Electives available in a student’s program provide opportunities to pursue new or
deepen previous studies according to the student’s inclinations. They are not required.
A "concentration" is a set of courses that enables students to use electives to achieve
disciplined study in an area short of a major.
Generally, concentrations are a coherent set of four to six courses in areas appropriate
to liberal arts education but not available as an undergraduate major; composed of
courses that already exist at the university; have a specific faculty advisor; and
are identified as a concentration in the catalog and on the transcript.
At least three courses (9 credit hours), in any concentration must be at the advanced
level; a grade of at least C- must be earned. In certain cases, courses may be double-counted.
Undergraduate concentrations include:
Art - Art History
Art - Studio Art
Christian Contemplative Tradition
Comparative Literary Traditions
History and Philosophy of Science
Human Sciences and the Contemporary World
Language and Area Studies
Latin American Studies
Medieval and Renaissance Studies