Undergraduate Majors | Undergraduate Minors
Graduate Majors, Artist Diplomas, and Performers Certificates

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

Undergraduate Majors

Acting, BFA
Anthropology, BA (with concentrations)
Art History, BA
Arts Management, BA
Biochemistry, BA
Biology, BA, BS (with optional concentrations)
Chemistry, BA (with optional concentration)
Cinema Studies, BA
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: Communications/Media Studies, 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

*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
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*
Dance, MFA (with concentrations)—currently under revision (closed to admission)
Entrepreneurship in the Arts, MA —new in Fall 2015!
Music, MM (with concentrations)
Music Artist Diplomas (see program section for areas of study)
Music Performers Certificates (see program section for areas of study)
Theatre Design/Technology, MFA (with concentrations)
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.

Updated Feb. 6, 2015

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