From Business to Criminal Justice, from Education to Outdoor Adventure Leadership, from Biology to Music and Theatre, SOU offers a world of opportunity through a variety of majors, minors, certificates, and other learning opportunities.
Undecided on your major? You're not alone! Nearly one-third of students enroll in SOU without knowing what they want to major in. Take classes in all different disciplines, explore your interests, and discover the right path for you.
MAJORS (Bachelor of Arts or Science)
* Participates in the three-year Accelerated Baccalaureate Degree Program
§ Participates in the three-year Jackson/Josephine County Pledge Program
† Degree completion program- requires special admission procedures
If you already have a career in mind, SOU offers several pre-professional programs to start you on your path. You'll spend one to four years on the SOU campus learning how to be an innovative thinker and creative problem solver under our liberal arts curriculum, then transfer to a professional school to complete your technical education.
|Medical Technology||Psychology, Counseling, Social Work,|
|Medicine||or Human Service|
|Occupational Therapy||Veterinary Medicine|
Several of these programs even offer partnerships between SOU and various professional institiutions:
Chiropractic: Western States Chiropractic College
Dental Hygiene: Oregon Institute of Technology
Medical Technology: Oregon Health Sciences University
Optometry: Pacific University
SOU offers degree completion programs for students who have already completed approximately two years of college or an Associate of Arts degree; or, for our Bachelor of Applied Science programs, relevant work experience may apply. Classes are offered in the evenings and on weekends in Medford and Ashland, and some are available online.
Bachelor of Applied Science-
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Hospitality and Tourism Management
Early Childhood Development
Innovation and Leadership
SOU offers a wide variety of minors that will supplement your degree and make you competitive in the workforce. You can also select a minor unrelated to your major simply to explore an area of study that you are passionate about!
|Art History||Latin American Studies|
|Business Administration||Mathematics Education|
|Computer Science||Native American Studies|
||Outdoor Adventure Leadership|
|Early Childhood Development
||Rhetoric and Reason|
|Emerging Media & Digital Arts
|English||Sociology & Anthropology
|Environmental Science & Policy
|Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies|
At SOU, you can also earn a certificate in your field of interest to increase your knowledge, expertise, and marketability. A certificate demonstrates your commitment to and passion for your chosen discipline, giving you a competitive edge in the workplace.
The graduate curriculum at SOU offers a wide variety of programs tailored to the needs of our diverse student body. You can expect meaningful and up-to-date coursework provided by a well-qualified and caring faculty. Your program of study is developed in consultation with your graduate advisor and is designed to meet the major school and graduate study requirements.
Master in Business Administration
Master in Education (MEd) and Continuing License Program (MA or MS)
Master of Science in Environmental Education
Master of Arts in French Language Teaching
Master in Interdisciplinary Studies
Master in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA or MS)
Master of Music in Performance
Master of Arts in Spanish Language Teaching
Master of Education in Special Education
Master of Arts in Teaching
Master of Theatre Studies in Production and Design