ACADEMICS

50+ Majors and Pre-professional Programs

Find the major, minor or program that’s right for you.
Wartburg offers more than 50 academic majors in the liberal arts and in professional areas such as business administration, education, music, and journalism and communication. Our graduates find satisfying jobs and are admitted into top graduate and professional schools. Students may also participate in a variety of interdisciplinary minors and programs that enrich the academic experience and prepare graduates for success.

At Wartburg you will take a journey of discovery, embrace your passions, and unlock your potential to realize your purpose in life. The Pathways Center provides comprehensive advising services and your faculty adviser will also help you on your path.

Areas of Study

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COOPERATIVE PROGRAMS

LAW

Law 3+3

B.A. Wartburg College
J.D. University of Iowa

NURSING

Nursing 3+1

B.A. Wartburg College
B.S.N. Allen College

ENGINEERING

Engineering 4+1

B.A. Wartburg College
M.S. Iowa State University

MUSEUM STUDIES

Museum Studies 4+1

B.A. Wartburg College
M.A. Western Illinois University

Individualized Majors: Write Your Own Major

At Wartburg College, you have the option to create your own major so your coursework fits your professional and personal goals. These are a few of the individualized majors that students have recently created under the guidance of their faculty advisors:

American English Language/Culture
Archaeological Studies
Athletic Training
Business Technology
Child Life Studies
Community Youth/Child Care
Computer Technology
Education and Ministry
Elementary School/Community Liaison
Elementary School/Community Relations
Exercise Science

Human Behavior and Wellness
Humanity and Culture
Media Management
Media Production and Design
Music Business
Piano Pedagogy
Public Health
Recreational Specialist
School/Community Liaison
Social Justice & Advocacy
Social/Physical Science Studies

Social Welfare/Hispanic Culture Study
Socio-Cultural Development
Special Needs Advocacy
Special Populations Recreational Studies
Sports Management
Sports Management and Public Relations
Sports Marketing and Public Relations
Theatre Management
Web Design Administration
Women’s Studies
Youth Program Coordination

Interdepartmental Majors

Interdepartmental majors combine course work in a maximum of three departments. They usually consist of 13 to 15 course credits, with a maximum of 20. No more than 11 course credits may be from one department. Students completing interdepartmental majors must fulfill the Wartburg Plan and take at least nine course credits at the 300 or 400 level.

Students must obtain approval of their interdepartmental major title and course requirements before the end of the first term of the third year. The Educational Policies Committee and a committee consisting of one faculty member from each department involved in the major approve the title and course requirements. The academic adviser approves other components of the program, such as electives. Information is available from the Dean of the Faculty Office.