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Academic Terms and Usage

Academic Disciplines
A complete list of majors and minors offered by Purchase College is available in the Academic Programs section of the college website.

In running text, lowercase academic disciplines, except proper names, which are always capitalized. (See Capitalization under General Style Preferences.) For example:

The major in cinema studies offers students …
The BA program in media, society, and the arts combines social science theory and …
The major in Latin American studies is designed as a multidisciplinary immersion experience …
Students who wish to pursue a minor in Asian studies …
The liberal studies degree completion program is designed for adults and transfer students …




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