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Colleges & Majors

SOAR Information for Freshmen & Transfers

Use the guide below to determine to which college your undergraduate major belongs:

College of the Arts (COTA)

Visit the COTA Departments, Programs, Organizations and Academic Degrees page for a complete & current list of degrees and programs.


including Studio Art, Art Education, Art History, Ceramics, Drawing and Painting, Graphic Design, Illustration/Animation, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, and 3-D Media (Fiber, Metal/Jewelry, and Wood).

The Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
including Choral-Vocal, Composition, History and Literature, Instrumental, and Music Education

Dance and Dance Science

Design including

Design, Industrial Design, and Interior Design

Film and Electronic Arts
including Film & Electronic Media, Film & Video Production

Theatre Arts
including Acting, Dramatic Writing, General Performance, Technical Theatre, Theatre Management

College of Business (COB)

Visit the COB Departments & Programs page for a complete & current list of majors, minors and options.


  • Accountancy
  • Finance
  • Information Systems
  • International Business
  • Legal Studies in Business
  • Management and Human Resources Management (HRM)
  • Marketing

College of Education (CEd)

Liberal Studies majors are students intending to become elementary school educators who combine subject matter preparation for elementary teaching with coursework leading to a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential.

Visit the Liberal Studies Program page for a detailed description of the program and it requirements.

College of Engineering (COE)

Visit the COE Degree Programs page for a complete & current list of majors and options.


Aerospace Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Computer Engineering

Computer Science

Construction Engineering Management

Electrical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

  • Option in Biomedical and Clinical Engineering
  • Option in Industrial-Management Engineering
  • Option in Materials Engineering
  • Option in Computer Engineering Technology
  • Option in Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Option in Environmental Technology
  • Option in Manufacturing Engineering Technology
  • Option in Technology and Engineering Education

College of Health and Human Services (CHHS)

Visit the CHHS Schools, Departments, and Programs page for a complete & current list of departments and programs.


Communicative Disorders

Criminal Justice
including the minor in Criminal Justice and Forensic Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences
including options in Child Development & Family Studies, Consumer Affairs, FCS Education, Family Life Education, Fashion Merchandising and Design, Textiles & Clothing, Food Science, Hospitality Foodservice & Hotel Management, Nutrition & Dietetics, Didactic Program in Dietetics

Health Care Administration

Health Science

including Adapted PE, k-12 PE Teacher Education, Athletic Training Education Program, Exercise Science, Fitness, Kinesiotherapy, Sports Psychology and Leadership

Professional Studies

Recreation & Leisure Studies

School of Nursing

School of Social Work

College of Liberal Arts (CLA)

Visit the CLA Advising page for a complete & current list of majors, minors, and certificates, along with department contact information.


  • Africana Studies
  • American Indian Studies
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Asian and Asian American Studies (including Chinese and Japanese)
  • Chicano & Latino Studies
  • Classics
  • Classical Studies
  • Communication Studies
  • Comparative World Literature & Classics
  • Cross Cultural Language & Academic Development Studies
  • Economics (including Business and International Economics)
  • English
  • Environmental Science & Policy
  • French and French Studies
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Geography
  • German Studies
  • Greek
  • History
  • Human Development
  • International Studies
  • Italian Studies
  • Japanese
  • Jewish Studies
  • Journalism
  • Latin
  • Latin American Studies
  • Legal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Medieval & Renaissance Studies
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Modern Jewish Studies
  • Peace Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Romance, German, Russian Languages and Literature (including degree program options in Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Russian)
  • Russian & East European Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Technical & Professional Communication
  • Urban Studies
  • Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics (CNSM)

Select Departments and Programs from the menu to view a complete & current list of majors, minors, options and certificates.


Biochemistry & Chemistry

including General Biology, Biology Education, Organismal Biology, Molecular Cell Biology & Physiology, Marine Biology, and Microbiology

Environmental Science and Policy (Bachelor of Science degree program)

Geology & Earth Science

Mathematics & Statistics Option in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics Education, and Statistics

Physics and Astronomy

Science Education