Peruse the list below to identify which advising division to consult about a particular field of study.   Also included are the degree options and home department/professional school for each subject.  The fields listed are intended to guide you to the proper resources and may not match the exact wording of the corresponding degree.

Majors and minors marked with an ‘*’ require admission. Most of these are based in professional schools.

Links to Divisions:  Fine Arts & Humanities; Natural Sciences & Mathematics; Social & Behavioral Sciences.  Links for Departments and Schools.

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Fields of Study

Advising Division

Degree options

Home Department/School

ADVERTISING/PUBLIC RELATIONS Fine Arts & Humanities BA*, minor* School of Journalism & Mass Communication*
AFRICAN & AFRO-AMERICAN STUDIES Social & Behavioral Sciences BA, minor African, African American and Diaspora Studies
AFRICAN STUDIES Social & Behavioral Sciences BA, minor African, African American and Diaspora Studies
AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES Fine Arts & Humanities BA, minor American Studies
AMERICAN STUDIES Fine Arts & Humanities BA, minor American Studies
ANCIENT/MEDIEVAL HISTORY Social & Behavioral Sciences BA History
ANTHROPOLOGY Social & Behavioral Sciences BA, minor Anthropology
APPLIED SCIENCE Natural Sciences & Mathematics BS Biomedical Engineering
ARAB CULTURES, ARABIC Social & Behavioral Sciences BA, minor Asian Studies
ARCHAEOLOGY Social & Behavioral Sciences BA, minor Curriculum in Archeology
ARCHAEOLOGY, CLASSICAL Fine Arts & Humanities BA Classics
ART HISTORY Fine Arts & Humanities BA, minor Art
ASIAN STUDIES Social & Behavioral Sciences BA, minor Asian Studies
ASTRONOMY, ASTROPHYSICS Natural Sciences & Mathematics BA, BS, minor Physics & Astronomy
ATHLETIC TRAINING Natural Sciences & Mathematics BA* Exercise & Sport Science
BIOCHEMISTRY Natural Sciences & Mathematics BS Chemistry
BIOLOGICAL PHYSICS Natural Sciences & Mathematics BA Physics & Astronomy
BIOLOGY Natural Sciences & Mathematics BA, BS, minor Biology
BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING Natural Sciences & Mathematics BS Biomedical Engineering
BIOSTATISTICS Natural Sciences & Mathematics BS* Gillings School of Global Public Health*
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Social & Behavioral Sciences BS*, minor* Kenan Flagler Business School*
BUSINESS JOURNALISM Fine Arts & Humanities BA*, minor* School of Journalism & Mass Communication*
BUSINESS: HEALTH POLICY & MANAGEMENT Natural Sciences & Mathematics BS* Gillings School of Global Public Health*
BUSINESS: SPORT ADMINISTRATION Natural Sciences & Mathematics BA Exercise & Sport Science
CHEMISTRY Natural Sciences & Mathematics BA, BS, minor Chemistry
CHILD DEVELOPMENT & FAMILY STUDIES Social & Behavioral Sciences BA* School of Education*
CHINESE Social & Behavioral Sciences BA, minor Asian Studies
CHRISTIANITY & CULTURE Fine Arts & Humanities minor Religious Studies
CLASSICAL ARCHEOLOGY Fine Arts & Humanities BA Classics
CLASSICAL CIVILIZATION Fine Arts & Humanities BA Classics
CLASSICAL HUMANITIES Fine Arts & Humanities minor Classics
CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE Natural Sciences & Mathematics BS* School of Medicine*
COACHING EDUCATION Natural Sciences & Mathematics minor* Exercise & Sport Science
COGNITIVE SCIENCE Natural Sciences & Mathematics minor Psychology
COMMUNICATION STUDIES Fine Arts & Humanities BA Communication Studies
COMPARATIVE LITERATURE Fine Arts & Humanities BA, minor English & Comparative Literature
COMPOSITION, RHETORIC & DIGITAL LITERACY Fine Arts & Humanities minor English & Comparative Literature
COMPUTER SCIENCE Natural Sciences & Mathematics BA, BS minor Computer Science
CONTEMPORARY EUROPEAN STUDIES Social & Behavioral Sciences BA Curriculum in Contemporary European Studies
CREATIVE WRITING Fine Arts & Humanities minor English & Comparative Literature
CULTURAL STUDIES (INTERDISCIPLINARY) Fine Arts & Humanities BA Communication Studies
DENTAL HYGIENE Natural Sciences & Mathematics BS* School of Dentistry*
DRAMATIC ART Fine Arts & Humanities BA, minor Dramatic Art
EARTH SYSTEMS, SCIENCE Natural Sciences & Mathematics BA, BS Geological Sciences
ECOLOGY, SOCIETY, NATURAL RESOURCES Natural Sciences & Mathematics BA, BS Curriculum for Environment & Ecology
EAST EUROPEAN LANGUAGES & CULTURES Fine Arts & Humanities BA, minor Germanic & Slavic Languages & Literatures
ECONOMICS Social & Behavioral Sciences BA Economics
EDITING & GRAPHIC DESIGN Fine Arts & Humanities BA* School of Journalism & Mass Communication*
EDUCATION Social & Behavioral Sciences BA prof, Minor School of Education*
EDUCATION, HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE Natural Sciences & Mathematics BA, BS School of Education*
EDUCATION, MUSIC Fine Arts & Humanities BA* School of Education*
ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION Social & Behavioral Sciences BA*, minor* School of Journalism & Mass Communication*
ENGLISH Fine Arts & Humanities BA, minor English & Comparative Literature
ENERGY Natural Sciences & Mathematics BA Physics & Astronomy
ENERGY & SUSTAINABILITY Natural Sciences & Mathematics BA, BS, minor Curriculum for Environment & Ecology
ENTREPRENEURSHIP Social & Behavioral Sciences minor Economics
ENVIRONMENT & HEALTH Natural Sciences & Mathematics BS Curriculum for Environment & Ecology
ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY Natural Sciences & Mathematics BS Geological Sciences
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES Natural Sciences & Mathematics BS Gillings School of Global Public Health*
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES & STUDIES Natural Sciences & Mathematics BA, BS, minor Curriculum for Environment & Ecology
EUROPEAN HISTORY, MODERN Social & Behavioral Sciences BA History
EUROPEAN STUDIES, CONTEMPORARY Social & Behavioral Sciences BA Curriculum in Contemporary European Studies
EXERCISE & SPORT SCIENCE Natural Sciences & Mathematics BA Exercise & Sport Science
FITNESS PROFESSIONAL Natural Sciences & Mathematics BA Exercise & Sport Science
FOLKLORE Fine Arts & Humanities minor American Studies
FRENCH & FRANCOPHONE STUDIES Fine Arts & Humanities BA, minor Romance Languages & Literatures
GENDER & WOMEN’S HISTORY Social & Behavioral Sciences BA History
GEOGRAPHY Social & Behavioral Sciences BA Geography
GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES Natural Sciences & Mathematics BA, BS, minor Geological Sciences
GEOPHYSICS Natural Sciences & Mathematics BA Physics & Astronomy
GERMAN Fine Arts & Humanities BA, minor Germanic & Slavic Languages & Cultures
GLOBAL CINEMA Fine Arts & Humanities minor English & Comparative Literature
GLOBAL ECONOMICS Social & Behavioral Sciences BA Curriculum in Global Studies
GLOBAL HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT Social & Behavioral Sciences BA Curriculum in Global Studies
GLOBAL HISTORY Social & Behavioral Sciences BA History
GLOBAL STUDIES Social & Behavioral Sciences BA Curriculum in Global Studies
GREEK, ANCIENT Fine Arts & Humanities BA, minor Classics
HEALTH POLICY & MANAGEMENT Natural   Sciences & Mathematics BS* Gillings School of Global Public Health*
HEBREW, MODERN Social & Behavioral Sciences minor Asian Studies
HEBREW, BIBLICAL Fine Arts & Humanities BA Religious Studies
HINDI-URDU Social & Behavioral Sciences minor Asian Studies
HISPANIC STUDIES Fine Arts & Humanities BA, minor Romance Languages & Literatures
HISTORY Social & Behavioral Sciences BA, minor History
INFORMATION SCIENCE Social & Behavioral Sciences BS* School of Information & Library Science*
INFORMATION SYSTEMS Social & Behavioral Sciences minor* School of Information & Library Science*
INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES Prof. James Thompson BA* Office of Undergraduate Curricula
INTERNATIONAL AMERICAN STUDIES Fine Arts & Humanities BA, minor American Studies
INTERNATIONAL FILM & LITERATURE Fine Arts & Humanities BA English & Comparative Literature
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE Fine Arts & Humanities BA English & Comparative Literature
INTERNATIONAL POLITICS Social & Behavioral Sciences BA Curriculum in Global Studies
INTERPERSONAL & ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION Fine Arts & Humanities BA Communication Studies
ISLAMIC & MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES Fine Arts & Humanities minor Religious Studies
ITALIAN Fine Arts & Humanities BA, minor Romance Languages & Literatures
JAPANESE Social & Behavioral Sciences BA, minor Asian Studies
JEWISH STUDIES Fine Arts & Humanities BA, minor Religious Studies
JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATION Fine Arts & Humanities BA* Journalism & Mass Communication*
KOREAN Social & Behavioral Sciences minor Asian Studies
LATIN Fine Arts & Humanities BA, minor Classics
LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES Social & Behavioral Sciences BA Latin American Studies
LATINA/O STUDIES Fine Arts & Humanities minor English & Comparative Literature
LINGUISTICS Fine Arts & Humanities BA, minor Lingustics
MANAGEMENT & SOCIETY Social & Behavioral Sciences BA Sociology
MARINE SCIENCES Natural Sciences & Mathematics minor Marine Sciences
MASS COMMUNICATION & SOCIETY Fine Arts & Humanities minor* School of Journalism & Mass Communication*
MATHEMATICAL DECISION SCIENCES Natural Sciences & Mathematics BS, minor Statistics & Operations Research
MATHEMATICS Natural Sciences & Mathematics BA, BS, minor Mathematics
MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY STUDIES & PRODUCTION Fine Arts & Humanities BA Communication Studies
MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY Social & Behavioral Sciences minor Anthropology
MEDICINE, LITERATURE & CULTURE Fine Arts & Humanities minor English & Comparative Literature
MEDIEVAL & EARLY MODERN STUDIES Social & Behavioral Sciences minor History
MILITARY SCIENCE Social & Behavioral Sciences minor Military Science
MODERN HEBREW Social & Behavioral Sciences minor Asian Studies
MULTIMEDIA Fine Arts & Humanities BA* School of Journalism & Mass Communication*
MUSIC Fine Arts & Humanities BA, BMusc, minor Music
NAVAL SCIENCE Social & Behavioral Sciences minor Naval Science
NURSING Natural Sciences & Mathematics BS* School of Nursing*
NUTRITION Natural Sciences & Mathematics BS* Gillings School of Global Public Health*
PEACE, WAR & DEFENSE Social & Behavioral Sciences BA Curriculum in Peace, War & Defense
PERFORMANCE STUDIES Fine Arts & Humanities BA Communication Studies
PHARMACY Natural Sciences & Mathematics PharmD Eschelman School of Pharmacy*’
PHILOSOPHY Fine Arts & Humanities BA, minor Philosophy
PHILOSOPHY, POLITICS, & ECONOMICS MINOR Fine Arts & Humanities minor Philosophy
PHYSICS Natural Sciences & Mathematics BA, BS, minor Physics & Astronomy
POLITICAL SCIENCE Social & Behavioral Sciences BA Political Science
POLYMER CHEMISTRY Natural Sciences & Mathematics BS Chemistry
PORTUGUESE Fine Arts & Humanities BA, minor Romance Languages & Literatures
PSYCHOLOGY Natural Sciences & Mathematics BA, BS Psychology
PUBLIC POLICY Social & Behavioral Sciences BA, minor Public Policy
PUBLIC RELATIONS Fine Arts & Humanities minor* School of Journalism & Mass Communication*
RADIOLOGIC SCIENCE Natural Sciences & Mathematics BS* School of Medicine*
RECREATION ADMINISTRATION Natural Sciences & Mathematics minor Exercise & Sport Science
RELIGIOUS STUDIES Fine Arts & Humanities BA Religious Studies
RHETORICAL STUDIES Fine Arts & Humanities BA Communication Studies
ROMANCE LANGUAGES & LITERATURES Fine Arts & Humanities BA, minor Romance   Languages & Literatures
RUSSIAN LANGUAGE & CULTURE Fine Arts & Humanities BA, minor Germanic & Slavic Languages & Cultures
SEXUALITY STUDIES Fine Arts & Humanities minor Women’s & Gender Studies
SLAVIC & EAST EUROPEAN LANGUAGES & CULTURES Fine Arts & Humanities BA, minor Germanic & Slavic Languages & Cultures
SOCIAL & ECONOMIC JUSTICE Social & Behavioral Sciences minor Sociology
SOCIOLOGY Social & Behavioral Sciences BA Sociology
SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES Social & Behavioral Sciences BA Asian Studies
SOUTHERN STUDIES Fine Arts & Humanities BA, minor American Studies
SPANISH Fine Arts & Humanities BA, minor(*) Romance Languages & Literatures
SPEECH & HEARING SCIENCES Natural Sciences & Mathematics minor School of Medicine
SPORT ADMINISTRATION Natural Sciences & Mathematics BA Exercise & Sport Science
STATISTICS & OPERATIONS RESEARCH Natural Sciences & Mathematics BS, minor Statistics & Operations Research
STUDIO ART Fine Arts & Humanities BA, BFA Art
SUSTAINABILITY Natural Sciences & Mathematics BA, BS, minor Curriculum for Environment & Ecology
THEATRICAL DESIGN, PRODUCTION Fine Arts & Humanities minor Dramatic Art
THIRD WORLD/NON-WESTERN HISTORY Social & Behavioral Sciences BA History
UNDECIDED All Divisions none none
UNITED STATES HISTORY Social & Behavioral Sciences BA History
URBAN STUDIES & PLANNING Fine Arts & Humanities minor City & Regional Planning
WOMEN’S & GENDER STUDIES Fine Arts & Humanities BA, minor Women’s & Gender Studies
WRITING FOR SCREEN & STAGE Fine Arts & Humanities minor Communications, Drama, English

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