At Western Oregon University, helping students achieve academic success is always at the top of our priority list. Thanks to our many great major and minor programs, you get to decide where you want your college degree to take you in the future. WOU offers several bachelor’s (four-year) degrees – bachelor of science, bachelor of arts, bachelor of music and bachelor of fine arts – as well as certificates, advanced baccalaureates, master’s degrees and pre-professional tracks. Explore the pages below to find out what you might like to be when you grow up.

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Major | Minor   | Endorsements/Certificates  | Pre-Professional | Graduate Programs

Majors, minors, and programs
Aging and Older Adulthood Certificate
Aerospace Studies, Air Force ROTC Minor
American Sign Language Minor
American Sign Language Studies, B.A.
Art & Design B.A./B.F.A.
Art History Minor
Art History Minor, Art & Visual Communication Design Majors
Bilingual/ESOL Education endorsement/certificate
Biology, B.S.
Business, B.S.
Chemistry, B.S. multiple concentrations
Communication Studies, B.A.
Community Health, B.S.
Computer Science, B.A.S./B.A./B.S.
Computer Science & Mathematics, B.S.
Contemporary Music, B.M./M.M.
Criminal Justice, B.S./M.A.
Dance, B.A.
Early Childhood minor, for non-education majors
Early Childhood Studies (Non-Licensure), B.A.S./B.S.
Earth and Environmental Science, B.A./B.S.
Economics, B.S./A.B.
Education Studies (Non-Licensure), B.S.
Education (teacher licensure program), B.S. multiple concentrations
Education, M.S.Ed.
Educational Psychology Minor
Educational Technology, M.S.Ed.
Elementary Mathematics Instructional Leader Specialization/Certificate
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Bilingual Education Minor
English Studies, B.A.
Entrepreneurship Minor
Environmental Chemistry Minor
Environmental Studies Minor
English for Speakers of Other Languages Certificate
Exercise Science, B.S.
Film Studies Minor
Forensic Anthropology Minor
Forensic Psychology Minor
Forensic Science (Chemistry Majors)
Forensic Science (Non-Chemistry Majors)
French Minor
Gender Studies Minor
Geographic Information Science Minor, Certificate Option
Gerontology: Aging and Older Adulthood, B.A.S./B.S.
Health Minor
History, B.A.
Honors Program
Human Biology Minor
Humanities, B.A.
Information Systems, B.A.S./B.S.
Instructional Design Certificate
Interdisciplinary Studies, B.A.
International Studies, B.A.
Interpreting Certificate Options
Interpreting Studies M.A./certificate (multiple specialties)
Interpreting Studies: Theory, B.S./ M.A. Theory and Practice
Latin American Studies Minor
Latino/Chicano Studies Minor
Legal Studies Minor
Liberal Studies B.A.S.
Linguistics Minor
Literature Minor
Mathematics, B.S.
Military Science, Army ROTC, Minor
Music, B.A./B.M.
Operational Leadership Certificates
Organizational Leadership M.A./minor
Physical Education Minor
Physical Science Minor
Political Science, B.A.
Pre-professional Studies — Health Sciences
Pre-professional Studies — Pre-law
Psychology, B.A.S./B.S.
Public History Minor
Public Policy and Administration, B.A.
Reading Endorsement/Certificate
Rehabilitation Counseling, M.S.
Social Science, B.A.
Sociology, B.A.
Spanish, B.A.
Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling Minor
Special Education, M.S.Ed.
Sport Management Minor
Sports Leadership Minor
Sustainability, B.A.
Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate
Teaching, M.A.T.
Teacher Education (elementary, middle, and high) B.S. multiple concentrations
Teaching: Secondary Licensure Track (middle/high)
The Arts, B.S.
Theatre Arts, B.A./B.S./B.F.A
Writing Minor
Youth Crime Studies Minor

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