Majors, Minors

Please refer to the following chart to find contact information for majors and minors in the College of Arts & Sciences. Please note advising guidelines for specific disciplines as indicated.

Major/Minor Home Department Contact
Advertising Major and Minor Communication
African and African American Studies Minor History
Anthropology Major and Minor Sociology & Anthropology
Appalachian Studies Minor Appalachian Studies
Applied Spanish Minor Literature and Language
Art Major: fine arts degree (BFA), Art History Concentration (BA), Studio Art Concentration (BA), Art Minor* Art and Design* , Department Chair
Biology Major (BS) and Minor* Biology*  Department Chair
Biology Major, Biochemistry Concentration* Biology*
Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Minor Appalachian Studies
RTVF Major ( Broadcasting)* Communication*
Chemistry Major, Chemistry Concentration Chemistry
Chemistry Major, Chemistry Professional Concentration Chemistry
Chemistry Major, ACS Chemistry Concentration, and Minor Chemistry
Chemistry Major, Biochemistry Concentration Chemistry
Communication Major Communication
Criminal Justice and Criminology Major and Minor* Criminal Justice and Criminology* , Department Chair
English Major and Minor Literature and Language , Director of Undergraduate Studies
Environmental Studies Minor Appalachian Studies
Film Studies Minor Literature and Language
French Concentration Major and Minor, Foreign Languages Literature and Language
Geographic Information Systems Geosciences
Geography Major and Minor Geosciences
Geology Major and Minor Geosciences
German Concentration Major and Minor, Foreign Languages Literature and Language
History Major and Minor History
Humanities/Fine Arts Minor Philosophy and Humanities
International Studies Minor Political Science -Department Chair
Japanese Minor Literature and Language
Journalism Major and Minor Communication
Legal Studies Minor Political Science
Mathematics Major and Minor Mathematics
Music Major and Minor Music
Philosophy Major and Minor Philosophy and Humanities
Physics Major and Minor Physics & Astronomy
Physics & Astronomy: Pre-Engineering Major Physics & Astronomy
Political Science Major and Minor Political Science
Psychology Major and Minor* Psychology* , Department Chair
Public Relations Major Communication
Religious Studies Minor Philosophy and Humanities
Social Work Major and Minor Social Work -Department Chair
Sociology Major ( BA) ( BS) and Minor Sociology & Anthropology
Spanish Concentration Major and Minor, Foreign Languages Literature and Language
Speech Major and Minor Communication
Technical Writing Minor Literature and Language
Theatre Major and Minor Communication
Urban and Regional Studies Minor Political Science -Department Chair
Women's Studies Major and Minor Literature and Language

* Chemistry majors who have not completed the major core and Biological Sciences majors who have not completed the major core should contact Joanna Cyrier by email ( ) or phone (423) 439-5256.

Criminal Justice and Criminology majors please contact Dr. Dennis Hamm by email ( ) or  phone (423) 439-8576.

Mass Communication/Undeclared, Psychology majors with fewer than 60 credits and Social Work majors with fewer than 45 earned credits should contact the ARC by email ( ) or phone (423) 439-5246.

Mass Communication/Broadcasting majors please click here for advisement information.

All other students should seek advisement in the departments of their majors.