Majors & Minors

Maybe you already know what you want to major in. Or you might have no idea. Either way, you’ll start out at Miles by taking General Education courses. These courses expose you to subjects across the arts and sciences, as well as the social and behavioral sciences and history. General Education at Miles helps you understand how various factors affect the current problems of our nation and world. And it gives you a rigorous foundation that sets you up for success in your major.
  • Examine human history from multiple viewpoints—African, women’s, ancient European and more—as you prepare for an important role in young people’s lives. Observation and hands-on teaching practice in local schools put you on the path to a professional career.

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  • Through study of the liberal arts, this multidisciplinary program prepares you for a career in law enforcement, corrections, the legal process, and service. You’ll get a thorough grounding in both theory and research—highly desired skills in the field.

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  • Prepare for a career in theatre arts with a major that encourages discovery, creativity and scholarship. You’ll study acting, directing, design, theatre history and dramatic literature, and you’ll get hands-on involvement in college theatre productions.

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  • Develop strong critical thinking and communication skills as you study across multiple literary genres. You’ll also apply a theoretical lens to look at the global, social, cultural and historical context in which major authors wrote.

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  • Strings and sight-reading. Basic conducting and the brass method. Keyboards and voice diction. This major touches every aspect of music that you’ll need as an instrumental music educator. The curriculum culminates in 12 weeks of student teaching to prepare you for a career in education.

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  • This dynamic program supports three different majors—music, instrumental music education and choral music education—with small classes and hands-on learning opportunities that reflect Miles’s unique philosophical, ethical and spiritual goals.

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  • From algebra to analytic geometry, statistics to classroom management, this major offers effective strategies to engage young learners in the discipline of numbers. A solid liberal arts curriculum combines with practical coursework and student teaching to build a career as a mathematics teacher.

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  • Examine human history from multiple viewpoints—African, women’s, ancient European and more—as you prepare for an important role in young people’s lives. Observation and hands-on teaching practice in local schools put you on the path to a professional career.

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  • What’s the best formula for teaching chemistry? Start with coursework that covers the discipline from every angle. Add classes in education, and mix with the materials and methods of teaching. Finish with a stint of supervised student teaching that sets you up for a successful career in education.

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  • For this major, your coursework includes biology, psychology, zoology and microbiology—and extends to literature and environmental science. You’ll learn how to translate this knowledge to young learners through teaching-focused courses and real-world practice.

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