Degrees, Majors, and Minors
The college offers the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education and Education Specialist degrees. Details regarding the graduate degrees appear in the Graduate Catalog. During the first semester of the junior year, the candidate for a degree must complete with the registrar an undergraduate degree plan — a planned program of work having the approval of the appropriate academic advisor. This program will include one or more majors, the general-education and the general degree requirements. The student may also select an optional minor, completion of which requires at least 18 semester hours.
The major requirements vary from area to area, but must include at least 30 semester hours (For foreign-language majors, up to eight of these hours may be waived upon demonstration of proficiency through the initial placement procedure). The major must include 15 hours, and the minor 9 hours, in courses numbered 300 or above taken at Berry. Students completing two or more majors in different degree programs must also meet the appropriate degree requirements for each degree. Special requirements for the B.A. degree and the B.S. degree appear under Major requirements, items 3 & 4, on the General Degree Requirements page.
Although it is not necessary to determine a major upon admission, the student should make that decision no later than the end of the sophomore year.
Berry College reserves the right to change degree requirements and to delete majors and minors whenever it deems necessary.
Students with curricular questions relating to specific majors should contact the department chair or Curriculum Lead for that major. A list of Department Chairs and Curriculum Leads for the 2018-19 Academic Year may be found here .
Secondary Education is a dual major and must be completed with an approved second major. Students will receive the degree associated with the second major.
- Teacher certification available at secondary level if combined with a secondary education major for the following degrees: Biology B.S., Chemistry B.S., English B.A., History B.A., Mathematics B.S., Physics B.S., and Political Science B.S.
- Teacher certification available for grades P–12 if combined with a secondary education major for the following degrees: Art Education B.A., French B.A., German B.A., Spanish B.A., Music Education B.M.
- Dual-degree programs with Emory University School of Nursing and Georgia Institute of Technology are discussed on the following pages: Nursing Dual-Degree Program. B.S./B.S.N. and Engineering Dual-Degree.