Find Your Undergraduate Degree Program

The possibilities to create your unique place in the world are endless at the Nova Southeastern University Halmos College of Arts and Sciences. But there’s no need to get overwhelmed by all the options. Our unique Pathways Approach is designed to help you figure out the career possibilities that fit your various pursuits.

You can specialize, branch out, add a minor, double major or pursue dual admission. Here’s our best advice: start with what you’re passionate about, and dive in. Our faculty, advisors and career service counselors will help you tap into the career avenues that open up to you.

NSU Halmos College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Majors

Art + Design (B.A.)

Find your niche in studio art or design to prepare for a career as a freelance artist or for employment in dozens of industries that need qualified design professionals. Volunteer and internship opportunities help you hone your skills on real-world assignments.

Communication (B.A.)

Prepare for a career in radio and television broadcasting, film, journalism, new media, public relations, education, law and event promotions. Develop your skills by contributing to on-campus print, digital and broadcast media or as an intern at local or national media outlets.

Dance (B.A.)

Become a performer, choreographer, educator – or pursue a graduate dance program. Take part in the NSU Dance Ensemble, and find your inspiration from master classes and visiting professionals who explore new modes of communication through movement.

English (B.A.)

You'll get a comprehensive foundation in British, American and world literatures that will prepare you for a path to explore additional exciting areas, ranging from popular culture to literary theory and criticism, from Shakespeare and science fiction, to the Harlem Renaissance, Latinx culture, Gender Studies, Film Studies and more.

History (B.A.)

Bring philosophies and cultures of the past to life. Gain hands-on experience with an internship, and delve into research during your Senior Seminar in History. The skills you develop in writing, research, debate and analysis are top draws for employers in many fields.

Interdisciplinary Studies (B.A.)

Design a course of study that best fits your academic or professional goals. You’ll explore and develop your skills in a range of disciplines in the arts, humanities and social sciences. And you’ll have the option from choosing one of 28 different minors offered at NSU’s Halmos College of Arts and Sciences. NSU will prepare you to enter the next phase of your education or career with strong critical thinking, reasoning, and communication skills, and enhanced flexibility in your personal and professional life.

International Studies (B.A.)

Visiting guests, community outreach and study abroad provide inspiring experiences. As a graduate, your international perspective will help you create a future as a human rights advocate, foreign service officer, trade specialist, diplomat, cultural arts manager, international security expert or philanthropist.

Music (B.A.)

Start your journey as a performer, producer, composer or the music teacher that everyone loves. Showcase your talent as a soloist or in an ensemble of professional musicians. Work for a record label or a music manager and explore your musical vision for a lifetime of rewards.

Philosophy (B.A.)

Internships and volunteer work in the community allow you to explore the many industries and fields seeking thoughtful, analytical professionals. A philosophy degree prepares you for success in fields including advertising, criminal justice, politics, education, law, medicine and business.

Theatre (B.A.)

Become a professional in local theatre, at a performing arts school, with a national touring company or for international studios and audiences. Your broad training will allow you to follow more than one path to a profession in arts administration, casting, directing, producing, event planning or public speaking.

Applied Professional Science (B.S.)

Put prior credits to use and your goals within reach. As a working professional or non-traditional student, this undergraduate degree fits your experience and your plans. With your NSU experience and bachelor’s degree, the next stage of your career is in your hands.

Biology (B.S.)

Prepare for a career in research, education or medicine. Apply your skills through shadowing opportunities in local hospitals, internships and hands-on, original research in subjects like Gulf Stream ecology, brain structure and function, the human microbiome or shark genetics.

Chemistry (B.S.)

Forge a path in industry, education and government – or through graduate degrees in chemistry, medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, optometry, anesthesiology, environmental protection, law, forensic sciences and nutrition. The exceptional lab facilities and faculty at NSU put the future in your hands.

Environmental Science (B.S.)

A changing environment needs highly educated people who can address both scientific and societal challenges. Core courses ground you in ecology, chemistry and environmental law. Electives, field studies and internships expand your horizons. This degree opens doors to technical fields, graduate study, policy and service jobs.

Legal Studies (B.S.)

Interact with judges, attorneys, public officials and other pivotal figures in the legal community while you explore a future in law school, politics or public affairs. Develop strong communication skills, critical thinking and an understanding of the social and political context of legal issues you need to succeed in a variety of fields.

Marine Biology (B.S.)

The future of our oceans demand a new generation of scientific leaders. Your dedication to the marine environment will put you ahead of the competition in graduate studies in biology, medicine or environmental sciences. It starts with a firm grounding in ecosystems, laboratory techniques and ecology gained as you explore the physical sciences and discover the intricacies of the marine world.

Mathematics (B.S.)

The critical thinking skills of mathematics apply to fields as diverse as climate analysis, sports analytics, engineering, mathematical biology, banking, education and computer programming. Competitions, colloquia and faculty-partnered research projects will prepare you for internships, career possibilities or continuing to a graduate program.

Political Science (B.S.)

Strengthen your skills with our award-winning Model United Nations team or Mock Trial team. Engage with visiting authors, political figures and activists. Beyond politics, apply your skills in law, journalism, nonprofit organizations, education – or as a graduate student.

Sociology (B.S.)

Become the kind of field-based professional, scholar or leader who can create positive change by understanding group dynamics, social movements and the theory of how people organize. Gain the skills to unlock your possibilities in government, community organizing, NGOs, research or consultancy.

NSU Halmos College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Minors

This interdisciplinary program of study focuses on the history, literature, societies and cultures of peoples in the African Diaspora, including Diaspora cultures in the United States of America.

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Discover the cross-disciplinary study of people and cultures with an overview in anthropological theory and research methods.

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Explore the experimental design, data analysis and statistical modeling methods most common for social and behavioral sciences, business, health professions and industry

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Prepare for management in the arts industry with an overview of administration, communication, public relations, writing, development, policy, education and planning for arts organizations.

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This new discipline merges biology, computer science, mathematics and other bodies of knowledge to understand living systems.

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Explore the role of this critical field in medicine, pharmacy and the environment with curriculum that revolves around basic, clinical and field research.

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Communicate and listen more effectively, hone your presentation skills and develop your knowledge of mass media concepts and practices.

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Develop both your knowledge of dance as an art form and your technical dance skills through studio practice and creativity-based classes.

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Cultivate your media production skills with coursework that focuses on creating for the web, desktop, video and audio.

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Enjoy a broad overview of American, British and world literatures that will reinforce your writing and analytical skills.

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This study of film focuses on genre, history, and aesthetics, as well as methods to analyze the elements of film, to recognize historical trends in film, and to comprehend the social context of film.

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Deepen your understanding of cultural storytelling, and discover how the artistic features of a culture tell the story of where it has been and where it is going.

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Explore the historical context and modern intersections of gender, society and politics. Discover how perceptions and frameworks for gender vary across history and geography.

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Bolster your skills for fields that require location-based analysis with a minor that focus on understanding geographic tools, software, hardware, techniques and methodologies.

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Gain in-depth experience using industry-standard computer software while developing your knowledge of design principles and contemporary problem-solving skills.

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Gain a broad perspective of U.S., European, Latin American and world history that will reinforce your writing and analytical skills.

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Challenge and develop yourself by exploring the artistic, social and ethical questions that shape our understanding of the world.

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Gain an understanding of regulations, agreements and treaties, as well as the relationships between the legal systems of different nations.

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Expand your international perspective on business, government, legal, educational, medical and psychological issues.

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This experiential-learning curriculum will help you develop your portfolio, your writing and your editing skills for media such as print, broadcast and digital channels.

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Develop a broad, interdisciplinary base for a career involving Latin American and Caribbean societies.

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Explore the ways law influences nearly every facet of society and life with this minor geared toward those with an interest in law or related professions.

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Discover this fascinating field while you study the life processes of marine organisms as a complement to their major curriculum.

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Examine the interactions among marine organisms and the relationships between these organisms and their environment.

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Learn how mathematics can deepen your understanding of your chosen field while you develop professional tools that give you a competitive advantage.

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Discover how the medical sciences intersect with art, bioethics, medical history, literature, music, performing arts, philosophy and law.

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This introduction to music theory and musicology is a rewarding way to expand your musical knowledge. Specialize your minor further with elective choices.

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Prepare for the rigors of a Doctor of Optometry program with an overview of how optometry combines mathematics, optics and medicine to create a rewarding health care profession.

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Cross-disciplinary courses offer you fundamental, applicable principles of drug actions and uses to treat human diseases. This minor also covers fundamentals of drug discovery and development.

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Gain a broad understanding of philosophical issues and problems while reinforcing your analytical and writing skills.

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Gain a background in physics and its related mathematical methods to supplement your study of biology, medicine, education or computer science.

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Learn to understand the cultural context, influencing forces, political concepts, organization and functioning of various political systems.

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This curriculum of foundational science courses in biology, chemistry and physics will help you prepare for a career in health professions, research or natural sciences.

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Uncover social processes and mechanisms of change in diverse arenas, such as family, work, gender and community.

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Improve your practice with focused study of Spanish language, literature and the various cultures of Spanish-speaking countries around the world.

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Discover the theoretical framework and practical skills needed to create a successful career in the fields of advertising and public relations.

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Explore various artistic media, techniques and processes in a studio setting as you discover how you can integrate creative and artistic practices with your other academic pursuits.

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Embrace the tradition and experience of the theatre as a complement to majors like English, communication studies, psychology and humanities.

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Learn to analyze and express your ideas in various genres and styles, including analytical, professional and creative writing.

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