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All Programs

If you’re not sure what you’d like to study, you can browse through all of our programs listed in alphabetical order below.

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Accounting
Learn to develop the financial statements that drive business and devise strategies to improve the bottom line with a degree in Accounting from the Feliciano School of Business at Montclair State University.

African-American Studies
The program builds on the African American Studies scholar-activist tradition. Students explore education as a means not only for creating personal success but for developing stronger societies rooted in respect for diversity and human rights.

American Sign Language
In the American Sign Language (ASL) program, you will learn how to master the basic structures of ASL, acquire a sizeable vocabulary and achieve the ability to participate in conversations on a variety of topics.

Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations
Study the history, culture and daily life of the ancient Mediterranean world as seen through texts and artifacts.

Animation and Illustration
In our program, you will learn about the many aspects of bringing animation to life — from idea to finished product including virtual reality.

Anthropology
Anthropology is a holistic and broad approach to the study of humankind. It deals with our origins; biological characteristics; languages; and the beliefs, customs, and lifeways of past and contemporary cultures.

Arabic
Study Arabic and explore the rich, complex culture of this region through a multi-faceted and engaging course of study.

Arabic Studies
In this interdisciplinary program, you will learn about the Arabic-speaking world from an economic, historical, political, religious and literary perspective.

Archaeology
Our interdisciplinary archaeology program will introduce you to the science, methods and ethical foundations that form the basis for this fascinating discipline.

Art and Design Studio
Explore art making and design in multiple mediums and take classes that analyze other artists’ work.

Asian Studies
Learn to speak Japanese or Chinese while simultaneously studying Asian Philosophy. Or try a class on Contemporary Chinese Cinema and Society, to expand your knowledge of the world.

Athletic Training
Athletic trainers are highly educated and skilled in the prevention, care and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions that occur in people who participate in strenuous physical activity.

Audiology
In our programs, you will learn to work with individuals who have difficulty hearing, understanding speech and/or processing auditory signals, as well as individuals with balance disorders

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Biochemistry
Biochemistry majors will emerge with a strong background in chemistry and biochemistry as well as in the basic sciences and mathematics.

Biology
The study of Biology fosters the ability to critically examine information and discover new knowledge through rigorous scientific reasoning in budding life scientists.

Business
A degree in Business Administration will add core knowledge that will help you succeed in your chosen field of study.

Business Analytics
Business analytics is the set of tools and techniques that makes it possible to translate big data into insight and information for efficient decision making.

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Chemistry
Students who choose a chemistry major will be prepared for professional employment in the chemical and chemistry-related industry, for doctoral study in chemistry or biochemistry, for professional education in fields related to science, or for teacher certification.

Child Advocacy and Policy
The multidisciplinary curriculum brings together many of New Jersey’s leaders in the fields of law, public child welfare, mental health, public policy and psychology to deliver a unique education not found anywhere else.

Chinese
Study Chinese and achieve proficiency in reading, writing and speaking the language, and also develop a fundamental understanding of Chinese culture.

Classics
Study the language, history and culture of Ancient Greece and Rome.

Cognitive Science
With this dynamic program, you will study cognitive processes in the context of psychology, linguistics, computer science and more!

Communication Sciences and Disorders
This program stresses an interdisciplinary approach to the understanding of communication disorders, appropriate assessment of, and intervention for those disorders.

Communication Studies
This program cultivates dynamic leaders who can drive communication programs, collaboration, and innovative problem solving in corporate, government and non-profit organizations.

Communication and Media Arts
Ideal for students who want to immerse themselves in the multi-dimensional landscape of traditional and emerging media, and explore communication in all of its facets in relation to special interests.

Computer Science
Computer Science curriculum prepares students to design and implement software, to consider new ways to use computers, to assist in improving solutions to computer problems, and generally helps students to adapt to new ideas.

Counseling
In our programs, you will acquire the professional skills to work with diverse populations in school counseling, clinical mental health counseling, and addictions counseling.

Creative Writing
Montclair State’s creative writing program offers courses in fiction, poetry, drama, creative nonfiction, screenwriting and memoir, on a variety of levels.

Criminal Justice
Our program will prepare you for a career in law enforcement, corrections, parole and social services.

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Dance
In this program, you will combine a liberal arts degree with conservatory-based training. Our expert faculty will guide you on your journey to becoming a professional dancer, choreographer, critic or dance teacher.

Data Collection and Management
Given the vast abundance of publicly available data and the increasing desire of organizations large and small to collect new data, job candidates are learning that adding data collection and management skills to their list of competencies is a smart way to increase their marketability.

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Earth and Environmental Science
Our programs in Earth and Environmental Science prepare future scientists who are equipped to address complex issues including the mechanisms and effects of climate change.

Economics
Our distinguished faculty will help you build a solid business foundation, sharpen your ability to think strategically and increase your marketability in fields ranging from public policy to strategic business management.

Educational Leadership
The Educational Leadership program at Montclair State University is committed to preparing outstanding and dedicated school leaders for the State of New Jersey.

English
Learn to understand, analyze and create informative books, essays and written information, and prepare yourself for careers ranging from attorney to teacher, to publicist, to technical writer, to politician, actor, or even CEO.

Entrepreneurship
Gain the knowledge and skills to create a startup business model, manage a small business, and pitch your own business plan. You will have the opportunity to develop leadership skills, while also learning what it takes to be an entrepreneur.

Environmental Justice
This multidisciplinary minor offers students a theoretical and an applied course of study in environmental justice, an emerging interdisciplinary field.

Environmental Management
We prepare environmental professionals in all sectors (academia, industry, government, nonprofits) to take leadership roles in solving society’s most challenging environmental problems.

Exercise Science
Exercise Science prepares exercise practitioners to perform accurate fitness assessments, including recognition of pathologic indicators, as well as to plan, implement, evaluate and sustain exercise-programming initiatives.

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Family Science and Human Development
Family Science and Human Development (formerly known as Family and Child Studies) is an interdisciplinary field that teaches you how to understand individuals, families, and communities from a holistic point of view with an emphasis on social justice.

Fashion Design
Through coursework that focuses on how clothing is designed, illustrated, constructed and evaluated for quality, students gain hands-on experience and an understanding of the creative aspects of fashion design.

Fashion Merchandising
The program in Fashion Merchandising focuses on the importing/exporting, advertising, branding, buying and eventual distribution of fashion products to consumers.

Fashion Studies
Explore the many facets of fashion while learning to analyze consumer needs and determine how a dynamic industry meets those needs. Graduates pursue careers in fashion manufacturing, merchandising, management and marketing of products and services.

Film
The courses also provide a strong grounding in “media literacy,” guiding students to adopt an informed and active approach to the rapidly expanding range of mass-produced and artist-made moving images that dominate contemporary culture.

Filmmaking
Our intensive, conservatory-style progression of coursework gives our filmmaking majors a powerful foundation in the concepts of story.

Finance
Our finance program will introduce you to theoretical foundations of contemporary practices and applications in corporate finance, investments and financial management.

French
In this program, you will immerse yourself in the language, literature and culture of France and the Francophone world.

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Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Studies
You will research, analyze, and discuss topics – that go straight to the heart of the matter – with classes such as, “Hate Crimes” and “Sociology of Gender.”

Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies
Our faculty approaches these topics from an academic perspective in order to empower students to think critically about gender, sexuality and the role of women in all aspects of contemporary society.

General Humanities
Study history, art, music, religion, philosophy, literature and mythology. Pursue your own intellectual interests and design your own major with your advisor.

Geographic Information Science
Geographic Information Science (GIS) uses computer-based tools that organize and display geographic information, i.e., information linked to geographic coordinates. GIS links maps to the underlying data such as population, income, property values, tax rates, crime rates and voting patterns, among many others.

Geography
Our Geography programs emphasize human interactions with the physical environment, environmental law and policy, environmental economics and environmental management.

German
Become fluent in German and explore the rich, complex history and culture of one of the most influential countries in Europe through this multi-faceted and engaging course of study.

Gerontology
Gerontology is a field of study that examines the social, cultural, psychological and physical changes associated with aging.

Greek
Learn to read Ancient Greek and study Homer, Herodotus, Sophocles, Plato, the New Testament and more.

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History
The study of history offers a strong foundation for a range of careers such as teaching; law; government service; politics; journalism and creative writing; museums and historical societies or restoration agencies.

Hospitality Management
Whether you are running a major resort, bed and breakfast or an assisted-living community, learn to anticipate your customer’s needs and exceed their expectations with a concentration in Hospitality Management.

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Inclusive Education
Inclusive Education prepares highly trained educators who make a vital contribution to New Jersey schools through promoting quality inclusive practices for students, both with and without disabilities, to learn together in the same classrooms.

Information Technology
Learn to use computing technology to create and process information to meet enterprise goals.

International Business
In our comprehensive program, you will gain an interdisciplinary perspective on national and company competitiveness, international trade, export and import management, foreign direct investment, and management of multinational corporations.

International Studies
Provides students with an education that broadens their knowledge of the people of the world, international events, and the socio-economic and socio-political background to global affairs.

Italian
Explore Italian music, the figurative arts, literature, cinema, design, gastronomy, science and philosophy.

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Jewish American Studies
The Jewish American Studies program at Montclair State gives students the opportunity to explore recent scholarship on the literature, art and culture of the Jewish community in America as well as the contributions of immigrant culture to society.

Journalism
As a Journalism student, you will develop competencies in writing, research and production techniques as well as gain knowledge from a solid foundation of liberal arts courses.

Jurisprudence, Law and Society
In our program, you will develop a comprehensive understanding of how the law functions while also improving your critical-thinking skills.

Justice Studies
The faculty are experts in law and legal studies, criminal justice, political science and sociology. They take an interdisciplinary approach to the study of law, justice systems and international justice.

Justice and Families
This program is a perfect complement to a variety of different majors, and can enhance your job prospects after graduation by instructing you in an array of specialized fields of study.

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Latin
Learn to read Latin and study Vergil, Catullus, Ovid, Cicero, Caesar and more.

Latin American and Latino Studies
Allows students to explore the rich heritage and contemporary trends of Latin-based cultures in the United States and beyond.

Law and Governance
The program in Law and Governance creates leaders in regulatory law in industry, government and nonprofit organizations.

Leadership Development Through Civic Engagement
In our program, you will be taught how to serve and to motivate others to attain their highest potential, and learn to set direction and motivate the commitment of others to navigate change in the world.

Linguistics
Linguistics is the discipline that studies and describes language in all its aspects: its structure, its use, its history, its varieties and how it is learned.

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Management
With a degree in Management at Montclair State University, you will study with experienced professionals who will teach you how to lead a team of people, and maximize the potential of different business opportunities.

Management of Information and Technology
A concentration in Management of Information and Technology (MIT) prepares you to effectively harness technology and systems to support strategic business planning and decision making.

Marine Biology and Coastal Sciences
The study of Marine Biology and Coastal Sciences encompasses freshwater lakes and streams, estuaries, and coastal marine habitats.

Marketing
Businesses today rely on powerful product and branding messages to build profitable connections with target audiences.

Master of Arts in Teaching
Montclair State University’s Teacher Education Program is one of the most highly-regarded teacher preparation programs in the country. It has been consistently recognized both nationally and internationally for its unique features, including its structure, partnerships, and curricular emphases.

Master of Business Administration
Gain a global perspective through a faculty-led international trip exploring the challenges and potential of an emerging economy.

Mathematics
Students will employ problem-solving skills in a wide range of modern mathematics, analyze quantitative information and apply advanced mathematics techniques and concepts where appropriate.

Molecular Biology
The field of molecular biology has an impact on almost every other area of study in the biological sciences, and its development has led to expanded graduate and professional programs.

Music
In our Music program, you will study with world-class faculty in order to prepare for a career as a teacher, therapist, musician or scholar in the musical arts.

Music Therapy
Music Therapy is the process of clients and qualified music therapists working together through music to promote mental and physical health.

Musical Theatre
Our rigorous, innovative curriculum combines instruction and experience in the acting, dance, and music demanded by the Musical Theatre craft.

Myth Studies
Explore the complex and rich history behind the stories we tell – collectively and individually.

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Nursing
Our program offers a hybrid format comprised of both online and in-person courses for students looking to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Nutrition and Food Science
Nutrition and Food Science consists of learning about nutrition and the science of food, including; food systems, sustainability, and global and national food policy.

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Paralegal Studies
The Paralegal Studies programs provide students with the knowledge and education for direct employment opportunities in the paralegal field. It also provides the academic foundation for students interested in pursuing law school.

Philosophy
In philosophy classes we explore challenging questions and articulate answers that are based on reasoning and logic.

Physical Education
Physical Education prepares students to work with children and young adults in a variety of educational and community settings.

Physics
Physics' application to other sciences means that it is an ideal starting point for entry into almost every branch of science, engineering and technology.

Political Science
Political Science creates leaders in politics and public policy internationally and domestically.

Portuguese Studies
The Portuguese Studies program of Montclair State University offers a unique combination of literary, linguistic and cultural experiences for our undergraduate students.

Pre-Law Studies
You will acquire an essential foundation in the basics, while developing analytical writing and research skills.

Product Design
Focuses on the design and development of consumer products of all types, the program fosters the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills as well as a solid grounding in all aspects of the design process.

Psychology
This training is useful in many ways to find success in clinical, forensic, corporate, research and educational settings.

Public Administration
Courses in public administration will teach you the intricacies of government organizations and facilitate internship opportunities to give you firsthand job experience.

Public Health
The field of public health is about both preventing disease and injury, and promoting better health among different populations of people.

Public Relations
Public Relations specialists aim to enhance the relationship between an organization or individual with strategic groups such as investors, employees, activist groups, government regulators and others.

Public and Professional Writing
Public and Professional Writing students learn about the various forms of writing that they are likely to encounter in their careers and how to adapt their writing for different audiences and purposes.

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Reading and Literacy Education
The programs emphasize practice informed by current theory and research to provide a range of learning experiences that enhance candidates’ understanding of what it means to be an effective literacy educator.

Real Estate
Our curriculum prepares you for a career in commercial real estate, where you can draw on your ability to analyze, evaluate, finance and manage property assets.

Religion
Our alumni go on to careers in education, helping professions, business and law.

Retail Merchandising and Management
Launch a fast-paced career and ensure retail goods are available to customers when and where they want them with our program in Retail Merchandising and Management.

Russian
Our program could lead to a job in politics, international business, or even the United Nations, where Russian is one of the official languages.

Russian Area Studies
In the Russian Area Studies program, you will learn about this complex region from an economic, historical, political and literary perspective.

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Social Work
In this program, you will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate an array of possible career paths, including a case manager, counselor, community organizer or advocate.

Sociology
Sociology is the best pathway to becoming an informed citizen of the world. It’s also a gateway to a great diversity of careers.

Spanish
The Spanish program prides itself on offering students multiple courses of study, careful mentoring by devoted faculty, enriching cultural activities and a nationally recognized chapter of the Hispanic Honor Society.

Spanish and International Business
Spanish and International Business is great for multilingual students who want to make the most of their business and management skills after graduation.

Special Education Programs
The Special Education programs offered in the department of Secondary and Special Education at Montclair State University are designed for certified teachers who want to develop a comprehensive understanding of special education.

Sports, Events, and Tourism Marketing
Learn to recognize potential marketing and travel-related opportunities that correspond to special events.

Studio Art
The Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art is designed to prepare students for careers as practicing professional artists.

Sustainability Science
Our sustainability programs integrate natural and physical science with social science, economics, policy and project management..

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Teacher Education and Certification
We are dedicated to preparing and supporting knowledgeable teachers who develop a strong set of commitments to equity and diversity, critical thinking, and social responsibility.

Teacher Education and Teacher Development
The PhD in Teacher Education and Teacher Development is the first of its kind in the region and one of only a few in the country. The curriculum is based on the most current research on how teachers learn to teach in multicultural contexts and how they develop professionally throughout their careers.

Teaching English Language Learners in Early Childhood and Elementary Settings
The TELL minor will provide candidates planning to teach in general education or inclusive education classrooms with the specialized knowledge and skills to work effectively with students who are English Language Learners.

Television and Digital Media
In our program, you will learn the behind-the-scenes process that goes into producing television and digital media content.

Theatre
Immerse yourself in multiple approaches to action, learn techniques that get to the heart of the craft of acting.

Theatre Studies
A small common core of courses in dramatic literature, history and interdisciplinary performance emphasize the link between page and stage and theatre and society.

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Urban Studies
Our Urban Studies concentration within the Geography BA and the Urban Studies minor take advantage of the NJ/NY metropolitan setting and the wealth of social, political, cultural, economic, and environmental interactions occurring within our area.

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Visual Arts
Students who study Visual Arts learn to create using a variety of media and techniques, including ceramics, drawing, metalwork & jewelry, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture, and exhibit their work on and off campus.

Visual Communication Design
In our program, research, analysis, sketching, concept development and teamwork become an integral part of your design process.