Careers By Major

Explore career possibilities by major below.  The options are endless!

  • Art

    Art-Studio is designed to acquaint students with concepts and techniques of the visual arts; to study art as a tool in communication; to provide students with foundation experiences, processes, and necessary skills for effective visual self-expression; and to prepare students for advanced study in art.

    Art-Graphic Design is designed to acquaint students who wish to enter a design field with the necessary foundations in the visual arts and to provide preparation for employment in illustration, photography, and computer image-processing.

    Examples of Careers:

    Accessory Designer

    Advertising Director

    Aerial Photographer

    Airbrush Artist

    Archaeologist

    Architect

    Architectural Graphic Artist

    Architectural Writer

    Architectural Critic

    Architecture Teacher

    Art Activity Writer

    Art Appraiser

    Art Book Editor

    Art Consultant

    Art Coordinator

    Art Critic

    For more potential career titles, visit What Can I Do With A Major In maintained by University of North Carolina-Wilmington.

    Where E&H students have been interns:

    K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc. d/b/a Food City

    Elizabeth Large Photography

    William King Museum of Art

    Strategic Placement Group, Inc.

    Trailhead Designs

  • Athletic Training & Exercise Science

    Athletic Training is designed to prepare students for health care careers as certified athletic trainers. Exercise Science majors have two track options to choose from, both of which include classroom, laboratory, and clinical internship experiences. Both the Clinical Health Professions and Fitness & Wellness tracks provide students with a strong scientific foundation related to the physiological benefits of exercise and the harmful effects of physical inactivity. Exercise Science graduates will be eligible to pursue certifications with the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

    Examples of Careers:

    High School Athletic Trainer

    Sports Physical Therapist

    Strength & Conditioning

    Team Physician

    Massage Therapist

    Assistant Athletic Trainer

    Fitness Consultant

    Personal Trainer

    Fitness Instructor

    Occupational Therapist

    Operations Director

    Sporting Goods Manufacturing Rep

    Promotion Director

    Physical Education Director

    Sports Information Director

    Rehabilitation Therapist

    Sports Psychologist

    Wellness Coordinator

    Sports Event Coordinator

    Sports Nutritionist

    Ticket Manager

    Physician’s Assistant

    Director of Intramurals and Recreation

    For more potential career titles, visit What Can I Do With A Major In maintained by University of North Carolina-Wilmington.

  • Biology

    Biology (B.A.) is designed to acquaint students with the basic principles and branches of the biological sciences; to provide preparation for employment in industry, research, conservation, or health-related areas.

    Biology (B.S.) is designed to acquaint students with the basic principles and branches of the biological sciences; to provide preparation for graduate study or employment in industry, research, conservation, or health-related areas.

    Examples of Careers:

    Agronomist

    Environmental Engineer

    Marine Engineering Tech

    Animal Scientist

    Environmental Health

    Marine Fisheries/Worker

    Aquaculture Farmer

    Environmental Protection

    Marine Geologist

    Ergonomist

    Marine Sales

    Aquarium & Museum

    Fish Hatchery Tech

    Aquarium Technician

    Fisheries Conservation

    Market Research Analyst

    Aquatic Biologist

    Medical Illustrator

    Barrier Beach Mgr

    Food Scientist-Tech

    Medical Laboratory Tech

    Bio-Engineer

    Forester

    Medical Librarian

    Bio-Technologist

    Genetic Eng. Research

    Medical Technologist

    Biochemist

    Geographer

    Meteorologist

    Biometrician

    Health Officer

    Microbiologist

    For more potential career titles, visit What Can I Do With A Major In maintained by University of North Carolina-Wilmington.

    Where E&H students have been interns:

    Abingdon Primary Care - Holston Medical Group

    First Assist Urgent Care Abingdon - MSHA

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services

    Holston Medical Group

    Pro1 Therapy Services

    Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

    Twin County Regional Health Care

    Outpatient Rehabilitation

    Margaret B. Mitchell Spay/Neuter Clinic

    Accel Physical Therapy

    Mountain States Health Alliance/Rehabilitation

    Valley Health Care

    American Chestnut Foundation

    Lee Highway Animal Hospital

    Abingdon Health and Rehab

    Michael D. Doty, DDS, PC

    William M. Handy, MD PC

    Emory & Henry College Physical Therapy Program

    Lutz Family Dentistry

    Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems

  • Business Administration- Management and Accounting

    Business Administration-Accounting is designed to prepare students for a career or graduate work in accounting, and to help qualify them to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

    Business Administration-International Studies and Business is designed to provide students with a professional education and an understanding of the political, economic, and cultural complexities in the world. To prepare students for careers in business, journalism, diplomacy, international law, or public policy.

    Business Administration-Management is designed to give students a broadly-based background in business administration leading to employment or graduate study.

    Examples of Careers:

    Account Executive

    Government Services Admin.

    Media Planner

    Bank Manager

    Health Services/Hospital Admin

    Mortgage Loan Officer

    Benefits Manager

    Hotel Manager

    Occupational Analyst

    Branch Mgmt-Any Industry

    Human Resource Manager

    Operations Manager

    Budget Officer

    Industrial Relations Director

    Outside Property Agent

    Commodity - Industry Analyst

    Information Systems Manager

    Payroll Officer

    Communications Officer

    Insurance Agent

    Personnel Manager

    Actuary

    Fund Raiser

    Administrator

    Commodities Trader

    Industrial/Institutional Buyer

    Bookkeeper

    Industrial Buyer

    International Trade Specialist

    Business Teacher

    Assistant Controller

    IRM Consultant

    Commodities Trader

    Computer Programmer

    Management Accountant

    Contract Administrator

    International Account Executive

    International Job Analyst

    International Consultant

    International Purchasing Agent

    International Travel Agent

    For more potential career titles, visit What Can I Do With A Major In maintained by University of North Carolina-Wilmington.

    Where E&H students have been interns:

    Abingdon Fitness

    Adventure Damascus, Inc.

    Ameriprise Financial

    Arrington, Schelin, & Herrell, P.C.

    Big Stone Gap Parks and Recreation

    Bristol Regional Speech and Hearing

    Brown Edwards & Company, LLP

    BurWil Construction Company

    C H Cattle Company

    Capstone Consultants

    City of Galax

    Elkton Area United Services

    Emory & Henry College Business & Finance Office

    Emory & Henry College Football Program

    Emory & Henry College, Library & Info. Tech. Serv.

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car

    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

    First United Methodist Church of Waynesville

    Food City

    Full Circle Marketing

    Imperial Investments

    Johnston Memorial Hospital

    Johnston Memorial/Mountain States Health Alliance

    Keen Proffitt and Co.

    K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc. d/b/a Food City

    Lawson and Hatch Financial Services

    Lawson Hatch Financial Services

    Lowe’s

    McDowell County, NC Government

    Mel Leaman Free Clinic

    Social Security Administration

    Sodexo

    Southwest Virginia Alliance for Manufacturing

    Suttle and Stalnaker, PLLC

    The Peanut Man

    United Way of Southwest Virginia

    Virginia Highlands Small Business Incubator

    Virginia Management, Inc.

    Volvo Group Trucks Operations Americas - New River

    W.L. Construction & Paving Inc.

    Washington Co. Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office

    Washington County, VA

  • Chemistry

    Chemistry (B.A.) is designed to prepare students for work as chemists in industry or as teachers.

    Chemistry (B.S.) is designed to prepare students for graduate study related to chemistry or the health/medical professions and also for employment in various areas of chemistry.  

    Examples of Careers:

    Agricultural Scientist

    Occupational Safety Spec.

    Environmental Health Spec.

    Biochemist

    Fire Protection Engineer

    Pharmaceutical Sales Rep

    Brewer Lab Assistant

    Food Scientist Technician

    Physician

    Cephalometric Analyst

    Forensic Chemist

    Chemical Oceanographer

    Genetic Counselor

    Plastics Engineer

    Chemistry Technologist

    High School Teacher

    Product Tester

    College Professor

    Crime Lab Analyst

    Soil Scientist

    Veterinarian

     For more potential career titles, visit What Can I Do With A Major In maintained by University of North Carolina-Wilmington.

    Where E&H students have been interns:

    Carter’s Pharmacy

    Food City Pharmacy

    Harvest Table Farm

    Marion Family Pharmacy

    VA Dept. of Agriculture - Wytheville Regional Lab

    Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

  • Civic Innovation

    Civic Innovation is designed to provide an understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of public life and issues, including the dynamic interplay of the natural environment, the built environment, and human culture and history in places and the role of that interplay in developing innovative solutions to civic issues and problems.

    Examples of Careers:

    Case Manager
    Community Health Educator
    Community Outreach Coordinator
    Community Organizer
    Community Services Director

    Director of Volunteers

    Fundraiser
    Grant Writer
    Grassroots Organizer

    Youth Educator
    Youth and Family Counselor
    Youth Outreach Coordinator
    Youth Program Specialist

    Social Services Coordinator
    Support Services Supervisor
    Teen Outreach Coordinator

    Program Evaluator
    Program/Events Coordinator
    Program Resource Coordinator
    Program Specialist
    Protective Services Worker
    Public Information Specialist

    Where E&H students have been interns:

    Appalachian Ctr. For Civic Life

    Birthplace of Country Music Museum

    Sodexo (Emory & Henry College)

    Woodlawn Foundation

  • Economics

    Economics is designed to give a broad background in economic theory and policy, preparing students to better understand human behavior and the events which shape their lives; to prepare students for graduate study in economics, law, and public policy, and for work in government and industry.

    Examples of Careers:

    Actuary

    Demographer

    Institutional Research Director

    Auditor

    Economist

    Insurance Salesperson

    Bank Officer

    Efficiency Expert

    Intelligence Agent

    Bond Trader

    Entrepreneur

    International Trade Specialist

    Business Forecaster

    Estate Planner

    Journalist

    Business Manager

    Financial Economist

    Labor Economist

    Chamber of Commerce Analyst

    Financial Officer

    Labor Relations Specialist

    Commodities Trader

    Financial Planner/Analyst

    Lawyer

    Commodity-Industry Analyst

    Financial Reporter

    Litigation Analyst

    Compensation/Benefits Admin

    Government Administrator

    Management Consultant/Analyst

    Consultant

    Healthcare Administrator

    Market Research Analyst

    Consumer Affairs Director

    Hospitality Manager

    Politician

    For more potential career titles, visit What Can I Do With A Major In maintained by University of North Carolina-Wilmington.

    Where E&H students have been interns:

    Alexandria Aces Cal Ripken League Team

    C.H. Robinson

    Colonial Life

    COMPTEL

    Feeding America of Southwest Virginia

    First Bank of Virginia

    Greenville Swamp Rabbits

    U.S. Senator Mark Warner

    Washington County Industrial Development Authority

  • Education

    Students seeking licensure to teach in elementary or middle school complete a B.A. degree in Interdisciplinary English, Interdisciplinary Mathematics, or Interdisciplinary History and Social Sciences. Students seeking licensure to teach at the secondary level should select the appropriate bachelor’s degree track in the major they wish to pursue. Requirements in Professional Studies constitute the contextual and support area for teacher preparation students. For details about each program, consult the faculty advisors in the Neff Center for Teacher Education.  

    Examples of Careers:

    Adult Education Teacher

    Educational Resource

    Media Center Specialist

    Alumni Relations Coord.

    Educational Therapist

    Missionary Worker

    Athletic Coach

    Elementary Teacher

    Physical Education Instructor

    Athletic Director

    Employee Trainer

    Preschool Administrator

    Child Life Specialist

    Financial Aid Counselor

    Registrar/Admissions Dir.

    Curriculum Specialist

    Grant Writer

    Training Specialist

    Day Care Administrator

    Guidance Counselor

    Resource Teacher

    For more potential career titles, visit What Can I Do With A Major In maintained by University of North Carolina-Wilmington.

  • English

    English - Literature is designed to provide depth and breadth in the study of literature as a foundation for advanced study or for career objectives in literature, teaching, information services, mass communication, theatre, publishing, law, business, theology, and other fields.

    English - Literature and Creative Writing is designed to provide depth and breadth in the study of literature; to develop skills in writing creatively; and to prepare students for advanced study in creative writing or for related careers.

    Examples of Careers:

    Account Executive

    Editor, Film/Video

    Literary Agent

    Actor/Actress

    Editor, Magazine

    Loan Officer

    Administrative Assistant

    Editor, News

    Lobbyist

    Administrator

    Editor, Newspaper

    Magazine Writer

    Advertising Copywriter

    Editor, Publications

    Management Trainee

    Analyst

    Editor, Publications

    Manuscript Reader

    Artist

    Editor, Writer

    Market Research

    Analyst

    Editorial Assistant

    Marketing Specialist

    Attorney

    Education & Training

    Marketing Writer

    Author - Fiction Non-Fiction

    Educational Program Specialist

    Mass Media

    Assistant Scientific Writer

    Entertainment Agent

    Media Planner

    For more potential career titles, visit What Can I Do With A Major In maintained by University of North Carolina-Wilmington.

    Where E&H students have been interns:

    Coburn Creative

    The Iron Mountain Review

    WCYB 5 - Appalachian Broadcasting

    William King Museum of Art

  • Equine Studies

    Equine Studies is a nationally-recognized program that specializes in the disciplines of Show Jumping, Equitation, Show Hunters, Dressage and Combined Training. Students earn a bachelor’s degree in Equine Studies through a program designed to produce a well-rounded horseperson with skills in teaching, training and stable management. This program prepares students to enter the horse industry with the knowledge and confidence necessary to perform successfully and professionally.

    Examples of Careers:

    Equine Veterinarian

    Riding Instructor

    Farrier

    Mounted Police Officer

    Broodmare Manager

    Stallion Manager

    Jockey

    Groom

    Exercise Rider

    Barn Manager

    Bloodstock Agent

    Equine Dental Technician

    Racehorse Trainer

    Horse Breeder

    This list comes from The Balance.com - Working with Horses

    Where E&H students have been interns:

    Blackberry Ridge Farm

    Fox Hollow Riding Academy

    Hawley Farms

    MEA Haven Farm

    Picturesque Farm

    Shades of Bay

    Shadow Pond Stables

    Stacey Hastings Dressage

    Thomas Cherokee Farm

    Washington County Veterinary Service

    Whippoorwhil Farm

  • Foreign Languages

    Foreign Languages is designed to provide students an interdisciplinary framework in the study of French or Spanish.

    Examples of Careers:

    FBI Agent

    Investment Analyst

    Advertising Manager

    Filmmaker

    Journalist

    Air Traffic Assistant

    Lawyer

    Archivist

    Foreign Diplomat

    Library Technician

    Art Dealer

    Foreign Correspondent

    Linguist

    Auditor

    Foreign Exchange Trader

    Foreign Service Officer

    Missionary

    Bilingual Officers/Clerks/Tellers

    Foreign Service Peacekeeper

    Multi-Lingual Port Receptionist

    Bilingual Educator

    Foreign Service Specialist

    Museum Curator

    Foreign Social Worker

    Civil Service Employee

    National Security Agent

    Human Resources Director

    Negotiator

    Importer/Exporter

    Overseas Personnel Manager

    For more potential career titles, visit What Can I Do With A Major In maintained by University of North Carolina-Wilmington.

    Where E&H students have been interns:

    Department of Foreign Language

    Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems

  • Geography & Environmental Studies

    Geography is designed to provide a broad-based background for students planning careers in public service or advanced study in geography.

    Geography - Social Sciences is designed to enroll in an interdisciplinary and integrated program of study through a combination of courses.

    Environmental Studies - Policy is designed to prepare students for employment or graduate work in policy-related aspects of the environment, so that graduates can contribute to the formulation of public and corporate policies for the restoration and preservation of ecosystems.

    Environmental Studies - Science is designed to  prepare students for employment or graduate work in science-related aspects of the environment, so that graduates can contribute to the understanding, restoration, and preservation of habitats and ecosystems. To study biology of plants and animals, population biology, geomorphology, aquatic and terrestrial chemistry, atmospheric chemistry, and environmental monitoring.

    Examples of Careers:

    Aerial Photo Interpreter

    Land Developer

    Site Researcher

    Agricultural Extension Agent

    Forestry Technician

    Land Economist

    Environmental Educator

    Environmental Lawyer

    Environmental Lobbyist

    Soil Conservationist

    Air/Water Quality Control Manager

    Geographer

    Land-Use Analyst

    Surveyor

    Cartographer

    Geographic Area Specialist

    Location Expert

    Systems Analyst

    Cartography Compiler

    Geographic Attache’

    Map Analyst

    Teacher

    Climatologist

    Geographic Information Systems

    Map Curator/Librarian

    Traffic Manager

    Coastal Zone Manager

    Geophysics Assistant

    Map Editor

    Transportation Analyst

    Community Developer

    Outdoor Trip Leader

    Resource Economist

    For more potential career titles, visit What Can I Do With A Major In maintained by University of North Carolina-Wilmington.

    Where E&H students have been interns:

    Appalachian Sustainable Development

    Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center

    Big Ridge State Park

    Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

    Ecological Energy Systems

    Hapco Aluminum Pole Products

    Holston River Soil and Water Conservation District

    Mount Rogers Planning District Commission

    Natural Resources Conservation Service

    Smyth County Government

    Town of Abingdon, VA

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

    Upper Tennessee River Round Table

    USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service

    Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

    Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

    Virginia Outdoor Foundation

    Wolf Hills Brewing Company

  • Health and Human Performance

    Health and Human Performance is designed to permit persons to choose areas of study related to health and human performance which will support their vocational and/or professional goals.

    Human Performance - Sport Management is designed to prepare students for business-related careers in the sport field.

    Health and Physical Education is designed to prepare students for careers teaching physical education at the secondary level or combined secondary and elementary levels.

    Examples of Careers:

    Activities Director

    Cruise Recreation Director

    Personal Trainer

    Adventurer/Risk Trainer

    Dance-/Aerobics Instructor

    Prison Recreation Specialist

    Aquatic Management

    Emergency Medical Tech.

    Recreation Specialist

    Athletic Coach

    Exercise Physiology

    Rehabilitation Specialist

    Athletic Trainer

    Health/Fitness Consultant

    Sporting Goods Sales

    Cardiac Rehabilitation

    SPA/Health Club Manager

    Social Director

    Cardiovascular Fitness Instructor

    PE/Sport/Research Instructor

    Strength-Conditioning Coach

    Community Recreation

    Occupational Exercise

    Swimming Pool Manager

    Corporate Fitness Instructor

    Park Manager

    Teacher; Physical Education

    Country Club manger

    Occupational Therapy Asst.

    Physical Therapist

    For more potential career titles, visit What Can I Do With A Major In maintained by University of North Carolina-Wilmington.

    Where E&H students have been interns:

    All Star Baseball Academy

    Alleghany Parks and Recreation

    Appalachian State University

    Appalachian State University Athletics

    Athletics Department

    Boys & Girls Clubs of the Clinch Valley

    Bristol Pirates

    Charlotte Hornets

    East Burke High School

    East Burke Youth Basketball Association

    Emory & Henry Athletics

    Emory & Henry College

    Emory & Henry College Athletic Department

    Emory & Henry College Athletics-Sport Management

    Emory & Henry College Baseball Team

    Emory & Henry College Basketball

    Highlands Soccer Club

    Holston High School

    Kidz@Play

    Longwood University Athletics

    Mency Spinal Institute

    Mountain States Rehabilitation

    Muncy Spinal Institute LLC

    Norfolk Recreation, Parks, and Open Space

    Office for the Senator of Virginia Mark Warner

    Parties Picnics & Promotions

    Patrick Henry High School

    Pleasant View UMC

    Potomac Nationals

    Richmond Flying Squirrels

    River’s Way, Inc.

    Salem Red Sox

    Sports Challenge Academy

    Tennessee High School Boy’s Soccer

    University of North Carolina - Charlotte - Athletic Department

    US National Whitewater Center

    Velocity Sports Performance

    Virginia Tech Athletics

    Virginia Tech Athletics Department

    Washington County

    Washington County Virginia Recreation Department

    Winston-Salem Stealers Girls Basketball Program

    Wytheville Community Center

  • History

    History is designed to provide students with an integrated path of study that includes surveys of various historical regions and periods, the techniques of historical research and writing, and practical and professional experience. To prepare students for advanced study or careers in archival work, historical preservation, government service, international studies, library work, law, and teaching.

    Examples of Careers:

     

    Anthropologist

    FBI / CIA Agent

    Journalist

    Archeologist

    Foreign News Corresp.

    Lawyer

    Archivist

    Foreign Service Officer

    Lecturer

    Biographer

    Genealogist

    Legal Assistant / Paralegal

    Clergy

    Government Official

    Librarian

    Community Relations Dir.

    Historian

    Lobbyist

    Congressional Aide

    Historic Preservationist

    Market Research Analyst

    Consumer Advocate

    Historic Site Tour Guide

    Media Consultant

    Counselor

    Historical Society Staff

    Museum Curator

    Criminologist

    Indicter

    Museum Tech. & Specialist

    Demographer

    Insurance Agent / Broker

    Park Ranger

    Economist

    Intelligence Analyst

    Peace Corps / Vista Worker

    For more potential career titles, visit What Can I Do With A Major In maintained by University of North Carolina-Wilmington.

    Where E&H students have been interns:

    App. Center for Civic Life

    Wilderness Museum

    Appalachian Center for Civic Life

    Bluff Point Law

    Buchanan County Public Library

    Circuit Court Clerk’s Office

    Emory & Henry College Archives

    Emory & Henry College History Department

    Emory & Henry College Kelly Library

    Smyth Co. Clerk’s Office

    The National D-Day Memorial

    The Saltville Foundation/Museum of Middle Appalachians

    The State Museum of Pennsylvania

    Washington County Public Library

    Washington County, VA Circuit Court

    William King Museum of Art

  • International and Area Studies

    International and Area Studies-Asian Studies is designed to promote understanding of the varieties of civilizations representative of Asia, including the political, economic, and security dimensions, with special attention to Japan, China, the Koreas, and India.

    International and Area Studies-European Studies is designed to provide exposure to the contemporary patterns of politics, economics, international relations, law, culture, society, and the historical development of the new and enlarged Europe.

    International and Area Studies - Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies is designed to  study Islam as a religion and as a civilization, as well as the Middle East, a region at the center of world attention.

    Examples of Careers:

    Foreign Service Official / Diplomat

    Foreign Area Specialist

    International Relations Specialist

    Activities Coordinator

    Translator

    Intelligence Agent

    Affirmative Action Officer

    ESL Instructor

    Program Coordinator

    Fund raiser

    Foreign Language Teacher

    Teacher / Professor

    Humanitarian Relief Worker

    Foreign Correspondent

    Journalist

    Researcher

    Translator

    Editor

    Tour Guide

    Export Manager

    International Banker

    Cross-Cultural Relations Consultant

    Sales Coordinator

    PR Representative

    International Hotel Manager

    For more potential career titles, visit What Can I Do With A Major In maintained by University of North Carolina-Wilmington.

  • Mass Communications

    Mass Communications is designed to provide liberal arts students a thorough foundation in the theories and applications of mass communications and an understanding of the function of communication in society. To develop broad-based skills and understanding which will prepare students for a wide variety of careers or for advanced study in communication, business, government, or law.  

    Examples of Careers:

    Account Executive

    Hospitality Manager

    Paralegal

    Advertising Manager

    Hotel Manager

    Personnel Specialist

    Association Administrator

    Human Resources Adm.

    Presenter

    Bank Officer

    Industrial & Labor Relations Specialist

    Print Production Coordinator

    Claims Adjuster/Examiner

    Insurance Agent/Broker

    Promotions Manager

    Consumer Affairs Specialist

    Lawyer

    Public Information Officer

    Corporate Communications Director

    Legal Assistant

    Public Relations Specialist

    Actor

    Government Relations

    Photojournalist

    Advertising Account Executive

    Graphic Artist

    Producer- TV, Film, Theatre

    Advertising Copywriter

    Greeting Card Writer

    Production Assistant

    Broadcast Advertising Sales

    Lighting Technician

    Proofreader

    Communications Lawyer

    Market Research

    For more potential career titles, visit What Can I Do With A Major In maintained by University of North Carolina-Wilmington.

    Where E&H students have been interns:

    Abingdon Convention and Visitors Bureau

    Academy of Country Music

    Asheboro Copperheads

    Barter Theatre

    Berry Home Centers

    BH Media d/b/a Smyth County News & Messenger

    Bristol Chamber of Commerce

    Bristol Herald Courier

    Bristol Motor Speedway

    Citizens Telephone Cooperative

    Community Newspapers of Southwest Virginia

    Computech, Inc.

    Congressman Griffith’s Office

    Cumulus Media

    Downtown Knoxville

    FM 94

    Fox 8 News

    Fusion Network

    George Washington University School of Law

    Henderson School of Music

    Herff Jones

    Holston Valley Broadcasting Corporation

    Image Express

    International Christian Concern

    Johnston Memorial Hospital

    National Harbor Peterson Companies

    National Presbyterian Church

    NT Concepts

    Petersburg Progress Index

    Piedmont Broadcasting Corporation

    Pro Strength and Speed Youth Health Initiative

    R2D Music Entertainment/Stache Media

    re:imagine/ATL

    Salem Red Sox

    Saltville Progress

    Senior Services Center, Inc.

    Smyth County News Messenger (Media General)

    Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation

    Sport Radio 680 The Fan - Dickey Broadcasting Co.

    Stanton Pace

    TECO Broadcasting, Inc.

    The Corporate Image

    The Olde Farm

    The Town of Marion

    The Weekly Standard

    Tokyobeta

    Washington County Public Library

    Wayne C. Henderson School of Appalachian Arts

    WCYB-TV

    WEMV FM 94 93.9-Holston Valley Broadcasting

    West Rock Corporation

    WFXR

    WHNT-TV

    William King Museum of Art

    WJHL

    WKPT-TV

    WTVR

    WXBQ

  • Mathematics

    Mathematics is designed to offer a broad foundation in theoretical and applied mathematics. To provide the necessary preparation for teaching, graduate study, or related work in a number of vocational fields.

    Examples of Careers:

    Accountant

    Contract Administrator

    Information Scientist

    Actuary

    Cost Estimator/Analyst

    Inventory Control Spec.

    Aerospace Engineer

    Cryptographer/Cryptologist

    Investment Banker

    Air Traffic Controller

    Data Control Administrator

    ISO 2000 Specialist

    Applications Programmer

    Data Processing Manager

    Market Research Analyst

    Applied Science Technologist

    Database Manager

    Mathematician

    Artificial Intelligence

    Demographer

    Media Buyer

    Astronomer

    Econometrician

    Meteorologist

    Banking/Credit/Invest. Mgr

    Economist

    Mortgage Researcher

    Biometrician/ Biostatistician

    EDP Auditor

    Network Programmer

    Commodity Manager

    Employee Relations

    Numerical Analyst

    Compensation/Benefits Adm

    Engineer

    Operations Research Analyst

    Computer Consultant

    Engineering Lab Technician

    Physicist

    For more potential career titles, visit What Can I Do With A Major In maintained by University of North Carolina-Wilmington.

  • Music

    Music is designed to provide the basis for a lifetime of engagement with music and/or for a professional vocation in music. Also appropriate for those wishing to continue with musicological or theoretical studies in graduate school.

    Music - Performance is designed to develop individual potentials in musicianship, technique, artistry, self-expression, and critical thinking through academic and applied music study focusing on the instrumental, piano, or vocal repertoire. To provide a broad liberal arts foundation and opportunities for career preparation in a variety of performance-related areas.

    Examples of Careers:

    Architectural Acoustic Monitor

    Editor

    Music Software Programmer

    Armed Forces Band Member

    Engineer/Mixer

    Music Store Manager

    Artist & Repertoire (A&R)

    Film Music Editor

    Music Stringer

    Arts Administrator/Manager

    Instrument Service Specialist

    Music Teacher

    Church Music Director

    Journalist

    Music Therapist

    Community Development

    Manufacturers Representative

    Musician

    Composer/Arranger

    Music Attorney

    Orchestra Librarian

    Conductor

    Music Copyist

    Piano Tuner

    Copyright Specialist

    Music Critic

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  • Philosophy

    Philosophy is designed to engage students in critical and reflective inquiry; to prepare students for graduate study or for a number of vocational fields.

    Examples of Careers:

    Administrative Assistant

    Consultant

    Lawyer

    Announcer

    Counselor

    Lobbyist

    Arts Consultant

    Credit Analyst

    Management Analyst

    Assistant Buyer

    Critic

    Management Trainee

    Associate Pastor

    Customer Service Rep

    Marketing Research Analyst

    Author

    Denominational Executive

    Minister/Youth Minister

    Business Administrator

    Diplomat

    Minister of Music

    Campus Religious Coordin.

    Director of Religious Education

    Missionary

    Campus Minister

    Editorial Assistant

    Newswriter

    Chaplain

    Employment Interviewer

    Nursing Home Director

    Church Building Engineer

    Financial Consultant

    Paralegal

    Church Camp Director

    Fund-raiser

    Pastor

    Church Secretary

    Guidance Counselor

    Priest

    Claims Adjuster

    Hospital Administrator

    Producer/Director

    Clergy

    Insurance Underwriter

    Professor

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  • Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics

    Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics is designed to provide students with an integrated approach to examinations of social and political life by encouraging broad, integrated education in three distinct but related disciplines; to enhance preparation for careers in public policy and public service, consulting, political and economic journalism, law, and international affairs.

  • Physics

    Physics (B.A.) is designed to provide background in basic physics, emphasizing laboratory skills and knowledge which students will need in industrial or government employment or a science teaching career; to stress applications of analytical software and mathematical techniques.

    Physics (B.S.) is designed to provide background in basic physics preparing students for entry into graduate school or engineering programs; to stress applications of analytical software and mathematical techniques.  

    Examples of Careers:

    Acoustics Physicist

    Geodesist

    National Laboratory Research

    Aerodynamist

    Geophysicist

    Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

    Aerospace Testing

    High-Tech Designer

    Nuclear Physicist

    Astronomer

    Hydrologist

    Nuclear Power Plant Mgr

    Astrophysicist

    Industrial Hygienist

    Medical Devices Designer

    Atomic Physicist

    Laboratory Technician

    Physicist

    Biophysicist

    Lawyer, Technology Specialty

    Physics Researcher

    Cardiac Imaging Researcher

    Mathematician

    Physiognomist

    Chemical Physicist

    Teacher

    Plasma Physicist

    Computer Specialist

    Medical Physicist

    Process Engineer

    Computer System Engineer

    Medical Products Designer

    Radiological Laboratory Director

    Engineer

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    Where E&H students have been interns:

    CNX Gas Company, LLC/Consol Energy

    Emory & Henry College Facilities Department

    Sodexo

  • Politics, Law and International Relations

    Politics, Law and International Relations - Politics is designed to give students an understanding of the full spectrum of political science and political activity, with a focus on the four traditional branches of the discipline: American, comparative, international, and political theory. To prepare students for graduate study in political science; entry into careers related to public service, government, international affairs, business abroad, or public administration; or teaching civics, American government, or foreign affairs at the secondary level.

    Politics, Law and International Relations - Law and Politics is designed to provide students with an integrative approach to the study of law as a part of liberal education; to introduce fundamental notions of the nature of law, its history and development, and principles which underlie its administration and to prepare students for law school and the practice of law.

    Examples of Careers:

    Management Auditor
    Tax Inspector
    Researcher
    Foreign Service Officer/Specialist
    Ambassador
    Archivist
    Budget Analyst
    Historian

    Juvenile Justice Specialist
    State Chief Purchasing Officer
    City Planner
    Labor Relations Specialist

    Research Analyst
    Political Director
    Budget Analyst
    Program Manager
    Lobbyist

    Government/Politics Teacher
    Curriculum Developer/Supervisor
    Researcher
    Education Reporter
    College Professor

    Paralegal
    Deputy Secretary to the Governor
    Research Consultant
    Assistant Chief of Police
    Public Interest/Consumer Advocate
    Broadcast/Newspaper Reporter
    Public Policy Analyst
    State Legislator\
    Mediator
    Judge

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    Where E&H students have been interns:

    Brandlink Communications

    Bristol Circuit Court, 28th Judicial Circuit Court

    Bristol Virginia Circuit Court Clerk’s Office

    Congressman Phil Roe

    House of Delegates 5th District Office

    Hutton & Associates, P.C.

    Penn Stuart & Eskridge

    Senator Mark Warner’s Office

    Smyth County Circuit Court

    Spivey King & Spivey LLP

    Supreme Court of Virginia

    Town of Abingdon, VA

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Middle East District

    U.S. District Court for the Western District of VA

    U.S. House of Representatives

    United States Senate

    United Way - Virginia Highlands

    VA Supreme Court/ Justice Elizabeth McClanahan

    Virginia Association of Counties

    Virginia Supreme Court

    Washington County Virginia Circuit Court

    Wythe County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office

  • Pre-Engineering

    The college offers an opportunity to begin an engineering program in a liberal arts setting. This bachelor’s degree program is completed in cooperation with a selected engineering school. Three possible tracks are available: (1) two or three years at Emory & Henry followed by two years at an engineering school, leading to an engineering degree; (2) four years at Emory & Henry followed by one or two years at an engineering school, leading to degrees from both institutions; or (3) for highly qualified students, a three-two program, leading to degrees from both institutions. Most recently, Emory & Henry students have continued their study of engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

  • Psychology

    Psychology (B.A.) is designed to provide a general program for students who wish to study a wide range of psychological topics; to prepare students for possible graduate study or employment in human services.

    Psychology (B.S.) is designed to provide a specialized program for students interested in aspects of psychology that relate to the natural sciences.

    Examples of Careers:

    Activity Leader

    Crisis Intervention Counselor

    International Student Advisor

    Admissions Evaluator

    Customer Service Rep.

    Job Developer

    Advertising Assistant

    Customs/Immigration Officer

    Junior Market Analyst

    Assist. Account Executive

    Employment Agency Counselor

    Labor Relations Specialist

    Community and Social Service Worker

    Food and Beverage Assistant Manager

    Market Research Analyst

    Case Worker

    Health Club Assist. Mgr.

    Marketing/Sales Manager

    Community Relations Rep

    Hospice Coordinator

    Art Therapist

    Counselor: School

    Job Developer

    Child Psychologist

    Counselor: Vocational

    Junior Market Analyst

    College Student Affairs

    Creative Director

    Labor Relations Specialist

    Career Planning Prof.

    Human Resources Adm.

    Market Research Analyst

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    Where E&H students have been interns:

    28th District Court Service Unit

    Abingdon Elementary School

    Abingdon Health and Rehab Center

    Bristol Regional Outpatient Rehabilitation

    CASA of 28th Judicial District

    Cherokee Health Systems

    Children’s Advocacy Center of Bristol/Washington County

    Cornerstone Balance and Therapy

    Cornerstone Rehab Services at Abingdon Rehab Serv.

    Counseling Assoc. of Abingdon / Finneys Inc.

    Department of Juvenile Justice

    Department of Social Services

    Dept. of Juvenile Justice, 13th Court Service Unit

    Discovery School of VA for Girls

    1. B. Stanley Middle School

    Family Preservation Services

    Finneys Incorporated

    Highlands Center for Behavioral Health

    Highlands Community Services

    Highlands Community Services/Children’s Advocacy

    Highlands Community Services-Interchange Program

    Johnston Memorial Hospital

    KEI - Study Abroad Internship Component

    LG Tax Service, Inc.

    Martinsville Center for Pediatric Therapies

    Mount Rogers Community Services Board

    Mount Rogers CSB - Youth & Family

    Pulaski Health and Rehabilitation Center

    Seacoast Youth Academy

    Signature Healthcare

    Southwest VA Mental Hlth/Highlands Com. Serv.

    Southwest Virginia Mental Health Institute

    Southwestern Virginia Mental Health Institute

    Stafford Therapy Center/Fredericksburg Therapy Ctr

    Summer Discovery Program

    Valley Health Care Center

    Washington County Department of Social Services

    Washington County Public Schools

    Washington Cty Schools - E.B. Stanley Middle School

  • Religion

    Religion is designed to investigate religious thought and action within a balanced context of approaches, utilizing biblical, theological, literary, and historical insights.

    Examples of Careers:

    Administrative Assistant

    Consultant

    Lawyer

    Announcer

    Counselor

    Lobbyist

    Arts Consultant

    Credit Analyst

    Management Analyst

    Assistant Buyer

    Critic

    Management Trainee

    Associate Pastor

    Customer Service Rep

    Marketing Research Analyst

    Author

    Denominational Executive

    Minister/Youth Minister

    Business Administrator

    Diplomat

    Minister of Music

    Campus Religious Coordin.

    Director of Religious Education

    Missionary

    Campus Minister

    Editorial Assistant

    Newswriter

    Chaplain

    Employment Interviewer

    Nursing Home Director

    Church Building Engineer

    Financial Consultant

    Paralegal

    Church Camp Director

    Fund-raiser

    Pastor

    Church Secretary

    Guidance Counselor

    Priest

    Claims Adjuster

    Hospital Administrator

    Producer/Director

    Clergy

    Insurance Underwriter

    Professor

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    Where E&H students have been interns:

    Appalachian Sustainable Development

    Johnson City District of the United Methodist Church

    Preaching Christ Church

    Defining Moments

    Office of Spiritual Life

  • Sociology

    Sociology is designed to introduce students to the theoretical and empirical foundations of sociology and develop their skills in critical evaluation, data collection, and data analysis in order to prepare them for careers in business, policy analysis, program evaluation, or human services as well as for continued study of sociology in graduate programs across the country.

    Sociology-Crime and Society is designed to provide students with coursework and practical experience in preparation for graduate study in criminology and/or careers in law enforcement, victim advocacy, and related fields.

    Examples of Careers:

    Admissions Counselor

    Data Analyst

    Mental Health Worker

    Adoption Agent

    Day Care Worker

    News Correspondent

    Advertising Assistant

    Delinquency Counselor

    Parole/Probation Officer

    Aging Specialist

    Family Guidance Clinic

    Peace Corps/VISTA

    Alcohol/ Drug Case Worker

    Foster Care Worker

    Personnel Interviewer

    Case Aid Worker

    Fund-Raiser

    Personnel Specialist

    Child Welfare Officer

    Human Resources

    Career Services Counselor

    City Planner

    Clergy

    Researcher

    Social Scientist

    Trainer

    Resident Assistant

    Rehabilitation Counselor

    Recreation Director

    School Counselor

    Social Worker

    Urban Planner

    Marriage and Family Therapist

    Medical Social Worker

    Veterans Affairs Specialist

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    Where E&H students have been interns:

    Sundog Outfitter

    Abingdon Police Department

    Highlands Detention Alternative Program

    Albermarle County Victim/Witness Assistance

    Head Start (People Incorporated)

    Abusive Alternatives, Inc.

    Sea Haven, Inc.

    Care South

    Bristol Department of Social Services

    Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheriesp

    People Incorporated

    Federal Bureau of Investigation

    Armed Forces Services Corporation

    Family Preservation Services

    E&H Cares

    Zero to Three Safe Babies Court Teams

    U.S. Marshals Service

    United States Postal Inspection Service

    Freedom School Program

    Nolfolk Police Department

    Washington County Department of Social Services

    Department of Corrections

    The Boys and Girls Club of America

    25th Prosecutorial District

    OVW –Emory & Henry College Campus Program

  • Theatre

    Theatre (B.A.) is designed to provide the basis for a lifetime appreciation of the theatre and/or for a professional or educational vocation in the theatre.

    Theatre (B.F.A.) is designed for students who wish to pursue the pre-professional degree.

    Examples of Careers:

    Acting Coach

    Costumer

    Media Planner

    Actor

    Critic

    Media Salesperson

    Actress

    Customer Service Manager

    Mediator

    Admissions Director

    Development/Fund Raiser

    Mime

    Advertising/Marketing

    Director

    Model

    Agent

    Drama Coach

    Movie Theater Manager

    Amusement Park Entertainer

    Equipment Operator

    Narrator

    Animal-Talent Coordinator

    Facilities Manager

    Negotiator/Mediator

    Announcer

    Foreign Correspondent

    Paralegal

    Art Director

    Health Educator

    Playwright

    Booking Manager

    Human Resource Specialist

    Producer

    Broadcast Journalist

    Impersonator

    Program Assistant

    Business Manager

    Instructor, Theater Arts

    Prop Manager

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    Where E&H students have been interns:

    Barter Theatre