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Majors Quick Look

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

Majors A-Z
Majors Listed by College


*   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 Listed by College

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  • Art BFA *
    • Ceramics
    • Graphic Design 
    • Painting & Drawing
    • Photography/Digital Imaging
    • Printmaking
    • Sculpture/Intermedia
    • Cross 3-D: Ceramics & Sculpture
  • Art History BA
  • Art Teaching (BFA)
    • Generalist
    • Ceramics
    • Painting/Drawing
    • Photography/Digital Imaging
  • Ballet BFA *
    • Ballet Teaching
  • Film and Media Arts BA 
    • Animation Studies
    • Entertainment Arts & Engineering
  • Modern Dance BFA *
    • Dance Teaching
  • 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
  • Theatre BA/BFA
    • Musical Theatre
    • Actor Training Program (ATP)
    • Performing Arts Design Program (PADP)
    • Stage Management
    • Theatre Teaching

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  • Biology BA/BS 
    • Biochemistry (BS)
    • Cell and Molecular Biology (BS)
    • Environmental and Organismal Biology (BS)
  • 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)
  • Mathematics BA/BS
    • Statistics
    • Mathematics of Computation
  • Applied Mathematics BS
  • Physics BA/BS


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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: 6/1/17