Arts and Science Degrees

The College of Arts and Sciences offers a diverse array of programs, including multiple plans of study in each of its 19 departments in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, as well as majors and minors in interdisciplinary programs.

Undergraduate arts and science degree programs in the College of Arts and Sciences introduce students to multiple ways of understanding the world before developing more advanced skills in a particular area of study.

Each college major and minor degree plan offered by the College of Arts and Sciences is composed of these two parts:

Building Strong Foundations

Valparaiso University’s general-education requirements are fulfilled primarily by courses offered by the College of Arts and Sciences. These courses, including the intensive freshman program called Valpo Core, provide broad exposure to the major branches of learning and develop key competencies:

  • Critical reading
  • Persuasive writing and communication
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Self-awareness and articulation of values
  • Appreciation of the history and diversity of human culture

College Majors and Minors

The major field of study is a discipline or thematically related group of courses that the student chooses in order to pursue depth of knowledge and competence in the skills required for the study of a particular area of knowledge. Pursuit of the major moves the student toward mastery of analytical skills introduced by general-education courses. The College of Arts and Sciences offers more than 40 majors.

Arts and Sciences Degrees Granted

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Education
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Music Education
  • Bachelor of Music Therapy
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Social Work

On To Mastery

Master’s degree programs offered by the Valparaiso University Graduate School that are supervised by members of the Arts & Sciences faculty include more than a dozen programs in fields related to

  • Administration
  • Commerce
  • Economics
  • Technology
  • Media
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Languages

Apply to Earn Your Arts and Science Degree

Ready to pursue your interests in the College of Arts and Sciences at Valparaiso University? If you are motivated, excited to expand your knowledge, and ready to turn your passion into a profession, then it’s time to take the next step. Apply to pursue a four-year degree today or request more information about our Indiana college.