Advising Handbook 2020-2021 
    Apr 15, 2024  
Advising Handbook 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Organization of the College


The academic departments and interdivisional programs of the College are classified in divisions as follows: Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Interdivisional.

Departments & Programs

Humanities Department

  • Art
  • Communication, Film, and Theatre
  • Dance and Movement Studies
  • English
  • Jewish Studies
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • World Languages and Cultures (includes Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Latin, and Spanish)

Natural Science Departments

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Neuroscience
  • Physics

Social Science Departments

  • Economics (including Business)
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Psychology

Interdivisional Programs

For students who matriculated in Fall 2016 or after:
Students who complete interdivisional majors may complete any minor to satisfy the college requirement major and minor be in different divisions.

Interdivisional Majors:

  • Art, Science, and Innovation
  • Community and Justice Studies
  • Environmental Science and Sustainability
  • Global Health Studies
  • Integrative Informatics
  • International Studies
  • Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Interdivisional Minors:

  • Art, Science, and Innovation
  • Black Studies
  • Chinese Studies
  • Classical Studies
  • Community and Justice Studies
  • Education Studies
  • Energy and Society
  • French Studies
  • Global Health Studies
  • Journalism in the Public Interest
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Middle East and North African Studies
  • Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


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Governance Structure

Allegheny College is organized into five divisions: Academic Affairs, Finance and Planning, Development, Student Affairs, and Admissions. Each division is headed by a Vice President, Dean, or Director. These officers report to the Provost and Dean of the College or the President.