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Meet the Majors Podcast Series


Meet the Majors is a series of interviews with Baylor faculty members and staff about majors that are available to undergraduate students. Click on the name of the major to listen to the mp3. Some listeners may need to increase the volume on their computers for optimal sound quality.

Date Item
11/14/2012  Accounting (07:41)
Mr. Anthony Herrera, Lecturer in Accounting and Director of Internships and Career Development. Click here to learn more about Accounting at Baylor.
11/14/2012  Art History (08:58)
Dr. Heidi Hornik, Professor of Art History, provides an overview of the many facets of art history and discusses relevant careers. Click here to learn more about Art History at Baylor.
11/14/2012  Biology (13:31)
Dr. Mark Taylor, Associate Professor of Biology in the Department of Biology, outlines the skills developed by biology students and the variety of career opportunities available in this field. Click here to learn more about Biology at Baylor.
11/14/2012  Child and Family Studies (15:29)
Faculty members Dr. Tyler Horner, Lecturer; Dr. Janet Crow, Assistant Professor; and Dr. Joyce Nuner, Assistant Professor from the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences describe the multiple career paths students can take after completing a degree in Child and Family Studies. Click here to learn more about Child and Family Studies at Baylor.
11/14/2012  Community Health (10:32)
Dr. Beth A. Lanning, Associate Professor of Health, Human Performance and Recreation, describes the skills developed by students who major in Community Health. Click here to learn more about Community Health at Baylor.
11/14/2012  Economics (12:23)
Dr. Steve Gardner, Chairman and Herman Brown Professor of Economics, shares information on the versatility of the Economics major. Click here to learn more about Economics at Baylor.
11/14/2012  Engineering and Computer Science (12:54)
Ms. Cindy Fry, Senior Lecturer of Computer Science, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies in the School of Engineering and Computer Science, and Faculty-In-Residence at Heritage House describes the skills developed and career possibilities available with a major in Engineering or Computer Science. Click here to learn more about Engineering and Computer Science at Baylor.
11/14/2012  Film and Digital Media (08:34)
Professor Christopher J. Hansen, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, provides listeners with an overview of the opportunities available to Film and Digital Media majors. Click here to learn more about Film and Digital Media at Baylor.
11/14/2012  Finance (11:10)
Dr. Allen Seward, Department Chair and Associate Professor of Finance and Insurance, discusses the wealth of opportunities available in the Finance major and what kind of student might find a good fit in the program. Click here to learn more about Finance at Baylor.
12/06/2011  French (10:53)
Dr. Richard Duran, Professor of French and Director of the Division of French and Italian in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages, communicates how the French major provides a strong foundation for a global career. Click here to learn more about French at Baylor.
08/19/2011  Geology (07:20)
Dr. Joe Yelderman, Professor of Geology, describes the unique opportunities available to Geology majors at Baylor. Click here to learn more about Geology at Baylor.
11/14/2012  History (04:53)
Dr. Jeffrey Hamilton, Professor and Chair of History, describes how earning an undergraduate degree in history can open up a world of opportunities for students. Click here to learn more about History at Baylor.
11/14/2012  International Business (08:40)
Dr. Joe McKinney, the Ben Williams Professor of International Economics, explains the nature of the International Business major and how it can complement other business majors. Click here to learn more about International Business at Baylor.
11/14/2012  International Studies (07:53)
Dr. Linda S. Adams, Professor of Political Science and Director of the International Studies Program, discusses the multitude of career possibilities available with a major in International Studies. Click here to learn more about International Studies at Baylor.
11/14/2012  Journalism- News-Editorial (08:03)
Professor Robert Darden, Associate Professor of Journalism in the Department of Journalism, underscores the demand for communicators in today's workforce and shares how the journalism major prepares students for future careers. Click here to learn more about Journalism at Baylor.
11/14/2012  Journalism- Public Relations (11:31)
Dr. Mia Moody-Hall, Assistant Professor of Journalism in the Department of Journalism, explains the nature of public relations and describes the types of work for which the Public Relations sequence of the Journalism major prepares students. Click here to learn more about Journalism-Public Relations at Baylor.
11/14/2012  Management Information Systems (09:18)
Dr. Hope Koch, Assistant Professor of Information Systems, and Stephanie Posey, a senior MIS major from Magnolia, address some common misconceptions about the field and showcase employer demand for MIS students and graduates. Click here to learn more about MIS at Baylor.
11/14/2012  Marketing (06:45)
Dr. Kirk Wakefield, Professor of Marketing, outlines the skills used in the marketing field, as well as the kinds of occupations that Marketing majors often pursue. Click here to learn more about Marketing at Baylor.
04/11/2012  Medical Humanities (09:56)
Dr. Lauren Barron, Associate Director of the Medical Humanities program provides an explanation of the unique perspectives that program graduates can bring to the field of healthcare. Click here to learn more about Medical Humanities at Baylor.
11/14/2012  Middle Grades Education (4-8) (15:16)
Dr. Rachelle D. Meyer Rogers, Lecturer in Curriculum and Instruction, outlines the many professional experiences that Education majors in the Middle Grades (4-8) teacher certification program obtain. Click here to learn more about Middle Grades Education at Baylor.
11/14/2012  Neuroscience (08:50)
Dr. Charles Weaver, Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology, emphasizes the scientific nature and laboratory-based focus of the Neuroscience major. Click here to learn more about Neuroscience at Baylor.
11/14/2012  Nutrition Sciences (07:24)
Dr. LuAnn Soliah, Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences, outlines the skills needed and used in the field of Nutrition Sciences, as well as possible career directions with the major. Click here to learn more about Nutrition Sciences at Baylor.
11/14/2012  Political Science (10:50)
Dr. Jerold L. Waltman, the R. W. Morrison Professor of Political Science in the Department of Political Science highlights the many career directions a student could take with a degree in political science and describes areas of study within the program. Click here to learn more about Political Science at Baylor.
09/13/2013  Professional Selling (12:22)
Dr. Andrea Dixon, a professor in the Department of Marketing who leads Baylor's Center for Professional Selling, details the unique program elements that prepare Professional Selling majors for the college-to-career transition. Click here to learn more about Professional Selling at Baylor.
11/14/2012  Psychology (15:12)
Dr. Michael B. Frisch, Professor of Psychology, offers a definition of psychology and outlines common career aspirations of undergraduate students in the program. Click here to learn more about Psychology at Baylor.
10/12/2012  Recreation and Leisure Services (07:06)
Dr. Chris Wynveen, Assistant Professor of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation, and Kelli McMahan, Lecturer in Health, Human Peformance, and Recreation discuss the versatility of the Recreation and Leisure Services major. Click here to learn more about Recreation and Leisure Services at Baylor.
11/14/2012  Religion (12:51)
Dr. C. Douglas Weaver, Associate Professor of Religion and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Religion, shares his perspective on the value of an undergraduate degree in Religion. Click here to learn more about the Religion major at Baylor.
11/14/2012  Secondary Education (13:38)
Dr. Tony Talbert, Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction in the School of Education, describes the foundational skills that secondary education majors develop and dispels misconceptions about the teaching profession. Click here to learn more about Secondary Education at Baylor.
11/14/2012  Slavic and East European Studies (11:00)
Dr. Michael Long, Director of the Slavic and East European Studies Program and Professor of Russian, details the academic and career opportunities affiliated with the program. Click here to learn more about Slavic and East European Studies at Baylor.
11/14/2012  Social Work (10:13)
Vicki Northern, former Director of Student Recruitment and Career Services in the School of Social Work, shares facts about the undergraduate major in Social Work. Click here to learn more about Social Work at Baylor.
11/14/2012  Sociology (08:28)
Dr. Kevin Dougherty, Associate Professor of Sociology, outlines some of the career-related skills that students can develop with a sociology major. Click here to learn more about Sociology at Baylor.
01/23/2013  Special Education (10:45)
Pat Arredondo, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Educational Psychology, shares what qualities make great special educators and explains options at Baylor to pursue certification as a special educator. Click here to learn more about Special Education at Baylor.
11/14/2012  Speech Communication and Communication Specialist (11:06)
John Cunningham, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Communication Studies, describes the versatility of the Speech Communication and Communication Specialist majors. Click here to learn more about Communication Studies at Baylor.
03/20/2012  Statistics (09:43)
Dr. David Kahle, Assistant Professor of Statistical Science, describes the collaborative nature of statisticians' work, allowing them to "play in others' backyards." Click here to learn more about Statistics at Baylor.
11/14/2012  University Scholars (08:08)
Dr. Alden Smith, Associate Dean of the Honors College, Director of University Scholars, and Professor of Classics, emphasizes the independence nature of a University Scholar and explains the components of the academic major. Click here to learn more about University Scholars at Baylor.

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