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What can I do with a major in...?

Connecting a major to a career is a challenge for many students. Below you will find a list of majors linking to information to help you start the process.

Remember, your major does not always determine your career. College grads use their education in a wide variety of fields. In addition to the options listed, you should explore and learn about the wide range of career opportunities available to you.

The career library at the Career Center is also a great place to continue your research and locate materials to assist you in your career exploration. Stop by our office in the Berney Family Welcome Center and we will help you find the career information you need.

K-State Majors List

    (List includes Undergraduate Majors)

A

Accounting
Advertising: 
see mass communications 
Agricultural communications and journalism
Agricultural economics
including agribusiness.
Agricultural education
Agricultural technology management
Agronomy
Airport Management (Salina)
American ethnic studies 
Animal sciences and industry
Anthropology
Apparel and textiles
including apparel design and production and apparel marketing
Architectural engineering
Architecture, planning and design
including architecture, interior architecture and product design, and landscape architecture
Art: including art history, ceramics, digital arts, drawing, graphic design, metalsmithing and jewelry, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture
Athletic training
Aviation maintenance (Salina)
Avionics (Salina)

B

Bakery science and managementincluding cereal chemistry and production management.
Biochemistry
Biological systems engineering:
including biological engineering, environmental engineering, and machinery systems
Biologyincluding microbiology and fisheries and wildlife biology
Business administration: see accountingfinancemanagement, or marketing

C

Chemical engineering
Chemistry
Chiropractic Medicine: 
see pre-Chirpractic medicine
Civil engineering: 
including construction engineering, environmental engineering, structural engineering, and transportation/materials engineering
Clinical laboratory science: see Pre-Clinical laboratory science (medical technology)
Communication sciences and disorders
Communication studies 
Computer engineering

Computer sciencesincluding computer science and software engineering  
Computer systems technology/web development technology (Salina)
Construction science and management
Criminology: 
see sociology

D
E

Early childhood education
Economics
Education
including elementary, secondary, and special education 
Electrical engineering
Electronic and computer engineering technology (Salina)
Electronic journalism:  
see mass communications 
Electronic media concepts, distribution and management: 
see mass communications
Elementary education: see education
Engineering (General)
English
including literature, creative writing, and literature with teaching certification
Entrepreneurship

F

Family and consumer sciences education: see education
Family studies and human services
including family life and community services, general, life span human development, and personal financial planning
Feed science and management
Finance
Financial planning: 
see personal financial planning
Fisheries, wildlife, and conservation biology: see biology 
Food science and industry
including food business and operations management and food science
French: see modern languages

G

Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies
Geography
Geology
German: see modern language
Golf course management: see horticulture
Graphic design: see art

H

Health Information Management: see pre-health information management
Health professions: 
including pre-chiropractic medicinepre-clinical laboratory science (medical technology), pre-dentistrypre-health information managementpre-medicine, pre-nursing, pre-occupational therapypre-optometrypre-pharmacypre-physical therapypre-physician assistantpre-respiratory care, and pre-veterinary medicine.
Helicopter Pilot (Salina)
History
Horticultureincluding fruit and vegetable management, golf course management, greenhouse management, horticultural science, horticultural therapy, landscape and turf management, landscape design, and nursery management
Hospitality Management
Human ecology
including family and consumer sciences education, general, and undeclared
Human Nutrition: including Nutrition and Health, Nutritional Sciences, and Nutrition and Kinesiology
Human resource management: see management
Humanities: see Interdisciplinary majors

I

Industrial and manufacturing systems engineering
Information systems
Interdisciplinary majors: including humanitieslife sciencesphysical sciences, and social sciences.
Interior architecture and product design: see architecture 
Interior design

J

Journalism: see mass communications

K

Kinesiologyincluding exercise science

L

Landscape architecture: see architecture 
Law: 
see pre-law 
Life science
:
 see Interdisciplinary majors

M

Managementincluding human resource management, management information systems, and operations management
Management information systems: see management
Marketing
Mass communications
including advertising, print and electronic journalism, and public relations
Mathematicsincluding actuarial and applied mathematics 
Mechanical and nuclear engineering
including aerospace engineering, automotive engineering, composite materials, nuclear engineering, and power systems
Mechanical engineering technology (Salina)
Medicine: 
see Pre-medicine
Milling science and management
including chemistry, management, and operations
Modern languagesincluding French, German, and Spanish
Musicincluding composition, instrumental performance, vocal performance, music theatre, and music education

N

Nursing: see pre-nursing 
Nutrition: see human nutrition

O

Occupational Therapy: see pre-occupational therapy
Operations management:
 see management
Optometry: see pre-optometry

P

Park management and conservationincluding administration, interpretation, law enforcement ranger, and park manager
Personal financial planning
Pharmacy: 
see pre-pharmacy
Philosophyincluding interdisciplinary, pre-business, pre-graduate school, pre-law, pre-ministry, and traditional
Photography: see art
Physical science: see Interdisciplinary majors
Physical Therapy: see pre-physical therapy
Physician Assistant: see pre-physician assistant 
Physics
Political science
Pre-Health professions: 
see health professions
Pre-law
Print journalism: 
see mass communications
Professional pilot (Salina)
Psychology
Public health nutrition: see human nutrition
Public relations: see mass communications

R

Radio and television (Electronic media concepts, distribution and management): see mass communications
Regional and community planning: see architecture
Respiratory Care: see pre-respiratory care

S

Secondary education: see education 
Social science
:
 see Interdisciplinary majors 
Social work
Sociology
including criminology
Spanish: see modern languages
Special Education: 
see education 
Speech: 
see communication studies 
Statistics

T

Technology management (Salina): including applied business and applied technologies
Theatre

U
V

Veterinary medicine: see pre-veterinary medicine

W