May 23, 2024  
ARCHIVED 2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
ARCHIVED 2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The Academic Program

Successful completion of the Doane Core Connections, an academic major, the general requirements, and the additional degree requirements qualifies students to receive a baccalaureate degree from Doane University. Doane offers three degrees: a bachelor of arts, a bachelor of science, and for nursing majors, a bachelor of science in nursing. The bachelor of arts degree (BA) is the central degree at Doane University, but a student may opt for the bachelor of science (BS) degree if the following criteria are met:

  1. a major in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, engineering physics, environmental science, health sciences, information systems, information systems and technology, mathematics, physical science, physics, or science; or
  2. a total of four courses (a minimum of 12 credits) chosen from astronomy, biology, chemistry, environmental science, geography, geology, information science and technology (not including any course below IST 140 ), information systems management, mathematics, nursing, physical science, or physics, in addition to the two courses required in the Mathematical Reasoning and Scientific Perspectives categories of the Doane Core Connections Foundational Areas of Knowledge.

Majors and Minors

Requirements for the majors are specified in the ”Programs of Instruction: Majors & Minors ” and “Courses of Instruction ” chapters. Major requirements must be met by following the catalog in effect during the student’s year of entry or subsequent terms of enrollment at Doane University.

College of Arts & Sciences

Agriculture and Natural Resources Minor   English Language Arts   Media Communication *
Art * Environmental Science   Ministry Minor  
Asian Studies Minor   Environmental Studies * Music *
Biochemistry   Film and Media Production * Philosophy *
Biology * Gender Studies Minor    Physics *
Chemistry * German * Political Science *
Communication Minor   Graphic Design * Psychology *
Computational Science Minor   Health and Society   Religious Studies *
Computational Thinking Minor   History * Science  
Computer Science   Information Systems   Social Science  
Data Analytics Minor      Sociology *
Engineering * Information Technology and Security Minor   Software Development Minor  
English Writing Minor   International Studies   Spanish *
English * Law, Politics, and Society   Strategic Communication  
English as a Second Language   Mathematics & Data Analytics    Theatre *

College of Business

Accounting * Agribusiness (Degree completion)   Economics *
Agribusiness * Business Administration * Leadership Studies Minor  

College of Education

Educational Studies    Elementary Education   Special Education  

College of Professional Studies

Criminal Justice   Liberal Arts Studies    
Graphic Arts and Print Design   Organizational Communication    
Human Relations   Substance Use Counseling    

School of Integrative Learning

Exercise Science   Health Sciences - Crete   Health Sciences - Non Residential  
Nursing, R.N. to B.S.N.   Strength and Conditioning Minor  

*major and minor available

Multiple Majors, Minors, Emphases, Endorsements

A student who chooses to complete more than one major, minor, emphasis, or endorsement may fulfill the requirements of each by using common courses, unless otherwise specified.

Supplemental Course Offerings

In addition to regular courses offered in a particular term, the following options are also available.

Selected Topics courses (271, 371, 471) offer students an opportunity to investigate topics not covered in any other course and provide a procedure for faculty to pilot new courses. A selected topics course is not offered as an independent study but as a supplement to regular catalog courses and is listed on the schedule of classes with an assigned time and room. The faculty in the discipline must submit a proposal to the Academic Dean for approval to offer a selected topics course. Once it is approved, they must inform the Registrar of the course title and description.

Selected topics courses may be offered for 1-3 credits. (For courses which include a laboratory component, one additional credit may be added.) Generally a maximum of six credits of selected topics courses may be counted in the student’s major. Selected topics are repeatable for credit, provided the topic is different. Once a particular selected topics course has been offered during two consecutive years, it must be approved by the faculty as a regular catalog course before it can be offered again.

Directed Studies (290, 390, 490) offer an opportunity for supervised, independent study of a particular topic based on the interest of the student and the availability and approval of the faculty. Any discipline may choose to offer a directed study. Such courses are generally restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Directed studies may be offered for 1-3 credits. (For courses which include a laboratory component, one additional credit may be added.) Students must complete a directed study application form, secure the necessary signatures, and submit the form to the Registrar’s Office. Directed studies are repeatable for credit, provided the topic is different.

A Tutorial Course is listed and described in the catalog and taught during a term in which the course is not scheduled to be offered. A special tutorial form from the Registrar’s Office must be filled out and permission from the Academic Dean granted before such a course may be taught.