Tag: Major Emphasis

An emphasis is a course of study providing a particular focus or degree of specialization within the context of a particular major. Typically, you complete an emphasis by using elective courses within the major to provide the degree of specialization.

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Students present their research at the Fall 2021 student projects poster session December 7, 2021 in the James David Ross Family Recreation Center on the campus of Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, Pa.

Cell and Molecular Biology

Updated: July 13, 2022 |

The Cell and Molecular Biology minor and major emphasis are focused on the study of the molecular basis of life. The program is designed for students interested in biology to develop deeper theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the rapidly developing field of cell and molecular biology. It is suited for undergraduates who are interested…

Public Relations

Updated: July 7, 2022 | Tagged:

Acquire the skills for graduate study or participation in the enterprise defined by the Public Relations Society of America as “a strategic communication process that builds mutually beneficial relationships between organizations and their publics” in this emphasis for the Communication Arts major.

Students work in the physics lab with professor Mike McCracken in Swanson Science Center September 26, 2018.

Philosophy & Physics

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The Philosophy & Physics major emphasis explains the epistemological foundations of knowledge of the physical world, including the acquisition, evaluation, and limitations of that knowledge.

Students work in the physics lab with professor Mike McCracken in Swanson Science Center September 26, 2018.

Experimental Physics

Updated: July 6, 2022 | Tagged:

Experimental Physics major emphasis prepares students to independently design experiments to test physical models and communicate the results of experimentation in a variety of authentic forms in the discipline, including written articles, formal oral presentations, and informal dialogues.

Jen Bayline teaches a chemistry lab for both remote and in-person students October 26, 2020 in Swanson Science Center on the campus of Washington & Jefferson College.

Chemical Physics

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Students majoring in Physics are eligible to declare a major emphasis in chemical physics. Students will learn to describe and apply the fundamental tools and knowledge of organic and inorganic chemistry and demonstrate core chemistry and physics laboratory and analysis skills.

Dr. Ravina Kullar-Amstutz '03, Pharm.D., M.P.H., FIDSA speaks on

Biomedical Science

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The Biomedical Sciences minor and major emphasis allow students who are interested in Biology to have a solid understanding of biology in the context of medicine.

Creative Writing

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The Creative Writing minor and major emphasis develop students as writers of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Students cultivate aesthetic judgment, facility as critics, and skills in the writing and editing of literary texts.

The Forest Ecology class does field work in Abernathy Field Station under the guidance of Associate Professor of Biology Jason Kilgore April 8, 2021 at Washington & Jefferson College.

Conservation Biology

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The Conservation Biology major emphasis would be appropriate for any Biology major with an interest in ecology who wants to gain a greater understanding of biodiversity and its management. Students who complete the emphasis will gain a greater breadth of experience in course and field work related to ecology and conservation and will be better…

Jason Kilgore, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, teaches a class in Dieter-Porter October 27, 2020 on the campus of Washington & Jefferson College.

Mathematical Physics

Updated: November 23, 2021 | Tagged:

A major emphasis in Mathematical Physics prepares students to describe and apply the central applied mathematics concepts and techniques that allow scientists to study and predict physical systems (calculus, probability and statistics, linear algebra, ordinary and partial differential equations).

Jason Kilgore, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, teaches a class in Dieter-Porter October 27, 2020 on the campus of Washington & Jefferson College.

Biological Physics

Updated: November 23, 2021 | Tagged: ,

Investigate the physical problems presented by biological systems, applying physics principles and techniques to gain new insights into the processes of life. Participate in meaningful research as you prepare for careers in medicine or research through this interdisciplinary major.