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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.

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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.


  • Art & Design (M, m)
    • Art - Art History (M, m)
    • Art - Ceramics (M)
    • Art - Digital Media (M)
    • Art - Drawing and Painting (M)
    • Art - Graphic Communications (M)
    • Art - Graphic Design (M)
    • Art - Illustration (M)
    • Art - Photography (M)
    • Art - Printmaking (M)
    • Art - Sculpture (M)
    • Art - Studio Art (M, 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 History - Liberal Arts (M)
    • Theatre Arts - Musical Theatre (M)
  • Theatre Arts (M, m)
    • Theatre Arts - Liberal Arts (M)
    • Theatre Arts - Musical Theatre (M)
    • Theatre Arts - Teaching (M, m)

Biological / Life Sciences



Computer / IS

Education & Human Sciences

Health Professions & Recreational Services

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 (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 - Culture, Language and Society (M)
    • Latin American Studies - Language (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 - Legal Studies (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, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (M, m)
    • Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (M, m)

Liberal Arts

Physical Sciences & Mathematics

  • Actuarial Science (M, m)
    • Math - Actuarial Science (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)
  • Chemistry - Business Emphasis (M)
    • Chemistry - Business (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)
  • Geospatial Analysis & Technology (M)
    • Geography - Geospatial Analysis and Technology (M)
  • Materials Science and Engineering (M)
    • Materials Science - Applied Materials (M)
    • Materials Science - Chemistry of Materials (M)
    • Materials Science - Entrepreneurship (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)
    • Materials Science and Engineering (M)
  • Mathematics (M, m)
    • Math - Actuarial Science (M, m)
    • Math - Liberal Arts: Applied/Statistics (M)
    • Math - Liberal Arts: Research (M)
    • Math - Liberal Arts (M, m)
    • Math - Teaching (Grades 6-12) (M, m)
  • Physics (M, m)
    • Physical Science - Teaching (M)
    • Physics - Applied (M)
    • Physics - Liberal Arts (M, m)
    • Physics - Teaching (M, m)
    • Physics/Math - Teaching (M)
  • Physics and Engineering Dual Degree (M)
    • Physics and Engineering Dual Degree (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.

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M, m = Undergraduate majors (M) and minors (m)

* Teaching emphasis offered

** Graduate programs also available online

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