PSAT Pre-Survey College Majors

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The following list of college majors organized by academic area of study is presented within the PSAT Student Answer Sheet Instructions for reference in answering the pre-survey question on College Major: 

College Majors by Academic Area of Study

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences    100

  • Agricultural Business and Management    101
  • Animal Sciences    103

Architecture and Related Services    120

  • Architecture    121
  • City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning    123
  • Landscape Architecture    125

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies    140

  • Area Studies    141
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies    142

Biological and Biomedical Sciences    160

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General    161
  • Biochemistry    162
  • Biophysics    163
  • Biotechnology    164
  • Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences    166
  • Ecology    167
  • Genetics    168
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography    169
  • Microbiological Sciences and Immunology    170
  • Molecular Biology    171
  • Neuroscience    185
  • Zoology/Animal Biology    175

Business Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services    200

  • Accounting and Related Services    201
  • Actuarial Science    202
  • Business Administration, Management, and Operations    204
  • Fashion Merchandising    208
  • Finance and Financial Management Services    209
  • Hospitality Administration/Management    211
  • Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Management    225
  • Human Resources Management and Services    212
  • International Business    214
  • Management Information Systems and Services    217
  • Marketing/Marketing Management    218
  • Meeting and Event Planning    230

Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs    250

  • Communication and Media Studies    252
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia    253
  • Journalism    254
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication    270
  • Radio and Television    257

Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services    300

  • Artificial Intelligence    301
  • Computer Game Programming    311
  • Computer Programming    302
  • Computer Science    303
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications    306
  • Information Sciences/Studies    308

Education    400

  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching    407
  • Early Childhood and Family Studies   436
  • Elementary Education and Teaching    417
  • English as a Second Language   437
  • Second Language Learning   438
  • Secondary Education and Teaching    430
  • Special Education and Teaching    432

Engineering    450

  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Space Engineering    451
  • Agricultural Engineering    452
  • Architectural Engineering    453
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering    454
  • Chemical Engineering   455
  • Civil Engineering   456
  • Computer Engineering, General    457
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering   459
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics    461
  • Engineering Science    462
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering   463
  • Geological/Geophysical Engineering    464
  • Industrial Engineering     465
  • Materials Engineering   466
  • Mechanical Engineering   467
  • Mining and Mineral Engineering   468
  • Nuclear Engineering   470
  • Petroleum Engineering   472
  • Polymer/Plastics Engineering   475

Engineering Technologies   500

  • Computer Engineering Technology    501
  • Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies    502
  • Energy Systems Technologies   517
  • Telecommunications Technology/Technician    509

English Language and Literature/Letters    520

  • Creative Writing    522

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences    540

  • Food, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies    542

Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics    550

  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics    553
  • Comparative Literature    554
  • East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics   555
  • French Language and Literature    556
  • German Language and Literature    557
  • Linguistics    559
  • Russian Language and Literature    560
  • Spanish Language and Literature    561

Health Professions and Related Programs    600

  • Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions    602
  • Athletic Training/Trainer    603
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions    605
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders    606
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist    607
  • Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services    610
  • Nursing    619
  • Predentistry Studies    627
  • Premedicine/Premedical Studies    628
  • Preoccupational Therapy Studies    678
  • Prepharmacy Studies    629
  • Prephysical Therapy Studies    682
  • Preveterinary Studies    630

History    700

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Services    890

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration    892
  • Forensic Science and Technology    894
  • Homeland Security    897

Legal Professions and Studies    710

  • Prelaw Studies     712

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies, and Humanities    720

  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies    722
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies    723

Mathematics and Statistics    740

  • Applied Mathematics     741
  • Mathematics     742
  • Statistics     743

Military Technologies and Applied Sciences    360

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies    770

  • Biological and Physical Sciences     771
  • Business Analytics   788
  • Data Science   789
  • International/Global Studies     772
  • Mathematics and Computer Science     773

Natural Resources and Conservation    790

  • Environmental Science     791
  • Environmental Studies     792
  • Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management     793
  • Forestry     794
  • Wildlife, Fish, Wildlands Science/Management     796

Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies    800

  • Parks and Recreation Facilities Management     802
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management     803
  • Personal and Culinary Services     810

Philosophy and Religious Studies    820

  • Philosophy     821
  • Religion/Religious Studies     822

Physical Sciences    830

  • Astronomy     832
  • Astrophysics     833
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology     834
  • Chemistry     836
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences     837
  • Materials Science     854
  • Physics     843

Psychology    870

Public Administration and Social Services     880

  • Human Services, General     881
  • Public Administration     882
  • Public Policy Analysis     883
  • Social Work     884

Social Sciences    900

  • Anthropology     901
  • Archaeology     902
  • Criminology     903
  • Economics     904
  • Geography     905
  • International Relations and Affairs     906
  • Political Science and Government     907
  • Sociology     908

Theology and Religious Vocations    920

  • Religious Music and Worship   923

Visual and Performing Arts    940

  • Art History, Criticism, and Conservation     941
  • Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management     960
  • Dance     942
  • Drama and Theater Arts     943
  • Fashion/Apparel Design     945
  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts     946
  • Fine and Studio Art     947
  • Game and Interactive Media Design     970
  • Graphic Design     948
  • Interior Design     949
  • Music     950
  • Photography     954
  • Technical Theater/Theater Design and Technology     955

Other    990

Undecided    999

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