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Concentrations and areas of study available within majors are described in the linked program sections.

Undergraduate Majors

Acting, BFA
Anthropology, BA
Art History, BA
Arts Management, BA
Biochemistry, BA
Biology, BA, BS (with optional concentrations)
Chemistry, BA
Cinema Studies, BA
Communications, BS**
Creative Writing, BA
Dance, BFA (with concentrations)
Economics, BA
Environmental Studies, BA
Film, BFA
Gender Studies, BA
Graphic Design, BFA
History, BA
Journalism, BA
Language and Culture, BA (see program site for languages offered)
Latin American Studies, BA
Liberal Arts, BA (individualized study)*
Liberal Studies, BA**
Liberal Studies: Arts, BA
Liberal Studies: Legal Studies, BA**
Literature, BA
Mathematics/Computer Science, BA
Media, Society, and the Arts, BA
Music Composition, MusB
Music Performance: Instrumental, MusB (with concentrations)
Music Performance: Jazz Studies, MusB
Music Performance: Vocal (Voice/Opera Studies), MusB
Music: Studio Composition, MusB
Music: Studio Production, MusB
New Media, BA
Painting/Drawing, BFA
Philosophy, BA
Photography, BFA
Playwriting and Screenwriting, BA
Political Science, BA (with optional concentrations)
Printmaking, BFA
Psychology, BA (with optional concentration)
Sculpture, BFA
Sociology, BA (with concentrations)
Theatre Design/Technology, BFA (with concentrations)
Theatre and Performance, BA
Visual Arts, BS
Visual Arts: Interdisciplinary, BFA

*Students who wish to pursue an individualized, interdisciplinary program of study that cannot be accommodated within another major at Purchase College may pursue the BA in liberal arts (BALA) program.

**These majors are also available at the Purchase College at Rockland Community College extension site in Suffern, N.Y.

Interested in pursuing an MBA or a master’s degree in education (MSEd) while you complete your Purchase undergraduate degree? Check out the accelerated graduate study available through articulation agreements with Long Island University/Hudson (LIU Hudson), located on the Purchase College campus.

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Undergraduate Minors

Art History
Arts Management
Asian Studies
Environmental Studies
Gender Studies
Global Black Studies
Jewish Studies
Latin American Studies
Mathematics/Computer Science
Media, Society, and the Arts
Philosophy and the Arts
Political Science
Theatre and Performance
Visual Arts

Graduate Majors, Artist Diplomas, and Performers Certificates

Art History, MA*
Entrepreneurship in the Arts, MA
Music, MM (with concentrations)
Music Artist Diplomas (see program section for areas of study)
Music Performers Certificates (see program section for areas of study)
Visual Arts, MFA*
*MA/MFA Option:
A three-year program leading to both the MA in art history and the MFA in visual arts is also available.
These MFA programs are currently under revision (closed to admission):
Dance, MFA (with concentrations)
Theatre Design/Technology, MFA (with concentrations)

Updated May 12, 2016

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