Overview of Majors, Minors, and Concentrations
Merrimack College offers 41 major programs, with 35 specialized concentrations within those majors, and 61 minor programs. As noted above, a major is a specialized program of study, constituted by a focused set of courses, most of which typically are drawn from one discipline, the major discipline, but some of which may be drawn from closely related, or cognate, disciplines; for example, a major in Psychology requires not only Psychology courses but also a cognate course from Health Sciences. Some of the majors provide opportunities for students to specialize on a focused area within the major discipline and cognate courses. For example, students majoring in Biology choose from among three concentrations, in Integrative Biology, Ecology and Environmental Biology, and Molecular and Cellular Biology and Biotechnology. The Business major has six concentrations, in Accounting, Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing, and Sport Management.
Minors are secondary specializations consisting of fewer courses, that allow a student to focus on a part of a larger discipline. Many students choose a combination of one or more majors and/or minors to create an individualized curriculum of study based on their own interests and goals.
The following list includes all the possible majors with their concentrations, followed by a list of all the minors. The list indicates the School that houses that major/minor, or if a major involves multiple disciplines in an integrated fashion as an interdisciplinary program. Details on each program are provided after the list.
The first such detailed description, however, is of the Merrimack College Honors Program, which is not a major program of study, but a program offered to select students across all majors.