Understanding the Academic Structure
The following is a brief overview of Muskingum University's academic structure, particularly as it pertains to the traditional undergraduate education program.
The President of the University serves as the Chief Executive Officer.
The Provost - as Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officer - is responsible for administrative oversight of all academic programs, and is specifically charged with administrative responsibility for the traditional undergraduate program.
- Graduate Programs and the Muskingum Adult Degree Completion Program (MAP) are overseen by the Office of Graduate & Continuing Studies (GCS), headed by the Vice President for Graduate & Continuing Studies.
The academic units of Muskingum University are grouped within four Divisions, each led by a division chairperson.
The Academic Divisions are:
- Arts and Humanities
- Social Science
The Academic Divisions are further divided into Departments that are each led by a department chairperson.
Divisions and Departments
|Divisions and Departments|
|Arts and Humanities||Education||Science||Social Science|
|Art||Economics, Accounting and Business||Biology||History|
|Communication, Media & Theatre||Education||Chemistry||Political Science|
|Religion and Philosophy||Mathematics and Computer Science||Health Science|
|Physics and Engineering|
Academic Majors and Minors
The academic majors are housed within the various departments, as are the academic minors.
Majors are areas of concentrated study generally composed of a set grouping of required courses, plus a selection of related electives. The total number of credits required by a given major varies by discipline, but generally amounts to about thirty to fifty credits.
- Webpage listing Muskingum University's majors.
Minors, by contrast, consist of about fifteen to twenty credits within a specific discipline. Unless required by a particular major, minors are not required for graduation. Since, however, many of the minors are composed of credits within a major and/or a related major, adding a minor is an effective way for students to broaden their acquired competencies and skills, and to diversify their transcript and demonstrated proficiencies from the perspective of future employers.
- Webpage listing Muskingum University's minors (Bottom right of linked page)