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Combine your strengths & passion into a path of study for your career.

With nearly 100 majors, minors and areas of emphasis, UW-Green Bay allows you to focus on a specific area of academic study or professional interest. When choosing a major, consider your strengths and an area of study you are passionate about. Each program offers exciting opportunities and hands-on experiences that bring course material to life. It’s a formula that works, with about 97% of recent graduates reporting that they are employed, in graduate school or in the military within a year of graduation. But you can’t start until you become a Phoenix!

UW-Green Bay's Top Majors

Our top eight majors from 2022-2023 Spring Term show the variation in our available degrees:

Majors & Minors

Here is an up-to-date list of majors and minors offered at our campus. You can also see our majors and minors through our undergraduate catalog.

ProgramProgram Type
AccountingMajor & Minor
Actuarial ScienceMinor
ArtMajor & Minor
Arts ManagementMinor
BiologyMajor & Minor
Business AdministrationMajor & Minor
ChemistryMajor & Minor
CommunicationMajor & Minor
Community Health EducationMajor
Computer ScienceMajor & Minor
Criminal JusticeMinor
Democracy & Justice StudiesMajor & Minor
DesignMajor & Minor
EducationMajor & Minor
Electrical EngineeringMajor
Electrical Engineering TechnologyMajor
EnglishMajor & Minor
Environmental Engineering TechnologyMajor
Environmental Policy & PlanningMajor & Minor
Environmental ScienceMajor & Minor
First Nations StudiesMajor & Minor
GeoscienceMajor & Minor
GermanMajor & Minor
Global StudiesMinor
Health Information Management & TechnologyMajor
HistoryMajor & Minor
Human BiologyMajor & Minor
Human Resource ManagementMajor & Minor
HumanitiesMajor & Minor
Individual MajorMajor
Information SciencesMajor
International BusinessMinor
International Environmental ManagementMinor
Mathematics & StatisticsMajor & Minor
Mechanical EngineeringMajor
Mechanical Engineering TechnologyMajor
MusicMajor & Minor
Nursing 1-2-1Major
Nursing B.S.N.Major
Nursing R.N. to B.S.N.Major
Nutrition & DieteticsMajor
Organizational LeadershipMajor & Minor
Personal Financial PlanningMinor
PhilosophyMajor & Minor
Political ScienceMajor & Minor
PsychologyMajor & Minor
Public AdministrationMajor & Minor
Social WorkMajor
Sociology & AnthropologyMajor & Minor
Spanish & Latin American StudiesMajor & Minor
Theatre & DanceMinor
Water ScienceMajor
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality StudiesMinor
Writing & Applied Arts, B.F.A.Major
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With a large variety of majors and minors to choose from, there is no doubt that you will have questions. Below is a list of common questions and answers from students.

A major is a field of study or specialization which forms the primary focus of a student’s academic program. A major is made up of required and elective courses that provide in-depth knowledge and expertise in a particular subject area.

A minor is a secondary field of study that supplements the major. Minors allow students to explore an additional area of interest outside of their major, providing a basic understanding and knowledge in that particular subject.

The main difference between a major and a minor is the level of emphasis and depth of study. The major is the primary area of focus and requires a significant number of courses, while the minor is a secondary area of interest and requires fewer courses.

You can begin choosing a major and/or minor by personal interests or areas of study that you help in pursue a future career. After finding an area of study that is right for you, contact an advisor or specialist at UW-Green Bay to help make that decision possible.

Minors can provide several benefits and opportunities for college students. Minors can broaden knowledge and skills, enhance career prospects, Integrate multiple studies, and dive deeper into personal subjects.

The point of a minor is to define a secondary area of emphasis to your major that closer explains your knowledge of certain subject areas for employers and other people in the job market.

For some students, a minor may align closely with their career aspirations or provide a competitive advantage in the job market. However, it's important to consider the time and coursework requirements of pursuing a minor, as it may impact the overall workload and time needed to complete the degree.

Declaring a major early on has several benefits. By declaring a major early on you can start taking courses specific to your targeted study and helps with future academic planning. Job opportunities and internships become more available the sooner you declare a major. Scholarships for your study also become more available the sooner you declare a major.

Opportunities such as student organizations, honor societies, internships, and departmental activities become available the moment you decide. Relieving your stress by having a plan makes your college experience all the better.

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Career Planning

Your first "major" decision is the first of many. Guides and research material are available for your convenience.

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Get in contact with our advising team to get you prepared to declare your major.

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Explore Our Programs

Our degree types range from Undergraduate to Graduate and Associate to Certificate.

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Major & Career Guides

Choosing a major can be a tough decision, but it does not have to be. Provided is a guide on choosing a major that is right for you and your career choice. A career assessment is also available to identify your occupations that are right for you based on your skills and interests.

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Online Options

Want an education that works around you? An online education can provide the courses and degree you need while also giving you time to focus on life's duties. We offer a number of online undergraduate programs that can fit your lifestyle.

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Trying to choose a major can be tough. No doubt you have questions about what all this means to you. If your major research has taken you to a point that you're ready to talk to an advisor, just call, email or stop by for a drop-in session.

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