Choosing a major does not necessarily equate to choosing a profession; however, some majors are designed to prepare students for specific careers (nursing, for example). If you have a career in mind, you may want to identify majors that will contribute to your overall preparation. If you do not have a career in mind, you can explore majors based on the skills and knowledge you would gain and how that education can prepare you for a variety of employment opportunities.

View information related to UA’s majors in the subpages listed here. You can also gather valuable information from reading course descriptions and having conversations with faculty and advisors.

Arts & Sciences

African American Studies, American Studies, Art History, Art (Studio), Biology, Chemistry, Communicative Disorders, Criminal Justice, Dance, Economics, English, Environmental Science, Foreign Languages and Literature, Geography, Geology, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, International Studies, Marine Science, Mathematics, Microbiology, Music (Music, Music and Administration [General], Music Education, Music Performance, Music Theory, Music Therapy), Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Theatre

Communication & Information Sciences

Advertising, Communication Studies, Creative Media, News Media, Public Relations, Telecommunication & Film

Culverhouse College of Business

Accounting, Business (General), Economics, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Operations Management


Collaborative Teacher Program, Early Childhood Special Education, Elementary Education, Exercise and Sports Science (non-certification), Multiple Abilities Program (MAP), Music Education (Instrumental, Vocal/Choral), Physical Education, Secondary Education (Foreign Languages, Science, Mathematics, Social Sciences)


Aerospace Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Construction Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Human Environmental Sciences

Apparel and Textiles (Apparel Design, Fashion Retail); Athletic Training; Consumer Sciences (Consumer Affairs, Financial Planning); Early Childhood Education; Early Childhood Special Education; Food and Nutrition; General Health Studies; Human Development and Family Studies; Human Environmental Sciences; Interior Design; Public Health; Restaurant, Hotel and Meetings Management



Social Work

Social Work