Programs and Majors

Whether you want to work in business, or be a teacher, or a doctor – even if you're not sure exactly what you want to do yet – Hanover's well-rounded liberal arts education will give you lots of options. You can even design your own major.

Arts & Letters

Art History

American Art
Asian Art
Contemporary Art
European Art
History of Architecture

Studio Art

Ceramics
Drawing
Graphic Design
Painting
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture

English

African-American literature
American Literature
British Literature
Comparative Literature
Creative Writing
Genre Studies
Irish Literature
Journalism
Literary Theory & Criticism
World Literature
Women's and Gender Studies

French

Francophone Cinema
Francophone Women's Studies
French and Francophone Literature & Culture
French Business
Language
Multiculturalism in Contemporary France

German

German-American Studies
German Business
German History
German Literature & Culture
Language
Multiculturalism in German-speaking Europe

Spanish

Film Studies
Gender Studies
Language
Literature and Culture from Spain
Literatures and Cultures from Latin America
(specialists in Mexico, the Andean region, the Southern Cone, and the Caribbean)
Pre-Colombian Cultures and Marginal Voices

Music

American Music
Band
Brass Instruments
Chamber Singers
Chorus
Conducting
Jazz Band
Music History
Music Literature
Music Theory
Orchestra
Percussion Instruments
Piano
Strings
Voice
Wind Instruments

Theatre

Acting
Directing
Film studies
Lighting
Playwriting
Shakespeare Studies
Sound
Stage Management
Theatre History

Natural Sciences

Biology

Botany
Cell and Molecular Biology
Environmental Science
Organismal Biology
Zoology

Biochemistry

Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry
Pharmacology
Physiology
Bioenergy
Organic Chemistry

Chemistry

Environmental Chemistry
Food and Beverage Chemistry
Forensics (Chemical)
Instrumental Analysis
Natural Products Chemistry
Protein Chemistry
Quantum Chemistry
Research Methods
Research & Analysis

Computer Science

Database and Network Administration
Mobile Application Development
Software Development
Web Application Development

Environmental Science

Geology

Environmental Geology
Environmental Science
Field and Laboratory Research & Analysis
Geochemistry
Geomorphology
Geographic Information Science (GIS)
Hydrology
Natural History Interpretation
Paleontology
Petroleum Geology
Volcanology

Health & Movement Studies

Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Exercise Science
Nutrition
Research Methods
Research & Analysis

Mathematics

Actuarial Sciences
Financial Mathematics
Statistics
Research in Mathematics
Probability

Physics

Astronomy
Space Science
Engineering Physics
Scientific Instrumentation
Optics
Nonlinear Dynamics
Theoretical Physics
Research in Physics

Psychology

Child and Adolescent Psychology
Clinical Psychology
Cognitive Science
Counseling
Neuroscience
Psychology Applied to Business, Education and Law
Research and Analysis

Humanities

Classical Studies

Archaeology
Greek
Culture
Language
Literature
Latin
Culture
Language
Literature
Medieval-Renaissance Studies

History

American History
Cultural History
European History
History of Science
Intellectual History
Military History
Political History
Social History
World History
Women and Family History

Medieval-Renaissance Studies

Philosophy

Pre-Law
Ethics and Values
Analytic Philosophy
History of Western Philosophy
Asian Philosophy

Theological Studies

American Religious History
Christian Doctrine (Historic and Contemporary)
Christian Ethics
Christian Ministry
Doctrine of God
Doctrine of the Trinity
Feminist Theology
History of Biblical Interpretation
Medical Ethics
Moral decision-making
Popular Theology
Postmodern Theologies
Process Theology
Sexual Ethics
Theological Epistemology and Sources of Authority
Theology and the Environment
Theology, Gender and Sexuality
Vocation and Calling

Social Sciences

Anthropology

Business (Business Scholars Program)

Accounting
Banking
Finance
Investments
Management
Sales & Marketing

Communication

Film/Music Criticism
Journalism
Marketing
Organizational Management/Business Communication
Political Communication
Video/Film Production

Economics

Financial Panics
Poverty and Discrimination
International Economics
Environmental Economics
Banking and Finance
International Business
Gender and Economics
Economics and Water Resources

Education

Elementary Education Major (K-6)
Secondary Education Program (5-12)
Special Education

Gender Studies

International Studies

Cultures and Peoples
World Religions
World History
Global Economics
Global Politics
Asian Studies
African Studies

Political Science

American Politics
International Relations
Political Economy
Political History
Political Institutions
Political Theory
Political Thought
Public Policy

Sociology

Sociology of Families
Sociology of Sport
Urban Sociology
Globalization
Crime and Corrections
Juvenile Delinquency
Race, Class, and Gender Inequality
Selfhood and Social Interaction
Social Change and Social Movements