2016-17 General Bulletin

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Majors and Minors

Department Code Subject Degree Available as Gen Ed Requirements
ACCAccountingBSMajor or MinorWSOM
EARAerospace EngineeringBSEMajorCSE
ANTAnthropologyBAMajor or MinorCAS
DSCApplied Data Science---Minor---
APMApplied MathematicsBSMajorCAS
AREArt EducationBSMajorCAS
ARHArt HistoryBAMajor or MinorCAS
ARSArt Studio---Minor---
AINArtificial Intelligence---Minor---
ASIAsian StudiesBAMajor or MinorCAS
ASTAstronomyBA or BSMajor or MinorCAS
BAFBanking and Finance---Minor---
BCHBiochemistryBA or BSMajor or MinorCAS
BIOBiologyBA or BSMajor or MinorCAS
EBIBiomedical EngineeringBSEMajor or MinorCSE
BUSBusiness ManagementBSMajor or MinorWSOM
CHBChemical BiologyBAMajorCAS
ECEChemical EngineeringBSEMajor or MinorCSE
CHEChemistryBA or BSMajor or MinorCAS
CHSChildhood Studies---Minor---
CHIChineseBAMajor or MinorCAS
ECICivil EngineeringBSEMajor or MinorCSE
CLSClassicsBAMajor or MinorCAS
COGCognitive ScienceBAMajor or MinorCAS
COSCommunication SciencesBAMajor or MinorCAS
ECMComputer EngineeringBSEMajor or MinorCSE
CGMComputer Gaming---Minor---
CMPComputer ScienceBAMajor or MinorCAS
CMPComputer ScienceBSMajor or MinorCSE
CRWCreative Writing---Minor---
DANDanceBAMajor or MinorCAS
DSCData Science and AnalyticsBSMajorCSE
DAMDean’s Approved MajorBAIndividually Designed MajorCAS
DAMDean's Approved MajorBSIndividually Designed MajorWSOM
DAMDean’s Approved Minor---Individually Designed Minor---
ECOEconomicsBAMajor or MinorCAS
EAPElectrical EngineeringBSEMajor or MinorCSE
ELNElectronics---Minor (for BA only)---
EGREngineering – UndesignatedBSEMajorCSE
EPHEngineering PhysicsBSEMajorCSE
EGLEnglishBAMajor or MinorCAS
ENTEntrepreneurial Studies---Minor---
GNVEnvironmental GeologyBAMajorCAS
ESTEnvironmental StudiesBAMajor* or MinorCAS
ETSEthnic Studies---Minor---
EVBEvolutionary BiologyBAMajor* or MinorCAS
FRCFrenchBAMajor or MinorCAS
FFSFrench and Francophone StudiesBAMajor or MinorCAS
GEOGeological SciencesBA or BSMajor or MinorCAS
GEMGermanBAMajor or MinorCAS
GESGerman StudiesBAMajor or MinorCAS
GERGerontological StudiesBAMajor* or MinorCAS
HCOHealth Communication---Minor---
HSTHistoryBAMajor or MinorA&S
HSPHistory & Philosophy of ScienceBAMajor or MinorCAS
ISTInternational StudiesBAMajorCAS
JPSJapanese StudiesBAMajorCAS
JDSJudaic Studies---Minor---
MKRMarketingBSMajor or MinorWSOM
EMSMaterials Science and EngineeringBSEMajor or MinorCSE
MATMathematicsBA or BSMajor or MinorCAS
MAPMathematics and PhysicsBSMajorCAS
EMCMechanical EngineeringBSEMajorCSE
MDMMechanical Design and Manufacturing---Minor---
MUSMusicBAMajor or MinorCAS
MUEMusic EducationBSMajorCAS
NATNatural SciencesBAMajor* or MinorCAS
NTRNutritionBA or BSMajor or MinorCAS
NBMNutritional Biochemistry and MetabolismBA or BSMajorCAS
ORIOrigins SciencesBAMajorCAS
PHIPhilosophyBAMajor or MinorCAS
PHYPhysicsBA or BSMajor or MinorCAS
POSPolitical ScienceBAMajor or MinorCAS
POLPolymer Science and EngineeringBSEMajor or MinorCSE
PARPre-ArchitectureBAMajor* or MinorCAS
PSYPsychologyBAMajor or MinorCAS
PPYPublic Policy---Minor---
RLGReligious StudiesBAMajor or MinorCAS
SJSSocial Justice---Minor---
SWKSocial Work---Minor---
SOCSociologyBAMajor or MinorCAS
SPASpanishBAMajor or MinorCAS
SPMSports Medicine---Minor---
SNTSports Nutrition---Minor---
STAStatisticsBA or BSMajor or MinorCAS
ESYSystems and Control EngineeringBSEMajor or MinorCSE
SYBSystems BiologyBSMajorCAS
EDTTeacher EducationBAMajor*CAS
THRTheaterBAMajor or MinorCAS
WMNWomen’s and Gender StudiesBAMajor or MinorCAS
WLTWorld LiteratureBAMajor or MinorCAS

Available only as 2nd major for a BA; may be sole major for a BA student who also completes a BS.


All students must complete the requirements of a major field of study.  A major ordinarily includes a program of ten or more courses.


A minor concentration requires no fewer than 15 semester hours and normally requires no more than 18 semester hours.  With the exception of minors offered by the Case School of Engineering, students must earn a minimum cumulative average of 2.000 for all courses taken to satisfy minor requirements and for which grades are averaged.  Transfer students who wish to complete a minor must complete at Case Western Reserve University at least half the requirements for the minor.

Minors are not required.  Students have the option of completing a minor in a discipline other than the major. The successful completion of a minor will be indicated on a student's transcript. 

General Education Requirements

For each degree/major a student must complete, in addition to the SAGES and Physical Education requirements (described in the section General Degree Requirements), the general education and other requirements for that degree/major (described in the sections of this chapter for the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) BA degree, the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) BS degrees, the Case School of Engineering (CSE) BS in Engineering degree, the Case School of Engineering (CSE) BS in Computer Science degree, the Case School of Engineering (CSE) BS in Data Science and Analytics degree, the Weatherhead School of Management (WSOM), and the Francis Payne Bolton School of Nursing (FBP)).