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The undergraduate majors and minors offered by Southern Illinois University Carbondale are listed below in alphabetical order. Also indicated is whether a major, a minor, or both are offered. The academic unit, which offers the major, is listed, as is the degree the student would expect to receive upon graduation. If a major may be completed in more than one academic unit, the other units are listed on additional lines. For example, the biological sciences major are offered through the College of Science. Students planning to teach biological sciences may also complete the major in the College of Education and Human Services.

The requirements for each of the programs listed below are explained under the degree requirements link on each program page. The degree abbreviations used are: A.A.S., Associate in Applied Science; B.A., Bachelor of Arts; B.F.A., Bachelor of Fine Arts; B.Mus., Bachelor of Music; B.S., Bachelor of Science. In addition to the majors and minors listed, preprofessional programs may be completed in dentistry, law, medicine, nursing, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, podiatry, public health, and veterinary science.

List of Majors and Minors - Undergraduate

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Accounting Business
B.S.
Certificate
Minor
On Campus
Online
Aerospace Studies Minor
On Campus
Africana Studies Liberal Arts
B.A.
Minor
On Campus
Agribusiness Economics Agricultural Sciences
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Agricultural Systems and Education Agricultural Sciences
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Agricultural Communications (See Agricultural Systems and Education) Agricultural Sciences
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Agricultural Education (See Agricultural Systems and Education) Agricultural Sciences
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Agricultural Systems Technology Management (See Agricultural Systems and Education) Agricultural Sciences
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Agriculture Production Management (See Agricultural Systems and Education) Agricultural Sciences
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Food and Process Engineering Technology (See Agricultural Systems and Education) Agricultural Sciences
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
General Agriculture (See Agricultural Systems and Education) Agricultural Sciences
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Allied Health Applied Sciences and Arts
[] On Campus
Animal Science Agricultural Sciences
B.S.
Certificate
Minor
On Campus
Equine Science (See Animal Science) Agricultural Sciences
B.S.
Certificate
Minor
On Campus
Production (See Animal Science) Agricultural Sciences
B.S.
Certificate
Minor
On Campus
Pre-Veterinary (See Animal Science) Agricultural Sciences
B.S.
Certificate
Minor
On Campus
Anthropology Liberal Arts
B.A.
Minor
On Campus
Architectural Studies Applied Sciences and Arts
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Online
Army Military Science Minor
On Campus
Art and Design Liberal Arts
B.A.
B.F.A.
Minor
On Campus
Art History (See Art and Design) Liberal Arts
B.A.
B.F.A.
Minor
On Campus
Ceramics (See Art and Design) Liberal Arts
B.A.
B.F.A.
Minor
On Campus
Communication Design (See Art and Design) Liberal Arts
B.A.
B.F.A.
Minor
On Campus
Drawing (See Art and Design) Liberal Arts
B.A.
B.F.A.
Minor
On Campus
General Studio (See Art and Design) Liberal Arts
B.A.
B.F.A.
Minor
On Campus
Glass (See Art and Design) Liberal Arts
B.A.
B.F.A.
Minor
On Campus
Industrial Design (See Art and Design) Liberal Arts
B.A.
B.F.A.
Minor
On Campus
Metalsmithing (See Art and Design) Liberal Arts
B.A.
B.F.A.
Minor
On Campus
Painting (See Art and Design) Liberal Arts
B.A.
B.F.A.
Minor
On Campus
Printmaking (See Art and Design) Liberal Arts
B.A.
B.F.A.
Minor
On Campus
Sculpture (See Art and Design) Liberal Arts
B.A.
B.F.A.
Minor
On Campus
Automotive Technology Applied Sciences and Arts
B.S.
On Campus
Off Campus
Aviation Flight Applied Sciences and Arts
A.A.S.
On Campus
Aviation Management Applied Sciences and Arts
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Off Campus
Professional Pilot (See Aviation Management) Applied Sciences and Arts
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Off Campus
Aviation Technologies Applied Sciences and Arts
B.S.
Certificate
Minor
On Campus
Aircraft Maintenance (See Aviation Technologies) Applied Sciences and Arts
B.S.
Certificate
Minor
On Campus
Aviation Electronics (See Aviation Technologies) Applied Sciences and Arts
B.S.
Certificate
Minor
On Campus
Helicopter Maintenance (See Aviation Technologies) Applied Sciences and Arts
B.S.
Certificate
Minor
On Campus
Behavior Analysis and Therapy Education and Human Services
B.S.
On Campus
Online
Biochemistry Science
Certificate
On Campus
Biological Sciences Science
Education and Human Services
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Biomedical Science (See Biological Sciences) Science
Education and Human Services
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Ecology (See Biological Sciences) Science
Education and Human Services
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Business Business
College
On Campus
Business and Administration Business
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Online
Business Economics Business
B.S.
On Campus
Chemistry and Biochemistry Science
B.A.
B.S.
Certificate
Minor
On Campus
American Chemical Society Certification (See Chemistry and Biochemistry) Science
B.A.
B.S.
Certificate
Minor
On Campus
Biochemistry (See Chemistry and Biochemistry) Science
B.A.
B.S.
Certificate
Minor
On Campus
Chemical Education (See Chemistry and Biochemistry) Science
B.A.
B.S.
Certificate
Minor
On Campus
Chemistry Honors (See Chemistry and Biochemistry) Science
B.A.
B.S.
Certificate
Minor
On Campus
Comprehensive Chemistry (See Chemistry and Biochemistry) Science
B.A.
B.S.
Certificate
Minor
On Campus
Environmental Chemistry (See Chemistry and Biochemistry) Science
B.A.
B.S.
Certificate
Minor
On Campus
Forensic Chemistry (See Chemistry and Biochemistry) Science
B.A.
B.S.
Certificate
Minor
On Campus
Cinema and Photography Mass Communication and Media Arts
B.A.
Minor
On Campus
Cinema (See Cinema and Photography ) Mass Communication and Media Arts
B.A.
Minor
On Campus
Media Arts (See Cinema and Photography ) Mass Communication and Media Arts
B.A.
Minor
On Campus
Photography (See Cinema and Photography ) Mass Communication and Media Arts
B.A.
Minor
On Campus
Civil and Environmental Engineering Engineering
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Environmental Engineering (See Civil and Environmental Engineering ) Engineering
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Communication Disorders and Sciences Education and Human Services
B.S.
On Campus
Communication Studies Liberal Arts
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Intercultural Communication (See Communication Studies) Liberal Arts
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Interpersonal Communication (See Communication Studies) Liberal Arts
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Organizational Communication (See Communication Studies) Liberal Arts
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Performance Studies (See Communication Studies) Liberal Arts
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Persuasive Communication (See Communication Studies) Liberal Arts
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Public Relations (See Communication Studies) Liberal Arts
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Computer Science Science
B.A.
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Counselor Education Education and Human Services
Graduate Only
On Campus
Criminology and Criminal Justice Liberal Arts
B.A.
Minor
On Campus
Crop, Soil and Environmental Management Agricultural Sciences
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Crop Production and Management (See Crop, Soil and Environmental Management) Agricultural Sciences
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Soil Science (See Crop, Soil and Environmental Management) Agricultural Sciences
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Curriculum and Instruction Education and Human Services
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Dental Hygiene Applied Sciences and Arts
B.S.
On Campus
Online
Economics Liberal Arts
B.A.
Minor
On Campus
Financial Economics (See Economics) Liberal Arts
B.A.
Minor
On Campus
General Economics (See Economics) Liberal Arts
B.A.
Minor
On Campus
International Economics (See Economics) Liberal Arts
B.A.
Minor
On Campus
Law and Economics (See Economics) Liberal Arts
B.A.
Minor
On Campus
Educational Administration Education and Human Services
Graduate Only
On Campus
Electrical and Computer Engineering Engineering
B.S.
On Campus
Electrical Engineering Technology Engineering
B.S.
On Campus
Online
Electronic Systems Technologies Applied Sciences and Arts
B.S.
On Campus
Off Campus
Electronics Management (See Electronic Systems Technologies) Applied Sciences and Arts
B.S.
On Campus
Off Campus
Engineering Engineering
College
On Campus
English Liberal Arts
Education and Human Services
B.A.
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Creative Writing (See English) Liberal Arts
Education and Human Services
B.A.
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Literature (See English) Liberal Arts
Education and Human Services
B.A.
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Pre-professional (See English) Liberal Arts
Education and Human Services
B.A.
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Environmental Studies Minor
On Campus
Fashion Design and Merchandising Applied Sciences and Arts
B.S.
On Campus
Fashion Design (See Fashion Design and Merchandising) Applied Sciences and Arts
B.S.
On Campus
Fashion Merchandising (See Fashion Design and Merchandising) Applied Sciences and Arts
B.S.
On Campus
Fashion Stylist (See Fashion Design and Merchandising) Applied Sciences and Arts
B.S.
On Campus
Fermentation Science Institute B.S.
On Campus
Finance Business
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Financial Institutions (See Finance) Business
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Financial Management (See Finance) Business
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Investments (See Finance) Business
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Forensic Science Liberal Arts
Minor
On Campus
Forestry Agricultural Sciences
B.S.
On Campus
Forest Hydrology (See Forestry) Agricultural Sciences
B.S.
On Campus
Forest Recreation and Park Management (See Forestry) Agricultural Sciences
B.S.
On Campus
Forest Resources Management (See Forestry) Agricultural Sciences
B.S.
On Campus
Urban Forest Management (See Forestry) Agricultural Sciences
B.S.
On Campus
Wildlife Habitat Management and Conservation (See Forestry) Agricultural Sciences
B.S.
On Campus
Geography and Environmental Resources Liberal Arts
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Climate and Water Resources (See Geography and Environmental Resources) Liberal Arts
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Environmental Sustainability (See Geography and Environmental Resources) Liberal Arts
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Geographic Information Science (See Geography and Environmental Resources) Liberal Arts
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Geology Science
B.A.
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Environmental Geology (See Geology) Science
B.A.
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Geophysics (See Geology) Science
B.A.
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Resource Geology (See Geology) Science
B.A.
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Health Care Management Applied Sciences and Arts
B.S.
Certificate
Minor
On Campus
Online
History Liberal Arts
Education and Human Services
B.A.
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
History Honors (See History) Liberal Arts
Education and Human Services
B.A.
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Histotechnology Certificate
Graduate Only
On Campus
Horticulture Agricultural Sciences
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Production Horticulture (See Horticulture ) Agricultural Sciences
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Landscape Horticulture (See Horticulture ) Agricultural Sciences
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Turf Management (See Horticulture ) Agricultural Sciences
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Hospitality and Tourism Administration Agricultural Sciences
B.S.
On Campus
Off Campus
Human Nutrition and Dietetics Agricultural Sciences
B.S.
On Campus
Dietetics/Pre-Nursing (See Human Nutrition and Dietetics) Agricultural Sciences
B.S.
On Campus
Nutrition for Wellness (See Human Nutrition and Dietetics) Agricultural Sciences
B.S.
On Campus
Didactic Program in Dietetics (See Human Nutrition and Dietetics) Agricultural Sciences
B.S.
On Campus
Industrial Management and Applied Engineering Engineering
B.S.
On Campus
Military Base(s)
Online
Off Campus
Quality Management (See Industrial Management and Applied Engineering) Engineering
B.S.
On Campus
Military Base(s)
Online
Off Campus
Information Systems and Applied Technologies Applied Sciences and Arts
Minor
On Campus
Information Systems Technologies Applied Sciences and Arts
B.S.
On Campus
Online
Interior Design Applied Sciences and Arts
B.S.
On Campus
Journalism Mass Communication and Media Arts
B.S.
Certificate
Minor
On Campus
Online
Advertising/Integrated Marketing (See Journalism) Mass Communication and Media Arts
B.S.
Certificate
Minor
On Campus
Online
Communications (See Journalism) Mass Communication and Media Arts
B.S.
Certificate
Minor
On Campus
Online
News-Editorial (See Journalism) Mass Communication and Media Arts
B.S.
Certificate
Minor
On Campus
Online
Photojournalism (See Journalism) Mass Communication and Media Arts
B.S.
Certificate
Minor
On Campus
Online
Sports Media (See Journalism) Mass Communication and Media Arts
B.S.
Certificate
Minor
On Campus
Online
Kinesiology Education and Human Services
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Physical Education Teacher Education (See Kinesiology) Education and Human Services
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Exercise Science (See Kinesiology) Education and Human Services
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Sport Administration (See Kinesiology) Education and Human Services
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Languages, Cultures, and International Studies Liberal Arts
B.A.
Minor
On Campus
African & Middle Eastern Studies (See Languages, Cultures, and International Studies) Liberal Arts
B.A.
Minor
On Campus
Asia & South Pacific Studies (See Languages, Cultures, and International Studies) Liberal Arts
B.A.
Minor
On Campus
Classics (See Languages, Cultures, and International Studies) Liberal Arts
B.A.
Minor
On Campus
East Asian Language & Culture (See Languages, Cultures, and International Studies) Liberal Arts
B.A.
Minor
On Campus
Europe Studies (See Languages, Cultures, and International Studies) Liberal Arts
B.A.
Minor
On Campus
Foreign Language & International Trade (See Languages, Cultures, and International Studies) Liberal Arts
B.A.
Minor
On Campus
French-Teacher Education (See Languages, Cultures, and International Studies) Liberal Arts
B.A.
Minor
On Campus
German (See Languages, Cultures, and International Studies) Liberal Arts
B.A.
Minor
On Campus
German-Teacher Education (See Languages, Cultures, and International Studies) Liberal Arts
B.A.
Minor
On Campus
International Studies (See Languages, Cultures, and International Studies) Liberal Arts
B.A.
Minor
On Campus
Latin American & Caribbean Studies (See Languages, Cultures, and International Studies) Liberal Arts
B.A.
Minor
On Campus
Spanish (See Languages, Cultures, and International Studies) Liberal Arts
B.A.
Minor
On Campus
Spanish-Teacher Education (See Languages, Cultures, and International Studies) Liberal Arts
B.A.
Minor
On Campus
Latino and Latin American Studies Minor
On Campus
Liberal Arts Liberal Arts
College
On Campus
Linguistics Liberal Arts
B.A.
Minor
On Campus
English as a New Language (See Linguistics) Liberal Arts
B.A.
Minor
On Campus
Management Business
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Entrepreneurship (See Management) Business
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Management of Health Care Enterprises (See Management) Business
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Personnel Management (See Management) Business
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Supply Chain Management (See Management) Business
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Marketing Business
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Mass Communication and Media Arts Mass Communication and Media Arts
College
Minor
On Campus
Game Design and Development (See Mass Communication and Media Arts) Mass Communication and Media Arts
College
Minor
On Campus
Mathematics Liberal Arts
Science
Education and Human Services
B.A.
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Actuarial Mathematics (See Mathematics) Liberal Arts
Science
Education and Human Services
B.A.
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Mechanical and Energy Engineering Engineering
B.S.
On Campus
MEDPREP School of Medicine
Post Baccalaureate
On Campus
Microbiology Science
B.S.
Certificate
Minor
On Campus
Mining and Mineral Resources Engineering Engineering
B.S.
On Campus
Mortuary Science and Funeral Service Applied Sciences and Arts
B.S.
On Campus
Online
Museum Studies Minor
On Campus
Music Liberal Arts
B.A.
B.M.
Minor
On Campus
Liberal Arts-Music (See Music) Liberal Arts
B.A.
B.M.
Minor
On Campus
Music Business (See Music) Liberal Arts
B.A.
B.M.
Minor
On Campus
Music Education (See Music) Liberal Arts
B.A.
B.M.
Minor
On Campus
Music Theory-Composition (See Music) Liberal Arts
B.A.
B.M.
Minor
On Campus
Performance-Guitar (See Music) Liberal Arts
B.A.
B.M.
Minor
On Campus
Performance-Instrumental (See Music) Liberal Arts
B.A.
B.M.
Minor
On Campus
Performance-Keyboard (See Music) Liberal Arts
B.A.
B.M.
Minor
On Campus
Performance-Voice (See Music) Liberal Arts
B.A.
B.M.
Minor
On Campus
Studio Jazz Performance (See Music) Liberal Arts
B.A.
B.M.
Minor
On Campus
Paralegal Studies Liberal Arts
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Pre-Law (See Paralegal Studies) Liberal Arts
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Philosophy Liberal Arts
B.A.
Minor
On Campus
Pre-Law (See Philosophy) Liberal Arts
B.A.
Minor
On Campus
Physical Therapist Assistant Applied Sciences and Arts
A.A.S.
On Campus
Physics Science
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Biomedical Physics (See Physics) Science
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Computational Physics (See Physics) Science
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Materials and Nanophysics (See Physics) Science
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Physiology Science
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Plant Biology B.A.
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Ecology (See Plant Biology) B.A.
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Molecular and Biochemical Physiology (See Plant Biology) B.A.
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Systematics and Biodiversity (See Plant Biology) B.A.
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Political Science Liberal Arts
B.A.
Minor
On Campus
International Affairs (See Political Science) Liberal Arts
B.A.
Minor
On Campus
Pre-Law (See Political Science) Liberal Arts
B.A.
Minor
On Campus
Public Service (See Political Science) Liberal Arts
B.A.
Minor
On Campus
Psychology Liberal Arts
B.A.
Minor
On Campus
Parent Training (See Psychology) Liberal Arts
B.A.
Minor
On Campus
Public Health Education and Human Services
B.S.
On Campus
Public Service Management Applied Sciences and Arts
B.S.
Online
Off Campus
Radio, Television, and Digital Media Mass Communication and Media Arts
B.A.
Minor
On Campus
Digital Media Arts and Animation (See Radio, Television, and Digital Media) Mass Communication and Media Arts
B.A.
Minor
On Campus
Electronic Journalism (See Radio, Television, and Digital Media) Mass Communication and Media Arts
B.A.
Minor
On Campus
Electronic Sports Media (See Radio, Television, and Digital Media) Mass Communication and Media Arts
B.A.
Minor
On Campus
Media Industries (See Radio, Television, and Digital Media) Mass Communication and Media Arts
B.A.
Minor
On Campus
Production-Radio/Audio (See Radio, Television, and Digital Media) Mass Communication and Media Arts
B.A.
Minor
On Campus
Production-TV/Video (See Radio, Television, and Digital Media) Mass Communication and Media Arts
B.A.
Minor
On Campus
Radiologic Sciences Applied Sciences and Arts
A.A.S.
B.S.
On Campus
Radiology Management/Education (See Radiologic Sciences) Applied Sciences and Arts
A.A.S.
B.S.
On Campus
Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound Education and Management (See Radiologic Sciences) Applied Sciences and Arts
A.A.S.
B.S.
On Campus
Magnetic Resonance Imaging/ Computed Tomography (See Radiologic Sciences) Applied Sciences and Arts
A.A.S.
B.S.
On Campus
Radiation Therapy Technology (See Radiologic Sciences) Applied Sciences and Arts
A.A.S.
B.S.
On Campus
Recreation Professions Education and Human Services
B.S.
On Campus
Recreation Management (See Recreation Professions) Education and Human Services
B.S.
On Campus
Outdoor Leadership and Management (See Recreation Professions) Education and Human Services
B.S.
On Campus
Therapeutic Recreation (See Recreation Professions) Education and Human Services
B.S.
On Campus
Rehabilitation Services Education and Human Services
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Social Work Education and Human Services
B.S.
On Campus
Sociology Liberal Arts
B.A.
Minor
On Campus
Special Education Education and Human Services
B.S.
On Campus
Off Campus
STEM Leadership Engineering
Minor
On Campus
Teacher Education Program Education and Human Services
B.S.
On Campus
Technical Resource Management Applied Sciences and Arts
B.S.
On Campus
Off Campus
Online
Health and Safety Management (See Technical Resource Management) Applied Sciences and Arts
B.S.
On Campus
Off Campus
Online
Organizational Development (See Technical Resource Management) Applied Sciences and Arts
B.S.
On Campus
Off Campus
Online
Theater Liberal Arts
B.A.
B.F.A.
On Campus
University Honors Certificate
On Campus
University Studies Liberal Arts
B.A.
B.S.
On Campus
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Liberal Arts
Minor
On Campus
Workforce Education and Development Education and Human Services
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Military Base(s)
Off Campus
Organizational Training and Development (See Workforce Education and Development ) Education and Human Services
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Military Base(s)
Off Campus
Zoology Science
B.A.
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Animal Biology (See Zoology) Science
B.A.
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Environmental Biology (See Zoology) Science
B.A.
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Fisheries Biology and Aquatic Conservation (See Zoology) Science
B.A.
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Pre-Veterinary Medicine (See Zoology) Science
B.A.
B.S.
Minor
On Campus
Wildlife Biology and Conservation (See Zoology) Science
B.A.
B.S.
Minor
On Campus