Accounting College of Business
At the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, you'll discover accounting is an exciting career path that is rewarding, social and diverse. Accounting professionals are valued critical thinkers and problem solvers in today’s competitive marketplace. A math background is not needed; you will build an understanding of how money flows to help others make decisions. With accounting knowledge, the career possibilities are endless—help individuals, small businesses or major companies thrive in Nebraska and across the world.
Acting Hixson Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting (BFA) is a Professional Actor Training Program that provides young artists with rigorous training and a variety of performance opportunities intended to challenge and enliven the creative spirit. It balances foundational and advanced performance practices in theatre and film with exposure to specialized performance techniques in voice over, gaming, motion capture, green screen and other emerging disciplines. An audition is required after being admitted to the university.
Actuarial Science College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business
As an actuary, you will find ways to manage risk and its financial consequences through strong analytical skills and knowledge in economics, finance, mathematics and statistics. The actuarial science major at Nebraska prepares you to be a key player in companies dealing with risk, including insurance companies, hospitals, banks and more. This major is offered in the College of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences.
Advertising and Public Relations College of Journalism and Mass Communications
The advertising and public relations major offers several paths for students who are interested in working in media. This dynamic field consists of creative thinking, brand storytelling, strategic communications, social media management, campaign concepting, public image maintenance and much more. You’ll become well-versed as a true media professional through experiential learning—create and present campaigns for clients, pitch creative concepts, design and storyboard advertisements and practice content management—all before you graduate.
Agribusiness College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, College of Business
Agribusiness offers substantial career opportunities, with one in four jobs in Nebraska and one in five nationwide spanning farm management, lending, renewable resources, finance and sales. As global demand for food, fiber and energy grows, agribusiness majors acquire skills to tackle industry challenges—from farm to fork—like decision-making, management and strategy. Discover opportunities to connect with agribusiness leaders and tailor your education to your career interests.
Agricultural Economics College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Understanding numbers in agriculture is critical to decision-making in areas such as world trade, agribusiness marketing, risk management, policy development, commodity marketing and lending or managing an agricultural enterprise. Learn to apply economic and financial principles to analyze problems in agriculture, business, government and more. The agricultural economics program offers you the opportunity to gain skills in planning, evaluation and management—useful in both private- and public-sector enterprises.
Agricultural Engineering College of Engineering
As an agricultural engineer, you'll use the latest technology to advance environmental issues and activities. You will study machine components and equipment, test agricultural machinery to ensure safety and performance, and provide leadership and insights for water and environmental concerns. You can play a vital role in anticipating and solving global challenges with our top-ranked program.
Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
A degree in agricultural leadership, education and communication (ALEC) is designed to equip you with knowledge of technical agriculture, natural resources and environmental sciences as well as communication and interpersonal skills. Prepare for a career in agribusiness leadership training and development, agriculture or technical sciences teaching, communications, advocacy and public service. Study a comprehensive approach to human development through leadership, communication and the teaching and learning process.
Agricultural Systems Technology College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Agricultural systems technology resides at the forefront of new and emerging technologies, enabling you to solve agricultural challenges of the 21st century and beyond. This hands-on major combines coursework in technology, agricultural sciences and business. Prepare to apply a systems approach to managing technology in agriculture and related industries. This major is ideal for students interested in working with machinery and technology from a practical perspective.
Agronomy College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
The agronomy major provides specialization in managing field crop systems and includes learning experiences in crop and soil management, plant genetics and physiology. You will gain skills and knowledge needed to optimize and diversify crop systems to preserve soil and water resources while growing food, fiber and fuel for the world. Our faculty are dedicated to helping students reach their professional goals.
Animal Science College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Study animals and their contributions to our health, nutrition, economic success and overall quality of life as you learn the basics of animal biology, nutrition, physiology, reproduction and ethical management. The field of animal science encompasses the sciences related to animals and their contributions and interactions with humans. This program is designed for students interested in pursuing careers associated with the livestock, poultry, meat and companion animal industries.
Anthropology College of Arts and Sciences
When you major in anthropology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, you’ll study a variety of aspects of humanity, from human origin and past cultures to traditional and modern societies. Anthropologists investigate human behavior and cultural practices around the world. Embracing a holistic perspective that considers humans at the center of biology, culture and history, anthropologists help people navigate today’s complex and changing world.
Applied Climate Science College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Climate impacts society as well as agricultural and natural resource systems. Explore trends in climate and learn to forecast major long-term change while networking with nationally and internationally recognized faculty and staff. You’ll gain hands-on experience with climate-oriented centers on campus as you prepare for a career in agribusiness, environmental consulting, planning or government.
Applied Science College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
At the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, pursuing applied science means leveraging your unique interests and skills to shape your future. This versatile major allows you to choose over half of your courses from a diverse selection within the College of Agriculture Sciences and Natural Resources. It's a personalized path where your degree aligns with your career goals, and adding a minor won't extend your time to graduate.
Architectural Engineering College of Engineering
Architectural engineers blend the fundamental principles of engineering with knowledge of all building systems. Using new and emerging technologies, you’ll plan and design safe, efficient and sustainable buildings and structures. The Durham School’s five-year program is one of only a few in the nation and combines a bachelor’s and master’s degree to provide an excellent foundation in your chosen career field. This program is delivered in Omaha.
Architecture College of Architecture
A major in architecture provides a strong foundation for a career in the architecture and design industry, equipping you with cutting-edge technical skills and a creative, problem-solving mindset to positively contribute to the built environment. Architects shape the physical environment to express the values and beliefs of a culture and its people. Simply put, architects design buildings to motivate people. Architecture surrounds us in our daily lives. Look up and be inspired.
Art Hixson Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts
The art major is designed for students aspiring to pursue a professional path as an artist or someone involved in the administrative aspects of an art-related organization. You’ll begin with creative foundational classes, then work with your advisor to determine whether you want to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) or a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. Both options provide the knowledge and skills necessary for success in the art industry.
Art History and Criticism Hixson Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts
The Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Criticism provides a broad foundation in analyzing and researching, writing and discussing art in its various contexts. Explore artwork through traditional approaches of field research and writing as well as creative or curatorial work, allowing you to take an active role in your community and broaden your career possibilities.
Biochemistry College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, College of Arts and Sciences
When you major in biochemistry at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, you’ll study the molecules that make up life. Explore chemical reactions within a living cell with applications ranging from pharmaceuticals to biofuels. You will have three options for pursuing this major—biochemical analysis, cellular biochemistry or computational biochemistry—so you can dive deep into areas that match your interests, including computers, business, psychology or even art.
Biological Sciences College of Arts and Sciences
When you major in biological sciences at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, you’ll study the living world, from molecules to ecosystems. You can explore your individual interests through research with a faculty member or immersive courses at Cedar Point Biological Station. Apply scientific methods and cross-disciplinary knowledge to address grand challenges in biology, such as climate change, the biodiversity crisis, emerging infectious disease, cancer, human genetics and biotechnology development.
Biological Systems Engineering College of Engineering
Biological systems engineering integrates biology and engineering principles to address societal challenges. By understanding biological phenomena, you will work across disciplines to solve complex problems. Professionals with a biomedical focus may design tissue culture systems or develop disease-detection devices. Those in food and bioprocess engineering can improve manufacturing practices, while ecological and environmental engineers work on ecosystem design, pollution mitigation and waste management systems.
Broadcasting College of Journalism and Mass Communications
Studying broadcasting at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln means being part of the next generation to take over the media landscape, whether you want to be a star or behind the scenes. From day one, you’ll gain hands-on experience inside and outside the classroom, like producing a live television newscast, DJing the campus radio station, working with HuskerVision or entering the Hearst Audio Competition—all before you graduate.
Business Administration College of Business
Business is a vital institution in society, offering the greatest potential for impactful change. Pursuing a business administration major allows you to delve into various business disciplines and create a personalized degree. Develop a range of skills, from accounting fundamentals to the principles of management, and unlock limitless career opportunities.
Business and Law College of Business
Meet the high demand of employers who need professionals to develop business solutions from legal and interdisciplinary perspectives. Many jobs need knowledge of both business and legal concepts without having the requirement to attend law school. Solve critical challenges and impact the future of business by knowing the best legal practices when making decisions.
Chemical Engineering College of Engineering
Chemical engineers combine chemistry, physics and engineering principles to design and optimize processes for chemical, pharmaceutical, fuel and material production. In this comprehensive program, you’ll develop skills in mathematics, physics, chemistry, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, mass transfer, thermodynamics and process design. Through hands-on laboratory experiences, you’ll tackle real-world problems and design experimental equipment to prepare for diverse roles in research, development, production, sales, and maintenance within industries like chemicals, pharmaceuticals, energy and environmental control.
Chemistry College of Arts and Sciences
When you major in chemistry at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, you’ll learn about the fundamental ways elements are pieced together to construct the entirety of the physical world around us. This is foundational for the study of life processes, disease and drug development. The knowledge and experiential problem-solving skills that you build in chemistry are relevant to the evolving fields of environmental studies, material development, forensic science and technology transfer.
Child, Youth and Family Studies College of Education and Human Sciences
The child, youth and family studies major will prepare you to work with children, families and communities in a variety of settings. Through hands-on learning and the study of family systems and interrelationships, you will hone the knowledge, skills and abilities to navigate conflict, prevent and remedy interpersonal problems and build upon family strengths.
Civil Engineering College of Engineering
Civil engineering focuses on protecting and enhancing our quality of life and sustaining our natural resources and the environment. As a civil engineer, you can design systems to manage water resources, provide power, irrigation, flood control, recreation and water and wastewater treatment. Civil engineers also plan and construct transportation systems, housing and other structures, aiming to minimize pollution and protect the environment.
Classics and Religious Studies College of Arts and Sciences
When you major in classics and religious studies at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, you’ll study the languages and cultures of the ancient Mediterranean world and civilization’s major religions. Focus on one of three options: ancient Greco-Roman civilization, ancient Greek and Latin or the traditions of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.
Communication Sciences and Disorders College of Education and Human Sciences
The communication sciences and disorders major lays the groundwork for a career working with people at any stage of life who have communication difficulties. Undergraduate coursework will prepare you for professional study at the graduate level and a career in audiology or speech-language pathology. Both audiologists and speech-language pathologists are in high demand with employment for both careers projected to grow 10-20% from 2021-2031.
Communication Studies College of Arts and Sciences
When you major in communication studies at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, you’ll learn how to communicate and make connections in a divided world, be an advocate, negotiate differences and better relate with others. Learn about verbal communication, nonverbal communication and mediated messages, as well as how communication erodes and sustains collaboration within and among local, national and global communities.
Computer Engineering - Lincoln College of Engineering
Computer engineering focuses on the integration of hardware and software system design. At the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, you’ll combine computing concepts with technical hardware skills to develop the range of expertise for a holistic view of computer-based systems and global decision-making. You’ll study topics such as digital logic and technologies, programming, system components and design, application of theory, experimentation, tools and techniques, and maintenance.
Computer Engineering - Omaha College of Engineering
The computer engineering major, delivered in Omaha, focuses on computer systems, combining elements of electrical engineering and computer science. Completion of our program will enable you to enter employment in positions involving computer hardware design and applications, computer software design and development, microcomputer-based applications and computer networking. The program also leads to preparation for graduate studies in computer engineering, computer science or electrical engineering.
Computer Science College of Engineering
Computer science focuses on programming languages and theory that will prepare you for any computing career path. You will learn both fundamentals and high-level concepts and have the flexibility to explore a variety of specialized computing topics tailored to your specific goals, interests and desired skills. You will study various aspects of data science, including data collection, visualization, foundations of computational methodologies and software and hardware applications.
Construction Engineering College of Engineering
The construction engineering major integrates engineering, construction and management courses. It resembles the construction management program but provides a greater emphasis on engineering, scientific and technical courses to meet the requirements for licensure as a professional engineer. You will focus on applying engineering principles to solve real-world construction problems. Our program is located within a thriving hub of engineering and architecture firms, offering valuable opportunities to work with industry professionals.
Construction Management College of Engineering
Construction management encompasses planning, scheduling and building diverse projects in the construction industry. This field addresses the growing need for high-quality, cost-effective, efficient and sustainable structures. The curriculum covers project management, sustainability, safety, legal aspects, construction methods, finance, planning, leadership and communication skills. You’ll receive a strong foundation in business management, architecture, engineering and construction science.
Dance Hixson Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts
The Bachelor of Arts in Dance provides thorough professional preparation while allowing the greatest curricular space for electives or a second major. Through balanced and integrated curriculum, you'll learn the cultural, theatrical and performing aspects of dance. Develop working methods that are both safe and correct as you explore your personal artistry. An audition is required after being admitted to the university.
Data Science College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering
Data science prepares you with hands-on experience and competency in data analysis, algorithm design and implementation as you develop aptitudes for interdisciplinary problem solving. The program enables you to take advantage of career opportunities in statistical modeling, software design or Big Data solutions.
Economics College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business
Economics affects all aspects of life. More than prices and money, economics is the study of how people, households, businesses and governments make choices under scarcity. Learn how to think critically, make informed decisions and apply your analytical abilities to issues affecting individuals, businesses, governments and entire nations. Pursue a career in banking, insurance, finance, consulting or government or prepare to enter a professional or graduate program in law, foreign service, labor relations or business. This major is offered in the College of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences.
Electrical Engineering College of Engineering
Electrical engineers helped invent the computer, satellite communications, cellular phones, microchips and solar panels. They are in high demand globally. At the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, you will receive a well-rounded education that prepares you for a career in utilities, communication and computing, government, education or consulting. You can focus on such fields as aerospace, bioengineering, computers, renewable energy and power, telecommunications and transportation.
Elementary Education (K-6) College of Education and Human Sciences
The elementary education (K-6) major places a large emphasis on STEM education, which enables you to prepare your students to become citizens of a rapidly changing world. You will learn fun and meaningful approaches to teaching reading, writing, mathematics and science. Upon completion, you will be recommended as a candidate for teacher certification from the Nebraska Department of Education.
Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education College of Education and Human Sciences
The elementary education and early childhood education major prepares you to teach children from preschool through grade 6. You will participate in practicum experiences and student teaching in both elementary schools and child development centers, including the Ruth Staples Child Development Lab on East Campus. Upon completion of the program, you will be recommended for certifications in both elementary education and early childhood.
Elementary Education and Special Education (K-6) College of Education and Human Sciences
Schools are experiencing a shortage of teachers, and the demand for those with certification in both elementary education and special education is high. With a Bachelor of Science dual degree in elementary education and special education (K-6), you will develop the necessary skills to make a difference in the lives of young children with special needs.
Emerging Media Arts Hixson Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts
Storytelling is at the core of emerging media arts. Learn to create stories and build worlds using filmmaking, interactive media, virtual reality, virtual production, experience design, sounds, physical computing, wearable technologies, data visualization and artificial intelligence. Participate in experiential and project-based learning through studio and laboratory experiences with 1-to-1 faculty mentoring. A portfolio is required for acceptance after being admitted to the university.
English College of Arts and Sciences
When you major in English at Nebraska, you’ll explore print and digital texts to discover deeper meanings through literary, rhetorical and historical analysis. Learn how to write fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction with award-winning authors. Amplify your understanding of society and culture while empowering yourself to imagine audacious solutions to insoluble societal problems through engaging texts from a diverse range of experiences.
Environmental and Sustainability Studies College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, College of Arts and Sciences
When you major in environmental and sustainability studies at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, you’ll study physical, biological and social sciences and develop competency in a specific discipline. Prepare to contribute solutions for current and future local and global challenges. Our interdisciplinary curriculum emphasizes engagement in the community, internship opportunities, communication skills, collaboration, teamwork, leadership skills and critical thinking that will serve you well in the workplace or in the pursuit of advanced degrees.
Environmental Engineering College of Engineering
Environmental engineering applies engineering principles to protect human health and nature's ecosystems with the goal of enhancing the quality of life. Your job could encompass areas like pollution control, water supply, wastewater management, solid waste disposal, public health and sustainable design. Environmental engineers strive to minimize pollution, waste and energy consumption while safeguarding the environment and considering social, economic and political aspects.
Environmental Science College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
This holistic, broad-based program combines physical, biological and social sciences with cross-interdisciplinary study. Human impact on the environment, climate change, access to water, conservation of resources and ecosystems and sustainability are critical concerns on both a local and global scale. After graduation, you’ll be ready to make a difference so that future generations have adequate resources and a healthy environment.
Ethnic Studies College of Arts and Sciences
When you major in ethnic studies at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, you’ll explore crucial, challenging issues of race, ethnicity, indigeneity, colonialism and social justice that affect lives and experiences locally and globally. Our supportive and award-winning professors teach an interdisciplinary, comparative, integrative program of studies including history, the arts, politics, psychology and sociology. You will be prepared for a successful career in business, education, law, politics, medicine, community organizing, environmental justice or the arts.
Film Studies College of Arts and Sciences
When you major in film studies at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, you’ll practice empathetic imagination by thinking critically about global film history in its diversity—from discovering how cinema informs who “we” are to carefully analyzing questions of genre, nationality, race/ethnicity and gender/sexuality in films from many historical, aesthetic and critical approaches. Develop skills in imaginative reasoning as you engage with films from not only your own perspective but also that of the filmmakers’ cultures.
Finance College of Business
Study finance at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln to understand money, investments and how the market impacts the economy. Gain skills in risk assessment, problem-solving, money management and data analyzation as you learn how to improve the financial health of businesses, organizations and individuals. Job opportunities beyond banking include strategic financial decision-making, stock analysis, risk management and financial planning. Choose one of three finance tracks: banking and risk management, investments or general finance.
Fisheries & Wildlife College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Our fisheries and wildlife education has a long and proud history of preparing students to meet the challenges of conserving habitat, protecting threatened and endangered species and managing ecosystems. Students take classes in the natural sciences, communications, decision making, policy and technology. This major is perfect for those who are passionate about the outdoors, wildlife, research or conservation.
Food Science and Technology College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Join the industry that helps ensure a safe, nutritious and wide variety of food choices for consumers. Combining biological sciences, physical science, food science, math and social sciences, this program covers it all—from food chemistry and product development to processing and food safety. Learn the scientific background of food and the technologies that protect, preserve and enhance it.
Forensic Science College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
With a major in forensic science, you’ll have the technical know-how, hands-on experience and intellectual flexibility to adapt to any criminal investigation. Every crime scene and scenario is different. Learn how to apply your science knowledge and skills to interpret evidence and arrive at sound conclusions. Prepare for a fulfilling professional career by honing your foundational scientific and technical knowledge, communication skills and ethical considerations.
French College of Arts and Sciences
When you major in French at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, you’ll have a versatile and practical command of the French language and an appreciation for French-speaking cultures. Our instructors encourage you to connect your interests and values with your coursework. Study abroad in Angers or Pau, France, participate in French Club or French Table and volunteer in the community. You will be prepared for a career in nonprofit work, teaching, business, translation, politics, social work and more.
Geography College of Arts and Sciences
When you major in geography at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, you’ll expand your understanding of the relationship between human society and Earth’s physical environment, which is critical to addressing the complexities of global change and the population movement. Gain insight on issues involving natural resources, culture, economics, politics and more. Learn to employ state-of-the-art technologies, such as web cartography, geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing and sustainability modeling to organize information and solve problems.
Geology College of Arts and Sciences
When you major in geology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, you will study the Earth’s minerals, rocks and landforms, and the processes that cause them to change over time. Learn about the causes of geological hazards (e.g., earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanos, landslides), and the occurrence of the elements and materials necessary for a clean energy future. Gain practical experience through laboratory analysis and fieldwork.
German College of Arts and Sciences
When you major in German at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, you’ll explore various aspects of the German culture and learn to communicate effectively. Study abroad, pursue an internship opportunity in Berlin, engage with others at the German conversation table and participate in research opportunities. Prepare for a career in nonprofit work, teaching, business, translation, politics, social work and more.
Global Studies College of Arts and Sciences
When you major in global studies at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, you’ll explore the complexities of our ever-changing world. Enhance your knowledge of critical global issues and develop your skills in critical thinking, cross-cultural communication and logical analysis. Our interdisciplinary program is designed to help you navigate the growing interconnectedness and diversity of interactions at the global level and ultimately become a change-maker.
Graphic Design Hixson Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts
The graphic design major cultivates your ability to merge creativity with visual communication to craft diverse print and digital products. Offered as both a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), the curriculum includes fundamental art and design principles and history. The B.A. program, with nearly half its courses in the major, requires an additional field of study. The BFA program provides additional experience in graphic design and related studio art.
Grassland Systems College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Nearly half of Nebraska’s land area is grassland, necessitating trained professionals to make smart decisions that maintain the health, productivity and biodiversity of our grasslands, rangelands and prairies. The Center for Grassland Studies offers an undergraduate degree in grassland systems, with two options specializing in grassland ecology and management or grazing livestock systems. Prepare for an exciting career as a land or prairie manager, or as a research scientist pursuing further grassland study.
History College of Arts and Sciences
When you major in history at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, you’ll study the past to develop an understanding of the ways in which it continues to affect the present. You will gain a global perspective as well as the knowledge, skills and experience to understand our history while developing a critical understanding of how the past continues to shape the present and future.
Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management College of Education and Human Sciences
The hospitality, restaurant and tourism management major combines classroom instruction with experiential learning to help you move into management positions in the hospitality industry, one of the largest and fastest growing in the world. The program is designed to meet current industry needs and be flexible enough for you to tailor it to your interests in one of six areas of emphasis.
Insect Science College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
The field of insect science encompasses the agricultural, biological and environmental sciences related to insects and their interactions with humans. Insects are essential to maintaining healthy ecosystems, so management of both beneficial and pest insects is essential to global food security. This major is designed to prepare you for a career utilizing the understanding of insects and their interactions with environmental and human systems.
Integrated Science College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Integrated science is an individualized program of study that allows you to customize your degree program to pursue your academic and professional goals in concentration areas not available within existing departmental curricula. With the mentoring of a faculty advisory committee, you will select courses across multiple areas to create an individualized and interdisciplinary program of study.
Interior Design College of Architecture
The interior design major pushes boundaries and prompts investigation of forward-thinking interior-built environments. Creatively imagine a better future by designing spaces that are not only beautiful but are also deeply connected to our societal fabric. Explore space-making through the lens of fabrication, materiality, volume, program, light, context, experience, sustainability and human-factors. We are driven to provide excellent teaching and diverse student learning experiences so that you can define your future as a professional interior designer.
International Business College of Business
Are you interested in exploring the world by doing business in other countries or working with global teams? The international business major offers exciting possibilities for careers in the U.S. and around the world. At the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, you can combine enriching coursework, study abroad programs, language studies and international internships or practicums to become a fully prepared global business leader.
Journalism College of Journalism and Mass Communications
Studying journalism at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln means diving deep into the stories that surround us. From the historic win by the Huskers or issues affecting our communities to a multimedia project across the globe, the world is in your hands. Learn how to share stories through images and words, leverage social media in reporting and produce multimedia content for the web.
Landscape Architecture College of Architecture
The landscape architecture major is focused on the pursuit of resilient, sustainable and joyful places through teaching and research. Our collaborative and multidisciplinary community believes the field has transformational potential in the pursuit of solutions to big challenges through design solutions that demonstrate an understanding of ecology, the inclusion of diversity, respect for heritage and address the need for equity in the environment.
Management College of Business
The management major enables you to start your own business or help an established organization reach its highest potential. Choose from five areas of emphasis within the degree: Clifton Builders management, entrepreneurship and innovation, general management, human resource management, or leadership in organizations. The Clifton Builders Program is only found at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, and our HR track is one of few that is Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)-aligned.
Marketing College of Business
Have you ever wondered how much research and strategy goes into a sponsored social media post or how companies start texting you when you are near their store? Marketing is all about communicating what is important about your product, service or cause to your audience. Learn how to create and evaluate the strategy powering social media and other marketing campaigns, motivate sales teams and understand the psychological phenomena shaping consumer behavior.
Mathematics College of Arts and Sciences
When you major in mathematics at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, you’ll study areas of pure and applied mathematics and develop problem-solving abilities, versatility and adaptability. Match your math major to your interests by selecting one of seven options. Take courses that range from core requirements of calculus and linear algebra to coding theory and mathematical finance.
Mechanical Engineering College of Engineering
Mechanical engineering is a diverse field that encompasses researching, developing, designing, manufacturing and testing mechanical devices such as tools, engines and machines. Discover a career in nanotechnology research, academia or government handling tasks such as R&D, equipment and system design, production supervision, plant engineering, sales, testing and teaching. Your education will equip you to tackle challenges in energy storage, alternative fuels, waste management, environmental control, energy conversion, aerospace and biomedical engineering.
Meteorology-Climatology College of Arts and Sciences
When you major in meteorology-climatology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, you’ll study the Earth’s atmosphere and long-term weather patterns and trends, and the processes that create weather and climate. Use your knowledge to produce weather forecasts, understand hazardous weather events and climate change and investigate how weather and climate interact with nature and humans. You have the opportunity to gain practical experience through internships, research with faculty and participate in fieldwork collecting atmospheric data.
Microbiology College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, College of Arts and Sciences
When you major in microbiology, you’ll study the life of bacteria, archaea, fungi, algae, protists and viruses. This flexible interdepartmental major prepares you for a career in health, biotechnology, industrial microbiology or environmental microbiology or for medical, dental or graduate school. We are the only university in the state to offer this major and provide opportunities for research experience with faculty across campus. This major is offered in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and the College of Arts and Sciences.
Music Hixson Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts
The music major is available as a Bachelor of Music (B.M.) or Bachelor of Arts (B.A.). Both provide the opportunity to take applied lessons with highly acclaimed faculty artists and scholars, as well as build a strong foundation in music theory, history, keyboard skills and ensemble participation. You’ll prepare to perform, compose, run a performing arts venue or pursue graduate studies. An audition is required after being admitted to the university.
Music Education Hixson Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts
Graduates of the music education program teach in schools throughout the United States. Prepare to be a director of a high school band, choir or orchestra, elementary general music teacher or instructor of guitar classes, computer music labs or popular music ensembles. Gain a breadth of learning opportunities that reinforce the rich traditions of school music and support continuing innovations in the music teaching profession. An audition is required after being admitted to the university.
Natural Resource and Environmental Economics College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
The natural resource and environmental economics major concentrates on the business side of natural resources, including the legal, political, economic and social aspects of managing our land, water and air. You’ll assess public policy governing issues, such as logging, mining, habitat restoration, agricultural production, industry and recreational use. The natural resource and environmental economics degree program combines in-depth study of the natural sciences with economics, law and other social sciences.
Nutrition and Health Sciences College of Education and Human Sciences
The nutrition and health sciences major aims to enhance human health and well-being through discovery and application of scientific knowledge. If you are interested in a pre-health field, nutrition and health sciences prepares you for admittance to your professional degree program.
PGA Golf Management College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
When studying PGA golf management at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, you’ll study what you love and prepare to turn that passion into a successful career. Whether you’re looking to become a head professional at an exclusive country club, a sales representative for a major golf company, or a tournament director, we will ensure you can achieve your goals.
Philosophy College of Arts and Sciences
When you major in philosophy at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, you’ll study difficult and fundamental problems in a broad range of philosophical areas. Explore classic and contemporary discussions and develop and defend your views. Strengthen your skills as you participate in logical analysis, critical explanation of complicated texts and philosophical reasoning. Learn to write clear, coherent, plausible and argumentative essays. Prepare for a career that requires analysis, decision making and communication.
Physics College of Arts and Sciences
When you major in physics at Nebraska, you’ll learn fundamental physics principles and acquire problem-solving skills that can be applied across a wide range of careers in science, engineering, medicine, data science and finance, to name a few. Physics seeks to describe complex systems using simplified models that capture the underlying fundamental principles that govern them. You will learn how to create mathematical models that make accurate predictions, and gain experience both in theory and experiment.
Plant and Landscape Systems College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
When studying plant and landscape systems, you’ll be empowered to connect with people, cultivate ideas, discover new opportunities and acquire the skills necessary to feed and enrich the lives of a growing global population. Prepare to design and manage complex plant production, landscape and soil management systems and become a leader and change maker in horticultural, landscape and turfgrass systems in Nebraska and beyond.
Plant Biology College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
The plant biology major is designed for those with a passion for plants and science. Explore plants at the molecular, cellular, organismal, whole plant and ecological levels as you engage in flexible coursework that will prepare you for an exciting career. Students are required to fulfill one of the two options offered: biotechnology or ecology and management.
Political Science College of Arts and Sciences
When you major in political science at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, you’ll study the different subfields of political science to gain an in-depth understanding of governments and political processes. Strengthen your analytical skills while expanding your understanding of political relations and institutions and developing leadership skills, such as strategic thinking, clear communication, goal setting and problem solving.
Pre-Health (Non-Degree) Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center
Pre-health is an advising category for those who intend to enter a professional health school. Explore areas of health care and chart your career path with 1-to-1 support from an advisor. Pre-health areas are not majors and do not grant baccalaureate degrees. Students can choose any major while also studying any of the 18 pre-health areas. Your major can enhance your career in health care or provide you with career options outside of the field.
Pre-Law (Non-Degree) Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center
Pre-law is an advising category for students preparing to attend law school. Chart your path to a career in law with 1-to-1 support from an advisor. Pre-law is not a major and therefore does not grant a baccalaureate degree. Students can choose any major offered at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln while also studying pre-law.
Pre-Veterinary Medicine College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
The pre-veterinary medicine major is designed for those who want to become veterinarians. The Nebraska PVET program can help you qualify for admission to any of the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education accredited veterinary schools. Complete the academic, career exploration and leadership development requirements that vet schools require.
Psychology College of Arts and Sciences
When you major in psychology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, you’ll learn how people think, how brains work, how behavior changes across the lifespan, how others influence behavior and how to critically examine evidence. As you study the scientific foundation for understanding behavior, personalize your major by choosing an option that matches your interests, from clinical to neuroscience. Prepare for graduate school or an entry-level career in human services, business, government or education.
Regional and Community Forestry College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
When studying regional and community forestry, you will learn to lead the industry in tree management and planning by addressing natural resource challenges, including the emerald ash borer and climate change. Learn how to build livable, vibrant and resilient communities as you gain skills in urban forestry as well as plant and social sciences—essential to managing natural resources in rural and urban environments.
Secondary Education College of Education and Human Sciences
The secondary education (7-12) major at Nebraska is ideal for students who have a strong desire to teach and advance disciplinary knowledge in specific content areas. Upon completion, you will be recommended for teacher certification from the Nebraska Department of Education, which will allow you to teach in grades 7-12, unless otherwise noted.
Sociology College of Arts and Sciences
When you major in sociology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, you have the flexibility to study a range of topics, including families, crime and deviance, health, mental health, substance use and survey research. Learn about social inequalities in race, gender, social class and social institutions, like education, religion and media. Develop skills in analytical thinking, effective communication, collecting, analyzing and interpreting data, and creative problem solving.
Software Engineering College of Engineering
Software engineering focuses on the engineering principles and practices necessary to build, maintain and protect complex modern systems. You will be well prepared for careers in the tech field with this program’s unique, hands-on curriculum emulating real industry work. You will learn software engineering concepts such as design, architecture, development, analysis, testing, maintenance and documentation starting in your first year.
Spanish College of Arts and Sciences
When you major in Spanish at Nebraska, you’ll explore various aspects of the Spanish culture, learning to communicate effectively and developing intercultural competence by recognizing and appreciating the diversity of the Spanish-speaking world. Study abroad in Bilbao or Soria, Spain, take classes in Spanish for medicine or law and participate in a conversation exchange program. Prepare for a career in nonprofit work, teaching, business, translation, politics or social work.
Special Education (7-12) College of Education and Human Sciences
Public schools are experiencing a shortage of adequately prepared special education teachers. By completing this Bachelor of Science degree in special education (7-12), you will be ready to make a difference in the lives of students with special needs.
Special Education (K-6) College of Education and Human Sciences
Public schools are experiencing a shortage of adequately prepared special education teachers. By completing this Bachelor of Science degree in special education (K-6), you will be ready to make a difference in the lives of elementary students with special needs.
Sports Media and Communication College of Journalism and Mass Communications
The sports media and communication major in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications (CoJMC) provides a wide range of coursework and experiential learning opportunities in reporting, writing, broadcast production, social media, marketing, media relations and promotions.
Statistics & Data Analytics College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Learn how to use data to solve problems in a complex world. This degree program offers you the opportunity to formulate an answerable question, develop methodology for data analysis, collect data appropriately, extract evidence and use statistical reasoning to transform that evidence into information that can be used by stakeholders. Prepare to adapt to an ever-evolving data landscape and use your knowledge to construct solutions to challenges.
Supply Chain Management College of Business
Amid rising competition and uncertainty in supply and demand, designing resilient and agile supply chains is crucial for success. Supply chain management offers a rewarding career that combines problem-solving, time management, analytics and teamwork to make an impact. Professionals work in industries like manufacturing, technology, health care and retail to design, source, produce and deliver superior products and services for customers. This expertise provides companies with an edge over their competition.
Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design College of Education and Human Sciences
The textiles, merchandising and fashion design major prepares you to create, disseminate and apply knowledge about textiles and apparel products, their development, design, distribution and consumption across the global community. All textile, merchandising and fashion design majors follow a common core sequence while offering the opportunity to tailor your individual program to support specific areas of interest.
Theatre Arts Hixson Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts
The Theatre Arts Bachelor of Arts degree is for those interested in a versatile career in theatre arts, theatre creation or theatre leadership and management. Develop your skills to become a bold and inventive artist entrepreneur and collaborator who will shape the future. To incorporate work from multiple fields on your unique path as a theatre artist, add a minor or additional major to your study. A portfolio is required for acceptance after being admitted to the university.
Undeclared (Non-Degree) Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center
At the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, you’ll have the space, resources and support to discover your strengths and find a major that’s right for you. The Explore Center partners with you to help you engage in experiential learning in addition to academic, career and personal goal setting.
Veterinary Science College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
A degree in veterinary science allows you to enter into the biomedical science or animal health career fields as a veterinary scientist and qualify for admission to a veterinary medical school. Veterinary science courses are designed to broaden your knowledge of anatomy, biochemistry, histology, immunology, molecular biology, pathology, pharmacology, toxicology and virology as they relate to diverse mammalian species.
Veterinary Technology College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
The veterinary technology program is designed for students who already have a Veterinary Technician Associates of Applied Science (AAS) degree from an AVMA-accredited program, have a license or are license-eligible as a veterinary technician and want to broaden their education and career options by completing a bachelor's degree.
Water Science College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
The science, policy and management of water are increasingly complex. When studying water science, you’ll analyze the wide range of demands on water resources from irrigation and industry to recreation and wildlife. Discover how competing interests are affecting the quantity and quality of surface and ground water and the ecosystem benefits they provide. This program is designed for students interested in management of surface and groundwater resources, policies and sustainability of water.
Women's and Gender Studies College of Arts and Sciences
When you major in women’s and gender studies at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, you’ll explore the lives and contributions of women, LGBTQ+ people and other marginalized communities, from past to present. Learn to analyze structures of power and systems of inequity that shape cultural understandings of gender and how it intersects with other identities. Prepare for a career in law, healthcare, business, politics or advocacy.
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