Program Visions Available? Suggested Courses Additional Information

Arts and Sciences

Art Yes* ART 120, ART 140, ART 150, ART 529, ART 535, ART 540 *Beg. undergrad courses available. Advanced courses require portfolio AND instructor permission. Some courses may require prerequisites.
Biology Yes All 500 level courses Must have prerequisites or permission from instructor.
Chemistry and Biochemistry Yes CHE 536, 553, 555, 556, 557, 570, 632, 641, 656, 661 & 663 Pay special attention to prerequisites. It is recommended that students have an undergrad degree in chemistry or other science with a strong chemistry background.
Communication Studies Yes 500 level courses. 600 level courses may be open to Visions students on a space-available basis. Contact Dr. Loreen Olson for information Contact Dr. Loreen Olson for more information at or call 334.3844
English No None None
Geography Yes Depends on student interest and background. Contact Director of Graduate Study via email at
History Yes 500 level courses Contact Laurie O’Neill at 336-334-5992 or
Interior Architecture Yes* Selected IAR courses EXCEPT 501, 602, studio, 645, & 631 *Must have related undergrad design degree. For more info contact Director of Graduate Study at
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures French – Yes Spanish – Yes* Students who plan on pursuing an MA degree: any 400 or 500 level course with an analytical paper. *Ultimately it depends on prior linguistic skills. Contact the DGS for linguistic evaluation and more info.Dr. Campo (French)Dr. Lopez (Spanish)
Mathematics and Statistics Yes Depends on student interest and background. Contact the department at (336) 334-5836.
Media Studies Yes MST 515, 526, 527, 528, 620, & 625 Students are welcome in the studies courses, however, graduate level film and video production courses are limited to MFA students
Political Science Yes Elective courses not restricted to MPA students. Contact the Director of Graduate Study before registering for courses – Dr. Ruth DeHoog 336.256.0511
Psychology No None None
Sociology No* *Registration as a VISIONS student is evaluated on a case-by-case basis Contact course instructor if known, otherwise contact Dr. Steven Cureton

Business and Economics

Accounting Yes* ACC 201, ACC 202 *Only ACC 201 and
ACC 202 are available to VISIONS students.
Business Administration Yes Please check with the department
Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies Yes CRS 530, 605, 620RCS 361, 562
Economics Yes* Contact the department at 334-5463 about taking necessary undergraduate prerequisite courses in the fall and spring to begin the MA program in Applied Economics (fall semester entry only) Prerequisite Courses: ECO 301, 319, 346, 351
Information Systems Yes* ISM 671 *Special permission from the department is required.


Counseling & Educational Development Yes CED 210, CED 310, CED 574, CED 610 Call 334-3434 for inquiries about admissions, campus tours, etc.
Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations Yes ELC 662, ELC 679, ELC 688B, ELC 688C, ELC 688D, ELC 688F, ELC 688H, ELC 694 Contact the Department
Educational Research Methodology Yes ERM 517, ERM 604, ERM 605, ERM 680
Library & Information Studies Yes Any 600 level course except for those requiring permission of instructor. Contact department. Only 9 hours are transferable into a degree program.
Special Education Yes SES 540, SES 642, SES 647, SES 659 Contact Director of Graduate Study to discuss career and program goals. Dr. Pamela Williamson at
Teacher Education and Higher Education Yes TED 765, TED 688-01, HED 688-04, HED 611-81D

Health and Human Sciences

Communication Sciences & Disorders Yes* None *Only to students already possessing a master’s degree in the field.
Community and Therapeutic Recreation Yes RPT 611 in the Fall and RPT 613 in the Spring Contact Director of Graduate Study to discuss career and program goals. Dr. Stuart Schleien 334-3797
Genetic Counseling No Students interested in the program should take upper level genetics, biochemistry, statistics and embryology/developmental biology as prerequisites. Visit website at or call for more info.
Gerontology Yes Contact the Gerontology Program to discuss the available courses. VISIONS applicants may take GRO 501 and GRO 600 without department approval; however please visit with the Gerontology Program Director to discuss plans for pursuing a Post Baccalaureate Certificate or a Master of Science degree. Contact Department for more info. 256-1020. Visit website at for updates.
Human Development & Family Studies Yes HDF 644, 650, 651, 652, 653, 655 VISIONS classes are only available with the permission of instructor.
Kinesiology Yes Depends on student interest Contact department faculty in their area of interest for suggestion of relevant courses.
Nutrition Yes NTR 309, 413, 550, 560 (Note prerequisites for each course) Visit website for more info or contact the Director of Graduate Study Keith Erikson
Peace and Conflict Studies Yes For MA-PCS 600, 601, and c02 fall; 605 or 606 spring For PBC-PCS600, 601, or 605 Email Dr. Tom Matyok, Director of Graduate Studies for more information or visit our website
Public Health Education Yes HEA 601, 602, 604, 608, and 645 For more info contact Dr. Kelly Rulison, 336.334.4963.
Social Work Yes Any 500-level elective with permission of department Contact Dr. Lindsey, JMSW Admissions Coordinator

School of Music, Theatre and Dance

Dance Yes* Contact the Department to discuss your interests and goals and available courses *Space available basis only. Some courses may require prerequisites or be restricted to admitted graduate students. Contact the Graduate Coordinator Dr. Jill Green.
Music Yes Visions students wishing to take music classes must get the approval of the School of Music. Music Studies: Adam RicciMusic Performance: Robert WellsMusic Education: Patti Sink
Theatre Yes THR 503 and THR 504 (Period Styles I and II), American Theatre History – THR 505, Child Drama Program – THR 596 and THR 598 Call Connie Prater at 334-4076 or contact Deb Bell, Director of Graduate Study, at They will provide you with the name and phone number of an advisor related to your program of interest.

School of Nursing

All Areas Yes MSN Nursing Administration and MSN/MBA:
NUR506, NUR540, NUR620 and NUR705
MSN Nursing Education: NUR620, NUR708 and NUR705
DNP Post Bac Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner: NUR620, NUR703 and NUR705
DNP Post Bac Nurse Anesthesia:
NUR620, NUR708 and NUR705
DNP Post Bac Nurse Anesthesia: NUR620 and NUR708 (Recommended, but not required for the program of study)
Visit with faculty to discuss plans for pursuing a grad degree.

Interdisciplinary Programs

Conflict Studies and Dispute Resolution Yes CNR 600, 601, 610, 611 and all program electives Consult with program director for program electives list
Women’s and Gender Studies Yes Some limited availability in cross-listed courses is possible, with permission of the instructor. For further information, contact the department