Majors and Undergraduate Programs

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A major is your main area of study. It should relate to the career field you want to pursue.

Several majors within the College of Natural and Applied Sciences (CNAS) have track options, which help you focus your skills and knowledge on a specific area.

Biology major

With options in:

  • Environmental biology and evolution
  • Microbiology and biotechnology
  • Pre-teacher education
  • Wildlife and fisheries biology

Chemistry major

With options in:

  • Biochemistry
  • Graduate school/industrial

Community and regional planning major

Computer science major

With options in:

  • Computer science
  • Software development


Cooperative program with Missouri S&T.

Geography and sustainability major

Geology major

Geospatial sciences major

Mathematics major

With options in:

  • Actuarial mathematics
  • Applied mathematics
  • General mathematics
  • Statistics

Mathematics education major

Physics major

With options in:

  • Astronomy and astrophysics
  • Career prep physics
  • Materials physics
  • Teaching prep physics

Wildlife conservation and management major

Want to become a science teacher? Try a science pathway

These pathway programs qualify you to teach science at the middle and high school levels in Missouri.

You’ll earn:

  • A bachelor’s degree (major) related to the science area you want to teach.
  • Plus, a graduate degree (master’s) in teaching.

Review course plans and program details for the pathway you want to pursue.

For more information about science pathways

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Certificates in CNAS

Certificates are optional, concentrated programs. Certificates give you specialized skills, set you apart in the job market and take less time to complete than a degree.

You can add a certificate(s) to your major or pursue them on their own.

Minors in CNAS

A minor is your secondary area of study.  Some majors, but not all, require a minor.

By adding a minor, you can explore an area of professional or personal interest, such as geography, biology or math.