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.)

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Abbreviation Key

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

  • CAHP Center for Allied Health Programs (Upper Division)
  • CBS College of Biological Sciences
  • CCE College of Continuing Education (Upper Division)
  • CDes College of Design
  • CEHD College of Education & Human Development
  • CFANS College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
  • CLA College of Liberal Arts
  • CSE College of Science and Engineering
  • CSOM Carlson School of Management
  • DENT School of Dentistry (Upper Division)
  • MED Medical School (Upper Division)
  • NURS School of Nursing (Upper Division) (See information about our Freshman Nursing Guarantee program)

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)

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) (Upper division major, with 1-2 years completed college coursework required for admission.)

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) (See 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 (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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