Carolina offers more than 70 majors of study from nine schools of specialization and more than 60 academic departments. View our majors page to learn more about the degree programs offered at Carolina.
All sophomore transfer students enroll in the College of Arts and Sciences, where they complete general education courses that fulfill the foundation of their undergraduate education. All Carolina students spend their first two years in the College of Arts and Sciences, and these two years offer students the opportunity to explore their interests and take a wide variety of courses across the University. Most students also begin taking courses in their field of interest and fulfilling prerequisites for their major. For sophomore applicants, your choice of intended major plays no role in our admission decision; this information is only used to assign you an advisor should you enroll at Carolina.
Junior transfers are admitted directly into a degree program, with a few exceptions.
Juniors planning to major in business administration, environmental sciences and studies, computer science, information and library science, or nutrition must enroll in the College of Arts and Sciences and complete at least one semester before applying for admission to those degree programs.
Juniors planning to major in pharmacy must apply directly to the School of Pharmacy and not through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Junior transfers applying to major programs in education, dental hygiene, clinical laboratory science, or radiologic science must complete a supplemental department application, as well as an application for transfer admission through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Please visit the appropriate school’s website for its supplemental application and a list of prerequisites.
Junior transfers applying to nursing must complete the online nursing application at nursing.unc.edu.
Second Degree Programs
In general, Carolina does not accept undergraduate applications from students who have already earned a bachelor's degree. Students wishing to be considered for a major in dental hygiene, clinical laboratory science, health policy and administration, nursing, radiologic science, or biostatistics are the only exceptions. If you are interested in one of these majors, please contact the particular department for more information. You may also wish to consider one of our graduate programs.