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Academic programs at University of Connecticut

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We can help you apply to a bachelor’s degree at the University of Connecticut. You can choose from more than 115 majors and programs across a wide range of academic disciplines.

Direct admission to a bachelor’s degree

You can apply to a bachelor’s degree at the University of Connecticut, either for Year 1 admission or transfer admission*. Disciplines include:

ArchitectureSocial Science and Humanities
Art and DesignComputing
Business and FinanceEngineering
EducationMarketing and Media
Environment and AgricultureMusic and Performing Arts
MathematicsScience and Health
See all available majors on the degree finder. See all STEM-classified degrees at UConn.

*International students who have already completed some university credits may be eligible to enter Year 2 or 3 of a bachelor’s degree at UConn. Learn more about the transfer admission process.

Special pre-professional programs

You can take a special program alongside any of UConn’s bachelor’s programs on the Storrs main campus. These programs offer a coordinated curriculum that includes 4 years of undergraduate preparation in any of UConn’s bachelor’s degree programs, followed by optional enrollment in one of UConn’s affiliated graduate schools:

  • Special Program in Education
  • Special Program in Law
  • Special Program in Medicine
  • Special Program in Dental Medicine

You’ll receive one-on-one support to prepare for the challenges of professional school. Opportunities include unique programming events, taking courses with graduate school professors, and mentorship from practicing professionals.

A separate application is required for these highly competitive special programs, but no extra tuition fee is charged.

Year 3 (Junior) entry program

A junior (third-year) entry program is available to eligible students after 2 years of study at UConn. First-year applicants should choose another major within the same academic college / school or a pre-professional program at the Academic Center for Exploratory Students (ACES):

  • Diagnostic Genetic Sciences
  • Dietetics
  • Journalism
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Sport Management
  • Teacher Education

Academic Center for Exploratory Students (ACES)

ACES is UConn’s advising program for students who must complete specific pre-professional requirements for 2 years before applying to a professional major. Programs in Pre-Social Work, Pre-Sport Management and Pre-Teaching are available.

There is also an “Exploratory – Undecided” program for students who want to explore the University’s options before deciding on a field of study, and a “Pre-Individualized Major” for students who want to design their own interdisciplinary degree.

English preparation courses

Conditionally admitted students have the option to join UConn’s American English Language Institute (UCAELI) to improve their English and prepare for academic success at university with study skills courses.

There are on-campus academic English programs at the Storrs main campus and online programs available at UCAELI.

Your campus options

You can study your first 2 years of a UConn bachelor’s degree on any of the University’s 5 campuses, but for most majors you will seamlessly transition at the start of Year 3 to complete your studies at the Storrs main campus. There are some majors that have the option to study all 4 years at a regional campus, or that can only be finished at regional campuses.

For more information about where you can study different majors, see our degree finder.