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Major Career Fact Sheets

Learn more about the majors and career opportunities at UW Oshkosh

Major Career Fact Sheets have been developed collaboratively between Career & Professional Development and many departments across campus. Over time, the curated list of majors will expand so come back to see what new Major Career Fact Sheets are added.


Major Career Fact Sheets


Accounting focuses on methods to create, maintain and audit a detailed and accurate system that displays the finances of a business or organization. It includes the theory behind accounting and how to analyze the financial position of a business or organization.

 Are you a problem solver? Detail oriented? A team player? Perhaps a major in Accounting is for you. Learn more by checking out the Accounting Major Career Fact Sheet


Anthropology is the study of humanity in all its wondrous chronological and geographic diversity. From the dawn of humanity over two million years ago to the current day, from the Arctic to the Antarctic, anthropology introduces students to the variety and complexity of contemporary and past human societies and cultures. 

Do you have interests in understanding cultural differences, have strong interpersonal skills, critical thinking and problem-solving skills and interest in learning about languages? Perhaps a major in Anthropology is for you. Learn more by checking out the Anthropology Major Career Fact Sheet


Biology is the study of living organisms and how they function within their environment. It is a broad and ever-growing field that involves everything from large plants and animals to tiny microorganisms.  At UWO, students can earn a degree in Biology, Biomedical Science, Environmental Health and Microbiology.

Do you have strong analytical, computer, mathematics, scientific or interpersonal skills? Have interest in using laboratory procedures and equipment? Find interest in conducting/participating in research or experiments? Perhaps a degree in biology is for you. Learn more by checking out the Biology Major Career Fact Sheet.



Chemistry is the study of matter and energy in the universe. Coursework includes organic and inorganic chemistry, thermodynamics, math, biology, and physics. Chemistry majors are prepared to work in industrial or government labs, attend graduate school in science, or enter professional schools of pharmacy, medicine, dentistry, or law. Chemistry majors may choose from the following emphases: Professional Chemistry, Bimolecular Science or Secondary Education.

Do you have an interest in helping to improve lives by providing scientific discoveries and optimizing many of the products people use daily? Have an interest in studying in laboratory settings, using equipment and computers to gather and analyze data? Perhaps a major in Chemistry is for you. Learn more by checking out the Chemistry Major Career Fact Sheet

Communication Studies

Communication Studies is the study of how humans exchange information within interpersonal and organizational contexts. Coursework focuses on interpersonal and organizational communication and emphasizes the communicative aspects of human relationships including: mentoring, leadership, socialization, organizational development, social networks, conflict, organizational change, and persuasion.

Do you empathize with others? Are you a good listener inquisitive and love to learn? Can see both sides of an argument? Like to teach and inform others? Want to impact your community? Perhaps a major in Communication is for you. Learn more by checking out the Communication Major Career Fact Sheet

Computer Science

Computer Science is the systematic study of algorithmic processes that describe and transform information. Coursework includes programming, coding, development, theory, analysis, design, efficiency, implementation, and application and empowers students to expertly design and implement computational solutions that tackle today’s most challenging social, scientific, economic and business issues.

Do you have strong analytical and problem solving skills? Have a mind for creative, critical-thinking? Able to communicate your ideas or solutions to others? Perhaps a major in Computer Science is for you. Learn more by checking out the Computer Science Major Career Fact Sheet 

Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice focuses on the many aspects of crime and the criminal justice system, including the criminalization of behaviors, law breaking, crime control, and societal reactions to crime.

Do you have strong oral and written communication skills? Have good listening skills? Able to work with a wide range of diverse populations? Perhaps a major in Criminal Justice is for you. Learn more by checking out the Criminal Justice Major Career Fact Sheet 



Economics is the study of how society distributes resources, consumer behavior, financial markets, economic policy, and international trade. Economics includes courses in statistics, business, and social science.

Students go on from this major to have professions in Financial Advising, Investment Banking, Project Management and Credit or Risk Analysis.

Are you an analytical, logical and objective thinker? Are you efficient in your work or find ways to make things around you more efficient? Perhaps a major in Economics is for you. Economics Major Career Fact Sheet


Education focuses on how people learn and ways of effectively teaching. Courses will include topics on educational psychology, developmental needs of students, school health and safety issues, and learning to plan and implement curriculum.

Do you have strong oral and written communication skills? Have planning, organization and record-keeping experience? Able to teach and motivate others? Perhaps a major in Education is for you. Learn more by checking out the Education Major Career Fact Sheet


Engineering is an interdisciplinary study of math, science and some business principles. General engineering courses teach students how to design and conduct experiments, to identify and solve problems, to understand professional and ethical responsibility, and to communicate effectively.

Do you enjoy thinking about scientific and mathematical terms and exhibit the abilities to study data, sort out important facts, solve problems and think logically? Do you have natural intellectual curiosity, creativity, technical aptitude, perseverance? Perhaps a major in engineering is for you. Engineering Technology Major Career Fact Sheet

Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies explores human interaction with the environment. It connects topics from the physical sciences, economics, humanities, and social sciences to address complex contemporary environmental issues.

Are you a critical thinker? An environmentally aware? Interested in social and environmental justice? Perhaps a major in Environmental Studies is for you. Learn more by checking out the Environmental Studies Major Career Fact Sheet.

Exercise & Sport Science

Exercise & Sport Science is a major for those who want to pursue a career in physical health and wellness or those who enjoy helping people achieve health and fitness goals.

Students go on to work as exercise specialists, group exercise leaders, personal trainers, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation specialists. 

Do you have a desire to teach and motivate? Have leadership skills? Are adaptable and good interpersonal skills? Perhaps a major in Exercise & Sport Science is for you.  Exercise & Sport Science Major Career Fact Sheet


Finance is the study and practice of making decisions involving money in a variety of contexts. Finance is largely about helping businesses, other organizations, and individuals make money and manage their finances with the future in mind.

Students who major in finance often have professions such as Business Analytics, Credit Management, Financial Planning, Insurance Underwriting and Stock Broking.

Are you good at problem solving?  Have an aptitude for analytical, detail-oriented and strategic thinking? Perhaps a major in Finance is for you.  Finance Major Career Fact Sheet

Fine Arts

The Fine Arts major prepares students for a career in studio arts, graphic design, art history or K-12 art education.

Students in this major go on to have jobs such as Graphic Designer, Art Teacher, Advertising or Art Directors.

Are you creative? Do you have or enjoy technical skills in graphic design, print making, drawing, etc.? Is individuality important to you? Perhaps a major in Fine Arts is for you.  Fine Arts Major Career Fact Sheet


As a history major at UW Oshkosh, you will not only learn a great deal about the histories of particular places and times, but you will also develop some very broad skills, including clear, concise, good writing, research skills, analytical reading, and critical thinking.

Do you have highly developed writing, reading, research, and thinking skills? Perhaps a major in History is for you. Learn more by checking out the History Major Career Fact Sheet

Human Resources

Human resource management is how an organization manages its human assets or its talent. Human Resource Management encompasses recruiting, developing, and maintaining an effective workforce that can meet job needs.

Do you have computer skills including working with spreadsheets and databases? Do you have strong communication skills? Ability to work with diverse populations? Perhaps a major in Human Resources is for you. Human Resources Major Career Fact Sheet

Human Services Leadership

As a Human Services Leadership major at UW Oshkosh, you will have the opportunity to become a well-rounded leader of social change. Through professional internships and interactive class sessions you’ll gain the skills needed to impact the community around you. 

Are you a compassionate, empathic person? Have strong interpersonal skills? Perhaps a major in Human Services Leadership is for you. Learn more by checking out the Human Services Leadership Major Career Fact Sheet

Interactive Web Management (IWM)

The Interactive Web Management major is designed to provide students with knowledge about current technologies and media that include social media, blogs, wikis, collaborative filtering, social search, user-generated content, mobile applications and social networking.

Students go on to have professions in Digital Marketing, Social Media Analyst/Specialist, and Web Design/Development. 

Are you detail-oriented? Self-reliant? Creative? Interested in research?. Perhaps a major in interactive web management is for you. Interactive Web Management Major Career Fact Sheet

International Studies

The International Studies major is for those students who want to explore complex global problems from multiple, critical perspectives that provides students the skills and knowledge to engage with contemporary global issues.

Do you have interest in linguistics? Have engaged in building intercultural competencies? Have an adventurous nature? Perhaps a major in international studies is for you.   International Studies Major Career Fact Sheet

Information Systems

As an Information Systems major at UW Oshkosh, you’ll learn to help businesses compete in a global environment by helping management utilize the power of technology to make decisions and run business operations effeciently.

Are you an investigative person? A team player? Have skills in managing details? Perhaps a major in Information Systems is for you. Learn more by checking out the Information Systems Major Career Fact Sheet


Management majors participate in a general business curriculum with a focus on the knowledge needed to be an effective manager. Management relates broadly to human, physical and information resources and studies how to procure, use and retain an optimal resource combination in an organizational setting.

Are you ambitious, flexible, independent, a leader, reliable, personable and self-motivated? Perhaps a major in Management is for you. Learn more by checking out the Management Major Career Fact Sheet


As a marketing major at UW Oshkosh, you’ll learn to help organizations build customer relationships and achieve their goals by understanding customer needs, researching the potential markets and developing solutions to meet those needs.

Are you a problem solver, creative, detail oriented, analytical? Have good communication skills? A team player? Perhaps a major in Marketing is for you. Learn more by checking out the Marketing Major Career Fact Sheet

Multimedia Journalism

Multimedia Journalism advances skills in media writing and visual communication while also teaching journalism best practices related to reporting and visual media design.

Students from this major work in marketing, reporting and newscast production.

Are you creative? Have good interpersonal skills?  Have critical thinking, editing and research skills? Enjoy building you social media skills? Perhaps a major in multimedia journalism is for you.  Multimedia Journalism Major Career Fact Sheet


The UW Oshkosh undergraduate nursing program prepares caring and scholarly nurse leaders for entry into evidence-based practice. With practical coursework in the simulation lab and clinical you’ll have the opportunity to build your nursing skills. 

Do you have critical thinking and communication skills? Have a compassionate nature?  Perhaps a major in Nursing is for you. Learn more by checking out the Nursing Major Career Fact Sheet

Political Science

The Political Science major gives students the tools to analyze and understand the history, key ideas and recurrent patterns of politics. It provides theoretical, historical and contemporary background of government and politics.

Students go on to work in the professions of Lawyers, Government Politicians, Legislative Assistant and Research Analyst.

Do you have strong leadership skills? Interest in foreign policy and public administration? Perhaps a major in political science is for you.  Political Science Major Career Fact Sheet


Psychology is the study of human behavior, the mind, brain, and social interactions. Coursework includes social, cognitive, abnormal, personality, and developmental aspects of individuals as well as training in research methods.

Do you have strong interpersonal and communication skills? Have a compassionate nature?  Perhaps a major in Psychology is for you. Learn more by checking out the Psychology Major Career Fact Sheet.

Public Relations

Public relations is a branch of communication studies that focuses on how to consider public image, conduct public research, issue press releases to the public, and craft strategies for managing reputations of individuals and organizations. 

Do you have strong public speaking skills? Do you enjoy written communication? Work well with others in a team? Work well under pressure? Perhaps a major in public relations is for you. Public Relations Major Career Fact Sheet

Medical Imaging

The Medical Imaging major is for students seeking a career in performing medical imaging using x-ray or sonography.

Students from this major go on to have professions in Nuclear Medicine Technology, Radiation Therapy and Radiography.

Do you have strong interpersonal skills?  Are your attention to detail and organizational skills top notch? Do you have the ability to build rapport with others? Perhaps a major in medical imaging is for you.   Medical Imaging Major Career Fact Sheet

Rehabilitation Science

The Rehabilitation Science major offers a strong scientific base for students interested in healthcare fields and preparing students for graduate programs in athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy and chiropractic medicine.

Students from this program go on to have professions as Athletic Trainer, Physical and Occupational Therapist and Chiropractor.

Do you find yourself to be collaborative?  Demonstrate compassion for others? Do you have strong interpersonal skills and empathy? Interested in the care for the body and injury? Perhaps a major in rehabilitation science is for you.   Rehabilitation Science Major Career Fact Sheet

Radio, TV, Film

Students in the Radio, TV, Film major will gain knowledge to produce content and analyze media to gain knowledge and training in the media industries.

Students from this program are Radio/TV Producers, Film/TV Editors, Social Media Managers, Broadcasters and Filmmakers.

Are you a creative thinker?  Prefer teamwork? Enjoy problem solving and storytelling? Perhaps a major in radio, tv, film is for you.  Radio, TV, Film Major Career Fact Sheet

Social Work

Social workers serve on the front lines of community restoration, serving underprivileged  and struggling members of the population by intervening in contexts such as child welfare, chemical dependence, aging, corrections, and physical and mental health. Social workers strive every day to improve the lives of their neighbors.

Are you an active listener? Have strong social perceptiveness? Interested in making the world around you a better place?  Perhaps a major in Social Work is for you. Learn more by checking out the Social Work Major Career Fact Sheet.


Sociology is the study of society and human social behavior through the lens of groups, institutions, religion, family, gender, race, and other identities. Coursework includes research methods, psychology, classes about society, history, and other social science courses.

Do you have skills in critical and analytical thinking, writing, cultural competence and self-awareness? Perhaps a major in Sociology is for you. Learn more by checking out the Sociology Major Career Fact Sheet.


Students from this major will be able to communicate effectively in Spanish and understand the cultures of Hispanic communities in the U.S.

Students that major in Spanish have career opportunities in criminal justice, international business, medicine, teaching and translating.

 Are you multilingual? Have effective written communication? Do you have critical reading skills?  Have you developed cross-cultural communication skills? Perhaps a major in Spanish is for you.  Spanish Major Career Fact Sheet

Supply Chain Management

Supply chain management incorporates the approaches utilized to efficiently integrate suppliers, producers, and distributors so that products and/or services are delivered at the right time, to the right place, in the right quantity and the right cost, in a sustainable manner.

Are you adaptable, strategic, collaborative? Do you have strong leadership skills and work well with others? Perhaps a major in Supply Chain Management is for you. Learn more by checking out the Supply Chain Major Career Fact Sheet

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