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Undergraduate Majors

Italicized are concentrations

Art + Design
  Art Education K-12
  Art Therapy 
  Graphic Design
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Business Administration
Business Education (Grades 9-12) 
  Advertising/Public Relations
  Film and Digital Media
  Healthcare Communication
  Sports Communication
Computer Science
  Advanced Computer Science  
  App Development and Gaming 

Criminology & Justice Studies
Elementary (Grades 1-6)
Middle School (Grades 5-9)     
    Language Arts
    Social Studies
  Special Education (Grades K-12)
  Business Education (Grades 9-12)
  Chemistry Education (Grades 9-12)
  Physical Education (Grades K-12) 
  Secondary Education (Grades 9-12)*
  Art Education (Grades K-12) 
International Business

*Refer to Undergraduate Minors section
    for more information


Undergraduate Minors

Minors are offered in most major fields as well as in the following areas:
Advertising/Public Relations
Environmental Science
Film & Digital Media
Graphic Design
International Advocacy
Political Science
Secondary Education - Art, Biology, English, Social Studies, Speech/Theatre
Studio Art
Women’s and Gender Studies

Advantage Institute for Professional Studies

Business Administration
Healthcare Management
Hospitality Management
Human Resources

Avila is a Catholic university founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Your classes will be led by an esteemed faculty, 77% of whom have their doctoral or highest degree in their field. As an Avila undergraduate student, your education will have both breadth and depth. You will complete a Core curriculum and a major curriculum with each course of study designed so that clearly identified objectives are built upon and reinforced. 

The Core curriculum is divided into three groups of requirements and is designed to be completed over the period of time needed to meet the requirements for the baccalaureate degree.

  • The Foundations requirements provide the basic skills essential for effective participation in other classes as well as the professional world.
  • The Pillars and Levels requirements address the breadth of knowledge expected of a liberal arts education and challenge students to integrate prior knowledge and create new ideas through higher levels of coursework.
  • The Core Component Designations requirements incorporate assignments and experiences focused on developing and deepening student understandings to prepare students for responsible lifelong contributions to the global community.

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