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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 undergraduate degrees and programs.


including Art: Art Education, Art History and Studio Art (BA)
Art: 3D Media (Fiber, Metal or Wood), Art Photography, Ceramics Art, Drawing & Painting, Graphic Design, Illustration/Animation, Printmaking, and Sculpture (BFA)

The Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
including Music (BA) and Music - Composition, History & Literature, Music Education: Choral-Vocal Music, Music Education: Instrumental Music, and Performance (BM)

Dance including Dance (BA & BFA) and Dance Science Option (BA)

Design including

Design (BA), Industrial Design (BS), and Interior Design (BFA)

Film and Electronic Arts
including FEA - Narrative Production (BA) and FEA - Theory & Practice of Cinema (BA)

Theatre Arts
including Acting (BFA), Theatre Arts (BA), Theatre Arts - Performance Acting Option (BA), and Theatre Arts - Technical Theatre: Scenery/Costume/Lighting Design Option (BA)

College of Business (COB)

Visit the COB Departments & Programs page for a complete & current list of undergraduate majors and programs.


  • Accountancy
  • Finance
  • Information Systems
  • International Business
  • Management and Human Resources Management
  • 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 COE Undergraduate Programs for a current list of undergraduate degrees.


  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management
  • Computer Engineering and Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering


College of Health and Human Services (CHHS)

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


  • Child Development & Family Studies
  • Consumer Affairs Criminal Justice
  • Emergency Services Administration
  • Family Consumer Sciences
  • Fashion Merchandising & Design
  • Food Science
  • Gerontology
  • Health Care Administration
  • Health Science
  • Hospitality Management
  • Kinesiology
  • Military Science
  • Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Recreation & Leisure Studies
  • Social Work
  • Speech-Language Pathology


College of Liberal Arts (CLA)

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


  • Africana Studies
  • American Indian Studies
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Asian & Asian American Studies
  • Chicano & Latino Studies
  • Chinese Studies
  • Classics
  • Classical Studies
  • Communication Studies
  • Comparative World Literature & Classics
  • Economics (including Business and International Economics)
  • English
  • Environmental Science & Policy
  • French
  • Geography
  • Global Migration Studies
  • German
  • History
  • Human Development
  • International Studies
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Jewish Studies
  • Journalism and Public Relations
  • Latin American Studies
  • Legal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Medieval & Renaissance Studies
  • Peace Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Romance, German, Russian Languages and Literatures
  • Russian
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • 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 undergraduate majors, minors, options and certificates.


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

Biochemistry & Chemistry

Geological Sciences including Earth Science (BS), Geology (BS) and Geoscience - Single Subject

Mathematics & Statistics Option in Mathematics: Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, and Statistics (BS)

Physics and Astronomy including Physics (BA & BS) and Physics: Material Science (BS)