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.
  • Get a thorough grounding in biology and related science courses such as chemistry and physics. Then, learn how to facilitate learning for younger students with courses that cover everything from technology to on-site teaching practicums.

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  • Learn how to bring literature and language to life with coursework that runs the gamut from African American literature to creative writing, theater and beyond. Practical pedagogy classes, observation and teaching in local schools set you up for success as a professional educator.

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  • Prepare for a career teaching students in kindergarten through sixth grade. Your coursework includes both liberal arts classes–biology, humanities, pre-calculus–and pedagogy courses that lead to real-world experience in local classrooms.

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  • Want to work with children from preschool through grade three? This major will prepare you with courses ranging from psychology to Spanish, algebra to the performing arts. In addition to observation and student teaching, you’ll also take coursework for certification in elementary education (grades kindergarten through six).

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  • Learn how to create and share messages that shape perceptions of public figures and companies. With these skills, your career options include public information roles, special events management, social media management, freelance writing and more.

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  • Learn how to create and share messages that shape perceptions of public figures and companies. With these skills, your career options include public information roles, special events management, social media management, freelance writing and more.

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  • Combine images, words and ideas to effectively convey information to an audience, whether it’s for a streaming site or print publication. Courses such as digital image manipulation, logo design and drawing, and web site development prepare you for careers such as graphic artist, web developer, multimedia animator and more.

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  • Learn the art of 21st-century storytelling and news production through courses such as digital video, broadcast news writing, and news producing and presenting. Degree in hand, your career path could include reporting, videography, news production, digital content management and more

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  • What skills does a successful manager need in today’s business environment? This program emphasizes communications, problem-solving, information technology and interpersonal relations to prepare you for a career in the private or public sector, and for graduate studies.

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  • Get ready for a professional career or graduate study in accounting with coursework that emphasizes communication, problem-solving, information technology, and interpersonal relations.

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