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Majors + Minors


UW-Eau Claire offers 80+ majors and minors and 14 graduate programs (including one doctorate program). You'll find great opportunities no matter what major you choose — from studying abroad to doing research alongside faculty experts start here and find your way to a prosperous future.

Unsure about a major?

That's ok! Many students who come to UW-Eau Claire are undeclared. Whether you're unsure or just want to explore your options before choosing, our academic advisors will help guide you through your courses to find your best fit.

Browse majors and minors

Click on your area of interest below to learn more about UW-Eau Claire's innovative program choices and unique academic experiences.

Arts

  • Art & Design (M, m)
    • Art - Art History (M, m)
    • Art - Ceramics (M)
    • Art - Comprehensive Teaching (M)
    • Art - Digital Media (M)
    • Art - Drawing & Painting (M)
    • Art - Graphic Communications (M)
    • Art - Graphic Design (M)
    • Art - Illustration (M)
    • Art - Liberal Arts  (M)
    • Art - Photography (M)
    • Art - Printmaking (M)
    • Art - Sculpture (M)
    • Art - Studio Art (M)
  • Music (M, m)
    • Music - Applied Instrumental (M)
    • Music - Applied Voice (M)
    • Music - Choral and General Music Teaching (M)
    • Music - Collaborative Piano (M)
    • Music - Composition (M)
    • Music - Instrumental and General Music Teaching (M)
    • Music - Liberal Arts (M, m)
    • Music - Piano Pedagogy (M)
    • Music - Piano Performance (M)
    • Music - Theory (M)
    • Music History - Liberal Arts (M)
  • Theatre Arts (M, m)
    • Theatre Arts - Liberal Arts (M)
    • Theatre Arts - Teaching (M, m)

Biological / Life Sciences

  • Biochemistry/Molecular Biology (M)
    • Biochemistry/Molecular Biology (M)
  • Biology (M, m)
    • Biochemistry/Molecular Biology (M)
    • Biology - Ecology and Environmental Biology (M)
    • Biology - Liberal Arts (M, m)
    • Biology - Microbiology (M)
    • Biology - Teaching (M, m)
  • Environmental Public Health (M)
    • Environmental Public Health (M)
  • Human Performance (M)
    • Kinesiology - Human Performance, Fitness Management (M)
    • Kinesiology - Human Performance, Health Promotion (M)
    • Kinesiology - Human Performance, Pre-Professional (M)
    • Kinesiology - Human Performance, Sport Performance (M)

Business

Communications

Computer / IS

Education & Human Sciences

Health Professions & Recreational Services

  • Athletic Training (M)
    • Kinesiology - Athletic Training (M)
  • Health Care Administration (M)
    • Health Care Administration (M)
  • Kinesiology (M, m)
    • Kinesiology - Athletic Training (M)
    • Kinesiology - Human Performance, Fitness Management (M)
    • Kinesiology - Human Performance, Health Promotion (M)
    • Kinesiology - Human Performance, Pre-Professional (M)
    • Kinesiology - Human Performance, Sport Performance (M)
    • Kinesiology - Movement Studies (M)
    • Kinesiology - Physical Education Teaching (M)
    • Kinesiology - Sport Pedagogy (M)
  • Nursing - Traditional pre-licensure program (M)
    • Nursing - Bachelor of Science (BSN) (M)
    • Nursing - BSN Completion (M)

Humanities & Languages

  • American Indian Studies (M, m)
    • American Indian Studies (M, m)
  • English (M, m)
    • English - Creative Writing (M, m)
    • English - Critical Studies in Literatures, Cultures and Film (M, m)
    • English - Linguistics (M)
    • English - Rhetorics of Science, Technology and Culture (M, m)
    • English - Teaching: Early Adolescent and Adolescent (formerly grades 6-12) (M, m)
  • History (M, m)
    • History - Liberal Arts (M, m)
    • History - Public History (M)
    • History - Teaching (M, m)
  • Languages (M, m)
    • French - Liberal Arts (M, m)
    • French - Teaching (M, m)
    • German - Business Professions (M)
    • German - Liberal Arts (M, m)
    • German - Teaching (M, m)
    • Spanish - Liberal Arts (M, m)
    • Spanish - Teaching (M, m)
  • Latin American Studies (M, m)
    • Latin American Studies - Liberal Arts (M, m)
    • Latin American Studies - Teaching (M)
  • Philosophy (M, m)
    • Philosophy - Liberal Arts  (M, m)
  • Political Science (M, m)
    • Political Science - Liberal Arts (M, m)
    • Political Science - Teaching (M, m)
    • Political Science - World Politics (M)
  • Religious Studies (M, m)
    • Religious Studies - Liberal Arts  (M, m)
  • Women's Studies (M, m)
    • Women's Studies (M, m)

Liberal Arts

Physical Sciences & Mathematics

  • Actuarial Science (M, m)
    • Math - Actuarial Science (M, m)
  • Chemistry - Business Emphasis (M)
    • Chemistry - Business (M)
  • Chemistry (M, m)
    • Biochemistry/Molecular Biology (M)
    • Chemistry - Business (M)
    • Chemistry - Liberal Arts (M, m)
    • Chemistry - Research (M)
    • Chemistry - Teaching (M, m)
    • Chemistry, A.C.S. - Biochemistry (M)
    • Chemistry, A.C.S. - Materials Science (M)
    • Chemistry, A.C.S. (M)
    • Physical Science - Teaching (M)
  • Geography (M, m)
    • Geography - Environmental Geography (M)
    • Geography - Geospatial Analysis and Technology (M)
    • Geography - Liberal Arts (M, m)
    • Geography - Transnational Geography (M)
  • Geology (M, m)
    • Geology - Earth and Space Science Teaching (M)
    • Geology - Liberal Arts: Dual Degree Geological Engineering (M)
    • Geology - Liberal Arts: Environmental Science (M)
    • Geology - Liberal Arts: Hydrogeology and Water Chemistry (M)
    • Geology - Liberal Arts (M, m)
    • Geology (M)
  • Materials Science and Engineering (M)
    • Materials Science and Engineering (M)
  • Materials Science (M)
    • Materials Science - Applied Materials (M)
    • Materials Science - Chemistry of Materials (M)
    • Materials Science - Geomaterials (M)
    • Materials Science - Liberal Arts (M)
    • Materials Science - Mathematics of Materials (M)
    • Materials Science - Nanoscience (M)
    • Materials Science - Physics of Materials (M)
  • Mathematics (M, m)
    • Math - Actuarial Science (M, m)
    • Math - Liberal Arts: Research (M)
    • Math - Liberal Arts (M, m)
    • Math - Physics: Teaching (Grades 6-12) (M)
    • Math - Teaching (Grades 6-12) (M, m)
  • Physics and Engineering Dual Degree (M)
    • Physics and Engineering Dual Degree (M)
  • Physics (M, m)
    • Physical Science - Teaching (M)
    • Physics - Applied (M)
    • Physics - Liberal Arts (M, m)
    • Physics - Teaching (M, m)
    • Physics/Math - Teaching (M)

If your passion is science, technology, engineering or math this is the place to be. Our faculty help you pursue your interests, welcome you into their labs, and connect you with internships, jobs and study abroad opportunities. They receive thousands of dollars in National Science Foundation grants each year, which support faculty-student research on relevant issues facing the world today, and many are recognized nationally for their work.

STEM majors
  • Actuarial Science (M, m)
    • Math - Actuarial Science (M, m)
  • Biochemistry/Molecular Biology (M)
    • Biochemistry/Molecular Biology (M)
  • Biology (M, m)
    • Biochemistry/Molecular Biology (M)
    • Biology - Ecology and Environmental Biology (M)
    • Biology - Liberal Arts (M, m)
    • Biology - Microbiology (M)
    • Biology - Teaching (M, m)
  • Chemistry (M, m)
    • Biochemistry/Molecular Biology (M)
    • Chemistry - Business (M)
    • Chemistry - Liberal Arts (M, m)
    • Chemistry - Research (M)
    • Chemistry - Teaching (M, m)
    • Chemistry, A.C.S. - Biochemistry (M)
    • Chemistry, A.C.S. - Materials Science (M)
    • Chemistry, A.C.S. (M)
    • Physical Science - Teaching (M)
  • Computer Science (M, m)
    • Computer Science - Software Engineering (M)
    • Computer Science (M, m)
  • Geography (M, m)
    • Geography - Environmental Geography (M)
    • Geography - Geospatial Analysis and Technology (M)
    • Geography - Liberal Arts (M, m)
    • Geography - Transnational Geography (M)
  • Geology (M, m)
    • Geology - Earth and Space Science Teaching (M)
    • Geology - Liberal Arts: Dual Degree Geological Engineering (M)
    • Geology - Liberal Arts: Environmental Science (M)
    • Geology - Liberal Arts: Hydrogeology and Water Chemistry (M)
    • Geology - Liberal Arts (M, m)
    • Geology (M)
  • Materials Science and Engineering (M)
    • Materials Science and Engineering (M)
  • Materials Science (M)
    • Materials Science - Applied Materials (M)
    • Materials Science - Chemistry of Materials (M)
    • Materials Science - Geomaterials (M)
    • Materials Science - Liberal Arts (M)
    • Materials Science - Mathematics of Materials (M)
    • Materials Science - Nanoscience (M)
    • Materials Science - Physics of Materials (M)
  • Mathematics (M, m)
    • Math - Actuarial Science (M, m)
    • Math - Liberal Arts: Research (M)
    • Math - Liberal Arts (M, m)
    • Math - Physics: Teaching (Grades 6-12) (M)
    • Math - Teaching (Grades 6-12) (M, m)
  • Physics and Engineering Dual Degree (M)
    • Physics and Engineering Dual Degree (M)
  • Physics (M, m)
    • Physical Science - Teaching (M)
    • Physics - Applied (M)
    • Physics - Liberal Arts (M, m)
    • Physics - Teaching (M, m)
    • Physics/Math - Teaching (M)
  • Pre-Engineering
Certificate programs
  • Geography
    • Geospatial - Geographic Information Systems
Pre-professional programs
Interdisciplinary Minors
  • Communication
    • Integrated Strategic Communication
    • Social Advocacy and Change
  • Education - Special Education
    • Cognitive Disabilities
    • Emotional Behavioral Disabilities
  • English
    • Interdisciplinary Linguistics
  • Geography
    • Geospatial - Geographic Information Systems
  • History
    • Global and Comparative History
    • History of Race, Gender and Society
    • Transnational Asian Studies
    • World History and Society: Past, Present, Future
  • Information Systems
    • Information Systems
  • International Business
    • International Business
  • Journalism
    • Integrated Strategic Communication
    • Social Advocacy and Change
  • Kinesiology
    • Adaptive Physical Education - Health Education
  • Languages
    • Ancient Studies
    • French - Proficiency
    • German - Proficiency
    • Hmong Studies
    • Ojibwe Language
  • Management
    • Management - Entrepreneurship: Human Resource Management
    • Management - Entrepreneurship: Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Music
    • Fine Arts Administration
  • Philosophy
    • Ethics
  • Political Science
    • Campaign Consulting
    • International Affairs
    • Legal Studies
  • Social Work
    • Child Welfare
    • Gerontology
  • Sociology
    • Social Diversity
  • Theatre Arts
    • Fine Arts Administration
  • Women's Studies
    • LGBTQ Studies
    • Women’s Studies
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