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August 17, 2012 - 8:53am -- Matt.Shadoin

The German program is designed to serve a variety of goals. It gives you the insite into one of the world's great languages and literatures. It provides an additional marketable skill for majors in several fields including business, sociology, psychology, education, and communication. A major in German is required for certification to teach the language in high school. Also, Doane is one of the only colleges in the United States that make it a requirement to study abroad for at least a semester if you're going to major in a Modern Language.


August 17, 2012 - 8:50am -- Jan.Willems

The demands of international commerce, as well as the increasing number of individuals in the U.S. who speak English as a learned language, define the need for professionals who can speak multiple languages. At Doane, students are immersed in their language major to attain a high level of proficiency and a well-rounded, cultural education.

We provide students who major in French with instruction in the French language, as well as French and Francophone literature and culture.

Why Study Languages?


August 17, 2012 - 8:47am -- Matt.Shadoin

The English undergraduate degree is designed to build a sound foundation in general literacy for a variety of possible professions, from editing and writing to teaching and law. An English major provides unusually strong preparation for graduate study as well, through the core of required courses.

Program Offerings

Journalism and Media

August 16, 2012 - 2:49pm -- David.Swartzlander

Journalism Degree in Nebraska


"I'm glad that I chose to be a journalism major. Even as a freshman, the journalism department allowed me to travel to New York for the College Media Convention to learn and expand in a new environment. You are given so many opportunities to be a well-rounded journalist, from news writing and reporting to broadcast and photojournalism. I love my major," Aspen Green, sophomore journalism major. 

Religious Studies

August 16, 2012 - 2:45pm -- Matt.Shadoin

Religious Studies is an academic discipline encouraging students to think critically about the major religious traditions of our world, as well as their scriptures, stories, rituals, practices, beliefs and aesthetic expressions.

We do not seek to advocate a specific religious practice or belief. Instead, we ask students to engage religious beliefs and practices in an empathetic fashion in order to understand not just other belief systems, but also their own. 


August 16, 2012 - 2:39pm -- Matt.Shadoin

A psychology major consists of a wide range of theoretical and applied courses for students interested in obtaining a broad understanding of human behavior. Through two emphases, general psychology and mental health, the major prepares you for a career in a variety of human service settings.

Internship Opportunities

Doane students may participate in semester-long internships, gaining hands-on, applied experience for college credit. Psychology students have completed internships at such organizations as:


August 16, 2012 - 2:28pm -- Matt.Shadoin

Philosophy explores the basic concepts of self-identity, knowledge, reality and morality. The department of philosophy and religious studies offers you the opportunity to explore deep-rooted values and ideals playing a role in shaping the world, its people, and cultures.
What is Philosophy?

Philosophy is an ancient discipline with a modern sensibility. It is ancient in that it attempts to find answers to life's most enduring and difficult questions:

What is the purpose of human life?

Natural Science

August 16, 2012 - 2:20pm -- Lisa.Vargason

The Science major is a broadly based bachelor of science degree program for students seeking a general education in science and the Science Field Endorsement.

This major meets the requirements for certification to teach biology, chemistry, physics, and earth science in grades 7-12.

Refer to the Science Teaching Endorsement for additional information.



International Studies

August 16, 2012 - 2:09pm -- Jan.Willems

The growing impact of globalization, and the increasing interactions among global cultures and societies, provide the backdrop for the International Studies program at Doane. This is a multidisciplinary major, offering students the opportunity to take internationally-focused classes from the humanities, social sciences, and economics/business, depending on their region or topic of interest.