Academic Majors by Title

Art Therapy

Art Therapy is a new, exciting career that offers a challenging opportunity to combine creativity, psychology, and compassionate service. The Art Therapy curriculum is balanced between art courses, psychology, and human services courses, internships, and capstone courses.

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Criminal Justice

Students will develop a critical understanding of the field of criminal justice through a balance of theory and practical application, develop an interdisciplinary perspective on the issues which face criminal justice professionals, and develop leadership and decision making skills.

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English Literature

The program in English prepares students for a wide range of careers and graduate study, focusing as it does on the study of literature in English and the development of critical reading and writing skills.

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General History

History is part of a broad based liberal arts curriculum, au such, it prepares students for a range of careers in teaching, business, politics, museums or archives. It also prepares students for graduate study in History or Law.

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Health Sciences

Students will build a broad science literacy and combine it with knowledge of particular threats to human health from environmental, occupational, and life-style factors.

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Liberal Studies

Liberal Studies students can prepare for a career in teaching with an education concentration. Students in this track take courses in history, humanities, math, science the arts, and education and would be prepared for licensure as a teacher of Elementary Education.

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Music Therapy

Students will acquire basic Music Core skills, learn clinical musicianship through hands-on class work, learn skills and knowledge-based clinical competencies in the areas of techniques, theory and research, and have clinical placements in community settings.

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Paramedic Science

This program prepares students for state and national credentials as a paramedic and helps to build awareness and understanding of the role of the paramedic in medical and emergency services.

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Sports Management

Beginning a career in sport management can be difficult so you will be provided with practical-teaching, internship opportunities, mentoring, and other customized learning opportunities. The result is a comprehensive degree program that produces everything you need to get started in the sports industry.

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Business Administration

Students will develop leadership skills and training to approach obstacles with proven methods and innovative solutions. Our business degree programs include courses in accounting, finance, economics, management, marketing, business analysis, and computer applications.

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Education

The programs are built on the idea that K–12 students are unique individuals, who are joined together as different members of a learning community. As learning community members, there is a responsibility to respect, support, and learn from each other.

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Fire Science

The goal of the program is to produce well-rounded emergency services professionals who have the necessary foundational knowledge, training, and certifications to have a competitive edge in obtaining professional emergency service employment.

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Graphic Design

Through the combined experience of professional practices, internships and senior project and exhibition, the students develop a cohesive portfolio for either admission to a graduate program or the pursuit of a career as a design professional.

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Health & Community Services

Students will be able to work as an important member of a healthcare team to guide patients through a variety of complex systems such a health plan, hospitals and ambulatory care organizations, health and human services, public health programs and medical practice offices.

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Marketing Communications

Marketing strategies in the 21st century depend on the use of new/digital media, with social media as the fastest-growing business tool. This major combines such areas to prepare graduates for the ever-changing, highly competitive field.

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Music

The goal of music study at Anna Maria College is the development of sensitivity, intellectual background and technical dexterity in order to realize to the greatest extent possible each student’s potential for self-expression and communication through music.

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Psychology

The curriculum includes introductions to the basic concepts utilized in psychology, the evolution of the field, theories of normal and abnormal psychological development, experimental psychology, and an internship in a community setting.

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Studio Art

The Studio Art major develops essential skills through intensive studio courses students create a framework on which to build their academic and artistic careers. We prepare students for a wide range of art-related career options or graduate study in Fine Art or Art Education.

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Catholic Studies

Students will be prepared for a vocation in youth ministry, religious education, parish leadership, diocesan administration, publishing, religious communications, retreat direction, humanitarian and community services, or a variety of public leadership positions, the diaconate, priesthood, or a religious order.

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Emergency Management

Students participating in the emergency management program will be prepared to build community resilience and sustainability, and engage in planning and response that overcomes challenges.

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Forensic Criminology

While Criminal Justice aims to study the breadth of criminal activities and its control through policing and corrections, Forensic Criminology explores the depth of crime, its causes and criminal motivation to address legal and investigative questions.

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Human Development
Human Services

Students are provided with an interdisciplinary education focused on the preparation of individuals who seek a career in a wide variety of professional settings in education, human services, social services, and related fields.

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Law and Society

The Law and Society major is an inter-disciplinary program designed for students who are interested in careers in law, law enforcement, government, public service and/or who want to go on to law school, graduate school in political science, or graduate school in sociology to become full-fledged members of these professions.

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Music Education

A carefully coordinated combination of course work and field experience assures the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for success as a classroom teacher of vocal, instrumental and general music. Graduates are eligible for Initial Licensure by the Massachusetts Department of Education.

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Nursing

The goal of the nursing program is to provide a high-quality education that includes the knowledge and skills required for entry-level registered nurse practice or a broader understanding of professional nursing practice and the foundation for graduate study in nursing.

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Social Work

The Social Work program prepares students for generalist practice and utilizes a holistic approach and person-in-environment framework that simultaneously focuses on strategies and guidelines for ethical practice, advocacy skills, and respect for human dignity.

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Theology

The study of theology builds upon thousands of years of discourse and reflection, and on the foundational elements of both faith and reason. Students will practice the valuable skills of thinking, reading, writing, and speaking on some of the most relevant, complex and life-defining topics.

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