy
  • Arts Administration
  • Biostatistics
  • Digital Media Studies
  • Forensic Science - Biochemistry emphasis
  • Forensic Science - Biology emphasis
  • Forensic Science - Chemistry emphasis
  • International Studies
  • Journalism
  • Peace Studies

Contact Adele Lawler,, in the Dean's Office for more information.