Majors, Minors & Programs
The Hastings College academic program is innovative, creative and student-focused—giving you the ability to choose your own path and follow your own interests instead of a prescribed, mandatory curriculum.
With an average class size of 13 students and dedicated professors whose sole focus is supporting you and stimulating your intellectual curiosity, you’ll find the Hastings experience unlike any other college or university in the region.
A Major + Minor + Exploration
At Hastings you’ll choose a major and a minor (or second major), plus complete the Exploration and Foundation.
The major gives you the expertise and depth you need, while the minor give you additional breadth and understanding for a successful career and life.
The Foundation includes first-year critical thinking, communication and college life courses, plus the included travel course. It’s the base you build upon for a successful college career! Exploration lets you choose courses in interest areas across campus, providing you the breadth you need to navigate a career. But if you’re undecided, it’s a way to help discover your passion, too.
If you’re unsure of your major, you’re not alone. Our first-year program, which includes CliftonStrengths, is perfect for helping you discover your path — and our Personalized Program lets you customize your experience even more.
We’ve found successful graduates are mentally flexible, excellent communicators, creative thinkers and able to solve problems—and the Hastings curriculum is designed to help you excel in all these areas.
Our Majors & Pre-Professional Tracks
Law (pre-professional track)
Library Science (pre-professional track)
Theology (pre-professional track)
Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts
Human Resource Management
Information Technology & Systems
Media Arts (allows specialization in broadcasting, graphic arts, photography and video production)
Psychology & Sociology
Science – General
Strength and Conditioning
In addition to our majors and minors, Hastings College offers two certificate programs. If you complete one of both of these programs, you’ll have the designation marked on your transcript.
Service Learning Certificate
The Service Learning certificate requires 18-20 credits of courses that have been designated in the college catalog as service learning. It reflects a core ethos of Hastings College—service to others and critical thinking and problem solving.
The Diversity certificate requires 18-20 credits of courses that have been designated in the college catalog as Diversity. It reflects Hastings College’s commitment to understanding diverse global and domestic communities.