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Undergraduate Majors and Pre-majors

The University of Iowa offers the following undergraduate majors, pre-majors, and preparatory course work for selected professional degrees. Some majors offer Teacher Education Programs or the opportunity to earn a degree with teacher licensure, as indicated below. Each major links to the appropriate section of the 2014-15 General Catalog. Additional information about all majors is available on the Office of Admissions web site under Undergraduate Areas of Study.

Majors and Tracks

Accounting (B.B.A.)

Actuarial science (B.S.): see Statistics and Actuarial Science

African American studies (B.A.)

American studies (B.A.)

Ancient civilization (B.A.): see Classics
Egypt and the ancient Near East track

Anthropology (B.A., B.S.)
Anthropology for the health professions track (B.S.)
Cultural resource and heritage management specialization
Gender and culture specialization
Environmental anthropology specialization
Medical anthropology specialization
Teacher licensure

Applied physics (B.S.): see Physics and Astronomy

Art (B.A., B.F.A.): see Art and Art History
Ceramics concentration (B.F.A.)
Drawing concentration (B.F.A.)
Graphic design concentration (B.F.A.)
Intermedia concentration (B.F.A.)
Jewelry and metal arts concentration (B.F.A.)
Painting concentration (B.F.A.)
Photography concentration (B.F.A.)
Printmaking concentration (B.F.A.)
Sculpture concentration (B.F.A.)
Three-dimensional design concentration (B.F.A.)
Teacher licensure (B.A., B.F.A.)

Art history (B.A.): see Art and Art History
Teacher licensure

Asian languages and literature (B.A.): see Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures
Chinese track
Hindi track
Japanese track
Sanskrit track
Teacher licensure

Astronomy (B.A., B.S.): see Physics and Astronomy

Athletic training (B.S.): see Health and Human Physiology

Bachelor of Applied Studies (B.A.S.)

Bachelor of Liberal Studies (B.L.S.)

Biochemistry (B.A., B.S.)

Biology (B.A., B.S.)
Cell and developmental biology track
Comprehensive biology track
Evolutionary biology track
Genetics and biotechnology track
Neurobiology track
Plant biology track
Teacher licensure

Biomedical engineering (B.S.E.)
Bioinformatics/computational biology track
Bioimaging track
Biomaterials track
Cardiovascular biomechanics track
Cellular engineering track
Musculoskeletal biomechanics track
Pre-medicine track

Biomedical sciences (B.S.)

Business administration (B.B.A.): see Business

Business analytics and information systems (B.B.A.): see Management Sciences

Chemical engineering (B.S.E.): see Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Biochemical engineering track
Business track
Chemical process engineering track
Entrepreneurship track
Energy and environmental engineering track
Pharmaceuticals track
Polymers track
Pre-medicine track
Sustainability track

Chemistry (B.A., B.S.)
Teacher licensure

Cinema (B.A.): see Cinematic Arts

Civil engineering (B.S.E.): see Civil and Environmental Engineering
Civil subtrack
Environmental subtrack
Civil engineering practice track (civil or environmental)
Engineering sustainable world track (environmental)
Entrepreneurial career path track (civil or environmental)
Environmental health engineering track (environmental)
Environmental remediation and control track (environmental)
Human modeling and simulation track (civil)
Management track (civil or environmental)
Pre-architecture track (civil or environmental)
Structures, mechanics, and materials track (civil or environmental)
Transportation engineering track (civil or environmental)
Urban and regional planning track (civil or environmental)
Water resources engineering track (civil or environmental)

Classical languages (B.A.): see Classics
Teacher licensure

Communication studies (B.A.)

Comparative literature (B.A.): see Comparative Literature
Literature and arts track
World languages and literature track

Computer science (B.A., B.S.)

Dance (B.A., B.F.A.)

Economics (B.A., B.B.A., B.S.)
Analytical economics track
Business economics track
Policy economics track

Electrical engineering (B.S.E.): see Electrical and Computer Engineering
Computer subtrack
Electrical engineering subtrack

Elementary education (B.A., B.S.)
Teacher licensure

Engineering (B.S.E.)

English (B.A.)
Creative writing track
Teacher licensure

Enterprise leadership (B.A.)

Environmental policy and planning (B.A., B.S.)
Planning track
Policy track

Environmental sciences (B.A., B.S.)
Biosciences track (B.S.)
Chemical sciences track (B.S.)
Geosciences track (B.S.)
Hydrosciences track (B.S.)

Ethics and public policy (B.A.)
Economics specialization
Philosophy specialization
Political science specialization
Sociology specialization
Student-designed specialization

Finance (B.B.A.)

French (B.A.): See French and Italian
French and Arabic track
Language track
Literature and culture track
Teaching track

Gender, women's, and sexuality studies (B.A.)

Geography (B.A., B.S.): see Geographical and Sustainability Sciences 
Environmental studies track
Geographic information science track
Health and society track
Teacher licensure

Geoscience (B.A., B.S.): see Earth and Environmental Sciences

German (B.A.)
Teacher licensure

Health and human physiology (B.A.)
Exercise science track
Health promotion track
Health studies track

History (B.A.)
Teacher licensure

Human physiology (B.S.): see Health and Human Physiology

Industrial engineering (B.S.E.): see Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Computer and information systems track
Entrepreneurship track
Human factors and ergonomics track
Management track
Medical systems track

Informatics (B.A., B.S.): see Computer Science
Art cognate (B.A.)
Bioinformatics cognate (B.S.)
Economics cognate (B.A.)
Geoinformatics cognate (B.A.)
Health informatics cognate (B.A.)
Human-computer interaction cognate (B.A.)
Linguistics cognate (B.A.)
Medical informatics cognate (B.S.)
Music cognate (B.A.)
Social informatics cognate (B.A.)
Individualized cognates (B.A., B.S.)

Interdepartmental studies (B.A.)
Applied human services track
Business studies track
Engaged social innovation track
Health science track
Individualized plan of study track

International relations (B.A., B.S.): see Political Science
Conflict and foreign policy track
International business and economic relations track
Regional politics and relationships track
Transnational issues track
Self-defined track

International studies (B.A.)
African studies track
Caribbean studies track
Development track
East Asian studies track
European studies track
Global artistic tradition and change track
Global health studies track
Global resources and the environment track
Human rights track
International business track
International communication and information track
Islamic and Middle Eastern studies track
Latin American studies track
Postcolonial and diasporic studies track
Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies track
South Asian studies track

Italian (B.A.): see French and Italian
Teacher licensure

Journalism and mass communication (B.A., B.S.)

Linguistics (B.A.)
Teaching English as a second language (TESL) emphasis

Management (B.B.A.): see Management and Organizations
Entrepreneurial management track
Human resource management track
Leadership and management track

Marketing (B.B.A.)

Mathematics (B.A., B.S.)
General track (Program A)
Math education track (Program B)
Specialization areas track (Program C)
Teacher licensure

Mechanical engineering (B.S.E.): see Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Energy and utilization track
Manufacturing and materials processing track
Mechanical engineering design track

Medical Laboratory Science (B.S.)

Microbiology (B.S.)

Music (B.A., B.M.)
Brass/woodwind track (B.M.)
Composition track (B.M.)
Jazz studies track (B.M.)
Music therapy track (B.M.)
Organ track (B.M.)
Percussion track (B.M.)
Piano track (B.M.)
String track (B.M.)
Voice track (B.M.)
Teacher licensure

Nuclear medicine technology (B.S.)

Nursing (B.S.N.)
Articulation option TCV 
Articulation option EVC

Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)

Philosophy (B.A.)

Physics (B.A., B.S.): see Physics and Astronomy
Teacher licensure

Political science (B.A., B.S.)
Teacher licensure

Portuguese (B.A.): see Spanish and Portuguese
Teacher licensure

Psychology (B.A., B.S.)
Teacher licensure

Radiation sciences (B.S.)
Diagnostic medical sonography in cardiac and vascular sonography track
Diagnostic medical sonography in general and vascular sonography track
Radiation therapy and computed tomography track
Radiologic technology and cardiovascular interventional track
Radiologic technology and computed tomography track
Radiologic technology and magnetic resonance imaging track
RT to B.S.

Religious studies (B.A.)

Russian (B.A.): see Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures
Teacher licensure

Science education (B.S.)
All-science emphasis
Biology emphasis
Chemistry emphasis
Earth science emphasis
Physics emphasis
Teacher licensure

Social work (B.A.)

Sociology (B.A., B.S.)
Criminology track

Spanish (B.A.): see Spanish and Portuguese
Teacher licensure

Speech and hearing science (B.A.): see Communication Sciences and Disorders

Sport studies (B.A.): see American Studies

Sport and recreation management (B.S.): see Health and Human Physiology
Business studies emphasis
Coaching and sport instruction emphasis
Entrepreneurship emphasis
Event management emphasis
Sport and diversity emphasis
Student-designed emphasis

Statistics (B.S.): see Statistics and Actuarial Science
Mathematical statistics track
Statistical computing track
Statistics in business, industry, government, and research track

Theatre arts (B.A.)

Therapeutic Recreation (B.S.): see Health and Human Physiology
Child life track
Inclusive recreation track

Women's studies: see Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies (B.A.)

Pre-majors and Preparatory Course Work

For information about the following pre-majors and preparatory course work for selected professional degrees, see the Office of Admissions web site Undergraduate Areas of Study.

Pre-chiropractic
Dentistry (preparatory course work for the D.D.S.)
Law (preparatory course work for the J.D.)
Medicine (preparatory course work for the M.D.)
Pre-mortuary science
Pre-occupational therapy
Pre-optometry
Pharmacy (preparatory course work for the Pharm.D.)
Physical therapy (preparatory course work for the D.P.T.)
Physician assistant (preparatory course work for the M.P.A.S.)
Pre-podiatry
Pre-veterinary medicine