Majors & Minors

Please reference the BSU Catalog for the most up-to-date listing of programs.


Accounting Department

Accounting, BS | minor
Fraud Examination, minor

Accounting is also available as an online degree-completion program, and online minor. The Fraud Examination minor is also available online.


Biology Department 

Biology, BA | BS | minor

Cellular and Molecular Biology emphasis
Medical Sciences emphasis

Biology BS or BA is also available as a Twin Cities degree-completion program.

Aquatic Biology

Aquatic Biology, BS

Aquatic Systems emphasis
Fisheries Biology emphasis
Wetlands Ecology emphasis

Wetlands Ecology, minor

Life Science

Life Science, BS (Teacher licensure)

Medical Laboratory Science 

Clinical Laboratory Science, BS (4 + 1 option)
Clinical Laboratory Science, BS (3 + 1 option)

Wildlife Biology

Wildlife Biology, BS

Business Administration

Business Administration Department

Business Administration, BS | minor

Entrepreneurship emphasis
Finance emphasis
Indigenous Nations and Marketing emphasis
Management emphasis
Marketing emphasis

Computer Information Systems, BS
Marketing Communication, BS
Management Information Systems, minor

Business Administration BS is also available as an online degree-completion program, and online minor.


Chemistry Department 

Chemistry, BA | BS | minor

Biochemistry/Biotechnology emphasis
Criminalistics emphasis
Environmental Chemistry emphasis

Science Education, BS  Chemistry Specialty (Teacher licensure)

Computer Science

Computer Science, BS | minor
Computer Information Systems, BS

Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice, BS | minor
Corrections, emphasis
Law Enforcement, emphasis
Tribal Justice, emphasis
Victimology, emphasis

Criminal Justice is also available as an online degree-completion program, and online minor.

Earth Science

Earth Science, minor


Economics, BS | minor | emphasis


English, BA | minor
Creative and Professional Writing, BFA
Communication Studies, minor
English Education, BS (teacher licensure)
Digital Writing, minor
Writing, emphasis

Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies, BS | minor
Environmental Policy and Planning, emphasis
Environmental Health & Toxicology, emphasis
Geohydrology, emphasis
Ecosystem Studies, emphasis
Sustainability, minor

Exercise Science

Exercise Science, BS
Human Performance, minor
Fitness Leadership & Promotion, emphasis
Medical Fitness, emphasis


Geography, BA | BS | minor
Wilderness Management and Outdoor Recreation Planning, BAS
Geographic Information Systems, minor | emphasis
Physical Geography, emphasis
Planning, emphasis

Geography is also available as an online minor.


Geology, minor

Human Performance, Sport and Health

Community Health, BS
Health Education, BS (teacher licensure)
Health Promotion and Education, minor
Red Cross Community First Aid Certification, certificate
Red Cross First Aid Responder Certification, certificate


History, BA | BS| minor


Humanities, BA | BS | minor

Indigenous Studies

Indigenous Studies, BA | minor

Individualized Studies

Individualized Studies, BS

International Studies

International Studies, BA | minor | emphasis

Leadership Studies

Leadership Studies, | minor | certificate

Liberal Studies

Liberal Studies, BA

Integrated Media

Integrated Media, BS | minor
Marketing Communication, BS

Marketing Communication is also available as an online degree-completion program


Mathematics, BS | minor
Mathematics Education, BS (teacher licensure)
General Mathematics, emphasis
Applied Mathematics, emphasis
Actuarial Mathematics, emphasis

Modern Languages

Spanish Education, BS (teacher licensure)
Spanish, BA
Ojibwe, minor
Ojibwe Language Instruction, certificate


Music, BA
Music Education, BS (teacher licensure)
Instrumental Performance, emphasis
Jazz Studies, emphasis
Piano Performance and Pedagogy, emphasis
Vocal Performance, emphasis


Nursing, BS (4-Year Track)
Nursing, BS (RN to Baccalaureate Track)


Philosophy, minor

Physical Education

Physical Education, BS (teacher licensure)
Developmental/Adapted Physical Education, BS (teacher licensure)
Human Performance, minor
Coaching Specialist, certificate


Science Education (Physics – Chemistry), BS | minor

Political Science

Political Science, BA | minor
Applied Public Policy, minor

Pre-Professional Study

Pre-Mortuary Science
Pre-Occupational Therapy
Pre-Osteopathic Medicine
Pre-Physical Therapy
Pre-Physician Assistant
Pre-Podiatric Medicine
Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Professional Education (Teacher Licensure)

Elementary Education, BS
English Education, BS
Health Education, BS
Mathematics Education, BS
Music Education, BS (Instrumental/Classroom K-12 Specialization)
Music Education, BS (Vocal/Classroom K-12 Specialization)
Physical Education, BS
Science Education, BS (Life Science specialty)
Science Education, BS (Chemistry specialty)
Science Education, BS (Physics specialty)
Science Education, BS (Earth and Space Science specialty)
Social Studies Education, BS
Spanish Education, BS
Pre-Primary, endorsement
Mathematics, endorsement
Social Studies, endorsement
Communication Arts & Literature, endorsement

Elementary Education is also available as a hybrid degree-completion program


Psychology, BA | BS | minor

Psychology is also available as an online degree-completion program, and online minor.

Religious Studies

Religious Studies, minor

Science Education (Teacher Licensure)

Elementary Education, BS
Science Education, BS
Life Science, specialty
Chemistry, specialty
Physics, specialty
Earth & Space Science, specialty

Social Studies

Social Studies, BA | minor
Social Studies Education, BS (teacher licensure)
Psychology, emphasis
Economics/Political Broad Field: Science/Sociology/Anthropology, emphasis
Economics, emphasis
Geography, emphasis
Political Science, emphasis
History, emphasis
Sociology-Anthropology, emphasis

Social Work

Social Work, BS
Chemical Dependency, minor
Chemical Dependency Certificate for Licensure, certificate
School Social Work Preparation & Licensure, certificate

Social Work is also available as a hybrid degree-completion program


Sociology, BA | minor

Space Studies

Space Studies, minor

Sport Management

Sport Management, BA | minor

Technology, Art and Design

Applied Engineering, BAS
Applied Management, BAS
Art and Design, BS
Engineering Technology, BS
Project Management, BS | minor
Articulated, emphasis
Digital & Exhibit Design, emphasis
Studio Arts, emphasis
Construction Management, emphasis
Manufacturing Management, emphasis
Operations Management, emphasis
Facility Management, emphasis

Applied Engineering and Applied Management are also available as
online degree-completion programs. Project Management is also available as an online minor.

Gender and Women’s Studies

Gender and Women’s Studies, minor