Degrees & Majors

Degree ProgramTypeDivision
BiologyBADivision of Science
BusinessBSDivision of Business
Business AdministrationMBADivision of Business
Communication StudiesBADivision of Liberal Arts
Criminal JusticeBSDivision of Liberal Arts
Elementary (K-6) EducationBSDivision of Education
EnglishBADivision of Liberal Arts
General StudiesBGSDivision of Liberal Arts
NursingBSNDivision of Health Sciences
Mental Health CounselingMADivision of Science
PsychologyBS or BADivision of Science
SociologyBADivision of Liberal Arts

AbbreviationFull name
BABachelor of Arts
BGSBachelor of General Studies
BSBachelor of Science
MAMaster of Arts
MBAMaster of Business Administration

You can complete a substantial portion of prerequisite, general education, and/or required courses for the major at IU Columbus then transfer to IU Indianapolis or another IU campus to complete the bachelor's degree. Note that the health science majors are only offered at IU Indianapolis.

  • Anthropology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Cytotechnology
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Engineering
  • Health Information Administration
  • History
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Radiography
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Secondary Education
  • Tourism, Conventions & Event Management

You can also earn an appropriate bachelor's degree at IU Columbus that will prepare you for graduate study at IU Indianapolis, another IU campus, or another university. Before you can apply for admission to graduate programs in these fields (see list below), you nearly always are required to have a bachelor's degree. As long as you complete specific courses as part of your undergraduate studies, your bachelor's degree can generally be in one of several disciplines. Your IU Columbus academic advisor will help you explore your options for an appropriate bachelor's degree for graduate study in these pre-professional paths.

  • Business administration (MBA Program)*
  • Dentistry
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Mental health counseling*
  • Occupational therapy
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical therapy
  • Physician assistant
  • Veterinary medicine

*Graduate programs offered at IU Columbus