Belmont Abbey is not, in fact, creating a brick making major. We have recently added 5 majors (Economics, Parish and Pastoral Ministries, Finance, Philosophy, Politics, & Economics, and Theology & Philosophy) but brick making is not in any plans. The early monks formed the bricks for the campus buildings themselves from local clay. In this spirit, new students create bricks during freshman orientation. This tradition will continue, but there will, of course not, be academic classes offered in brick making. Every major at Belmont Abbey lays metaphorical bricks in our students academic and spiritual development.