Exploratory Areas of Interest

To help students explore their options, all of Southern's majors are grouped into Areas of Interest. This allows students to focus in on an area based on their goals and interests.

Exploratory students must select one of the areas of interest below. This allows them to narrow their focus down to a particular group of common majors that match their interests. Students will have an assigned academic advisor within their area of interest who will provide specialized advising for their area.

 

Click on the area of interest below to view all of the associated majors.

  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Communication: Advertising and Promotions
  • Communication: Film, Television, and Digital Production
  • Communication: Personal and Professional Communication
  • English Education 7-12
  • English: Creative Writing
  • English: Literature
  • English: Professional Writing
  • French Education 7-12
  • French
  • General Studies: Humanities Theme
  • History Education 7-12
  • History Education 7-12: History M.A. Accelerated Pathway
  • History
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Italian Education 7-12
  • Italian
  • Media Studies
  • Spanish Education 7-12
  • Spanish Education 7-12: MA Accelerated Pathway
  • Spanish
  • Spanish: Health and Human Service Professionals
  • Spanish: Hispanic Studies
  • Spanish: Translation Studies
  • Studio Art
  • Studio Art: Ceramics
  • Studio Art: Graphic Design
  • Studio Art: Jewelry - Metals
  • Studio Art: Painting
  • Studio Art: Photography
  • Studio Art: Printmaking
  • Studio Art: Sculpture
  • Theatre
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Business Administration: Accounting
  • Business Administration: Business Economics
  • Business Administration: Business Information Systems
  • Business Administration: Finance
  • Business Administration: International Business
  • Business Administration: Management
  • Business Administration: Marketing
  • Business Administration: Marketing M.B.A. Accelerated Pathway
  • Business Administration: Public Utilities Management
  • Economics
  • General Studies: Business Theme
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Elementary Education: Bilingual
  • General Studies: Educational Studies Theme
  • Information Management and Services
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Special Education K-12
  • Special Education/Elementary Education Collaborative
  • Athletic Training: B.S./M.A.T. Accelerated
  • Communication Disorders
  • Exercise and Sport Science: Allied Health
  • Exercise and Sport Science: Sport Science
  • General Studies: Health and Community Service Theme
  • Health Science
  • Healthcare Studies: General    
  • Healthcare Studies: Healthcare and Clinical Research
  • Healthcare Studies: Speech Language Pathology Assistant
  • Healthcare Studies: Therapeutic Recreation in Aging
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Nursing
  • Physical Education: PreK-12 Teacher Certification
  • Physical Education: PreK-12 Teacher Certification and School Health Education MS Accel. Pathway
  • Public Health
  • Recreation and Leisure Studies: Child Life Specialist
  • Recreation and Leisure Studies: Recreation and Youth Development
  • Recreation and Leisure Studies: Recreation Management
  • Recreation and Leisure Studies: Recreation Therapy M.S. Accelerated Pathway    
  • Recreation and Leisure Studies: Therapeutic Recreation
  • Respiratory Therapy: Clinical    
  • Respiratory Therapy: Leadership    
  • Social Work
  • Sport Management
  • Sport Management (ONLINE ONLY)
  • Sport Management: B.S. to M.S. Accelerated Pathway 
  • Sport Management: B.S. to M.S. Accelerated Pathway (ONLINE ONLY)
  • Tourism, Hospitality, and Event Management: Event Management
  • Tourism, Hospitality, and Event Management: Hospitality
  • Tourism, Hospitality, and Event Management: Tourism
  • Anthropology
  • Anthropology: Archaeology    
  • Anthropology: Bilingual Multicultural Education - TESOL MS Accelerated Pathway    
  • Anthropology: Biological    
  • Anthropology: Cultural    
  • Anthropology: General    
  • Anthropology: Linguistics    
  • General Studies: Social Sciences Theme
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Journalism
  • Political Science Education 7-12
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Psychology: M.A. Accelerated Pathway
  • Psychology: Mental Health
  • Sociology
  • Sociology: Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Biology Education 7-12
  • Biology
  • Biology: BS to MS Accelerated Pathway
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry Education 7-12
  • Chemistry: General
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry    
  • Chemitry: Biochemistry M.S. Accelerated Pathway
  • Chemistry: Environmental Chemistry
  • Chemistry: M.S. Accelerated Pathway
  • Computer Science: Cybersecurity M.S. Accelerated Pathway
  • Computer Science: General    
  • Computer Science: Information Systems    
  • Data Science
  • Earth Science Education 7-12
  • Earth Science
  • Earth Science: Natural Hazards
  • Earth Science: Environmental
  • Earth Science: General
  • Earth Science: Geology
  • Earth Science: Natural Resources
  • Environmental Systems and Sustainability: Coastal Marine Systems
  • Environmental Systems and Sustainability: Environmental Systems
  • Environmental Systems and Sustainability: Sustainability Science and Environmental Policy
  • General Studies: STEM Theme
  • Geography
  • Geography: Geographic Information Science and Technology
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Mathematics Education 7-12
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics: Applied
  • Physics Education 7-12
  • Physics
  • Physics: Engineering
  • Physics: General