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Exploring Academic Majors Based on Interest Areas

Although the following is not an exhaustive list of all possible options, it does suggest majors that may be attractive to someone interested in a general area. Of course, any major can move you towards any career depending on how it is supplemented with minor and elective courses and out-of-class activities. Your primary goal is to identify a major you find interesting and will enjoy. Most employers and graduate programs care more about how smart you are and what you can do as opposed to what major you completed. There is a great deal of shared ideas, philosophy, and content between many different majors. In fact, the most exciting new intellectual developments are found in the regions where different academic areas bump up against one another…where quantum physics meets philosophy meets religion… where engineering meets art meets marketing. Unfortunately you can only choose one, but then that’s what graduate school is for.

Also be sure to use the FSU Program Guide!

Creative Arts

Communication (Advertising)
Art History
Art, Studio BA
Art, Studio BFA
Dance
Interior Design
Motion Picture Arts Animation/Digital Arts
Motion Picture Arts Production
Music Composition
Music Education
Music Performance
Music Theatre (College of Music)
Music Theatre (School of Theatre)
Music Theory
Music Therapy
Music (Sacred, Commercial, Jazz)
Theatre, BA
Theatre, BFA Acting
Theatre BFA, Music Theatre

Business and Administration

Accounting
Actuarial Science
Communication (Advertising)
English (Editing, Writing, Media)
Entrepreneurship
Finance
Hospitality Management
Industrial Engineering
Information, Communication & Technology
Japanese
Management (General)
Management (Human Resources)
Management (Information Systems)
Marketing
Professional Golf Management
Professional Sales
Communication (Public Relations)
Real Estate
Retail Management and Insurance
Retail Merchandising and Product Development
Risk Management Insurance
Russian
Spanish
Statistics
Sport Management

Computing and Mathematics

Accounting
Actuarial Science
Applied Mathematics
Biomathematics
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computational Biology
Computational Science
Computer Criminology (Criminology)
Computer Criminology (Computer Science)
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Electrical Engineering
Finance
FSU Teach – Biology
FSU Teach – Chemical Science
FSU–Teach Mathematics
Information, Communication & Technology
Information Technology
Management Information Systems
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Physics
Physics/Astrophysics
Statistics

Communication and Media

Communication (Advertising)
Communication (Digital Media Production)
English (Creative Writing)
English (Editing, Writing, Media)
English (Literature)
English (English Studies)
English Education
Information, Communication & Technology
Marketing
Media and Communication Studies
Professional Sales
Communication (Public Relations)
Retail Management and Insurance
Motion Picture Arts Animation/Digital Arts

Education and Testing

Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
English Education
Child Development (Family and Child Science)
FSU–Teach Biology
FSU–Teach Applied Geosciences
FSU–Teach Chemical Sciences
FSU–Teach Environmental Sciences
FSU–Teach Mathematics
FSU–Teach Physical Sciences
Music Education
Nursing, Accelerated
Nursing
Social Studies Education
Special Education
Visual Disabilities

Engineering and Technology

Applied Mathematics
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Electrical Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Information Technology
Management Information Systems
Mechanial Engineering
Information, Communication & Technology
Computer Criminology (Criminology)
Computer Criminology (Computer Science)

Entrepreneurship

Chemical Engineering
English (Creative Writing)
English (Editing, Writing, Media)
Entrepreneurship
Nursing, Accelerated
Nursing
Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences
Retail, Merchandising and Product Development
Communication (Advertising)
Information, Communication & Technology
Communication (Public Relations)
Motion Picture Arts Production
International Affairs
Music Theatre (College of Music)
Music Theatre (School of Theatre)
Art, Studio BA
Art, Studio, BFA

Global, Area, Ethnic Studies

African American Studies
Asian Studies
Anthropology
Chinese
Chinese and Japanese
Classical Archeology
Classical Civilization
Classics and Religion
Economics
French
Geography
German
Greek
History
Humanities
Social Work
Sociology
Japanese
Latin
Latin/Carribean Studies
Middle Eastern Studies
Political Science
Religion
Russian/East European Studies
Russian
Sociology
Spanish

Health and Wellness

Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Biological Science
Biomathematics
Chemical Science
Chemistry
Communication Science Disorders
Dietetics
Child Development (Family and Child Science)
Nursing
Nursing Accelerated
Exercise Science
Food and Nutrition Science
Psychology
Music Therapy
Visual Disabilities
Sport Management

Humanities and Liberal Arts

Asian Studies
Chinese
Chinese and Japanese
Classical Civilization
Classics and Religion
Communication (Digital Media Production)
English (Creative Writing)
English (Editing, Writing, Media)
English (Literature)
English (English Studies)
French
German
Greek
History
Humanities
Italian
Japanese
Middle Eastern Studies
Latin
Latin and Greek
Religion
Philosophy
Russian
Social Science Education
Spanish

Interdisciplinary Studies

Actuarial Science
Anthropology
Biomathematics
Chemical Engineering
Chinese
Chinese and Japanese
Civil Engineering
Classical Archeology
Classical Civilization
Classics and Religion
Computational Biology
Computational Science
Computer Criminology (Criminology)
Computer Criminology (Computer Science)
Civil Engineering
Environmental Studies
French
History
Humanities
International Affairs
Latin and Greek
Latin American/Carribean Studies
Media and Communication Studies
Middle Eastern Studies
Nursing
Nursing Accelerated
Religion
Russian/East European Studies
Social Science, Interdisciplinary
Sociology
Women’s Studies

Law and Justice

Computer Criminology (Criminology)
Computer Criminology (Computer Science)
Criminology/Criminal Justice
English (English Studies)
History
Humanities
Philosophy
Social Science, Interdisciplinary
Sociology
Media and Communication Studies

Human Services

Communication Science Disorders
Criminology/Criminal Justice
Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
Child Development (Family and Child Science)
Hospitality Management
Human Resources Management
Music Therapy
Nursing
Nursing Accelerated
Professional Golf Management
Psychology
Social Science Education
Social Work
Exceptional Student Education
Sport Management

Science

Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Biological Science
Biomathematics
Chemical Science
Chemistry
Communication Science Disorders
Computational Biology
Computational Science
Computer Science
Dietetics
Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Science
Environmental Science/Policy
Social Science, Interdisciplinary
Mathematics
Meteorology
Exercise Science
Food and Nutrition Science
Physical Science
Physics
Physics/Astrophysics
Psychology
Statistics

Social Science Policy

Applied Mathematics
Computer Criminology (Criminology)
Computer Criminology (Computer Science)
Criminology/Criminal Justice
Economics
Environmental Studies
Child Development (Family and Child Science)
Geography
International Affairs
Latin American/Carribean Studies
Media and Communication Studies
Middle Eastern Studies
Political Science
Communication (Public Relations)
Dietetics
Social Work
Sociology
Women’s Studies

STEM

Athletic Training
African American Studies
Applied Mathematics
Biochemistry
Biological Science
Biomathematics
Chemical Engineering
Chemical Science
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Computational Biology
Computational Science
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Electrical Engineering
Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Science
Environmental Science/Policy
FSU– Teach Biology
FSU–Teach Chemical Sciences
FSU–Teach Environmental Sciences
FSU–Teach Geosciences
FSU–Teach Mathematics
FSU–Teach Physical Sciences
Geology
Industrial Engineering
Information Technology
Management Information Systems
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Meteorology
Exercise Science
Food and Nutrition Science
Physical Science
Physics

Sustainability

Actuarial Science
Enviormnetal Chemistry
Chemical Engineering
Environmental Science
Environmental Science/Policy
Environmental Studies
FSU–Teach Chemical Sciences
FSU–Teach Environmental Sciences
Geography
Interior Design

Trending Majors

Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Music (Sacred, Commercial, Jazz)
Computer Criminology (Crimnology)
Computer Criminology (Computer Science)
Computer Engineering
Dietetics
Early Childhood Education
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
English Education
English (Creative Writing)
Entrepreneurship
FSU– Teach Biology
FSU–Teach Applied Geosciences
FSU–Teach Mathematics
FSU–Teach Physical Sciences
Industrial Engineering
Information Communication &Technology
Mechanical Engineering
Middle Eastern Studies
Music Therapy
Exercise Science
Food and Nutrition Science
Physics/Astrophysics
Retail, Merchandising and Product Development
Exceptional Student Education
Statistics
Visual Disabilities

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