At Juniata we have programs of emphasis (POEs) rather than the traditional majors system. Students work with their advisers to identify what they are passionate about, are challenged to explore endless opportunities, and ultimately design an education that aligns with their future goals and career interests.

Below you will find links to requirements for each individual POE, organized by the department that they fit within. If you want to explore the required courses for a designated POE, simply find the department it falls under and choose the POE you are interested in. Be aware that here at Juniata, individualizing a POE is a relatively common practice, and you are not constrained to a single POE’s requirements during this process of self-discovery.



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Colin Brislawn ‘14


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