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Restricted Undergraduate Majors

Note: This information is subject to change. Consult the department of the major you’re interested in to confirm that the requirements are current. Visit the department website for additional detailed program information.

THE COLLEGE OF THE ARTS

Department of Art and Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts – Animation/Illustration

Bachelor of Fine Arts – Product Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts – Visual Communication Design

Bachelor of Arts – Fashion Studies

  • 2.75 GPA required (3.00 GPA recommended)
  • Contact: Susan Eid, 973-655-7295, eids@montclair.edu

Minor in Fashion Design or Fashion Merchandising

  • 3.00 overall GPA required
  • Suggested sequence of completion requires at least four (4) semesters. Students are encouraged to apply for the minor no later than the fall semester of their junior year.
  • For Fashion Design:
    • Please note: Certain courses in the minor must be taken sequentially, as they are pre-requisites for the later courses. The following courses require successful completion of the following pre-requisite courses:
      • ARTX 355 requires successful completion on MKTG 240 and ARTX 201
      • ARTX 426 requires successful completion of ARTX 120, ARTX 226 (offered only in the spring), ARTX 201, ARTX 298, and ARTX 321
      • ARTX 422 requires successful completion of ARTX 426
  • For Fashion Merchandising:
    • Please note: Certain courses in the minor must be taken sequentially, as they are pre-requisites for the later courses. The following courses require successful completion of the following pre-requisite courses:
      • ARTX 355 requires successful completion of MKTG 240 and ARTX 201
      • ARTX 398 requires successful completion of ARTX 298 and ARTX 321
      • ARTX 410 requires successful completion of ARTX 360
  • For more information, as well as suggested course sequence, please contact: Susan Eid, 973-655-7295, eids@montclair.edu

 

School of Communication and Media

Students looking to declare a major in the School of Communication and Media can apply online; students should review guidelines for their essay and supplemental uploads prior to starting their application.

Contact: Stephanie Wood, 973-655-7870, woods@mail.montclair.edu

Bachelor of Arts – Communication and Media Arts, Communication Studies, Public Relations

  • 3.00 cumulative GPA (recommended)
  • Submit an application, essays, and resume (Apply online)

Bachelor of Arts – Journalism, Television and Digital Media (Concentrations in Audio/Sound Design, Documentary, Sports Media and Journalism, TV Production)

  • 3.00 cumulative GPA (recommended)
  • Submit an application, essays, and resume (Apply online)

Bachelor of Fine Arts – Filmmaking

  • 3.00 cumulative GPA (recommended)
  • Submit an application, essays, and a portfolio (Apply online)

 

John J. Cali School of Music

Students looking to schedule an audition for the listed programs should follow the directions outlined on the Cali School – Apply Page. Further questions regarding the audition process can be directed to the Audition Coordinator – Linsay Setzer – at musauditions@montclair.edu.

Additional contact for degree inquiries: Gina Balestracci, Cali School Academic Administrator, 973-655-7219, balestraccig@montclair.edu

Bachelor of Music – School and Community Settings with Voice, Guitar, Instrumental or Keyboard Primary

  • Audition on primary instrument (or voice), and interview with music education faculty
    • Please note: Students whose ultimate degree goal is Music Education or Music Education/Special Education will be accepted in this program before final acceptance into the Teacher Education Program in their sophomore or junior year.

Bachelor of Music – Jazz Studies

  • Audition on primary instrument (or voice) via video submission only.
    • Please note: A live audition may be requested after the video review.

Bachelor of Music – Performance (Voice, Instrumental, or Keyboard)

  • Audition on primary instrument (or voice)

Bachelor of Music – Theory/Composition

  • Audition on primary instrument (or voice), interview, and portfolio review

Bachelor of Music – Music Therapy with Voice, Guitar, Keyboard, or Strings, Brass, Woodwind, and Percussion Primary

  • Audition on primary instrument (or voice), and interview
    • As part of the interview, candidates are required to sing a song from any genre of music (popular, rock, jazz, blues, show, etc.) while self-accompanying on piano or guitar. Use of basic chords to support the harmonies of the song — versus precise, written accompaniment — is fully acceptable.

 

Department of Theatre and Dance

Bachelor of Fine Arts – Acting

  • Audition and interview (See requirements)
  • Essay, letter of recommendation (2), resume, recent headshot or school photo, copy of transcripts, application, audition fee ($50)
  • Contact: Kim Whittam, Life Hall, Room 005A, 973-655-7201, whittamk@montclair.edu

Bachelor of Fine Arts – Musical Theatre

  • Audition (See requirements)
  • Essay, letter of recommendation (2), resume, recent headshot or school photo, copy of transcripts, application, audition fee ($50)
  • Contact: Kim Whittam, Life Hall, Room 005A, 973-655-7201, whittamk@montclair.edu 

Bachelor of Fine Arts – Production & Design

  • Portfolio review and interview (See requirements)
  • Essay, letter of recommendation (2), resume, recent headshot or school photo, copy of transcripts, application, audition fee ($50)

Bachelor of Arts – Theatre Studies

  • No audition or interview required, however a meeting to learn more about the program and its curriculum is recommended
  • Contact: Jessica Brater, Life Hall, Room 440, 973-655-3259, braterj@montclair.edu

Bachelor of Fine Arts – Dance

Bachelor of Arts – Dance Education

THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN SERVICES

Department of Nutrition and Food Studies

Bachelor of Science – Nutrition and Food Science (Concentration in Dietetics)

  • 3.20 GPA required
  • Completed NUFD 150, NUFD 192, MATH 109 and CHEM 113
    • Earned a C or higher in dietetic (DPD) coursework
  • Contact: Dr. Yeon Bai, University Hall, Room 2154, 973-655-3220, baiy@montclair.edu

 

Department of Exercise Science and Physical Education

Bachelor of Science – Exercise Science (Concentration in Clinical and Pre-Professional Studies)

  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Deadlines to apply:
    • Spring Semester: October 1st
    • Fall Semester: March 1st
  • Contact: 973-655-5253, espe@montclair.edu

Bachelor of Science – Physical Education (Concentration in Physical Activity in Educational Settings

  • 2.75 GPA required for Sophomores; 3.00 for Juniors
    • Students seeking teaching certification must also complete Teacher Education Program requirements
  • Contact: 973-655-5253, espe@montclair.edu

 

Department of Family Science and Human Development

Bachelor of Arts – Family Science and Human Development (Concentrations in Family Services or Families, Children, and School Settings)

  • 3.00 GPA required
  • For FCSS concentration, no more than 60 credits completed
  • Contact: Chris Cottle, University Hall, Room 3111, 973-655-3387, cottlec@montclair.edu

 

Teacher Education and Certification
Application required.

The deadline to apply for the Fall is September 15 and for the Spring is February 1. If these dates fall on either a Saturday or Sunday, students have until the following Monday to submit their application.

Pre-K through Grade 3 or Elementary Education K-6 Certification

  • 3.00 cumulative GPA required
  • Prerequisites for application:
    • Completion of the following courses with a C or higher: PSYC 101, CMST 101, ECEL 200, FCST 214, and EDFD 221
  • Contact: Center of Pedagogy, University Hall, Suite 1160, TEadmissions@monclair.edu
  • Continue with “Requirements for All Certifications”

Subject Area Certifications (e.g. Math, English, etc.)

  • Completion of the following courses with a C- or higher: SASE 210, EDFD 200 (or one of the equivalent courses, PSYC 200 or FSHD 216)
  • Continue with “Requirements for All Certifications”

Requirements for All Certifications

  • Passing Praxis Core, SAT, or ACT scores
  • Completion of 60 semester hours of earned college credit
    • Completion of 9 credits of major courses from your department
    • Math majors must complete 11 credits, including Calculus I and II, and an additional course that requires Calculus II as a prerequisite
  • 3.00 cumulative GPA required for applicants to a single certification program; 3.25 cumulative GPA required for applicants to the Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s Program with Dual Certification
    • An applicant with an overall major GPA of 2.75 or higher may apply for admission but must complete the Supplemental Essay as part of the application process.
  • Meeting the minimum required GPA for respective major
  • Demonstrating evidence of satisfactory written and oral skills
  • Requirement of program before field experience but not needed for application:
    • Two courses in each of the four content areas taught in a preschool setting: math, science, social studies, English; receive a B- or higher in each (please seek advisement from a Teacher Education Admissions Advisor)
    • Please note: MTHM 201 and MTHM 302 are required courses as part of teacher education coursework and students must earn a B- or higher in both courses

Dual Degree/Certification Inclusive Education Program

  • Complete the course requirements for your certification area above
  • Students on the P-3 or K-6 tracks must also complete EDFD 220 (or take the course during the semester they are applying)
  • 3.25 cumulative and major GPA required
  • Additional essay and interview required
THE COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Bachelor of Arts – Language, Business and Culture (All Concentrations)

 

Department of Political Science and Law

Bachelor of Arts – Jurisprudence, Law and Society

  • 3.00 GPA at the completion of 24 college credits at Montclair State University or at transfer institution
  • Students must meet one of the following criteria:
    • Top twenty percent of high school graduating class OR an overall minimum 3.00 GPA in the student’s first three courses in the Jurisprudence major
  • Contact: Ian Drake, Dickson Hall, Room 208, 973-655-7223, drakei@montclair.edu

 

Department of Justice Studies

Bachelor of Arts – Justice Studies

 

THE COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS

Department of Biology

Bachelor of Science – Biology, Molecular Biology

Certain pre-qualified students may be accepted into the major; others will need to complete the following:

  • 3.00 overall GPA required
    • Please note: The Biology and Molecular Biology majors have retention policies. By the end of their second semester in the major (i.e. spring), students must maintain a minimum 2.00 GPA and have completed the following courses: BIOL 112 and/or BIOL 113, CHEM 106 and/or CHEM 120, and MATH 111. These criteria do not apply to students entering in the Fall in the STEM Pioneers Program.
  • Successfully complete one semester of a math, biology and chemistry course in the major with a C- or higher
  • Departmental meeting required
  • Contact: Dr. Dirk Vanderklein, Science Hall, Room 116, 973-655-5265, vanderkleid@montclair.edu

 

Department of Computer Science

  • Contact: Constantine Coutras, Center for Computing and Information Sciences, Room 327Q, 973-655-7239, coutrasc@montclair.edu

Bachelor of Science – Computer Science, Data Science, Information Technology

  • 3.00 overall GPA required; 2.7 overall GPA required for Information Technology major
    • Please note: The above majors have a retention policy. Students must maintain a minimum 2.60 cumulative GPA during their first two semesters.
      • Students in the Computer Science or Information Technology majors must also successfully complete the following courses with a C- or higher by the end of their second semester in the major: CSIT 104, CSIT 111, and MATH 111 or MATH 122 or AMAT 120.
      • Students in the Data Science major must also successfully complete the following courses with a C- or higher by the end of their second semester in the major: CSIT 104, CSIT 114, and MATH 111 or MATH 122.

Minor in Computer Science 

  • 2.80 major GPA required
  • Successful completion of the following courses with a C- or higher: CSIT 104, CSIT 111, and MATH 111 or MATH 122 or AMAT 120
    • Please note: The above courses require the following pre-requisite courses or placement(s):
      • CSIT 104 requires successful completion of MATH 100 with a C- or higher, or placement into MATH 111
      • CSIT 111 requires MATH 111 as a co-requisite, if not already completed, or placement directly to Calculus I
  • Once in the minor, students will need successful completion of the following courses with a C- or higher in order to register for CSIT 112: CSIT 104, CSIT 111, and MATH 111
FELICIANO SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Prospective Feliciano School of Business students can apply online for the following programs.

Contact: Eric Moskovitz, Feliciano School of Business, Room 170, 973-655-6815, moskovitze@montclair.edu

Bachelor of Science – Business Administration (All Concentrations)

Bachelor of Science – Business Administration (Concentration in Finance)

  • 3.00 overall GPA required; 2.50 Business Major GPA required
    • Please note: The Finance concentration has a retention policy. Students must maintain a minimum 2.50 major GPA.
  • 12 college credits completed

Bachelor of Science – Accounting

  • 3.00 overall GPA required; 2.70 Business Major GPA required
    • Please note: The Accounting major has a retention policy. Students must maintain a minimum 2.70 major GPA.
  • 12 college credits completed

Minor in Business Administration

  • 2.75 GPA required

 

Updated 6/3/2020.