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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.
University College Advisors are available to assist students in the major exploration and decision making process.
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.