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Paine College Majors (CIP Codes, CIP Titles and CIP Descriptions)

Paine College Majors


Mass Communications

Detail for CIP Code 09.0100
Title: Communication, General.
Definition: A program that focuses on the comprehensive study of communication, and that spans the study of mass communication/media studies, old and new media technologies, social and political applications, and speech communication and rhetoric. Includes instruction in interpersonal, group, organizational, and intercultural communication; theories of communication; critical thinking, argumentation, and persuasion; written communication; printed, electronic, and digital media; rhetorical tradition and criticism; media, society, and culture; consequences and effects of mass media; media social science and criticism; and quantitative and qualitative methods of inquiry.


Early Childhood Education

Detail for CIP Code 13.1202
Title: Elementary Education and Teaching.
Definition: A program that prepares individuals to teach students in the elementary grades, which may include kindergarten through grade eight, depending on the school system or state regulations. Includes preparation to teach all elementary education subject matter.



Detail for CIP Code 23.0101
Title: English Language and Literature, General.
Definition: A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.



Detail for CIP Code 26.0101
Title: Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Definition: A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.



Detail for CIP Code 27.0101
Title: Mathematics, General.
Definition: A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.


Philosophy and Religion

Detail for CIP Code 38.0001
Title: Philosophy and Religious Studies, General.
Definition: A general program that combines the study of philosophy and religious studies. Includes instruction in logic; ethics; epistemology; symbolism; phenomenology; the sociology, psychology, philosophy, anthropology, literature, and art of religion; and world religions.



Detail for CIP Code 40.0501
Title: Chemistry, General.
Definition: A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.



Detail for CIP Code 42.0101
Title: Psychology, General.
Definition: A general program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and collective behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. Includes instruction in the principles of the various subfields of psychology, research methods, and psychological assessment and testing methods.



Detail for CIP Code 45.1101
Title: Sociology
Definition: A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.


Business Administration

Detail for CIP Code 52.0201
Title: Business Administration and Management, General.
Definition: A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.



Detail for CIP Code 54.0101
Title: History, General.
Definition: A program that focuses on the general study and interpretation of the past, including the gathering, recording, synthesizing and criticizing of evidence and theories about past events. Includes instruction in historiography; historical research methods; studies of specific periods, issues and cultures; and applications to areas such as historic preservation, public policy, and records administration.


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