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University Of Minnesota Undergraduate Majors, A-Z

The University of Minnesota is a world-class research university, offering more than 140 majors. These majors are housed within several colleges at the University of Minnesota. This page sorts U of M majors alphabetically. (Sort by U of M college instead.)

If you would like advice about which major is best for you, please contact us.)

Abbreviation Key

Upper-division colleges require 1-2 years of completed college coursework prior to admission.

Learn more about the University of Minnesota's undergraduate colleges.

Majors

Acting (CLA) (Audition required. Call the Department of Theatre Arts at 612-625-7461 for details.)
Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics (CSE)
African American and African Studies (CLA)*
Agricultural and Food Business Management (joint program CFANS & CSOM)*
Agricultural Education (CFANS)
Agricultural Industries and Marketing (CFANS)
American Indian Studies (CLA)*
American Studies (CLA)*
Animal Science (CFANS)*
Anthropology (CLA)*
Apparel Design (CDes)
Applied Economics (CFANS)*
Architecture (CDes)*
Art (CLA)*
Art History (CLA)*
Asian Languages and Literatures (CLA)*
Astrophysics (CLA, CSE)*
Biblical Studies (CLA)*
Biochemistry (CBS)*
Biology (CBS)*
Biology, Society, and Environment (CLA)
Biomedical Engineering (CSE)
Bioproducts & Biosystems Engineering (CSE & CFANS)*
Bioproducts Marketing and Management (CFANS)
Business:

Accounting (CSOM)*
Agricultural and Food Business Management (joint program CFANS & CSOM)*
Agricultural Industries and Marketing (CFANS)
Applied Economics (CFANS)
Bioproducts Marketing and Management (CFANS)
Business and Marketing Education (CEHD)
Entrepreneurial Management (CSOM)
Finance (CSOM)
Finance & Risk Management Insurance (CSOM)
Human Resource Development (CEHD)
Human Resources and Industrial Relations (CSOM)
International Business (CSOM)
Management Information Systems (CSOM)
Marketing (CSOM)
Public & Nonprofit Management (CSOM)
Retail Merchandising (CDes)
Sport Management (CEHD)
Supply Chain & Operations Management (CSOM)
Business and Marketing Education (CEHD)
Chemical Engineering (CSE)
Chemistry (CLA, CSE)*
Chicano-Latino Studies (CLA)*
Child Psychology (CLA)* (joint program CLA & CEHD)
Cinema and Media Culture, Studies in (Film Studies) (CLA)*
Civil Engineering (CSE)
Classics (CLA)*
Communication Studies (CLA)*
Computer Engineering (CSE)
Computer Science (CLA, CSE)*
Construction and Facility Management ((CCE) (Upper division major, with 1-2 years completed college coursework required for admission.))
Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature (CLA)*
Dance (CLA) (Audition required. Call the Dance Program at 612-624-5060 for details.)
Dental Hygiene (DENT) (Upper division major, with 1-2 years completed college coursework required for admission.)
Early Childhood Education Foundations (CEHD)
Earth Sciences (CLA, CSE)*
Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior (CBS)
Economics (CLA)*
Education:
Agricultural Education (CFANS)
Business and Marketing Education (CEHD)
Early Childhood Education Foundations (CEHD)
Elementary Education Foundations (CEHD)
Special Education Foundations (CEHD)
Electrical Engineering (CSE)
Elementary Education Foundations (CEHD)
Engineering:
Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics (CSE)
Biomedical Engineering (CSE)
Bioproducts & Biosystems Engineering (CSE)
Chemical Engineering (CSE)
Civil Engineering (CSE)
Computer Engineering (CSE)
Electrical Engineering (CSE)
Environmental Engineering (CSE)
Geoengineering (CSE)
Industrial & Systems Engineering (CSE)
Materials Science & Engineering (CSE)
Mechanical Engineering (CSE)
English (CLA)*
Entrepreneurial Management (CSOM)
Environmental Engineering (CSE)
Environmental Sciences, Policy, & Management (CFANS)*
Family Social Science (pathway to Social Work) (CEHD)*
Finance (CSOM)
Finance & Risk Management Insurance (CSOM)
Fisheries and Wildlife (CFANS)*
Food Science (CFANS)*
Food Systems (CFANS)
Forest and Natural Resource Management (CFANS)*
French and Italian Studies (CLA)
French Studies (CLA)*
Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies (CLA)*
Genetics, Cell Biology and Development (CBS)
Geoengineering (CSE)
Geography (CLA)*
German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies (CLA)
Global Studies (CLA)*
Graphic Design (CDes)
Health Services Management (CCE)
History (CLA)*
Human Resource Development (CEHD)
Human Resources and Industrial Relations (CSOM)
Individualized Studies, Bachelor of (CLA)
Individually Designed Interdepartmental Major (CLA)
Industrial & Systems Engineering (CSE)
Information Technology Infrastructure (CCE) (Upper division major, with 1-2 years completed college coursework required for admission.)
Inter-College Program (CCE) (Upper division major, with 1-2 years completed college coursework required for admission.)
Interior Design (CDes)
International Business (CSOM)
Italian Studies (CLA)*
Jewish Studies (CLA)*
Journalism (Journalism, Advertising, Public Relations,
Mass Communication) (CLA)
Kinesiology (CEHD)
Landscape Design & Planning (CDes)*
Linguistics (CLA)*
Management Information Systems (CSOM)
Manufacturing Operations Management (CCE) (Upper division major, with 1-2 years completed college coursework required for admission.)
Marketing (CSOM)
Materials Science and Engineering (CSE)
Mathematics (CLA, CSE)*
Mechanical Engineering (CSE)
Medical Laboratory Science (CAHP) (Upper division major, with 1-2 years completed college coursework required for admission.)
Microbiology (CBS)*
Mortuary Science (MED) (Upper division major, with 1-2 years completed college coursework required for admission.)
Music (CLA)* (Additional application required. Go to the Music website or call 612-624-2847 for deadlines and application information.)
Music Education (CLA) (Additional application required. Go to the Music website or call 612-624-2847 for deadlines and application information.)
Music Performance (CLA) (Additional application required. Go to the Music website or call 612-624-2847 for deadlines and application information.)
Music Therapy (CLA) (Additional application required. Go to the Music website or call 612-624-2847 for deadlines and application information.)
Neuroscience (CBS)*
Nursing (NURS) (Upper division major, with 1-2 years completed college coursework required for admission. We also offer a Freshman Nursing Guarantee Program.)
Nutrition (CFANS)*
Philosophy (CLA)*
Physics (CLA, CSE)*
Physiology (CLA)
Plant Biology (CBS)*
Plant Science (CFANS)
Political Science (CLA)*
Psychology (CLA)*
Public & Nonprofit Management (CSOM)
Recreation, Park, and Leisure Studies (CEHD)
Religious Studies (CLA)*
Retail Merchandising (CDes)*
Russian (CLA)*
Sociology (CLA)*
Sociology of Law, Criminology, and Deviance (CLA)*
Spanish and Portuguese Studies (CLA)
Spanish Studies (CLA)*
Special Education Foundations (CEHD)
Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences (CLA)*
Sport Management (CEHD)*
Statistics (CLA, CSE)*
Supply Chain & Operations Management (CSOM)
Technical Writing and Communication (CLA)*
Theatre Arts (CLA)*
Urban Studies (CLA)*
Youth Studies (CEHD)*

*Also available as a minor.

Pre-Professional Degree Preparation

Interested in one of the professional fields below? Your adviser will help you select the courses you need to complete as prerequisites. You'll choose an undergraduate major from the list above, and, while completing that bachelor's degree, prepare for graduate-level admission to the professional program.

Architecture
Audiology
Dentistry
Education (Teaching Licensure)
Graduate School (Master's or Ph.D)
Landscape Architecture
Law
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Medicine (Medical Doctor)
Occupational Therapy
Pharmacy
Physical Therapy
Public Health
Veterinary Medicine

Minors

Any majors listed above with an asterisk (*) are available as a minor. In addition, the following minors are also available.

Agronomy
Applied Psychology in Educational and Community Settings
Asian American Studies
Austrian and Central European Studies
Business (see Management major)
Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology
Climatology
Coaching
Comparative U.S. Race and Ethnicity
Corporate Environmental Management
Danish
Design
Dutch Studies
Ecological Engineering
Entomology
Environmental Geosciences
Family Violence Prevention
Fashion Studies
Finnish
Food Systems and the Environment
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Studies
Geographic Studies
German
Greek
Housing and Community Development
Latin
History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Horticulture
Information Technology
Integrated Pest Management in Cropping
Systems
International Agriculture
Joint Military Science Leadership
Leadership
Manufacturing Operations Management
Management
Marine Biology
Mass Communication
Medieval Studies
Native American Environmental Knowledge
New Media Studies
Norwegian
Outdoor Recreation and Education
Pharmacology
Portuguese Studies
Product Design
Public Health
Social Justice
Soil Science
Sustainability Studies
Sustainable Agriculture
Swedish
Teaching English as a Second Language
Urban and Community Forestry
Water Science

Note: Majors and programs may change, merge, or move to different U of M colleges. Consult the Undergraduate Catalog for up-to-date information.

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Office of Admissions, a Division of the Office of Undergraduate Education • 240 Williamson Hall • 231 Pillsbury Drive S.E. • Minneapolis, MN 55455-0213 • P: 1-800-752-1000 • F: 612-626-1693