Majors, Degrees and CIP codes

Program Level Degree Type
Art Undergraduate B.A./B.S.
Biology Undergraduate/ Graduate B.A./ M.A./M.S.
and Molecular Biology
Undergraduate B.S.
Bioinformatics Undergraduate B.S.
Undergraduate A.S./B.S.
Chemistry Undergraduate/ Graduate B.A./ B.S./ M.A./ M.S.
Clinical Psychology Graduate M.A.
Undergraduate B.S.
Undergraduate B.A.
Undergraduate/Graduate B.A./ B.S./M.A./ M.S.
Elected Studies Undergraduate B.A.


Executive Leadership







Healthcare Management Graduate M.S.
History 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./ M.S.
Undergraduate B.A.
Psychology Undergraduate/ Graduate B.A./ M.A.


Social Work







Sociology Undergraduate B.A.
Spanish Undergraduate B.A.
Undergraduate B.A.



Major/CIP Code Details

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.

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 biological, 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.

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.

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.

A program that prepares individuals to perform the duties of police and public security officers, including patrol and investigative activities, traffic control, crowd control and public relations, interviewing, evidence collection and management, basic crime prevention methods, weapon and equipment operation and maintenance, report preparation and other routine law enforcement responsibilities.

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,and  climate change forecasting, as examples. However, without data management, curation, analysis and visualization – these data do not inform new insights.

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.

A program that focuses on leadership skills that can be applied to a business, government, non-profit, or educational setting. Includes instruction in organizational planning, dynamics of leadership, finance, team building, conflict resolution and mediation, communication, and other management skills.

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 administration.

Any instructional program in homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and related protective services not listed above

A program that prepares individuals to apply managerial principles to the administration of hospitals, 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 scientific program that focuses on the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and biophysics of human movement, and applications to exercise and therapeutic rehabilitation. Includes instruction in biomechanics, motor behavior, motor development and coordination, motor neurophysiology, performance research, rehabilitative therapies, the development of diagnostic and rehabilitative methods and equipment, and related analytical methods and procedures in applied exercise and therapeutic rehabilitation.

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.

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.

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 methods.

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 processes.

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.

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.

A program that prepares individuals for the professional practice of social welfare administration and counseling, and that focus on the study of organized means of providing basic support services for vulnerable individuals and groups. Includes instruction in social welfare policy; case work planning; social counseling and intervention strategies; administrative procedures and regulations; and specific applications in areas such as child welfare and family services, probation, employment services, and disability counseling.

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.