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The Ultimate College Majors List: 295 Degrees to Consider

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Oct 21, 2019 2:00:00 PM

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When you get to college, you’ll need to pick a major—a specific area of study that you’ll specialize in. Your major can have a big impact on what you decide to do for work, as well as, obviously, how you spend your time in school.

In this article, we’ll give a comprehensive college majors list so you can see what options there are. Review this list of majors (we have hundreds!) so you're well informed on all the different routes you can take as a college student.

 

What Majors Will My College Have?

While most colleges and universities have similar majors, the specific majors you can choose from depends on the college you go to. Some places have similar types of majors that have different names (for instance, Biology vs Biological Sciences).

If you’re curious whether or not your college has a specific major, the best thing to do is check your college’s course catalog. You’ll be able to see all of the specific majors you can choose from, as well as what courses you can take in of the different majors.

 

The Complete List of All College Majors

Whatever degree you're thinking about, it's probably on this list of majors. Here’s the complete list of college degrees.

 

List of Majors: Agriculture & Natural Resources Conservation

  • Agriculture, General
  • Agribusiness Operations
  • Agricultural Business & Management
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Mechanization
  • Agricultural Production
  • Agronomy & Crop Science
  • Animal Sciences
  • Food Sciences & Technology
  • Horticulture Operations & Management
  • Horticulture Science
  • Natural Resources Conservation, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Forestry
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Wildlife & Wildlands Management

 

List of College Degrees: Architecture

  • Architecture, General
  • Architectural Environmental Design
  • City/Urban/Regional Planning
  • Interior Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture

 

College Majors List: Area, Ethnic, and Multidisciplinary Studies

  • Area Studies, General (e.g., African, Middle Eastern)
  • Asian Area Studies
  • European Area Studies
  • Latin American Area Studies
  • North American Area Studies
  • Ethnic & Minority Studies, General
  • African American Studies
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • Latino/Chicano Studies
  • Women’s Studies
  • Liberal Arts & General Studies
  • Library Science
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

 

College Majors List: Arts: Visual & Performing

  • Art, General
  • Art History, Criticism & Conservation
  • Fine/Studio Arts
  • Cinema/Film
  • Cinematography/Film/Video Production
  • Dance
  • Design & Visual Communications, General
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Design
  • Music, General
  • Music, Performance
  • Music, Theory & Composition
  • Photography
  • Theatre Arts/Drama

 

List of College Majors: Business

  • Accounting
  • Accounting Technician
  • Business Administration & Management, General
  • Hotel/Motel Management
  • Human Resources Development/Training
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Business Management
  • Labor/Industrial Relations
  • Logistics & Materials Management
  • Marketing Management & Research
  • Office Supervision & Management
  • Operations Management & Supervision
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Purchasing/Procurement/Contracts Management
  • Restaurant/Food Services Management
  • Small Business Management/Operations
  • Travel/Tourism Management
  • Business/Management Quantitative Methods, General
  • Actuarial Science
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Finance, General
  • Banking & Financial Support Services
  • Financial Planning & Services
  • Insurance & Risk Management
  • Investments & Securities
  • Management Information Systems
  • Real Estate
  • Sales, Merchandising, & Marketing, General
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Tourism & Travel Marketing
  • Secretarial Studies & Office Administration

 

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College Majors List: Communications

  • Communications, General
  • Advertising
  • Digital Communications/Media
  • Journalism, Broadcast
  • Journalism, Print
  • Mass Communications
  • Public Relations & Organizational Communication
  • Radio & Television Broadcasting
  • Communications Technology, General
  • Graphic & Printing Equipment Operation
  • Multimedia/Animation/Special Effects
  • Radio & Television Broadcasting Technology

 

List of College Degrees: Community, Family, and Personal Services

  • Family & Consumer Sciences, General
  • Adult Development & Aging/Gerontology
  • Child Care Services Management
  • Child Development
  • Consumer & Family Economics
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Textile & Apparel
  • Parks, Recreation, & Leisure, General
  • Exercise Science/Physiology/Kinesiology
  • Health & Physical Education/Fitness
  • Parks/Rec/Leisure Facilities Management
  • Sport & Fitness Administration/Management
  • Personal Services, General
  • Cosmetology/Hairstyling
  • Culinary Arts/Chef Training
  • Funeral Services & Mortuary Science
  • Protective Services, General
  • Corrections
  • Criminal Justice
  • Fire Protection & Safety Technology
  • Law Enforcement
  • Military Technologies
  • Public Administration & Services, General
  • Community Organization & Advocacy
  • Public Administration
  • Public Affairs & Public Policy Analysis
  • Social Work

 

College Majors List: Computer Science and Mathematics

  • Computer & Information Sciences, General
  • Computer Networking/Telecommunications
  • Computer Science & Programming
  • Computer Software & Media Applications
  • Computer System Administration
  • Data Management Technology
  • Information Science
  • Webpage Design
  • Mathematics, General
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Statistics

 

List of College Degrees: Education

  • Counseling & Student Services
  • Educational Administration
  • Special Education
  • Teacher Education, General
  • Curriculum & Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Junior High/Middle School Education
  • Postsecondary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Teacher Assisting/Aide Education
  • Teacher Education, Subject-Specific
  • Agricultural Education
  • Art Education
  • Business Education
  • Career & Technical Education
  • English-as-a-Second-Language Education
  • English/Language Arts Education
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Health Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Music Education
  • Physical Education & Coaching
  • Science Education
  • Social Studies/Sciences Education

 

List of College Majors: Engineering

  • Engineering (Pre-Engineering), General
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Agricultural/Bioengineering
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Construction Engineering/Management
  • Electrical, Electronics & Communications Engineering
  • Environmental Health Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering

 

College Majors List: Engineering Technology and Drafting

  • Drafting/CAD Technology, General
  • Architectural Drafting/CAD Technology
  • Mechanical Drafting/CAD Technology
  • Engineering Technology, General
  • Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technologies
  • Architectural Engineering Technology
  • Automotive Engineering Technology
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Computer Engineering Technology
  • Construction/Building Technology
  • Electrical, Electronics Engineering Technologies
  • Electromechanical/Biomedical Engineering Technologies
  • Environmental Control Technologies
  • Industrial Production Technologies
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Quality Control & Safety Technologies
  • Surveying Technology

 

List of College Degrees: English and Foreign Languages

  • English Language & Literature, General
  • American/English Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • Public Speaking
  • Foreign Languages/Literatures, General
  • Asian Languages & Literatures
  • Classical/Ancient Languages & Literatures
  • Comparative Literature
  • French Language & Literature
  • German Language & Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Middle Eastern Languages & Literatures
  • Spanish Language & Literature

 

College Majors List: Health Administration and Assisting

  • Health Services Administration, General
  • Hospital/Facilities Administration
  • Medical Office/Secretarial
  • Medical Records
  • Medical/Clinical Assisting, General
  • Dental Assisting
  • Medical Assisting
  • Occupational Therapy Assisting
  • Physical Therapy Assisting
  • Veterinarian Assisting/Technology

 

List of College Degrees: Health Sciences and Technologies

  • Chiropractic (Pre-Chiropractic)
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dentistry (Pre-Dentistry)
  • Emergency Medical Technology
  • Health-Related Professions & Services, General
  • Athletic Training
  • Communication Disorder Services (e.g., Speech Pathology)
  • Public Health
  • Health/Medical Technology, General
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Medical Radiologic Technology
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • Respiratory Therapy Technology
  • Surgical Technology
  • Medicine (Pre-Medicine)
  • Nursing, Practical/Vocational
  • Nursing, Registered
  • Optometry (Pre-Optometry)
  • Osteopathic Medicine
  • Pharmacy (Pre-Pharmacy)
  • Physician Assisting
  • Therapy & Rehabilitation, General
  • Alcohol/Drug Abuse Counseling
  • Massage Therapy
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy (Pre-Physical Therapy)
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Technician
  • Rehabilitation Therapy
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Veterinary Medicine (Pre-Veterinarian)

 

College Majors List: Philosophy, Religion, and Theology

  • Philosophy
  • Religion
  • Theology, General
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Divinity/Ministry
  • Religious Education

 

College Majors List: Repair, Production and Construction

  • Aviation & Airway Science, General
  • Aircraft Piloting & Navigation
  • Aviation Management & Operations
  • Construction Trades (e.g., carpentry, plumbing, electrical)
  • Mechanics & Repairers, General
  • Aircraft Mechanics/Technology
  • Autobody Repair/Technology
  • Automotive Mechanics/Technology
  • Avionics Technology
  • Diesel Mechanics/Technology
  • Electrical/Electronics Equip Installation & Repair
  • Heating/Air Conditioner/Refrigeration Install/Repair
  • Precision Production Trades, General
  • Machine Tool Technology
  • Welding Technology
  • Transportation & Materials Moving (e.g., air, ground, & marine)

 

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List of College Degrees: Sciences: Biological and Physical

  • Biology, General
  • Biochemistry & Biophysics
  • Cell/Cellular Biology
  • Ecology
  • Genetics
  • Marine/Aquatic Biology
  • Microbiology & Immunology
  • Zoology
  • Physical Sciences, General
  • Astronomy
  • Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology
  • Chemistry
  • Geological & Earth Sciences
  • Physics

 

List of College Majors: Social Sciences and Law

  • Legal Studies, General
  • Court Reporting
  • Law (Pre-Law)
  • Legal Administrative Assisting/Secretarial
  • Paralegal/Legal Assistant
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Criminology
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History
  • International Relations & Affairs
  • Political Science & Government
  • Psychology, Clinical & Counseling
  • Psychology, General
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies/Urban Affairs

 

List of College Degrees: How to Choose

Now that you know what your major options are, here’s how to choose a major.

 

#1: Think About Your Interests

First, consider what you’re interested in. You’ll spend most of your time taking courses in your major, so you’ll want to pick something you actually like studying. If you’re not interested in taking Biology classes, then don’t major in Biology! Pick something you enjoy and want to learn more about.

 

#2: Think About Your Job Prospects

While not everyone ends up taking a job in their major’s field (I didn’t!), many do. The training you receive in your major will help you when you’re applying for jobs, especially if you’re in a science or technology field where you’ll need specific practical skills.

 

#3: Remember You Can Change

Finally, don’t stress about your major! You can always change it. And, as I mentioned before, your major doesn’t always align with your job. Ultimately, your major is something that you’ll study and (hopefully) enjoy during your time at college. It doesn’t have to determine your entire future!

 

Final Thoughts: List of All College Majors

Your college major is the specific area of study that you'll focus on throughout most of your college career. There are hundreds of college majors you can choose from. Consult this list of all college majors and your college's course catalog to see what your options are. Remember, if you don't like your major, you can always change later!

 

What’s Next?

Wondering what the worst majors are? Our in-depth guide lists the majors with the lowest salaries and highest unemployment rates.

What are the easiest majors? The hardest majors (coming soon)? Read all about which majors you might have an easier or more difficult time with here.

Considering double majoring? We tell you what a double major is and go over the pros and cons of having two majors in college.

 


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Hayley Milliman
About the Author

Hayley Milliman is a former teacher turned writer who blogs about education, history, and technology. When she was a teacher, Hayley's students regularly scored in the 99th percentile thanks to her passion for making topics digestible and accessible. In addition to her work for PrepScholar, Hayley is the author of Museum Hack's Guide to History's Fiercest Females.



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