Top Majors For UW Colleges Students

Campuses offer pathways to hundreds of majors
1/31/17
By UW Colleges

College is about following your dreams and finding a career that's right for you. Whether you want to be a lawyer, doctor, engineer, broadcaster, artist or anything in between, a UW Colleges campus is a great place to start your journey.

Students at UW Colleges have the choice of starting on one of hundreds of majors in a variety of fields. Even with so many options for getting a degree, a few disciplines stand out. Here are the top five majors for UW Colleges students.

5. Communication Arts

The communication arts major offers students flexibility and a wide range of skills, which makes it a no-brainer for students who have wide interests and dreams. Graduates can go into diverse fields like broadcasting, marketing, public relations, theatre and more. The major's flexibility and broad focus make it a popular choice for thousands of students.

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4. Health Sciences

The health care field is booming and UW Colleges students are savvy to get in on the trend. Every year hundreds of our students transfer to a four year school to become future nurses, doctors and researchers. A health sciences major offers students rewarding careers and our students are happy to take full advantage.

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3. Biology

A biology major is a popular choice among many UW Colleges students for the variety of careers it can lead to. Some of our students major in biology before going on to medical school, while others make a specific field their life's work. Whatever the case, our students recognize STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) majors are in high demand, and many choose biology as a way to set themselves up for a successful future.

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2. Education

UW Colleges students are passionate about learning, and many choose to share that passion with others by pursuing an education major. There's a growing need for high quality teachers, which means our students will have great job prospects when they complete their degree. Wherever they decide to transfer, they make their future School of Education that much better.

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1. Business

Business-related majors are the most popular choice among UW Colleges students for good reason. With specialties in accounting, project management, marketing and more, students have their pick of rewarding careers to pursue after they graduate. As the business world continues to grow and seek new talent, our students will be prepared to answer the call.

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UW Colleges campuses offer pathways to degrees in hundreds of different majors. Whether you want to get your start on one of these popular majors or have another path in mind, we're here to help you on your journey.