Even if you’re set on a major, you may find options for a second major, minor, or certificate that can add to your academic experience. If more than one area piques your interest, that’s great—you have plenty of time to explore! University Division advisors are ready and waiting to help you find the classes that fit your interests and help you plan your path towards your IU degree and a great career.
93%of graduates accept full-time employment or continue their education
92% of IU seniors feel they’ve acquired job- or work-related knowledge and skills
66%of students change their major at least once
Choose a path to explore
Arts, Sports, and Entertainment
Students interested in sports marketing can master industry skills studying sports media and journalism in The Media School or sports marketing and management in the School of Public Health. Performing arts majors span between the Jacobs School of Music and the College of Arts and Sciences. Study fashion design or merchandising in The Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design or fashion media in The Media School. Explore arts, sports, and entertainment majors and career options below.
Business takes on many forms—do you want to build a company? Work with people? Manage an arts venue or tourist facilities and destinations? Lead a nonprofit? You’ll gain skills that make you highly marketable to employers by studying accounting, finance or entrepreneurship and corporate innovation in the Kelley School of Business. Earn your degree in tourism, hospitality, and event management from the School of Public Health, or nonprofit management or human resource management from the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Pursue business on a global scale with a degree in international studies from the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies. Explore the business career community to learn more.
Communication and Culture
Your interests lie in culture, language, communication, and the humanities and you want to pursue a career in communicating with large audiences through media, increasing intercultural communication, examining and improving social institutions, or preserving human culture. Explore majors from journalism in The Media School to management and human organization in the College of Arts and Sciences to counseling and student services in the School of Education. See all the ways you can study communication and culture at IU.
Government and Nonprofit
Pursue your career in government or leading nonprofit organizations with a degree in public affairs through the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs where you’ll study law and public policy, policy analysis, and nonprofit management and leadership. Prepare for law school with a major in criminal justice, political science, or psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences, or international studies in the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies. Learn more about the government and non-profit communities.
Health and Human Services
Work with athletes as an exercise major or with kids and families as a human development major in the School of Public Health. Pursue a career in medicine or psychology with a neuroscience major in the College of Arts and Sciences or study technology designed for health care with a major in the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering. Whether you’re looking for a specialized program, a strong background in the sciences to prepare for professional school, or a major that leads to employment in a health and human services industry, check out the options below.
IT and Data
Learn to invent, design, and repurpose technology to solve complex problems, work with computer-based information systems, or solve real-world problems through research in science, economics, business, engineering, or more. Study intelligent systems and engineering or data science in the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering. Study mathematics, statistics, or biotechnology in the College of Arts and Sciences or game design in The Media School. Check out the epidemiology major in the School of Public Health and learn about public health intervention and prevention programs. Explore these majors and more.
Science majors lead to careers in research, government work, and teaching by honing your skills in observation, research and experimentation, and relevant technologies. Check out the epidemiology major in the School of Public Health and learn about public health intervention and prevention programs. Major in environmental and sustainability studies, neuroscience, biology, animal behavior, astronomy, and more in the College of Arts and Sciences. Learn more about the ways to expand your interest in science.
"The options are limitless at IU, and students have the opportunity to major in any school and take classes in others."
Chutavion W.Human biology major and psychology minor