COLLEGES AND DEPARTMENTS

Academically, the university is split into colleges, each with a Dean as the head.  Most colleges have a number of departments – which usually are headed by a Departmental Chair.

Students often have difficulties separating colleges from departments and Deans from Chairs, so be aware of this possible confusion.

There are nine colleges that offer undergraduate courses.   Each of these can have different procedures for student-related issues so you will need to be able to match departments to colleges and vice versa:

It will be obvious which college is associated with most of the courses your students will take.  There are some non-intuitive ones, like Nutrition which is actually in education.

In order of number of freshman taking classes:

CLASS – or LIBERAL ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES 

Anthropology

Art

Communication

Communication Disorders

Economics

English

Health and Human Performance – this includes Kinesiology and Nutrition.

Hispanic Studies (including Spanish)

History

Modern and Classical Languages (including French and German)

Music

Philosophy

Political Science

Psychology

Sociology

Theatre and Dance

Visual Studies

NSM – or NATURAL SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS

Biochemistry

Biology

Chemistry

Computer Science (different from computer engineering)

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (Geology)

Math

Physics

BUSINESS

Most of your business students will be “Prebusiness”

Accounting

Decision and Information Sciences (DIS)

Finance

Management

Marketing

ENGINEERING 

Biomedical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Industrial Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

EDUCATION 

Curriculum and Instruction

Education Psychology (includes Human Development and Family Studies)

TECHNOLOGY 

Engineering Technology (different from Engineering)

Human Development and Consumer Sciences (HDCS)

Information and Logistics Technology

HRM or HOTEL AND RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT  ARCHITECTURE PHARMACY 

Are all obvious! J

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