Jul 25, 2024  
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2020-2021 
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG] See drop-down menu above to access other catalogs.

Interdisciplinary and Preprofessional Programs

Undergraduate Minors

     Actuarial Science Minor  
     African Studies Minor  
     American Studies Minor  
     Asian Studies Minor  
     Canadian Studies Minor  
     Childhood Studies Minor  
     Civic Education and Community Leadership Minor  
     Classical Studies Minor  
     Dance Minor  
     Film Studies Minor 
     Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Minor 
     LGBTQ Studies Minor  
     Global Religious Studies Minor  
     Health Resources Management Minor  
     Irish Studies Minor  
     Latin American and Caribbean Studies Minor  
     Middle East Studies Minor  
     Musical Theatre Performance Minor  
     Philosophy, Politics and Economics Minor  
     Public Relations Minor  
     Reading Minor  
     Social Studies Minor  
     Sustainability Innovation and Outreach Minor  
     U.S. Ethnic and Indigenous Studies Minor  
     Urban Affairs Minor 

     Urban Studies and Planning Minor   
     Women’s and Gender Studies Minor   

Graduate Certificate Programs

     Business Foundations Graduate Certificate  
     Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Graduate Certificate  
     Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Graduate Certificate  
     Urban Education, Graduate Certificate  
     Women’s and Gender Studies Graduate Certificate  


The following programs are currently inactive:

  • Chemistry/Geology, BS
  • Public History Minor

See the Academic Programs  section of this catalog for program information and requirements.

Premedical, Predental, Preveterinary and Other Medically Oriented Professions

The Department of Biological Sciences can advise any university student interested in most of the medically oriented professions including medical, dental, veterinary, physical therapy, osteopathic, chiropractic, podiatry and physician’s assistant programs. The Department of Movement Arts, Health Promotion, and Leisure Studies can advise students interested in athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or chiropractic programs. Pertinent information and guidance as to recommended courses for each area, professional schools’ requirements, how to apply and how to prepare for the MCAT, DAT, VCAT and GRE, where applicable, is available at http://maxguides.bridgew.edu/campus/health.


Advising for students considering entering law school after graduation is provided by Bridgewater State University. Law schools are generally seeking students with strong academic liberal arts backgrounds who have demonstrated a high degree of competence in their ability to write with clarity, reason logically and analyze complex ideas. While law students come from a variety of majors, it is useful to have a balanced curriculum with some preparation in history, English, government and philosophy. Students interested in a legal career should consult with Dr. Mark Kemper of the Department of Political Science or Dr. Aeon Skoble of the Department of Philosophy.