Majors, Degrees and CIP codes

Program Level Degree Type
Art Undergraduate B.A./B.S.
Biology Undergraduate/ Graduate B.A./ M.A.
and Molecular Biology
Undergraduate B.S.
Bioinformatics Undergraduate B.S.
Undergraduate B.S.
Chemistry Undergraduate/ Graduate B.A./ B.S./ M.A.
Clinical Psychology Graduate M.A.
Undergraduate B.S.
Undergraduate B.A.
Undergraduate B.A./ B.S.
Elected Studies Undergraduate B.A.
English Undergraduate B.A.
Healthcare Management Graduate M.A.
History Undergraduate B.A.
Undergraduate B.A.
Mathematics Undergraduate B.A.
Education/Music Performance
Undergraduate B.A./ B.S./ B.M.
Physics Undergraduate/ Graduate B.A./ B.S./ M.A.
Undergraduate B.A.
Psychology Undergraduate/ Graduate B.A./ M.A.
Graduate M.A.
Sociology Undergraduate B.A.
Spanish Undergraduate B.A.
Undergraduate B.A.


Major CIP Code Major CIP Code
Art 50.0701 Biology 26.0101
A general program that focuses on the introductory study and appreciation of the
visual arts. Includes instruction in art, photography, and other visual communications media.
A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the
biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in
general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 26.021 Bioinformatics 26.1103
A program of study that combines the biological sub-disciplines of biochemistry and
molecular biology. Includes instruction in general biology, general and organic chemistry, physics,
biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, microbiology, genetics, and cellular biology.
A program that focuses on the application of computer-based technologies and services to
biomedical, and biotechnology research. Includes instruction in algorithms, network architecture,
principles of software design, human interface design, usability studies, search strategies, database
management and data mining, digital image processing, computer graphics and animation, CAD, computer
programming, and applications to experimental design and analysis and to specific quantitative,
modeling, and analytical studies in the various biological specializations.
Business Administration 52.0201 Chemistry 40.0501
A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the
functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human
resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics,
organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.
A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of
matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical
description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.
Clinical Psychology  
Computer Science
A program designed to enable the student to qualify for an appropriate master’s level professional
position in the broad fields of human behavior and services. The clinical program has been modified from its
original format to provide students with the necessary course work and practicum training for eligibility
as Licensed Professional Counselors, to conform to revised licensure options within the State of Tennessee,
Psychology Board of Examiners.
A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design
of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the
principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety
of end-use situations.
Criminal Justice 43.0107  
Data Science
A program that prepares individuals to perform the duties of police and public security
including patrol and investigative activities, traffic control, crowd control and public relations,
witness interviewing, evidence collection and management, basic crime prevention methods, weapon and
equipment operation and maintenance, report preparation and other routine law enforcement
A program that focuses on the interdisciplinary field of scientific methods, processes,
and systems to extract knowledge or insights from data. Virtually every area of our society is generating
considerable data: social networking, business platforms, health care and personalized/precision medicine,
digital humanities for literature and historical ‘excavation’, defense and security,
manufacturing and supply chain, climate change forecasting, as examples. However, without data management,
curation, analysis and visualization – these data do not inform new insights.
Elected Studies
A program that focuses on the students who have clearly developed educational aims and
find the usual range of available major fields inappropriate to those aims. Such students may
propose individually designed majors by submitting, at least four semesters prior to the anticipated
graduation date, a proposal to their faculty academic advisors. The faculty academic advisor
refers the proposal to the appropriate department chairs for review.
A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and
related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.
History 54.0101  
Homeland Security
A program that focuses on the general study and interpretation of the past, including the
gathering, recording, synthesizing and criticizing of evidence and theories about past events. Includes
instruction in historiography; historical research methods; studies of specific periods, issues and
cultures; and applications to areas such as historic preservation, public policy, and records
Any instructional program in homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and related
services not listed above.
Healthcare Management 51.0701 Mathematics 27.0101
A program that prepares individuals to apply managerial principles to the administration of
clinics, nursing homes, and other health care facilities. Includes instruction in facilities planning,
building and operations management, business management, financial management and insurance,
fund-raising and marketing, public relations, human resources management and labor relations, health
care facilities operations, principles of health care delivery, and applicable law and regulations.
A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their
relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional
analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.
Music 50.0901 Music Education 13.1312
A general program that focuses on the introductory study and appreciation of music and the
performing arts. Includes instruction in music, dance, and other performing arts media.
A program that prepares individuals to teach music and music appreciation programs at
various educational levels.
Music Performance 50.0901 Physics 40.0801
A program that prepares individuals to teach musical performance and music appreciation
programs at various educational levels.
A general program that focuses on the scientific study of matter and energy, and the
formulation and testing of the laws governing the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Includes
instruction in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mechanics, wave
properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, quantitative methods, and laboratory
Political Science 45.1001 Psychology 42.0101
A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and
behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and
politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of
the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and
A general program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and collective
behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior
problems and disorders. Includes instruction in the principles of the various subfields of psychology,
research methods, and psychological assessment and testing methods.
Sociology 45.1101 Social Justice 45.1301
A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social
relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization
and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures,
social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social
institutions, and social problems.
A program that focuses on the systematic study of education as a social and cultural
institution, and
the educational process as an object of humanistic inquiry. Includes instruction in such subjects as the
philosophy of education, history of education, educational literature, educational anthropology,
sociology of education, economics and politics of education, educational policy studies, and studies of
education in relation to specific populations, issues, social phenomena, and types of work.
Spanish 16.0905 Special Education 13.1001
A program that focuses on the Spanish language and related dialects. Includes instruction in
philology; Modern Castillan; Latin American and regional Spanish dialects; and applications in business,
science/technology, and other settings.
A general program that focuses on the design and provision of teaching and other educational
services to children or adults with special learning needs or disabilities, and that may prepare
individuals to function as special education teachers. Includes instruction in diagnosing learning
disabilities, developing individual education plans, teaching and
supervising special education students, special education counseling, and applicable laws and policies.
Information provided by:
National Center for Education Statistics - Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System