Competition for seats in graduate professional schools is keen, and a superior academic record throughout college is necessary for admission to these schools. Since requirements for the professional schools vary in their “essential” and “recommended” subjects, students should consult the catalog of the professional school and then plan their undergraduate programs accordingly.
Those seeking careers as social workers can enroll as majors in sociology, including in their curriculum the social welfare courses. A basic foundation for graduate study, whether directed toward college teaching or research careers, can be provided through any of the liberal arts or science majors. The Bachelor of Arts curriculum provides specific majors for those planning to become journalists or public school teachers.