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University Catalog|Office of the Registrar

Academic Majors

The university confers bachelor's degrees for completion of academic disciplines established by the faculties of the colleges of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering and Applied Science, and Health Sciences. Within each college, faculty expertise is concentrated in schools, departments, divisions, and programs to provide relevant advice, instruction, service, and research. College and department faculty administer the various major disciplines of study in subject areas selected by the students (including, when authorized, multi-college majors). Majors approved by the Trustees are listed below.

Minimum requirements for earning credits or a degree in any established major are fixed in advance and kept current by the faculty of the responsible units. Most established majors allow the students considerable latitude to attain individual goals. Selection of a major enables the student to study a body of knowledge in depth and concentrate on subjects of particular interest. A student may simultaneously earn credits in two majors, if approved by the respective departments.

If a student is not ready to declare a major concentration, an "undeclared" classification is available in each of the colleges. If the student is not ready to declare a college, a classification of "undeclared college and undeclared major" is available. The "undeclared" status is intended to be temporary for purposes of career exploration. Students are advised to declare and concentrate upon a major discipline as soon as possible.

A student who wishes to concurrently pursue a degree in more than one major must have advance approval of the involved college advisers and deans. Requirements for each of the majors must be fulfilled and credits in each must be applied to the same level of degree (i.e. bachelor's, master's, or doctoral). Students should consult with responsible faculty advisers in each major being attempted. Please refer to the section on concurrent majors and dual degrees in this bulletin.

Colleges

Degrees

AG: College of Agriculture and Natural Resources B = Bachelor's
AS: College of Arts and Sciences M = Master's
CB: College of Business D = Doctorate
ED: College of Education O = Other
EN: College of Engineering and Applied Science
HS: College of Health Sciences
LAW: College of Law
UW: Interdisciplinary
SER: School of Energy Resources

Degree Title

B

M

D

O

Accounting (CB)

x

x

-

-

Agricultural Business (AG)

x

Agricultural Communications (AG)

x

Agriculture and Applied Economics (AG) 

x

Agricultural Economics/Water Resources (AG)

Agricultural Education (ED)

Agroecology (AG) 

Agronomy (AG)

African American and Diaspora Studies (AS) 

American Indian Studies (AS) x - - -

American Studies (AS) 

Animal and Veterinary Sciences (AG) 

Anthropology (AS)

Architectural Engineering (EN) 

Art (AS) 

Astronomy/Astrophysics (AS) 

Atmospheric Science (EN)

Biology (AS) 

Biomedical Sciences (AG, EN, AS, HS) 

-

Botany (AS)

-

Botany/ Water Resources (AS)

-

x

-

-

Business Administration (CB)

x

x

-

-

Business Economics (CB)

x

-

-

-

Chemical Engineering (EN)

x

x

x

-

Chemical Engineering (petroleum) (EN)

x

-

-

-

Chemistry (AS)

x

x

x

-

Chemistry (ACS Approved) (AS)

x

-

-

-

Civil Engineering (EN)

x

x

x

-

Civil Engineering/Water Resources (EN)

-

x

-

-

Communication (AS)

x

x

-

-

Computer Engineering (EN)

x

-

-

-

Computer Science (EN)

x

x

x

-

Computer Science (business option) (EN)

-

x

-

-

Computer Science Professional

-

x

-

-

Counseling (ED)

-

x

-

-

Counselor Education and Supervision (ED)

-

-

x

-

Creative Writing (AS)

-

x

-

-

Criminal Justice (AS)

x

-

-

-

Curriculum and Instruction (ED)

x

Dental Hygiene (HS)

x

-

-

-

Earth Systems Science (affiliated major, interdisciplinary)

x

-

-

-

Ecology (UW)

-

-

x

-

Economics (CB)

x

x

x

-

Economics and Finance (CB)

-

x

-

-

Economics/Water Resources (CB)

-

x

-

-

Education (ED)

-

x

x

x

Education Specialist (ED)

-

-

-

x

Electrical Engineering (EN)

x

x

x

-

Electrical Engineering (Francis M. Long bioengineering option) (EN)

x

-

-

-

Electrical Engineering (computer engineering option) (EN)

x

x

-

-

Elementary Education (ED)

x

-

-

-

Elementary and Special Education (ED)

x

-

-

-

Energy Resource Management and Development (SER)

x

-

-

-

Energy Systems Engineering

x

-

-

-

English (AS)

x

x

-

-

Entomology (AG)

-

x

x

-

Environment and Natural Resources (affiliated major) (UW)

x

x

-

x

Environmental Engineering (EN)

-

x

-

-

Environmental Geology/Geohydrology (AS)

x

-

-

-

Family and Consumer Sciences (AG)

x

x

-

-

Finance (CB)

x

x

-

-

Food Science and Human Nutrition (AG)

-

x

-

-

French (AS)

x

x

-

-

Gender and Women's Studies (AS) x - - -

Geography (AS)

x

x

-

-

Geography/Water Resources (AS)

-

x

-

-

Geology (AS)

x

x

x

-

Geology and Earth Sciences (AS)

x

-

-

-

Geology/Water Resources (AS)

-

x

-

-

Geophysics (AS)

-

x

x

-

German (AS)

x

x

-

-

History (AS)

x

x

-

-

Humanities/Fine Arts (AS)

x

-

-

-

Hydrological Sciences (UW)

-

-

x

-

Interdisciplinary Studies (UW)

-

x

-

-

International Studies (AS)

x

x

-

-

Journalism (AS)

x

-

-

-

Juris Doctor (LAW)

-

-

-

x

Kinesiology and Health (HS)

-

x

-

-

Kinesiology and Health Promotion (HS)

x

-

-

-

Management (CB)

x

-

-

-

Management and Marketing (CB)

-

-

x

-

Marketing (CB)

x

-

-

-

Mathematics (AS)

x

x

x

-

Mathematics/Science (AS)

x

-

-

-

Mechanical Engineering (EN)

x

x

x

-

Microbiology (AG, AS, and HS)

x

-

-

-

Molecular Biology (AG)

x

x

x

-

Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences (UW)

-

-

x

-

Music (AS)

x

-

-

-

Music Education (AS)

x

x

-

-

Music Performance (AS)

x

x

-

x

Natural Science (AS)

-

x

-

-

Neuroscience (AS and UW)

-

x

x

-

Nursing (HS)

x

x

-

-

Nursing Practice (HS) (Beginning Fall 2012) - - x -

Organizational Leadership (Bachelor of Applied Science) (AG)

-

-

-

x

Petroleum Engineering (EN)

x

x

x

-

Pharmacy (Professional) (HS)

-

-

-

x

Philosophy (AS)

x

x

-

-

Physical Education Teaching (HS)

x

-

-

-

Physics (AS)

x

x

x

-

Physics Plus {affiliated concentration} (AS)

x

-

-

-

Physiology (AS)

x

-

-

-

Planning (Community and Regional) (AS)

-

x

-

-

Political Science (AS)

x

x

-

-

Psychology (AS)

x

x

x

-

Public Administration (AS)

-

x

-

x

Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management (AG)

x

x

x

-

Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management/Water Resources (AG)

-

x

-

-

Religious Studies (AS)

x

-

-

-

Reproductive Biology (AG and AS)

-

x

x

-

Russian (AS)

x

-

-

-

Secondary Education (ED)

x

-

-

-

Self-Designed Major (AS)

x

-

-

-

Social Science (AS)

x

-

-

-

Social Work (HS)

x

x

-

-

Sociology (AS)

x

x

-

-

Soil Science (AG)

-

x

x

-

Soil Science/Water Resources (AG)

-

x

-

-

Spanish (AS)

x

x

-

-

Special Education (ED)

x

-

-

-

Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences (HS)

x

-

-

-

Speech-Language Pathology (HS)

-

x

-

-

Statistics (AS)

x

x

x

-

Technical Education (ED) - available only at the UW/CC Center

x

-

-

-

Theatre and Dance (AS)

x

-

-

-

Theatre and Dance-Professional (AS)

x

-

-

-

Trades and Industrial Education (ED)

x

-

-

-

Wildlife and Fisheries Biology and Management - Professional (AS)

x

-

-

-

Zoology

x

-

-

-

Zoology and Physiology (AS)

-

x

x

-

Zoology and Physiology/Water Resources (AS)

-

x

-

-

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