Academics
Students in an Exercise Science class at Central College. Students in class, Vermeer Science Center at Central College.

Central offers over 73 academic programs. Our liberal arts curriculum prepares you for your future with in-depth knowledge in your chosen major area and integrated knowledge from a variety of perspectives.

When you graduate from Central, you'll leave with more than just a degree.

You’ll have an education that has prepared you with critical thinking skills, a cultural perspective and effective communication skills that will take you further than you ever dreamed.

Graduation Rate - 92%

92% of students who graduate do so in four years.

Average Class Size

Average class size is 16 students

Zero graduate assistants

Zero classes are taught by graduate assistants.

 

Curiosity Is encouraged

Central's 73 academic programs

Major Minor
Accounting
Actuarial Science
Anthropology (Cultural)
Art
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Biology
Business management
  • Business administration
  • Finance
  • Student designed
  • International business
  • Marketing
Chemistry
Chinese Studies
Communication Studies
Computer Science
Economics
Education (elementary)
Education (secondary)
Engineering
English
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Studies
  • Environmental studies
  • Environmental sustainability
Exercise Science
  • Health and exercise science
  • Health promotion
  • Physical education
  • Strength and conditioning
French
German Studies
Global Health
Global Sustainability
History
Information Systems
Integrated Studies
  • Allied health
  • American studies
  • Arts management
  • Food systems
  • Gender studies
  • Global health
  • Not-for-profit management
International Studies
  • African studies
  • East Asian studies
  • Latin American studies
  • Western European studies
Linguistics
Mathematics
Music
Music Education
  • Instrumental
  • Vocal
Natural Science
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Religion
Social Science
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre
Undecided/Exploring
 
Program
Pre-Chiropractic
Pre-Dentistry
Pre-Law
Pre-Medicine
Pre-Ministry
Pre-Nursing
Pre-Occupational Therapy
Pre-Optometry
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Physical Therapy
Pre-Physician Assistant
Pre-Podiatric Medicine
Pre-Veterinary Medicine

The Central Difference

At Central, we're dedicated to helping you meet your goals on time, no matter where you want your college path to lead. The close-knit Central community — your fellow students, professors and alumni — all contribute to your success.

76% of Central students complete an internship

Eric Jones

Title: Class dean and director of academic resources

Expertise: “The Simpsons” episodes

Responsibilities: Connecting students to campus resources and advising them on major decisions

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Eric Jones