College Majors List

by Melissa Sartore
• 5 min read
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Are you ready to discover your college program?

From accounting to zoology, we have rounded up every college major to help you find the right academic path.

Choosing an undergraduate college major can seem overwhelming. Colleges and universities offer degrees that span the sciences and the humanities, all of which can lead to exciting academic programs and lucrative careers. Having so many choices is a good thing, but it's also challenging.

Determining which college major is right for you requires careful consideration. First, you need to know what all of your options are, which is why looking at a college majors list is a great place to start. Further research can help you gain an understanding of objectives, outcomes, and requirements for individual programs, preparing you for future success.

What Are All the Majors in College?

Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Floral Design and Marketing
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Management and Research
  • Public Relations
  • Tourism and Travel Marketing
Animal Sciences
  • Animal Behavior and Ethology
  • Animal Science
  • Entomology
  • Zoology
Architecture
  • Architectural History
  • Architecture
  • Environmental Design and Architecture
  • Interior Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
Art and Design
  • Fashion and Apparel Design
  • Furniture Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Design
  • Jewelry and Metalsmithing
Biological Sciences
  • Anatomy
  • Aquatic Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioenergy
  • Bioethics
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Science
  • Biopsychology
  • Biotechnology
  • Cell Biology
  • Genetics
  • Marine Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Molecular Microbiology
  • Neurobiology
  • Neuroscience
Business Management and Administration
  • Agricultural Business and Management
  • Aviation Management and Operations
  • Business Administration
  • Business Communications
  • Business Economics
  • Business Education
  • Business Management
  • Child Care Services Management
  • Construction Management
  • Construction Systems Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Event Management
  • Fashion and Retail Studies
  • Food Business Management
  • Food Systems Industry Management
  • Horticulture Operations and Management
  • Human Resources
  • Human Resources Development and Training
  • Industrial Management
  • International Business
  • International Business Management
  • Labor and Industrial Relations
  • Leadership Studies
  • Logistics and Materials Management
  • Logistics Management
  • Management
  • Maritime Business Administration
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Office Supervision and Management
  • Operations Management
  • Professional Golf Management
  • Purchasing and Procurement and Contracts Management
  • Secretarial Studies and Office Administration
  • Small Business Management and Operations
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Technology Management
Communication and Journalism
  • Communication
  • Digital Communications and Media
  • Electronic Journalism
  • Journalism
  • Mass Communication
  • Organizational Communication
  • Photojournalism
  • Political Communication
  • Print and Digital Journalism
  • Public Speaking
  • Radio and Television
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Technical Communication
  • Technical Writing
  • Telecommunication Media Studies
  • Visual Communication
Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Networking and Telecommunications
  • Computer Science and Programming
  • Computer Software and Media Applications
  • Computer System Administration
  • Computer Systems Analysis
  • Computing
  • Data Analytics
  • Data Management Technology
  • Data Processing
  • Data Science
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Game Design
  • Information Science
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Management Information Systems
  • Web Design
  • Webmaster and Web Management
Creative and Performing Arts
  • Acting
  • Animation and Special Effects
  • Arts Management
  • Cinema and Film
  • Dance
  • Film Studies
  • Illustration
  • Jazz Studies
  • Multimedia and Animation and Special Effects
  • Music
  • Music History
  • Music Performance
  • Musical Theater
  • Performance Studies
  • Piano
  • Playwriting and Screenwriting
  • Recording Arts Technology
  • Stage Management
  • Theatre Arts and Drama
  • Theatre Studies
Criminal Justice and Legal Studies
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Science
  • Criminology
  • Forensic and Investigative Sciences
  • Forensic Science
  • Law Enforcement
  • Legal Studies
  • Marine Environmental Law and Policy
  • Paralegal and Legal Assistant
  • Pre-Law
Education
  • Child and Youth Studies
  • Child Care
  • Child Development
  • Child Professional Services
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education
  • Education Administration
  • Education of the Deaf
  • Elementary Education
  • English and Language Arts Education
  • Exceptional Student Education
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Junior High and Middle School Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Music Education
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Education and Coaching
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Teacher Assisting and Aide Education
  • Teacher Education
  • Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Technology Education
Engineering
  • Aerospace and Aeronautical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Architectural Drafting and CAD Technology
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Avionics Technology
  • Biological and Agricultural Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Ceramic Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Construction Engineering and Management
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electromechanical and Biomedical Engineering Technologies
  • Electronic Systems Engineering Technology
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Engineering Physics
  • Engineering Technology
  • Environmental and Environmental Health Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Health Engineering
  • Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Geological Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Marine Engineering Technology
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Drafting and CAD Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Mineral Engineering
  • Naval Architecture
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Photonic Science and Engineering
  • Sound Engineering
  • Textile Engineering
  • Welding Engineering
Entertainment, Media, and Technology
  • Digital Media
  • Emerging Media
  • Entertainment Management
  • Music Management
  • Theme Park and Attraction Management
  • Visual Arts and Emerging Media Management
  • Visual Communication Design
Exercise and Sports Science
  • Athletic Training
  • Exercise and Sport Physiology
  • Health and Physical Education and Fitness
  • Health Promotion, Nutrition, and Exercise Science
  • Kinesiology
  • Sport and Athletic Coaching
  • Sport and Fitness Administration and Management
  • Sport and Leisure Studies
  • Sport Industry
  • Sports Management
Family and Consumer Education
  • Consumer and Family Financial Services
  • Home Economics
  • Nutritional Sciences
Finance, Banking, and Insurance
  • Accounting
  • Banking and Financial Support Services
  • Finance
  • Financial Planning and Services
  • Insurance and Risk Management
  • Investments and Securities
  • Managerial Economics
  • Risk Management
Fine Arts
  • Art
  • Art Education
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Ceramics
  • Crafts
  • Drawing
  • Fiber, Textiles, and Weaving Arts
  • Fine and Studio Arts
  • Global Arts
  • History of Art
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Studio Art
  • Textile and Apparel
Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
  • Agribusiness
  • Agricultural and Bioengineering
  • Agricultural Communication
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Journalism
  • Agricultural Leadership and Development
  • Agricultural Mechanization
  • Agricultural Production
  • Agricultural Science
  • Agricultural Systems Management
  • Agricultural Technology Management
  • Agriculture
  • Agriscience Education
  • Agronomy
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Bakery Science
  • Bioenvironmental Sciences
  • Botany and Plant Biology
  • Crop Management and Soil Conservation
  • Culinary Science
  • Dairy Cattle Production and Management
  • Ecological Restoration
  • Ecology
  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • Environmental Business
  • Environmental Control Technologies
  • Environmental Design
  • Environmental Geosciences
  • Environmental Policy and Decision-Making
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Evolution and Ecology
  • Floriculture
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Forestry
  • Greenhouse and Nursery Management
  • Horticultural Science
  • Land Use Planning and Management
  • Livestock Production and Management
  • Marine Fisheries
  • Meat Science
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Natural Resources Conservation
  • Oceanography
  • Plant and Environmental Soil Science
  • Plant Health Management
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Range Science and Management
  • Renewable Natural Resources
  • Soil Science
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Sustainable Plant Systems
  • Sustainable Resource Management
  • Turfgrass Science
  • Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences
  • Wildlife and Wildlands Management
Health Professions
  • Adult Development and Aging and Gerontology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Community Health
  • Dental Assisting
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Dietetics
  • Emergency Medical Technology
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Gerontology
  • Health
  • Health Administration
  • Health and Wellness Innovation in Health Care
  • Health Education
  • Health Humanities
  • Health Informatics and Information Management
  • Health Information Management and Systems
  • Health Sciences
  • Health Sciences Program
  • Health Services Administration
  • Health Services Administration, General
  • Hospital and Facilities Administration
  • Human Nutrition
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Medical Office and Secretarial
  • Medical Radiologic Technology
  • Medical Records
  • Medical Technology
  • Mental Health Services
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Osteopathic Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physical Therapy Assisting
  • Physician Assistant
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Health Professional
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine
  • Psychiatric and Mental Health Technician
  • Public Health
  • Rehabilitation Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Senior Living Management
  • Speech and Hearing Science
  • Speech Pathology
  • Surgical Technology
  • Veterinarian Assisting and Technology
Hospitality Management
  • Hospitality
  • Hospitality Information Technology
  • Hospitality Management
  • Hotel and Motel Management
  • Lodging Management
  • Recreation Management
  • Recreation, Park, and Tourism Sciences
  • Restaurant and Foodservice Management
  • Tourism
Interdisciplinary Studies
  • African American Studies
  • African Studies
  • American Indian and Native American Studies
  • Asian Area Studies
  • Asian American Studies
  • Canadian Studies
  • Caribbean Studies
  • Comparative Studies
  • Diversity Studies
  • East Asian Studies
  • East European Studies
  • European Area Studies
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Chicano Studies
  • Islamic Studies
  • Italian Studies
  • Jewish Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Latino and Chicano Studies
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Native American Studies
  • North American Area Studies
  • Scandinavian Studies
  • South Asian Studies
  • Southeast Asia Studies
International and Public Affairs
  • American Politics and Policy
  • City and Urban and Regional Planning
  • Consumer and Family Economics
  • Economics
  • Government
  • International and Global Studies
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • International Relations and Comparative Politics
  • International Studies
  • Political Science
  • Political Science and Government
  • Public Administration
  • Public Affairs and Public Policy Analysis
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Real Estate and Urban Analysis
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Urban Planning
  • Urban Studies
  • Urban Studies and Urban Affairs
  • World Politics
Language and Literature
  • African Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • American and English Literature
  • American Literature
  • American Sign Language
  • Arabic
  • Asian Languages and Literatures
  • Chinese
  • Classics
  • Comparative Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • English Composition
  • English Literature
  • French
  • French Language and Literature
  • German
  • German Language and Literature
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Linguistics
  • Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures
  • Modern Greek
  • Portuguese
  • Romance Studies
  • Russian
  • Slavic Languages and Literatures
  • Spanish
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • World Literatures
  • Writing and Rhetoric
Liberal Arts and Humanities
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • American History
  • American Studies
  • Ancient History and Classics
  • Ancient Studies
  • Archeology
  • European History
  • Historic Preservation
  • History
  • Humanities and Cultural Studies
  • Library Science
  • Museum Studies
  • Philosophy
Mathematics
  • Actuarial Science
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
Psychology, Counseling, and Social Work
  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling
  • Art Therapy
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Counseling
  • Counseling and Student Services
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Human Development
  • Human Development and Family Science
  • Industrial Psychology
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Music Therapy
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling
Science
  • Anthropological Sciences
  • Aquaculture
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Construction Science
  • Earth Sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • Experimental Pathology
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Marine Science
  • Materials Science
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Meteorology
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • Optics and Lasers
  • Paleontology
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Physics
  • Planetary Science
  • Spatial Sciences
  • Toxicology
Social Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Community Leadership
  • Community Organization and Advocacy
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Gay and Lesbian Studies
  • Geography
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Peace Studies
  • Rural Sociology
  • Social Sciences
  • Sociology
  • Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Theology and Religious Studies
  • Biblical Studies
  • Divinity and Ministry
  • Pastoral Studies
  • Pre-Seminary
  • Religion
  • Religion and Cultural Studies
  • Religious Education
  • Religious Studies
  • Religious Thought
  • Theology
  • Youth Ministries
Trades and Careers
  • Air Traffic Control
  • Aircraft Mechanics and Technology
  • Aircraft Piloting and Navigation
  • Autobody Repair and Technology
  • Automotive Mechanics and Technology
  • Aviation
  • Chiropractic
  • Construction and Building Technology
  • Culinary Arts and Chef Training
  • Diesel Mechanics and Technology
  • Electrical and Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair
  • Emergency Management
  • Fire Protection and Safety Technology
  • Funeral Services and Mortuary Science
  • Horse Production and Management
  • Hydraulic Power and Motion Control
  • Hydraulic Service and Repair
  • Machine Tool Technology
  • Marine Transportation
  • Massage Therapy
  • Military Science
  • Mortuary Science
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Real Estate
  • Sports and Commercial Turf Equipment
  • Surveying
  • Welding Technology

How to Use This College Majors List

When deciding on college majors, students should identify their interests, strengths, and weaknesses. Once learners understand their academic needs and goals, they can decide which majors to explore and find the best programs for those degrees.

Seeing an extensive list of potential majors can help learners who are choosing their first program of study or looking to change majors. For example, individuals who excel at science can use college major lists to help them differentiate between degree options in chemistry or physics. Likewise, foreign language students may benefit from such a list because they can learn what goes into a degree in French, Spanish, or a comparable area of study.

A college majors list can also help students find the right college or university. Also, not all institutions offer degrees in every major, so sifting through a list like this to identify what degrees interest you can also help you narrow down school options.

Melissa Sartore holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her BA and MA in history are from Western Illinois University. A medievalist by training, she has published on outlawry in medieval England with additional publications on outlaws in popular culture and across geographic and historical boundaries.

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