Auburn University offers more than 140 formal undergraduate majors, which are housed in 13 colleges and schools. We are proud to have a wide range of nationally competitive programs taught by world-class faculty who regularly receive national awards and research grants for outstanding instruction and research. While at Auburn University, you will obtain a first-rate education in a friendly, comfortable, small-town environment with the resources, service, and opportunities of a first-rate research institution. The AU Career Center can assist you in exploring majors and developing an academic plan to fit your career goals.
The College of Agriculture traces its roots back to 1872 with the establishment of the Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical College as a land-grant college. Throughout its 139-year history, the college has helped advance Alabama's agricultural economy while improving the nutrition, health and standard of living for all citizens.
The college comprises the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture, the McWhorter School of Building Science, and the Department of Industrial and Graphic Design. We offer undergraduate programs in architecture, building science, environmental design, graphic design, industrial design, interior architecture, and pre-landscape architecture.
Auburn University's undergraduate business program has been ranked 46th in the nation, according to the 2012 U.S. News & World Report rankings. Among public institutions, AU's business program is ranked 27th. Recruiters also ranked Auburn among the top 50 undergraduate programs according to the 2012 Bloomberg BusinessWeek survey. Finally, the College of Business has been named among the “Best 300 Business Schools” for 2011, according to The Princeton Review.
The College of Education is an NCATE-accredited, top-30 percent U.S. News school of education offering degrees in teacher certification degree areas, in addition to degree areas preparing professionals in school administration and health professions. We are dedicated to ensuring that our graduates enter their chosen profession as competent, committed and reflective professionals, as outlined by our Conceptual Framework. By building on our nearly 100-year history, we pride ourselves in meeting the present needs of education issues and addressing future needs through our instruction, research and outreach.
Auburn University has been offering engineering courses since 1872 and has a long and rich tradition of excellence in engineering education. We rank in the top 50 institutions nationally in research expenditures. This research powers the local, state, regional and national economies. Employers tell us that our emphasis on fundamentals, hands-on engineering and a strong work ethic sets Auburn engineering graduates apart as leaders in the workplace and the community.
Auburn University's School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences brings unparalleled expertise, passion and commitment to address society’s needs for enhanced quality of life and sustainable development of our renewable natural resources. We are an integral part of sound economic development of the state, region, nation and world.
The College of Human Sciences strives to create a learning environment where intellectual discovery and social responsibility converge in pursuit of a sustainable world – a world that enhances human health and well-being.
The College of Liberal Arts academically shapes the core of the well-rounded Auburn student through study of the humanities and the human arts. Courses and programs such as those we offer in the arts, communications, history, languages, literature, philosophy, psychology, political science, social sciences, and speech, for example, give students the opportunity to acquire tangible knowledge, while becoming critical thinkers and creative spirits who learn how educated and engaged citizens contribute more fully to the overall quality of life.
The Auburn University School of Nursing (AUSON), established in 1979, is one of the newest of Alabama's nine publicly supported baccalaureate nursing programs. As such, the School has a responsibility to prepare nurses to deliver health care services in diverse settings in the state and region and to provide leadership in health education and research for the University and the state. Since many of the rural counties surrounding Auburn University are designated as medically underserved areas, the Auburn University School of Nursing also assumes responsibility for improving health care access and upgrading primary, secondary and tertiary health services for underserved populations.
The James I. Harrison, Sr. School of Pharmacy, established in 1885, is the oldest professional school at Auburn University. It is the only public pharmacy school in Alabama and is also the only institution in the State that offers a graduate program in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Post-graduate education and continuing education are provided to practitioners across Alabama. Each year, the School receives two to three applications for every admission seat in the professional program. The Harrison School of Pharmacy faculty is a highly qualified group of educators who are nationally recognized for teaching, research and scholarship.
The mission of the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) is to provide an environment that ensures excellence in the biological, physical and mathematical sciences for the purpose of:
(1) preserving, interpreting and conveying existing knowledge (teaching);
(2) creating, integrating and applying new knowledge (research); and,
(3) fostering educational exchange within the University, the Alabama community and society as a whole.
Auburn University established the department of veterinary science and physiology in 1892. Since 1909, the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine has graduated more than 6,100 Doctors of Veterinary Medicine. The College of Veterinary Medicine, known for its collegial atmosphere and strong traditions, provides a broad-based education that prepares students to enter a variety of careers in veterinary medicine.
University College fosters the growth of interdisciplinary and cross-college academic programs, and its programs are designed to provide intellectual opportunities for students whose interests, aptitudes, and career goals range widely across college boundaries. It is the home of the University Interdisciplinary Studies undergraduate major, and the Sustainability, Information and Cyber Analysis, and Leadership minors. The Exploratory Advising Center for incoming freshmen who are in the process of determining the academic major they wish to pursue is also part of University College.
*ABM Available - The Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's program offers outstanding students the opportunity to earn both a bachelor's and master's degrees in five years and at a lower cost. Visit grad.auburn.edu/abm for more information.
**Indicates professional programs with undergraduate pre-professional plans of study available.***The Exploratory Advising Center is the home for first-time freshmen who have not selected a specific major within a college upon admission. Exploratory (EXPL) freshmen will receive two semesters of customized assistance from academic and career counselors. By the end of the students' second semester, they will be required to choose a major (or at least a college).