Majors

Sterling strives to develop leaders

Art & Design
Our varied and well-balanced art experiences lead to individual creative growth through visual and tactile means.
Concentrations: Sculpture, Drawing/Painting, Graphic Design, Illustration, Self-Directed Studio, Studio/Fine Art, Photography

Athletic Training
This is a competitive program that prepares students for the Board of Certification examination. Upon graduation and certification, students can become certified athletic trainers.

Biblical Studies
Perfect for students who desire to pursue seminary training or other graduate degrees in biblical and theological concepts.
Concentrations: Old Testament Studies, New Testament Studies
 

Biology
Prepare for careers in biological sciences, medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy and physical therapy. You can also be licensed to teach science in partnership with our education department.
 

Business Administration
Dedicated to equipping students with the skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly evolving global economy.
Concentrations: Accounting, Capitalism, Economics, Entrepreneurship, International Business, Leadership-Management, Marketing, Real Estate, Social Entrepreneurship.

Chemistry
Prepare to find satisfying career opportunities in laboratory bench work, graduate studies in chemistry or pharmacy, and in various health-related professions. Students may also earn an education licensure for grades 6-12 in conjuncture with our education department.

Christian Ministries
Explore living our faith in Jesus Christ in the classroom and through acts of service. Prepare for grad school or leadership positions in churches or other Christian organizations.
Concentrations: Missions (Intercultural Studies), Urban Ministry, Worship Leadership, Youth

Communication and Media Arts
Explore a range of topics including media, speech, journalism, filmmaking and more. Take advantage of our Best Semester programs in L.A., Nashville and Washington D.C.
Concentrations: Cinema Production, Communication Arts, Journalism, Multimedia Production, Public Relations.

Criminal Justice
The objective of the Criminal Justice major is to prepare students to enter the law enforcement profession directly upon graduation, or to continue their education in law school or graduate school.
Concentrations: Law Enforcement and Pre-Law

Education
Our respected and established education department prepares you to be among the best of the leaders shaping future generations. Teach elementary or become certified in a variety of other fields for secondary education.
 

English
The English major helps prepare students for careers in business, education and public service, and for graduate study in fields such as ministry, law, business, government, public relations and journalism, as well as advanced academic study in English.

Exercise Science
Exercise science majors will be prepared for graduate study in exercise science (or related fields), as well as employment in coaching, fitness, and recreational settings. Licensure in health and physical education is also available.
 

Health Science
Health science majors will be prepared for graduate study in health science (or related fields).
 

History
Trains students to demonstrate knowledge of the past and to think independently and critically about past and present events and their relationship to each other.

Independent Interdisciplinary
This unique opportunity gives students the chance to work with their adviser to custom-build a major based on their talents and passions. Have a unique skill set or have a specific career path in mind? This is a great option for you.

Mathematics
A major in mathematics features applications in the physical sciences, providing knowledge and skills required for entry level positions in business, industry or secondary education. Students majoring in math may take the applied mathematics concentration or the education licensure concentration.

Music
The music major prepares students for a variety of career options, including arts management, arranging and recording, church music ministry, performance, private music instruction and music therapy, as well as graduate studies.
Concentrations: Applied Instrumental, Vocal, Sacred Music

Psychology
The psychology major provides courses that prepare students for productive family and community life, employment in human service related entry-level positions and graduate study in psychology.
 

Sports Management
Students have the option of choosing from four concentrations to focus on a particular career track.
Concentrations: Club, Fitness and Recreation; Coaching and Instruction; Collegiate, Professional or Corporate Sport Administration; Marketing, Promotions and Sports Information.

Theatre Arts
The theatre arts major provides students with focused study in theatre history, criticism, literature, design and advanced performance and production including acting, stagecraft and directing. Laboratories give students acting and production experience through an annual season of plays and musicals.

Writing and Editing
The writing and editing major equips students with the knowledge and skills to write and edit for a variety of audiences and occasions. Students will be prepared for employment in a variety of fields and for graduate study.
Concentrations: Creative Writing, Professional Writing