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(PAINESVILLE, OHIO) - Students returning to the Lake Erie College campus this fall will have new learning opportunities as the College introduces new areas of study. New majors include sports management, marketing, management, history and a new pre-professional program (medical, veterinary, dental, pharmaceutical). New areas of concentration include forensic psychology and therapeutic horsemanship.

"Lake Erie College is taking a whole new look at what we offer students and how we can best fit their needs," said President, Michael Victor. "Many of our students have been asking for these majors and areas of concentration and we found ways to make them a reality. Our faculty and administration will be investigating many other areas over the course of the school year and we hope to add additional majors and concentrations for the following school year."


  • Forensic Psychology - The forensic psychology concentration is offered as an option for psychology majors and offers students a comprehensive study into the application of the science and profession of psychology to questions and issues relating to law and the legal system. The College is honored to have nationally recognized faculty in this field and close to one hundred percent acceptance rate of students applying to graduate school in this area.
  • Therapeutic Horsemanship - A complementary program to our nationally-recognized equine program, the therapeutic horsemanship concentration offers students an in-depth look into the application of therapeutic riding. Students also have the opportunity to gain the credentials of the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA) and become a certified instructor. The concentration also offers students a unique opportunity to work with Fieldstone Farms, one of the largest, most established therapeutic riding centers in country.
  • Sports Management - Encouraged by the rapid growth of the sports management industry, number of athletes on the Lake Erie College campus and interest in the sports management concentration formerly offered, the college made the decision to offer sports management as a major in fall 2006. The sports management major requires course work in the five various areas of business administration (accounting, economics, management, marketing, finance, business law and information systems) as well as courses specific to the field of sports management. Students are also strongly encouraged to complete an internship in sports management in order to gain insight and experience into the working environment.
  • Marketing - Formerly offered as a concentration within the business administration major, the new marketing major will give students an in-depth study into courses in the areas of international marketing, consumer behavior, marketing research and promotional strategy along with general business administration courses.
  • Management - The management major is designed to give students in-depth exposure to specific areas of management compared to the more broad-based business administration major. Students will complete coursework in the areas of leadership, organizational change and quality management in addition to general business administration courses.
  • History - The history major requires course work in the areas of American, Western Civilization/European and world history as well as courses in geography, philosophy or religion and intercultural studies. The degree offers excellent preparation for graduate and professional study in all social sciences, law, social work, education, gerontology, health care, government and religious vocations.
  • Pre-Health Professions- This major prepares students for admittance to medical, pharmacy, dental or veterinary school and future careers in these fields. Students enrolled in this program will take biology, chemistry and math courses in their first year and will then meet with a faculty member of pre-health professions committee to determine their future eligibility and advisement in the program. Those who continue in the program will enjoy a unique mentoring program to assist them in achieving acceptance at the future graduate program of their choice. The College previously offered a pre-med and pre-veterinary concentration under the biology major.

Founded in 1856, Lake Erie College is a dynamic and progressive institution of higher education offering 26 undergraduate majors and master's degrees in business administration and education. This coeducational college, grounded in the liberal arts, enrolls just over 1,000 students of all ages and is nationally recognized for its equine studies programs and international learning opportunities for students. For more information, call the admissions office at 800/533-4996 or visit us on the web at


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