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 + Two
At Hastings you’ll choose a major, a minor (or second major) and an IDEA minor. An IDEA—an Interdisciplinary Emphasis Area—is a collection of courses crafted by faculty that allow you to hone in on an interest area or something you’re passionate about. If you’re unsure of your major, you’re not alone. Our first-year program is perfect for helping you discover your path.
The major gives you the expertise and depth you need, while the minor and IDEA give you additional breadth and understanding for a successful career and life. 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.
The CORE bookends your Hastings College experience. This includes first-year critical thinking, communication and college life courses, the second year study abroad course and the junior or senior year capstone course.
Our Majors & Pre-Professional Tracks
Law (pre-professional track)
Library Science (pre-professional track)
Occupational Therapy (pre-professional track)
Nursing (Health Systems)
Pharmacy (pre-professional track)
Philosophy and Religion
Physical Therapy (pre-professional track)
Physician Assistant (pre-professional track)
Theology (pre-professional track)
Veterinary Medicine (pre-professional track)
Human Resource Management
Psychology & Sociology
Science – General
Strength and Conditioning
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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.