Undergraduate Curricula

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The undergraduate majors and minors offered by Southern Illinois University Carbondale are listed below. The requirements for each program are explained under the degree requirements link on the program’s 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
  • B.S.N., Bachelor of Science in Nursing

In addition to the majors and minors listed, pre-health professional preparation is offered in chiropractic, dentistry, medicine, nursing, optometry, podiatry, and veterinary medicine.  Students interested in the pre-health preparation generally major in biological sciences, biochemistry, microbiology, physiology, zoology, or animal science.

List of Majors and Minors - Undergraduate

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