Catalog 2019-2020

Majors and Minors

Students have three options for academic study: 

  • the pursuit of a single major 
  • the pursuit of two majors (double major)
  • the pursuit of one major and one minor. 

The pursuit of any other combination of multiple majors and/or minors is not permitted. Student transcripts will list the name of the major, any double major or minor, and the grade on the Senior Capstone Experience. Students should be aware that the pursuit of a double major or a major and a minor may require more than four years to complete. 

Pre-registration for the last two years before graduation should be undertaken with the advice and guidance of an academic advisor in the student's chosen major. Thus a major must be declared and an advisor in that major must be designated no later than March 1 during the sophomore year (usually the fourth semester of attendance). This is accomplished by filing an Advisor Designation and Major/Minor Declaration Form with the Office of the Registrar.

Requirements for a major are as follows:  

  • fulfilling the requirements as designated by the student’s major department; 
  • maintaining a minimum grade point average of 2.00 in courses required for the major;
  • passing a Senior Capstone Experience in the major; 
  • meeting the major residency requirements. 

The College offers the degree of Bachelor of Arts with these majors: 

  • Accounting 
  • Art–Studio Art 
  • Biochemistry–Molecular Biology 
  • Biology 
  • Chemical Physics 
  • Chemistry 
  • Classics 
  • Computer Science 
  • Economics 
  • Economics & Business  
  • English–Literary Studies 
  • English–Film & Media Studies 
  • English–Creative Writing 
  • Environmental Studies 
  • French 
  • Health Science 
  • History 
  • Interdisciplinary Studies 
  • International Relations 
  • Mathematics 
  • Music 
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy 
  • Philosophy & Religious Studies 
  • Physics 
  • Politics 
  • Psychology 
  • Religious Studies 
  • Sociology/Anthropology–Emphasis in Anthropology
  • Sociology/Anthropology–Emphasis in Sociology
  • Spanish 
  • Theatre Arts  

Policy for double majors 

A student may complete a second major at Hendrix by fulfilling the following criteria: 

  • declaring a second major by filing an Advisor Designation and Major/Minor Declaration Form with the Office of the Registrar no later than December 1 during the senior year (usually the seventh semester of attendance);
  • designate a secondary advisory in that major;
  • completing the Hendrix requirements for both majors;
  • maintaining a minimum grade point average of 2.00 in the courses that comprise each major; 
  • passing the Senior Capstone Experience for both majors; 
  • completing both majors prior to the awarding of the undergraduate degree. 

Policy for minors 

A student may complete a minor by fulfilling the following requirements: 

  • Declaring a minor by filing an Advisor Designation and Major/Minor Declaration Form with the Office of the Registrar no later than December 1 during the senior year (usually the seventh ; 
  • completing the course requirements for the minor as specified in the departmental entry in the Catalog; 
  • successfully completing at Hendrix at least three of the courses that constitute the minor;  
  • maintaining a minimum grade point average of 2.00 in the courses that comprise the minor;  
  • completing both a major and the minor prior to the awarding of the undergraduate degree. 

Changes to the above declarations can be made by completing and fining a new Advisor Designation and Major/Minor Declaration Form with the Office of the Registrar no later than December 1 during the senior year (usually the seventh semester of attendance).

The College offers the following academic minors: 

  • Accounting 
  • Africana Studies 
  • Anthropology 
  • Applied Mathematics 
  • Art–Art History 
  • Art–Studio Art
  • Asian Studies 
  • Biology 
  • Business 
  • Chemistry 
  • Chinese 
  • Classics 
  • Computer Science 
  • Dance 
  • Data Analytics
  • Economics  
  • English–Film & Media Studies 
  • English–Literary Studies 
  • French 
  • Gender Studies 
  • History 
  • International Relations 
  • Mathematics 
  • Music 
  • Neuroscience 
  • Philosophy 
  • Physics 
  • Politics 
  • Psychology 
  • Religious Studies 
  • Social Justice
  • Sociology 
  • Spanish 
  • Theatre Arts 

The College offers one graduate degree, the Master of Arts in Accounting.

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