Combined Majors

Combined Majors

At Merrimack, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to college. Everyone’s journey is different and we strive to create a personalized academic experience that’s just as unique as you are.

That’s why we offer interdisciplinary combined majors, which allow you to integrate minors from different academic areas across our five schools. By combining a major, you’ll have the opportunity to build multiple skill sets across in-demand disciplines. As a result, you’ll stand out in the marketplace.

Combine Minors to Create a Major

Do you love physics but plan to go into business? Are you passionate about the environment, but want to fuel that drive with data science? Our combined majors allow you to tailor your academic experience to your passions, all while staying on track to graduate.

Merrimack is developing a suite of combined majors, based on a tailored set of courses across two disciplines. Or if you are curious about a combination that isn’t listed, chat with your academic advisor to craft your own self-designed major or minor that captures your goals and curiosity.

Design Your Own Major

Here are examples of potential combined majors that you can pursue.

  • Business Communication
  • Data Science & Sports Management
  • Economics, Environment and Sustainability
  • Entrepreneurship and Graphic Design
  • Environmental Data Science
  • Forensic Science
  • Interactive Design
  • International Policy Studies
  • Music and Business Marketing and Management
  • Spanish and Public Health
  • Spanish and Health Science
  • Sport Management and Communication
  • Strategic Marketing and Data Analytics

Students that receive an interdisciplinary education can have a greater advantage in the job market.

Resources for Your Combined Major

Dedicated Advising

You can expect to work with a dedicated advisor for both your academic and career needs throughout your college experience at Merrimack. Our advisors are here to help you from your first week of freshman year to senior year’s last final exam.

Personalized First Year Experience

A first year experience course created to fit your major. Working with other students in combined majors will help prepare you for success as you begin your college journey here at Merrimack. Let our faculty members guide you through your first semester here at Merrimack.

Affinity Group Status

Meet like-minded students with similar career goals to you. Pursuing a combined major provides you with affinity group status – this means getting access to specific on-campus resources, support and more. 

Guaranteed Internship

The O’Brien Center for Career Development and your career advisor will work to place you in a guaranteed internship, typically during your junior year. Services through the O’Brien Center are available year round.

Potential Examples of Integrated Coursework

Please note that these are potential samples of the coursework you may take after declaring your combined major. Your advisor will work with you to develop your curriculum for your time at Merrimack College.

Entrepreneurship & Graphic Design

  • DES 1230 – Elements of 2D Design Credits: 4
  • DES 2820 – Elements of Graphic Design Credits: 4
  • DES 2840 – Visual Storytelling Credits: 4
  • DES 3850 – History of Graphic Design Credits: 4
  • DES 2860 – Graphic Design Studio II Credits: 4
  • DES 3830 – Visual Web Design Credits: 4
  • MGT 1100 – Introduction to Business Credits: 4
  • ACC 2203 – Accounting for Business Credits: 4
  • ENT 2300 – Intro to Entrepreneurship Credits: 4
  • ENT 3300 – Managing an Entrepreneurial Ventures Credits: 4
  • ENT 4000 – Entrepreneurship Lab Credits: 4
  • MKT 3355 – Consumer Behavior Credits: 4

Sport Management & Communication

  • MGT 1100 – Introduction to Business Credits: 4
  • SPM 3000 – Introduction to Sport Management Credits: 4
  • SPM 3005 – Sport Marketing Credits: 4
  • SPM 3200 – Sponsorships and Endorsements Credits: 4
  • SPM 4250 – Facilities and Event Management Credits: 4
  • COM 1020 – Public Communication Credits: 4
  • COM 2401 – Introduction to Media Credits: 4
  • COM 2801 – Introduction to Communication Credits: 4
  • COM 3529 – The Future of Media: Integrated Marketing Communication Credits: 4
  • COM 3586 – Sports Communication Credits: 4
  • COM 3350 – Media Industries and Organizations Credits: 4
  • COM 3850 – Communication Internship Credits: 4

Environmental Data Science

  • ESS 1050 – Environmental Studies and Sustainability Gateway Credits: 4
  • ESS 1060 – Environmental Science Gateway Credits: 4
  • ESS 2100 – Environmental Research Methods Credits: 4
  • ESS 3001 – Introduction to GIS Credits: 4 (optional for B.A. students)
  • MTH 1111 – Basic Statistics Credits: 4
  • DSE 1001 – Foundations of Data Science I Credits: 4
  • DSE 1002 – Foundations of Data Science II Credits: 4
  • DSE 2001 – Creating Information Graphics Credits: 4
  • DSE 3001 – Data Mining and Predictive Analytics I Credits: 4
  • DSE 3002 – Data Mining and Predictive Analytics II Credits: 4
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Spanish & Public Health

  • SPA 1020 – Introductory Spanish II Credits: 4
  • SPA 1030 – Intermediate Spanish I Credits: 4
  • SPA 1040 – Intermediate Spanish II Credits: 4
  • SPA 1510 – Composition & Culture Credits: 4
  • SPA 2065 – Actualidad Latinoamericana Credits: 4
  • SPA 3300 – Latinx Cultures in the U.S. Credits: 4
  • HSC 3103 – Global Public Health Credits: 4
  • HSC 1500 – Introduction to Public Health Credits: 4
  • HSC 3312 – Introduction to Epidemiology Credits: 4
  • COM 4625 – Health Communication Credits: 4
  • HSC 3200 – Cultural Competence in Healthcare Administration Credits: 4
  • HSC 3000 – Health Science Internship Credits: 4