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Academic Program Webinars

Major-Specific Presentations As Well as Presentations for Students Who Have Been Admitted without Declaring a Major 

Faculty-Led Academic Webinars

Enjoy informational webinars for all of our majors led by our esteemed, industry-expert faculty.

Not sure what you want to study yet? No problem—join us for an Undeclared webinar for any or all of our divisions.

Recordings of each session will be posted here. If you missed a webinar, you'll still be able to hear from professors and get to know our professionally focused majors.

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As the link that connects business, accounting professionals are in high demand in a broad range of industries. An Accounting degree from Champlain positions you for versatility and career growth.

The outstanding faculty in Champlain's Bachelor of Science in Accounting program have built industry-relevant courses that offer you the content and skills to succeed in today's dynamic accounting environment. 

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Math is everywhere-it tells stories, solves problems, powers entertainment platforms, and so much more. But what can you do with a degree in math? Mathematicians are in high demand in every sector of the workforce, so you can take your passion for all things mathematical into almost any field you choose.

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Explore production for radio, television, and documentaries. Learn scriptwriting, shooting, editing, producing, and the business aspects of non-fiction production. Learn how to produce for social media and other digitally based platforms, and graduate prepared for the latest trends in digital storytelling.

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Take four years of immersive and practical business education, pair it with a minor in your area of interest. Add an internship or two. Participate in on-campus clubs, such as Stiller Women in Business. Study abroad in Dublin, Montreal, or almost anywhere in the world. (Don't forget to add an internship while you're abroad.) Then join Stiller School alumni from around the world in making a difference through business.

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Champlain's Communication degree gives you insight into the full range of human communication—verbal, written, mediated, and nonverbal—and develops your ability to exchange ideas, connect with diverse groups, and interpret and skillfully share information. Learn the difference between using communication skills for personal enrichment and using them strategically to achieve particular goals.

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What are authorities finding on confiscated computers, flash drives, and cell phones? How do you investigate the Cloud for data breaches? What happens when a hacker compromises a multi-national network? How are drug traffickers using game systems to communicate illicit activities? Digital devices and data are often the smoking guns in today's most ingenious crimes.

Unlocking these secrets, preserving the evidence, and upholding the laws of compliance are the province of those who go into the digital forensics field. 

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As computers, the internet, and networks evolve, communication and data systems have become increasingly complex, operating with higher speeds and larger traffic volumes. That complexity provides vulnerabilities that can range from simple annoyances to significant liabilities and losses costing millions of dollars in damage or lost revenue.

In the face of prevalent and ever-changing data breaches and security risks, we urgently need professionals who are trained to prevent, detect, and mitigate these types of cyberattacks.

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What's happening beneath the screen of your mobile device? Who develops these innovative ideas and makes them happen so effortlessly for the user? Our Computer Science & Innovation major is the perfect head start if you're excited about coming up with new concepts and harnessing complex technology to make them work.

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Champlain's Criminal Justice program will immerse you in the field's full range of possibilities—from policy reform to the everyday procedures of courts and police operations.

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What if....

  • you could predict earthquakes?
  • or create a strategy that would reduce poverty?
  • or prevent a health epidemic?
  • or identify the next big, culture-changing television series?
  • or develop a lifestyle plan that would eliminate cancer risk?
  • or present a provable plan that would make our planet healthier?

Satisfy your curiosity and follow your instincts to find answers with our Data Science major, which will teach you how to gain access to the high paying data analytics field.

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Recognizing that many of the best solutions are born out of interdisciplinary thinking, Champlain offers the Degree Design Lab (DDL) to students whose passions cross more than one academic area. The DDL is a new way of combining courses and experiences to create your own personalized education. As an Integrative Professional Studies major, you will use the Degree Design Lab to build and develop your academic experience.

Complex problems require creative problem-solving. More than ever, employers need people who can adjust to rapidly changing industries and work on a wide variety of projects. This program prepares its graduates to navigate a swiftly evolving workforce by fostering innovation, autonomy, and applied creativity.

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As a teacher education major at Champlain, you'll be spending time in a local school beginning in your first year. This early experience gives you a head start in building the skills and experience to launch your teaching career with confidence.

The first-year exploration provided by our Upside-Down Curriculum allows you to ensure you're on the right path. By working with various age groups and populations early on, you'll discover where your strengths and interests are—and will have more time to further develop your interests while you're in college. 

When you declare your major, you'll choose one of the following as a focus: Early Childhood/Elementary Education, Middle Grades Education or Secondary (High School) Education.

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Most people will express concern about the environment, but only a handful of people will devote their lives to making sure it's protected.

One of few degree programs of its kind in the country, our Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies & Policy gives you the knowledge and skills to join the growing group of environmental professionals who are agents of change, tackling the multi-dimensional problems that affect the world we live in.

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Champlain's Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Filmmaking is specifically tailored to help you develop your creative and technical skills. With excellent instruction, access to the latest technology, and a hands-on approach to learning, you'll graduate with an impressive résumé and portfolio.

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Using a hands-on, work-based approach to education, our Finance program provides you with strong financial expertise merged with innovative management skills. 

In addition to gaining professional finance knowledge, you will develop analytical, communication, problem-solving, critical-thinking, decision-making, and spreadsheet skills. Our cutting-edge curriculum will provide you with comprehensive knowledge of financial tools and best practices for immediate employment in high-demand careers in finance and to apply throughout your life.

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The Champlain Studio is a cohort experience that emphasizes teamwork across all the game development disciplines, facilitated by game-industry expert professors. Game Art, Game Design, and Game Programming majors, along with business majors specializing in Game Production Management, work side by side to create original projects.

The cohort environment ensures you'll learn essential professional social skills as you master the latest game development expertise. You'll be ready to jump right into the best jobs, with a full understanding of how a professional game studio team functions.

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Do you thrive on traveling and broadening your perspective? Aim to get involved in local and global communities? Dream of problem-solving across borders? If so, a major in International Business might be the right path for you. 

As an International Business major, you'll work on collaborative teams, identify global target-market opportunities and challenges, develop import-export strategies, and build short- and long-term business plans for global growth.

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If you have a passion for justice, problem-solving, and deep analysis, then Law may be the right program for you. Champlain's undergraduate Law major is the finest program in the country, preparing you for law school or to directly enter the field and become an indispensable member of a legal team.

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Marketing is both an art and a science. It's the business discipline that connects ideas to the people who find value in them. If you thrive on change, media creation, and communicating with people, Marketing may be the ideal path for you.

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If you want a career as a writer, you'll need a solid foundation in the mechanics of good writing and editing, a storyteller's gift for narrative, a poet's eye for detail, and a desire to continue developing your talents in a dynamic industry.

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Do your friends turn to you for your empathy—or for your ability to see through their act and tell them what they need to hear? Do you love digging down to understand what really motivates people to do the things they do? If you are eager to make a positive impact on your community through understanding human behavior, psychology may be the perfect path for you.

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Do you thrive on working with others? Do you want to be professionally involved with communities in need? If you want to create positive change, promote acceptance and tolerance, and engage in a truly positive field of work, Social Work may be the path for you.

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The work of today's visual communication designers spans an exciting array of media, from conventional printing to emerging digital platforms. That dynamic landscape, combined with the timeless quality of graphic design-mixing words and images to communicate visually-assures a rewarding career of disseminating ideas, knowledge, and opinions to a global audience.

Champlain's forward-thinking BFA in Visual Communication Design offers designers of tomorrow broad exposure to the concepts and skills needed to become creative problem-solvers.

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As an undeclared major in the Division of Communication & Creative Media (CCM) you will be able to explore your interests in different communication and media fields before you choose a career path. Champlain's Upside-Down Curriculum allows you to enroll in a variety of classes in different majors during your first two semesters.

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Whether your passions lie with people or the environment, our majors are all game-changers. As an undeclared major in the Division of Education & Human Studies (EHS), you'll find the support you need to choose the major that will lead to a career that allows you to make a difference. You will have an EHS advisor and a career services advisor to support your choice of our majors.

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As an undeclared Business major, you'll find the support you need to choose the major that will lead to a career you love-as well as a chance to explore areas of business you never knew existed, such as a broad Business Administration degree with a specialization in Business Law, International Business, or the high-growth field of Game Production Management. A career services advisor dedicated to the Stiller School of Business will meet with you and discuss various career options in majors within the division. You can also speak to the program director or professors in various majors to learn more. After this process, students work with their faculty advisor to declare a major by their sophomore year.

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Our Core curriculum is designed to nurture Champlain's College Competencies in each student. These competencies-the essential skills that all Champlain students graduate with-are introduced in stages, starting in your first semester. Throughout subsequent semesters, you'll further develop these skills and concepts, exploring their complexities. By the time you graduate, you will be equipped with a well-rounded education to back up your career-specific expertise.

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What does it mean to be an artist today? How do artists respond to important issues facing society, and what opportunities are there for community engagement? Our distinctive Creative Media major allows you to expand your skill set, develop your own ideas about artistic expression, and push creative boundaries in unprecedented ways.

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What does it take for an artist to succeed in the gaming industry? How can you develop the artistic and technical skills needed to create the 2-D and 3-D environments, characters, and animations seen in the games millions of people play every day?

Success as a game artist begins with a passion for creating art. If you're looking for an artistic career that will allow you to thrive in an increasingly digital media-based world, Champlain's Game Art major is your perfect next step. We can help you develop your creative expression while teaching you proficiency with digital game art tools.

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In Champlain's Game Design major, you'll learn to map out, develop, and create the gameplay that defines a player's unique experience. Gameplay systems, narratives, levels, quests, puzzles, worlds: become an expert in the game design areas you're most passionate about.

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In Champlain's Game Production Management major, one of the few degrees of its kind in the country, students learn to organize, motivate, and oversee creative teams. You'll be an integral part of the process, learning how to effectively bring together contributions from each team member to create a finished game.

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Games are ubiquitous. They're played on all kinds of platforms, by all kinds of people. In addition to just being fun, games can be created for purposes like education, training, marketing, and productivity. 

As a Game Programming student, you will gain cutting-edge skills and experience that will make you an outstanding candidate for a position as a programmer in the game industry-or you can take your skills into any number of other fields.

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The world of technology is vast and has many appealing avenues to pursue. Understanding which path will best allow you to follow your interests and take advantage of your abilities requires equal parts experimentation and expert guidance. The Upside-Down Curriculum allows students to experience different aspects of various programs starting in their first semester.

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