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English as a Second Language

August 17, 2012 - 9:21am -- Lisa.Vargason

An English as a Second Language degree is intended to provide an education in the teaching of English to speakers of other languages. This major does not provide certification for American public school teaching, but is intended to prepare students for teaching English in non-English-speaking countries. Internships through Doane's International Program provide unique training opportunities for students in the ESOL studies program.

Elementary Education

August 17, 2012 - 9:14am -- Lisa.Vargason

Visit the College of Education Undergraduate website.

To become a successful elementary school teacher and shape the future of our youth, you need the support of a valuable elementary education program.

Doane’s elementary education program prepares students to teach kindergarten through eighth-grade. A range of field experiences in your sophomore and junior years will help you decide which grade level you would most like to teach.


August 17, 2012 - 9:06am -- Jan.Willems

The Spanish program gives you insight into the second most spoken language in the world. With an increased demand for Spanish-speaking people in a multitude of fields such as business and communication, having a Spanish degree proves marketable - especially when paired with another subject. Also, students don't just learn the language.

Physical Science

August 17, 2012 - 9:03am -- Matt.Shadoin

The physical sciences include physics, chemistry, meteorology, astronomy and geology. A physical science major allows you to gain a broad understanding of these areas and prepare for a career in teaching or in the health industry.  

Three tracks are available for this major:


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

The German program is designed to serve a variety of goals. It gives you the insight 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 French program is designed to serve a variety of goals. It provides instruction in the French language, French and Francophone literature and culture, and it plays an integral role in the Contemporary European Studies major. Students with a knowledge of French will find career opportunities throughout the French-speaking world in business, management, marketing, development programs, education, science, communication, and much more. A major in French is required for certification to teach the language in high school. 




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.