Streams for Undergraduate Study in the US

The US system of university education requires a Fall (i.e. August or September) intake of undergraduates only. However, some candidates may be given admission during Summer (June/July) depending on the policy of the Universities or Institutes. Students can choose from a variety of courses including –

Arts and Humanities:
These would cover the following: film studies, theatre, visual arts, performing arts, writing, African – American studies, Advertising & Public Relations, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Asian Studies, Buddhist Studies, Comparative Literature, Communication Studies, Creative Photography, Dance, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Education, English, Economics, Ergonomics, Ethics, French and Romance Languages/ Studies, Folklore/ Mythological Studies, Germanic Languages, History, Human Rights Studies, International Studies, Islamic Studies, Italian, Jewish Studies, Journalism and Mass Media, Ministry, Museum Studies, Liberal Arts, Literacy, Languages and Cultures of Middle East, European Studies, Philosophy, Publishing, Religion Studies, Russia and East European Studies, Rhetoric and Professional Writing, Slavic Languages and Cultures, Spanish and Portuguese, Sociology, Women’s Studies, Yiddish Studies.

Sciences: These would include the following- Accounting, Actuarial Science, Agriculture, Anatomy, Animal Sciences, Astronomy, Atmospheric Sciences, Biochemistry, (Cell, Cancer, Conservation, Developmental, Ecology, Evolutionary, General, Marine, Neurobiology, Immunology, Computational Biology),Biophysics, Biopsychology, Botany, Building Science, Chemistry, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Computer Science, Communication (Corporate, Public, Business) Climatology, Digital Arts and Sciences, Entomology and Nematology, Environmental Sciences, Family, Youth and Community Sciences, Food Science, Industrial and Systems sciences, Material Science, Mathematics, Microbiology, Molecular and Cell Biology, Packaging Science, Physics, Soil & Water Science, Technical Writing, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, Veterinary Sciences, Virology, Vision Sciences, Zoology.

Engineering and Technology: These would include- Engineering (architectural, aerospace/aeronautical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, material sciences, mechanical, ocean, nuclear & radiological, software), Biomedical Engineering, Bioinformatics, Earth and Environmental Engineering, Industrial and Operations Research, Genetic Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering.

Business Management: Engineering and Technology, Transportation, Supply Chain, Sports, Security, Resource, Project, Natural Resource, Organizational, Operations, Marketing, Information Systems, Human Resources, International Business, Healthcare, Finances, E Commerce, Leisure Administration, Risk, Tourism, Disaster, Environmental, Education, Construction, Retail.

Services:
US Freedom Corps, Police Academy, Army, Airforce, Navy, AFS (American Field Services), USDA (United States Foreign Agricultural Service).

US Universities typically offer Major and Minor in their undergraduate degrees in various academic programs. Major is the subject in which a student specializes in and plans a career in. Minor is the subject studied at a less concentrated level in order to have an overall view of university education.

Explore some useful resources on  College Planning .

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