How do STEM majors see art majors

College Majors by Type: Arts, STEM, Business, and more

Selecting a college major was difficult enough when there were only a handful. Now there are hundreds of majors to choose from - including new and fascinating areas like practice studies or computer science. Fortunately, all of these majors fall into six types. If you are considering hundreds of ways to panic, but skimming six general categories will help cut things down. Here you are :

Art-related majors

Contrary to popular belief and the opera plot, art majors don't have to starve to death. The majors shown here represent a variety of deeply creative and artistic activities, each with many specialties. Asterisks denote the traditionally competitive majors who may be hard to reach, attend or request auditions, portfolios, and referrals. If your college kid is interested in one, they should check the requirements early on.

  • Architectural design *, including architecture and landscape architecture
  • Art * and its many subspecialties, including graphic design
  • Art history
  • Cinematography *
  • Comparative literature science
  • Dance *
  • design
  • Digital art * and other multimedia content, including video game design
  • Drama, including acting, writing, set design, costume design, prop production, and theater management
  • Film studies
  • Music *, including performance, composition, history, ethnomusicology, music education and recording technology

Major subjects natural sciences and mathematics

Over the past 30 years, the sciences have evolved into an extravagant array of possibilities. Some, such as B. Bioengineering, can be very competitive. Most of them have strict GPA and prerequisite coursework requirements. Pre-med students usually choose one major from this list, although statistically, music students have a better chance of acceptance into medical school.

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Agronomy
  • Animal science
  • astronomy
  • Biochemistry *
  • Bioengineering *
  • Biology, including marine, micro, molecular, and neurobiology
  • botany
  • chemistry
  • Criminal Science and Forensics
  • Earth and space science
  • entomology
  • Food science, including nutritional science
  • genetics
  • geology
  • Kinesiology, including sports medicine and exercise biology
  • mathematics
  • Medical technology
  • Nursing *
  • oceanography
  • physics
  • physiology
  • psychology
  • Linguistics and hearing sciences and disorders
  • statistics
  • Viticulture and Enology, an area that includes the management of vineyards

Environment-related majors

As global climate change takes center stage, these priorities are becoming increasingly important:

  • Water and Fisheries Sciences
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • biology
  • ecology
  • Earth and space sciences, including astronomy and geology
  • Environmental studies and policies
  • Environmental science
  • Resource management, including forest and wildlife management
  • Oceanography and marine biology

Business-Related Majors

Admission to business programs is usually competitive. The offers include:

  • Accounting and information systems
  • Business administration
  • Construction management
  • economy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finances
  • Health informatics
  • industrial engineering
  • Computer science
  • International business
  • management
  • marketing

Engineering and Technology major

These are all highly competitive majors. Almost all major subjects on this list, with the exception of applied mathematics, are affected.

  • Aerospace, design, test and production of aircraft, missiles and spacecraft
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Bioengineering
  • Bioresource science and technology
  • Chemical engineering
  • Civil and environmental engineering
  • Computer science and computer science
  • Electrical engineering
  • Technical communication, an area that includes technical writing
  • Materials science and engineering
  • mechanical engineering

Major subjects in literature, language and social sciences

Just like most pre-dent and pre-pharm prep students choose from the science list, pre-law students typically choose majors from this list. Asterisks indicate more competitive majors.

  • anthropology
  • classic
  • Urban planning *
  • Comparative literature science
  • Communication *
  • criminology
  • Education, including early childhood and special needs education
  • Economy *
  • English
  • Environmental studies
  • Ethnic and Gender Studies
  • Foreign language and literature
  • geography
  • history
  • Computer science
  • International studies
  • Library science
  • Linguistics
  • philosophy
  • Political science
  • psychology
  • Religious studies
  • rhetoric
  • Social justice
  • social care
  • sociology