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Major Studies Program

 

Major Studies Program

Major Studies is a fully accessible program primarily intended for those who enter Senn as neighborhood students. Students who do not enter Senn through a selective program are automatically enrolled in Major Studies in 9th grade. The program is designed to provide students with a broad, interdisciplinary set of skills in their first and second years to be applied toward a ‘major study’ of choice in 11th and 12th grades. 

 

Major Studies currently include:

  • Computer Science
  • Health Science
  • Digital Imaging
  • Journalism

 

As first years (9th grade), students in the program all begin in a Design track with Computer Science Design as an anchor course for the program. The anchor course is taken along with students’ MYP regular and/or honors level courses in core academic subjects and electives.

 

In sophomore year (10th grade), students will be able to:

  • Continue on the Design track by taking Computational Design

or 

  • Begin one of the Major Studies pathways of Broadcast Journalism, Digital Imaging or Health Science by taking the Media Literacy course.

 

All students choose a Major Study to begin junior year (11th grade):

  • All students have the ability to choose Digital Imaging or Health Science as their Major Study
  • Only students who take Media Literacy in 10th grade have the option to choose Broadcast Journalism as their Major Study

Only students who take Computational Design in 10th grade have the option to choose Computer Science as their Major Study