LIU Post offers more than 250 undergraduate majors. From Business to Biology to Broadcasting, there is a vast majority of programs. For the class of 2014, the five most popular undergraduate majors are a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts and Science in Psychology, Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science in Childhood Education, and Bachelor of Science in Nutrition. The class of 2014 includes more than 2,200 students, according to LIU Post’s Registrar Beth Wilkow.
“Being a Business major is pretty stressful because not only is it a lot of work, but it isn’t easy to find a job,” said Ryan Kelly, a senior Business Administration major. “I am focusing on Finance and am definitely nervous about finding a job when I graduate. Our school does have a lot of networking programs during the year, though, for the Business college,” Kelly added.
“I have a heavy course load with tests pretty much every day,” said Thomas Durso, a freshman Business Administration major. “Business majors are really competitive in general because it is probably the most common degree in the country. The Business school here is okay, and hopefully my counselors are good at helping me find internships.”
Business Administration majors can pick a concentration in Finance, Management, Marketing, or International Business. This allows them to focus on the specific type of business they hope to work in when they graduate.
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration is an accredited program by the International Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (IAACSB), which is the world’s leading business school organization.
The Criminal Justice major gives students hands on training in the field. “So far, I am really happy with my major and the program here at Post,” said John O’Donnell, a junior Criminal Justice major. “My professors are great, and I feel that Criminal Justice is a popular major here. All my classes are full.”
Childhood Education majors are required to pick a concentration in the Liberal Arts and Sciences. Concentrations include American Studies, French, Philosophy, History, Sociology, to name a few. They are required to complete a semester-long program where they work in real classrooms helping students. “The professors were great and I feel totally prepared to be a teacher,” said Brittney Cataldo, a senior Childhood Education major. “For a full semester, I got to be a student teacher, which helped me learn and showed me that I definitely want to do this for a living.”
The hardest decision can be choosing a major. LIU Post has Academic Advisers assigned for each college, who help to guide students in the right direction so they get the most out of their courses and graduate on time. The Academic Advisers help students understand the requirements of their majors, assist in selecting the best courses in order to meet their specific academic, and career goals.