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Majors, Minors, and Concentrations

In this section:

Study anything and/or everything.

So what do you want to do with your life, anyway? It’s not an easy question, but whether you have a specific goal or are exploring all of the possibilities – and we’ve got plenty of both kinds of students – with the breadth and quality of offerings here at Carolina, you can dig deeper and discover more. To help prepare you for success in the 21st century, Carolina offers an innovative undergraduate curriculum that develops the characteristics sought by employers – and just about everyone else. Curiosity, initiative, integrity, adaptability: You’ll find it all, and grow it all, right here.

During your first two years, you’ll complete general education courses that comprise the foundation of your undergraduate education, beginning your studies in year one in the College of Arts and Sciences. Depending on your interests, you may also begin taking prerequisites to prepare for your intended area(s) of study. These two years offer you the freedom to explore your interests and learn about the University, putting you in great shape to find your focus and get the most out of your time here. All told, we offer more than 70 majors and minors within 60 departments.



Biological and Health Sciences





  • Music Education and UNC Best (Science, Math and Education) are four-year programs.
  • Elementary Education, Middle Grades Education, and Secondary Education majors are offered only through the Five-Year Bachelor-Master’s Program
  • For more information, please see the Education website




Media and Journalism


Mathematics, Computing, and Engineering


Physical Sciences


Social Sciences

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