Quick Look - Majors, Minors, & Certificates

Get a quick view of majors, minors and certificates offered at the University of Utah.

Accounting

Accounting

This degree prepares students to engage in financial management, business transaction tracking and merger-and-acquisition tracking to adapt to a constantly evolving field.

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Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC)

Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC)

The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) program is a military training program for those that desire to serve in the United States Air Force as an Officer.

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African American Studies

African American Studies

This minor allows for a more concentrated focus on a specific racialized population in the United States—in this case, peoples of African, African American, and African Caribbean heritage.

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American Indian Studies

American Indian Studies

This minor allows for a more concentrated focus on a specific racialized population in the United States—in this case, peoples with heritage from the indigenous communities of the U.S., including Alaska and Hawaii.

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Animation Studies

Animation Studies

Animation Studies integrates many components of animation studies and production: in this minor, you will study critical, historical, theoretical, and practical aspects of animation.

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Anthropology

Anthropology

Anthropology is the comparative study of people and their ways of life across the full temporal and spatial range of human experience.

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Applied Ethics

Applied Ethics

Applied ethics, or practical ethics, is the analysis of ethical issues such as these as they arise in real-world problems.

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Applied Mathematics

Applied Mathematics

Applied Mathematics is a combination of mathematical science and specialized knowledge in related fields such as physics, engineering, business, and computer science. 

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Arabic

Arabic

The Arabic minor offers students the chance to learn an additional language and gain a deeper understanding of another culture.

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Architectural Studies

Architectural Studies

Architectural Studies is a pre-professional degree that prepares students for the planning, designing, and constructing of buildings and other physical structures.

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Art BFA

Art BFA

We have an excellent undergraduate studio program. The curriculum motivates students to develop a range of technical, formal and conceptual strengths.

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Art History

Art History

The discipline of Art History encompasses the study of artistic endeavors of peoples around the globe. Individuals often choose to study art history to satisfy a deep curiosity about how art communicates the ideas of a culture.

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Arts Technology

Arts Technology

This cutting-edge program creates an academic environment that promotes interdisciplinary study in arts computing, and it has created an entirely new area for artists and practitioners to create, display, and disseminate their work.

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Asian Pacific American Studies

Asian Pacific American Studies

This minor allows for a more concentrated focus on a specific racialized population in the United States—in this case, those with heritage from the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia.

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Asian Studies

Asian Studies

The Asian Studies major is an interdisciplinary degree that will both deepen and broaden your understanding of this crucial region of the world.

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Astronomy

Astronomy

If you like mathematics, computing, experiments, and wish to contribute to the future scientific progress of humankind, the exciting field of astronomy will maximize your career options.

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Athletic Training

Athletic Training

The Athletic Training program prepares students for certification; athletic trainers are health care professionals who specialize in preventing, recognizing, managing, and rehabilitating injuries. 

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Atmospheric Sciences

Atmospheric Sciences

Atmospheric Sciences seeks to understand the behavior and predictability of the Earth's atmosphere and requires a good foundation in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and computer science.

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Bachelor of University Studies BUS

Bachelor of University Studies BUS

This degree provides students with the flexibility of creating an individualized major in an area not otherwise available at the university.

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Ballet

Ballet

This degree prepares students for professional performing and teaching careers in colleges, universities, and other educational and professional organizations throughout the world.

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Biology

Biology

Biology is a natural science concerned with the study of life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, evolution, distribution, identification, and taxonomy.

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Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering BS

Biomedical engineering is the application of engineering principles and design concepts to medicine and biology for healthcare purposes.

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Book Arts

Book Arts

The Book Arts Program at the University of Utah champions wide-ranging explorations of the book.

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British Studies

British Studies

The goal of British Studies is to provide students with the opportunity to obtain a broad, multi-faceted understanding of the culture and society of Great Britain and the former colonies of the British Empire.

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Business

Business

The University of Utah's Business minor is designed for students majoring in academic areas outside of the business school (non-business majors only) who wish to supplement their major studies with education in business topics.

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Business Administration

Business Administration

Provides students with a strong knowledge base across the fundamental disciplines of business: Accounting, Finance, Management, Operations Management, and Information Systems.

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Campaign Management

Campaign Management

The campaign management program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to learn the theory and practices that will allow them to be effective participants in election and advocacy campaigns.

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Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

A chemical engineer applies chemical and engineering knowledge to several fields—environmental protection, pollution prevention, biotechnology, electronics, chemistry, petroleum, medicine, and law.

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Chemistry

Chemistry

Chemistry is the study of matter, its properties, how and why substances combine or seperate to form other substances, and how substances interact with energy.

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Chicana/o Studies

Chicana/o Studies

This minor allows for a more concentrated focus on a specific racialized population in the United States—in this case, peoples with Chicana/o, Latina/o, and Mexican American heritage.

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Chinese

Chinese

The Chinese major is intended for students who wish to gain a deeper understanding of Chinese culture through the study of the Chinese language, literature, and society.

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Civil & Environmental Engineering

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Civil & Environmental Engineering encompasses a wide range of planning, design, and construction of buildings, bridges, dams, transportation, water supply and reclamation, fluid flow, and geotechnical engineering.

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Classical Civilization

Classical Civilization

The Classics Civilization minor allows students to study the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome, including their history, philosophy, religion, archeology, and art history.

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Classics

Classics

The Classics Program includes the study of all facets of the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome, including history, philosophy, drama, history of science, textual criticism, religion, archeology and art history.

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Classics: Greek or Latin

Classics: Greek or Latin

The Classics minor with a specialization in Greek or Latin allows students to study the languages and literature of the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome.

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Climate Change

Climate Change

Human alteration of Earth's climate is an accepted scientific fact. Gain Scientifically-based, up-to-date knowledge is essential to formulating adaption and response strategies, and a certificate in Climate Change will provide you with this knowledge.

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Cognitive Science

Cognitive Science

Cognitive scientists attempt to answer questions of the mind, thoughts, and others as they try to discover how the mind works.

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Communication

Communication

Students majoring in Communication complete one of the following four sequences: Strategic Communication; Journalism; Communication Studies; or Science, Health, Environmental, and Risk Communication.

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Comparative Literary & Cultural Studies

Comparative Literary & Cultural Studies

Students majoring or minoring in Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies compare multiple literatures and cultures within the framework of a single degree.

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Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering includes the design, implementation, and programming of digital computers and computer-controlled electronic systems.

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Computer Science

Computer Science

The undergraduate program begins with a set of two courses that give students a solid background in object-oriented programming while exposing them to the breadth of issues that arise in computer science.

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Construction Engineering

Construction Engineering

The University of Utah’s Construction Engineering program will teach you scientific, mathematical, engineering, and management principles so that you can plan, design, and build commercial and residential buildings.

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Consumer and Community Studies

Consumer and Community Studies

The Consumer and Community Studies (CCS) program focuses on the well-being of households in terms of small-scale communities and large-scale environments.

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Criminology and Corrections

Criminology and Corrections

The Criminology and Corrections certificate provides students with an in-depth exposure to all facets of the criminal justice system.

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Data Center Engineering

Data Center Engineering

The Data Center Engineering Certificate prepares students to deal with the specific needs and challenges of the complex environments of modern data centers.

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Design

Design

The Design Major will use product design as a vehicle to investigate design research, human centered design principles, interface development, articulation of product forms, materials and digital manufacturing principles.

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Disability Studies (Interdisciplinary)

Disability Studies (Interdisciplinary)

Disability Studies examines the concept of disability as a social, cultural, and political phenomenon.

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Diversity

Diversity

The Diversity certificate is useful to students who are interested in understanding the causes and consequences of diversity and inequality.

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Documentary Studies

Documentary Studies

This program will give you the tools to create, edit, and present documentary films, allowing you to share ideas, morals, and messages with the world.

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Drawing

Drawing

If you want to improve your artistic skills and develop your talent for creative expression, consider minoring in Drawing.

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Earth Science

Earth Science

If you are interested in learning more about your planet, consider minoring in Earth Sciences through the University of Utah’s prestigious program.

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Earth Science Composite Teaching 

Earth Science Composite Teaching 

Provides students with the knowledge and skills to teach Earth Science, Physical Science and Integrated Science at the Secondary Education level. 

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Economics

Economics

Economists study social systems, focusing on issues related to decision making with scarce resources; the history, organization, and direction of firms and industries; and the structure and functions of social and economic institutions.

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Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

The Electrical Engineering curriculum prepares students with the knowldege and skills necessary to analyze and design complex electrical and electronic devices, software, and systems.

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Elementary Education

Elementary Education

The Elementary Teacher Education Program provides broad preparation across many academic disciplines and concentrated professional training for teaching elementary school curriculum.

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Engineering Entrepreneurship

Engineering Entrepreneurship

If you have an interest in engineering and want to be able to apply these scientific skills to the business world, consider completing the Engineering Entrepreneurship Certificate.

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English

English

Meets the needs of diverse students, including those preparing to be teachers, scholars and writers, and those pursuing other careers and professional studies that require strong analytic and linguistic skills.

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English: Creative Writing

English: Creative Writing

This program will give you the skills you need to take the characters and adventures in your head and turn them into written, communicable stories.

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Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship

Learn to follow trends, identify emerging opportunities, and pursue those possibilities through the creation of new products and services and/or start a company.

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Environmental & Sustainability Studies

Environmental & Sustainability Studies

This degree provides an interdisciplinary understanding of ecological systems and stresses the importance of social responsibility, leadership, and a science-based focus on solutions.

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Ethnic Studies

Ethnic Studies

This degree will prepare students from a wide range of racial and ethnic backgrounds interested in employment with private and public organizations and agencies that work with historically underserved populations.

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Film & Media Arts

Film & Media Arts

This Bachelor of Arts program offers students the opportunity to examine closely the art form that defines our time through a series of courses covering the history, aesthetics, and criticism of the motion picture.

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Finance

Finance

The field of finance deals with the concepts of time, money, risk, how they are interrelated, and how money is budgeted and spent. Finance students will have several experiential learning opportunities in the field.

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Financial Planning

Financial Planning

The field of finance deals with the concepts of time, money, risk, how they are interrelated, and how money is budgeted and spent. Finance students will have several experiential learning opportunities in the field.

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French

French

The French major is intended for students who wish to gain a deeper understanding of French and Francophone cultures through the study of language, literature, and society.

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Gender Studies

Gender Studies

Gender studies is an interdisciplinary field that focuses on the complex interaction of gender with race, class, sexual orientation, and nationality.

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Geographic Information Science

Geographic Information Science

Geographic information science (GIS) uses digital technologies to collect, assess, and analyze geographic data: the places, activities, and phenomena on the Earth that are stored in maps or images.

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Geography

Geography

Geography is the study of natural Earth systems, human societies and the interaction between them. Geography bridges the physical and social sciences.

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Geological Engineering

Geological Engineering

Graduates will utilize their backgrounds in engineering and earth science to provide solutions to engineering problems within the context of the natural world.

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Geoscience

Geoscience

Geoscience educates students to apply the principles of chemistry, physics, math, and biology to understand the composition, structure, and history of the Earth, and the processes that govern them.

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German

German

The German major is intended for students who wish to gain a deeper understanding of Germanic cultures through the study of the German language, literature, and society.

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Gerontology

Gerontology

As a basic and applied science, gerontology examines specific changes in older individuals as well as the broader social issues confronting them.

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Global Citizenship

Global Citizenship

Through this interdisciplinary minor, grounded on environmental and human rights, students will explore different perspectives on our global lives-- how can we take part in this new 21st-century lifestyle ethically and with intercultural awareness.

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Hazards and Emergency Management

Hazards and Emergency Management

Hazards and emergency management addresses issues in disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.

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Health Communication

Health Communication

Health communication is the art of communicating with or for health organizations.

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Health Promotion & Education

Health Promotion & Education

Learn to assist individuals, communities, and societies in adopting and maintaining healthy lifestyles through various avenues.

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Health Society & Policy

Health Society & Policy

An interdisciplinary major that provides students with a strong foundation for a diverse set of careers, including healthcare administration, health professions, and health policy.

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History

History

We study history to appreciate the varieties of human experience, to understand the present, and to plan for the future. Students learn about history across regions of the world and multiple periods of time.

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Human Development and Family Studies

Human Development and Family Studies

Students in the CCS major gain an interdisciplinary understanding of marketplace and community influences on households. 

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Human Factors

Human Factors

Research and study in the field of Human Factors aims to improve human interaction with equipment, software, and other people in ways that will enhance performance, increase safety, and improve user satisfaction.

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Information Systems

Information Systems

As a student in this program, you will learn the tools to manage the technical direction of business, solve technological issues, and implement new technological advances to enrich business operations.

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Integrative Human Biology

Integrative Human Biology

Integrative Human Biology (IHB) is a field that integrates the biological and behavioral sciences as they apply to Homo sapiens.

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Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship

Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship

If you want to develop the skills to start your own business, consider completing the Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship Certificate.

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International Studies

International Studies

The courses available through the International Studies Program give students descriptive, analytical, and methodological tools to help understand the world and the United States in a global context.

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Italian

Italian

In this program, you can focus on the culture of ancient Italy, explore the world of Italian film, or examine how Italian culture has inspired and shaped the art and film of other countries throughout time. 

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Japanese

Japanese

The Japanese major is intended for students who wish to gain a deeper understanding of Japanese culture through the study of the Japanese language, literature, and society.

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Kinesiology

Kinesiology

Programs in department: Athletic Training, Physiology, Exercise Science, Fitness Leadership, and Education Teacher Education (PETE). We have many fine programs.

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Korean

Korean

The minor in Korean and Korean Studies allows students to develop fluency in Korean while also learning about Korean culture and diaspora.

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Korean Studies

Korean Studies

The minor in Korean and Korean Studies allows students to develop fluency in Korean while also learning about Korean culture and diaspora.

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Latin American Studies

Latin American Studies

The Latin American Studies Major and Minor provide students the opportunity to explore interdisciplinary approaches to Latin America.

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Leadership Studies

Leadership Studies

Set an example, organize people and processes, and ultimately be a force for positive change with the Leadership Studies Minor at the University of Utah.

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Linguistics

Linguistics

Linguistics is an ideal major for today’s university student. It provides the intellectual satisfaction of learning how human language works, while at the same time developing the analytical skills necessary to be highly competitive on the job market.

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Management

Management

Management skills apply to every organization and in every business discipline. The Management Major is designed to give students the skills they need to lead companies in all phases of development, from start up to maturity, and through challenging situations.

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Marketing

Marketing

Marketing is an organizational function and a set of processes for creating, communicating, and delivering value to customers.

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Materials Science & Engineering

Materials Science & Engineering

Materials science and engineering inter-twines numerous disciplines, including chemistry, physics and engineering, and is engaged in the discovery and development of new materials that can enrich everyday lives. 

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Mathematics

Mathematics

Mathematics is the science that deals with the logic of shape, quantity and arrangement. This major prepares students for postgraduate study or employment in a variety of professions requiring the ability to analyze problems and think critically.

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Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

The field of mechanical engineering (ME) is concerned with the mechanical, thermal, and fluid-flow aspects of mechanical systems, including computer and feedback control of complex systems.

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Mechatronics

Mechatronics

Mechatronics is technology that combines electronics and mechanical engineering in a single device: for example, the software systems in modern vehicles or the Mars rover.

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Media Studies

Media Studies

If you want to understand how we use, adapt, appropriate, and are affected by media, consider minoring in Media Studies at the University of Utah.

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Medical Laboratory Science

Medical Laboratory Science

As a Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) student at the University of Utah, you will gain the knowledge and technical skills you need to work in a modern diagnostic medical laboratory.

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Metallurgical Engineering

Metallurgical Engineering

Metallurgical engineering involves the study, innovation, design, implementation, and improvement of processes that transform mineral resources and metals into useful products that improve the quality of our lives.

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Middle East Studies

Middle East Studies

Learn a new language, gain an appreciation for another culture, and become an active participant in today’s global world with the Middle East Studies program.

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Military Science
(Army ROTC)

Military Science
(Army ROTC)

The Military Science Reserve Officer Training Corps (Army ROTC) program is a military training program for those who desire to serve in the U.S. Army as a commissioned officer.

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Mining Engineering

Mining Engineering

Mining provides the raw materials and energy resources needed to sustain modern civilization.

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Modern Dance

Modern Dance

If you want to pursue your passion for creative expression, consider studying dance.

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Music

Music

Pursue your passion and let your creativity shine through with the music program at the University of Utah.

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Music BMus

Music BMus

If you want to make music your life’s work, consider the University of Utah’s music degree.

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Music Technology

Music Technology

If you’re interested in music production and engineering, considering studying Music Technology.

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Nuclear Engineering

Nuclear Engineering

With the Nuclear Engineering Minor, you will gain the knowledge and skills you need to join the next generation of nuclear engineers.

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Nursing

Nursing

The College of Nursing baccalaureate program prepares students to be generalists in clinical settings, for entry-level administrative positions, and for graduate work in nursing.

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Nutrition

Nutrition

If you are passionate about food, exercise, and eating and living well, consider the minor in Nutrition with the University of Utah.

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Operations Management

Operations Management

Operations Management  involves working within an organization to oversee the quality and speed of business processes. OM students study a firm’s profitability, process flows, output quality, and supply chain.

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Parks, Recreation & Tourism

Parks, Recreation & Tourism

The department offers the opportunity to study leisure theory and research, as well as applied topics related to the park, recreation, and tourism profession.

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Peace & Conflict Studies

Peace & Conflict Studies

Peace and Conflict Studies is an interdisciplinary program that enables students to study the dynamics of peace and conflict and to contribute to peaceable conditions in the home, the work place, and the world.

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Pediatric Medical Research

Pediatric Medical Research

The Pediatric Medical Research minor will provide you with hands-on training and skills in pediatric medical research.

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Persian

Persian

The Persian minor offers students the chance to learn an additional language and gain a deeper understanding of another culture.

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Philosophy

Philosophy

At its simplest, Philosophy (Greek for 'the love of wisdom') is the study of knowledge, or "thinking about thinking". It is the rational investigation of questions about existence, knowledge, and ethics - "who am I?"

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Physics

Physics

Physics is the branch of science concerned with the nature and properties of matter and energy. Physics is a discipline that develops analytical thinking and problem solving skills.

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Political Science

Political Science

Political science is a broad area of study focused on the privileges and responsibilities of citizenship, the uses and abuses of power, relations between nations, and many other important topics.

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Portuguese & Brazilian Studies

Portuguese & Brazilian Studies

With the minor in Portuguese, students will study not only the global language of Portuguese, but they will also explore the rich culture and history of Brazil.

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Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology

Through the Positive Psychology certificate, you will learn to apply positive psychology to topics such as intimate relationships, happiness and satisfaction, traumatic experiences, addictive thinking, and career and work.

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Psychology

Psychology

Psychologists study human and animal behavior with the goals of understanding how they function in their respective natural worlds; and predicting, and alleviating behavioral and psychological maladjustment.

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Quantitative Analysis of Markets & Organizations

Quantitative Analysis of Markets & Organizations

In this major, students learn to build economic models using quantitative and statistical analysis techniques.

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Recreational Therapy

Recreational Therapy

Recreational therapists use individual and group counseling techniques to improve the overall well-being of individuals with injury, illness and/or disability to enable a greater quality of life.

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Religious Studies

Religious Studies

Students of Religious Studies learn about the sociological and psychological factors which shape belief and often inform global conflict.

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Russian

Russian

The Russian major is intended for students who wish to gain a deeper understanding of Russian culture through the study of the Russian language, literature, and society.

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Secondary Education

Secondary Education

If you are passionate about a particular field and want to educate and train others in that topic, consider entering the world of secondary education.

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Social Justice Advocacy

Social Justice Advocacy

If you want to become a more informed, aware individual who can be an advocate for action, consider the Social Justice Advocacy Certificate.

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Social Work BSW

Social Work BSW

Social work is a profession concerned with helping individuals, families, groups and communities to enhance their individual and collective well-being. The B.S.W. prepares students for professional practice.

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Sociology

Sociology

Sociology is an incredibly versatile undergraduate major that investigates the interrelationships between social order and social change in our personal lives, the communities we live in, and the world as a whole.

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Spanish

Spanish

The Spanish major is intended for students who wish to gain a deeper understanding of Spanish culture through the study of the Spanish language, literature, and society.

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Special Education

Special Education

The undergraduate Special Education teacher education program provides professional training for educating young children and students with disabilities.

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Speech & Hearing Science

Speech & Hearing Science

The undergraduate major in Speech & Hearing Science (SPHS) is a pre-professional degree for speech language pathology and/or audiology.

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Substance Use Disorder Treatment Training Program

Substance Use Disorder Treatment Training Program

This certificate provides the knowledge and treatment skills necessary to treat individuals with substance use disorders, as well as the families of these individuals.

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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

The TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certificate prepares students to teach English to non-native English speakers in the United States or abroad.

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Theatre

Theatre

Theatre Studies BA is a versatile degree that emphasizes the potential of theatre as one of the Liberal Arts. Originally intended as a basic course of study for potential theatre scholars and administrators.

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Theatre BFA

Theatre BFA

There are four main Theatre BFA emphases: Actor Training Program (ATP), Musical Theatre Program (MTP), Performing Arts Design Program (PADP), and the Stage Management Program

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Urban Ecology

Urban Ecology

The undergraduate program in urban planning is a pre-professional degree that provides an academic foundation for developing a career in understanding, analyzing, and planning the urban and small town environment.

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Writing and Rhetoric Studies

Writing and Rhetoric Studies

The degree is designed to prepare students who are strong analytical thinkers and proficient writers. A degree in writing will prepare students for many careers and a variety of graduate school options.

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Last Updated: 8/9/17