Majors & Minors
Are you ready to make a difference, discover new technologies and unlock the secrets of the world?
From nursing, to teaching to marketing and engineering, we have the major for you.
Looking for Another Way to Explore?
Find your major or minor by interest category!
Biology: Allied Health
Biology: Cell & Molecular
Biology: Environmental Science
Business Administration: Human Resources Management
Business Administration: Management of Information Systems
Chemistry: Biochemistry (ACS)
Chemistry: Environmental Chemistry (ACS)
Chemistry: Materials Chemistry (ACS)
Chemistry: Physical Science
Computer Science: Applied Computer Science
Communication Studies: Leadership & Advocacy
Communication Studies: Organizational Communication
Criminal Justice: Corrections
Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement
Engineering: Composite Materials Engineering
Engineering: Industrial Statistics
Exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences: Clinical Exercise Science
Exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences: Exercise Science
Exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences: Movement Science
English: Applied Linguistics
English: Literature and Language
Mass Communications: Advertising
Mass Communications: Creative Digital Media
Mass Communications: Journalism
Mass Communications: Public Relations
Medical Laboratory Science
Teaching: Art Education
Teaching: Biology, Life Science
Teaching: Business Education
Teaching: Chemistry (ACS)
Teaching: Elementary Education: K-6
Teaching: Elementary Education: K-6 (Rochester)
Teaching: Elementary Education - Early Childhood
Teaching: Elementary Education - Early Childhood (Online)
Teaching: English, Communication Arts & Literature
Teaching: English as a Second Language - K-12
Teaching: Geoscience, Earth Science
Teaching: Music Education
Teaching: Physical Education
Teaching: Physical Science
Teaching: Social Science, History
Teaching: Special Education - Academic Behavioral Strategist
Teaching: Special Education - Early Childhood
Teaching: Special Education - Learning Disabilities
Chemistry: Polymer Chemistry
Child Advocacy Studies
Computer Science: Bioinformatics
Computer Science: Computer Technology
Experiential Learning Opportunities
Hands-on, experiential learning is around every corner at Winona State. Whether it’s internships, research, study away, or any number of other opportunities like working with cancer survivors in the Winona Survivors Unite in Exercise Program, our faculty members are professionals and experts in their fields who help students get the experience they need – in and out of the classroom.
The result? You’ll start building your resume while you’re still in school.
With small class sizes, WSU students have more opportunities to do research side-by-side with faculty members. It could be research on psychological side-effects of pharmaceuticals in the psychology department’s neurological laboratory or what creates craters in space through a NASA grant awarded to geoscience faculty – whatever your passion, you will have the ability to use equipment and learn techniques usually limited to graduate students. Competitive edge? We think so.
Check out different research projects in each department by exploring our program pages. WSU also holds an annual Ramaley Research Celebration each spring where students present on a broad range of undergraduate research projects.
Take what you learn in the classroom out into the world.
Our semester study abroad options immerse you in a foreign country's culture while you earn credits (and have the time of your life). Our faculty-led programs allow you to explore with WSU faculty and peers in a shorter time frame.
Undecided, We Can Help
Not ready to make it official? Don't worry, we can help you find the major that best fits your education and career goals.
Get the information and confidence you need to choose a major with tools like career self-assessment, major and career resources, option evaluations and more.
Learn more about deciding your major.
Students choose their majors for many reasons. For some, it's more than a major--it's a way to follow their passion for serving others.