From Business to Criminology and Criminal Justice, from Education to Outdoor Adventure Leadership, from Biology to Music and Theatre, SOU offers a world of opportunity through a variety of majors, minors, certificates, and other learning opportunities.
Undecided on your major? You're not alone! Nearly one-third of students enroll in SOU without knowing what they want to major in. Take classes in all different disciplines, explore your interests, and discover the right path for you.
|Art (additional BFA option available)
|Business Administration*||Language and Culture*|
|Hospitality and Tourism Management||Mathematics*|
|Forensic Chemistry||Music Performance|
|Pre-health Professions||Nursing (Oregon Health Sciences University)|
|Communication*||Outdoor Adventure Leadership|
|Communication Studies||Political Science|
|Social Media and Public Engagement||Sociology and Anthropology*
|Computer Science*||Theatre Arts (additional BFA option available)|
|Early Childhood Development†||Costuming|
|Emerging Media & Digital Arts||Film Techniques|
|Environmental Studies||Shakespeare Studies|
|Health and Physical Education*||Stage Lighting|
|Human Service†||Stage Scenery|
|Innovation and Leadership†|
* Participates in the three-year Accelerated Baccalaureate Degree Program
† Degree completion program- requires special admission procedures
If you already have a career in mind, SOU offers several pre-professional programs to start you on your path. You'll spend one to four years on the SOU campus learning how to be an innovative thinker and creative problem solver under our liberal arts curriculum, then transfer to a professional school to complete your technical education.
||Psychology, Counseling, Social Work,|
|Medicine||or Human Service|
|Occupational Therapy||Veterinary Medicine|
Several of these programs even offer partnerships between SOU and various professional institiutions:
Chiropractic: Western States Chiropractic College
Dental Hygiene: Oregon Institute of Technology
Medical Technology: Oregon Health Sciences University
Optometry: Pacific University
SOU offers a wide variety of minors that will supplement your degree and make you competitive in the workforce. You can also select a minor unrelated to your major simply to explore an area of study that you are passionate about!
|Applied Statistics||Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies|
|Art History||Latin American Studies|
|Business Administration||Mathematics Education|
|Computer Science||Native American Studies|
|Conflict Resolution||Outdoor Adventure Leadership|
|Criminal Justice||Political Science|
|Economics||Rhetoric and Reason|
|Emerging Media and Digital Arts
|English||Sociology and Anthropology|
At SOU, you can also earn a certificate in your field of interest to increase your knowledge, expertise, and marketability. A certificate demonstrates your commitment to and passion for your chosen discipline, giving you a competitive edge in the workplace.
Visit our Graduate website for a complete list of Master's programs offered at SOU!