Majors Quick Look

Get a quick view of majors offered at the University of Utah.

 


*   Majors marked with an asterisk (*) have special admission requirements.
%  Items listed with  a percent sign (%) are not actual majors. Students need to choose a major.


Majors A-Z

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

A 

Accounting* BA/BS
Anthropology BA/BS
 - Anthropology-Health Emphasis
Applied Mathematics BS
Architectural Studies* BS
Art* BFA
 - Ceramics
 - Graphic Design
 - Painting and Drawing
 - Photography/Digital Imaging
 - Printmaking
 - Sculpture/Intermedia
 - Cross 3-D Ceramics and Sculpture

Art History BA
Asian Studies BA
Athletic Training BS
Atmospheric Sciences BS

B

Ballet* BFA
Biology BA/BS
 - Biochemistry (BS)
 - Cell and Molecular Biology (BS)
 - Environmental and Organismal Biology (BS)

Biomedical Engineering* BS
Business Administration* BA/BS

C

Chemical Engineering* BS
 - Energy Engineering
Chemistry BA/BS
 - Professional Chemistry (BS)
 - Biological Chemistry (BS)
 - Business Chemistry (BS)
 - Chemical Physics Chemistry (BS)
 - Geology Chemistry (BS)
 - Materials Science and Engineering Chemistry (BS)
 - Mathematics Chemistry (BS)
 - Teaching Chemistry (BS)

Chinese (Languages) BA
(City & Metropolitan Planning Dept.)
 - See Urban Planning

Civil & Environmental Engineering* BS
Classics (Languages) BA
Communication* BA/BS
 - Mass Communication & Speech Communication BA/BS now fall under Communication BA/BS
Comparative Lit. & Cultural Studies BA
 - Literature and Culture
 - Religion and Culture

Computer Engineering* BS
Computer Science* BS
 - Entertainment Arts & Engineering
Consumer & Community Studies BA/BS
(Family & Consumer Studies)
 - Financial Planning

D

Dance (Modern) BFA
Design (Multi-Disciplinary) BS

E

Earth Science Teaching Composite BS
Economics BA/BS
Electrical & Computer Engineering* BS
Elementary Education* BA/BS
English BA
Entrepreneurship BS
Environmental and Sustainability Studies BA/BS
Ethnic Studies BA/BS
Exercise & Sport Science BS
 - Exercise Science
 - Exercise Physiology
 - Fitness Leadership

F

Film and Media Arts  BA
 - Entertainment Arts & Engineering 
Finance BA/BS -
French (Languages) BA

G

Gender Studies BA/BS
Geography BA/BS
Geological Engineering BS
Geoscience BS
 - Environmental Geoscience
 - Geology
 - Geophysics

German (Languages) BA

H

Health Promotion & Education BS
 - Community Health Education
 - Emergency Medical Services
 - Consumer Health
 - Provider Health
 - School Health Teaching
 - Nuclear Medicine Technology

Health, Society and Policy BA/BS
History BA
Human Development and Family Studies BA/BS
(Family & Consumer Studies)
 - Early Childhood Education

I

Information Systems* BA/BS
International Studies BA/BS

J

Japanese (Languages) BA 

L

Languages BA
 - Chinese
 - Classics
 - French
 - German
 - Japanese
 - Russian

 - Spanish
Latin American Studies BA
Linguistics BA

M

Management (Business)* BA/BS
Marketing (Business)* BA/BS
Materials Science & Engineering* BS
Mathematics BA/BS
 - Statistics
 - Mathematics of Computation

Mechanical Engineering* BS
 - Aerospace Engineering
 - Biomechanics
 - Design and Manufacturing
 - Dynamics and Control
 - Ergonomics and Safety
 - Fluid Mechanics
 - Mechatronics
 - Micro/Nanoscale Engineering
 - Modeling
 - Robotics and Control
 - Solid Mechanics
 - Thermal Science and Energy Engineering

Medical Laboratory Science* BS
Metallurgical Engineering BS
Middle East Studies BA
Mining Engineering BS
Modern Dance* BFA
Music* BA/BMus
 - Classical Guitar Performance
 - Instrumental Performance
 - Jazz Composition
 - Jazz Performance
 - Music Composition
 - Music Education - Choral
 - Music Education - Instrumental
 - Music History and Literature
 - Music Theory
 - Organ Performance
 - Piano Performance
 - Voice Performance

N

Nursing* BS
 - Geriatric Nursing Leadership

O

Occupational Therapy Studies* BS-MOT
Operations Management* BS

P

Parks, Recreation & Tourism BA/BS
 - NR-Recreation Planning & Management
 - Therapeutic Recreation
 - Adventure & Outdoor Programs
 - Sustainable Tourism Management
 - Community Recreation & Sport Management
 - Commercial Recreation Management
 - Hospitality Management

Peace and Conflict Studies BA/BS
Pharmacy* PharmD
Philosophy BA/BS
Physics BA/BS
Political Science BA/BS
Pre-Dent % (not a major) 
Pre-Law % (not a major) 
Pre-Med % (not a major) 
Pre-Opt % (not a major) 
Pre-Vet % (not a major) 
Psychology* BA/BS 

R

Religious Studies BA
Russian (Languages) BA

S

Secondary Ed.* (must choose a teaching mjr)
Social Work* BSW
Sociology BA/BS
Spanish (Languages) BA
Special Education* BS
 - Early Childhood Special Education
 - Hearing Impairments
 - Mild/Moderate Disabilities
 - Severe Disabilities
 - Visual Impairments

Speech and Hearing Science* BA/BS
 -(formerly Communication Sciences & Disorders* BA/BS)

T

Theatre BA/BFA
 - Musical Theatre
 - Actor Training Program (ATP)
 - Performing Arts Design Program (PADP)
 - Stage Management

U

Undecided (not a major)
University Studies* BUS
Urban Planning BA/BS
(City and Metropolitan Planning Department)

W

Writing and Rhetoric Studies

About Majors

A "major" or an "academic plan" is a set of courses within a particular subject area that must be completed along with University-wide Graduation Requirements in order to receive a bachelor's degree. Majors often equate with a department at the U, such as "Biology" or "Linguistics." 

There are several types of Bachelor's degrees with different requirements. The most common are the Bachelor of Science (BS) and the Bachelor of Arts (BA). For the BS a student must take at least two upper-division Quantitative Intensive courses from an approved list (see the UGS Bulletin for more information) and for the BA a student must demonstrate second-year proficiency in a foreign language. Art, Ballet, Modern Dance, and Theater majors may pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), and Music majors may pursue a Bachelor of Music (BMus). There is also a Bachelor of University Studies (BUS) which can be obtained by students who design their own major.

 
Last Updated: 9/18/13