Declare Your Major

JCSU offers 24 degree options for students and one graduate degree.

College of Arts and Letters

Communication Arts

Whether you're verbally or visually creative, our communication arts program will give you the skills to express yourself to the world.

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Crime doesn't have an address. Every city, every county and every state needs dedicated individuals who care about keeping their communities safe. If you want to join the fight for law and order, JCSU can set you on the right path with a solid foundation in the criminal justice system.

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Businesses are always looking for people who can communicate effectively. By studying the language as an English major, we'll help you become a more effective writer and speaker.

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Not only is French the language of love, it's the official language of more than 20 countries. If you want to be bilingual and work outside the U.S. our French program can help you understand the different cultures, as well as the language.

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History isn't just the study of what happened long ago, it's the study of current events and how the past still affects the present. As a history major, you'll learn how to relate to the world beyond your doorstep.

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Interdisciplinary Studies

If your interests don't fit into a “standard” major, we can help you follow your heart by combining two or three programs that will help you achieve your goals.

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The music business is an exciting and inspiring industry. Whether you want to be in the spotlight making music or behind the scenes influencing music, we can help you tap into your talent.

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Political Science

Whether you are interested in American politics, global humanitarianism or a law degree, the political science program at JCSU can be your first step.

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Do you want to know what makes us tick? Psychology studies the inner workings of the mind. In our psychology program, you'll learn about the delicate relationship between the human brain and the behavior it produces.

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If you want to feel welcome in much of the world today, you need to have a solid understanding of other cultures. Spanish majors learn about the Hispanic culture and how to effectively communicate with native Spanish speakers.

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Visual and Performing Arts

Creativity can take many forms. Whether it's through design or performance, our students learn how to use their skill and imagination to their fullest potential.

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College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)



Biologists study the life forms all around us. As a major in our program you'll be able to work with just about any life form — from humans and animals to plants and parasites.

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Chemistry explains the phenomena that occur in nature every day. When you study chemistry, you'll learn everything from how household cleaners work, to how nuclear energy is created.

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Computer Engineering

From building robots to designing game software, computer engineers lead exciting careers. Our computing engineering program prepares students to jump into this high-demand field.

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Computer Science/Information Systems

Computers are a critical part of our everyday lives. Students who study computer science and information systems learn the various programming languages to make them competitive in the job market.

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Information Systems Engineering

Technology is everywhere. Creating and managing the data, software and hardware that power the devices we use daily are what students in our information systems engineering program become experts at.

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We all use math - even if you don't realize it. From music composition to fashion design to agriculture, math can be applied to real-world situations to answer almost any question. Students in our program build a solid foundation in the various ways to use math and can go into virtually any industry they like.

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College of Professional Studies


Business Administration

The business environment is constantly changing. At JCSU you’ll learn about management, economics, marketing and all the other skills you’ll need to become an industry leader.

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Economics is the language of money. To understand it, you need to know how interest rates, stocks and debt all work together to keep our country running. Our program will give you the insight to spot trends and analyze trends and analyze stats in an uncertain market.

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Social Work

Do you want to make the world a better place for those in need? Social workers provide hope and human necessities to those who need it most. In our nationally accredited program, you'll be able to make a change in your community, serving the elderly, families and children.

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Sport Management

Many of us love sports, but not everyone can go pro. For those who still want to be involved in the game, a career behind the scenes may be equally as rewarding.

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Master of Social Work


Pre-Law Minor


Pre-Law Program

Johnson C. Smith University provides a comprehensive pre-law undergraduate academic experience and programming for students interested in attending law school and/or otherwise interested in careers in the legal profession. The Pre-Law Program at JCSU includes two programs that benefit students interested in the law: the Pre-Law Minor and the 3+3 Pre-Law Scholars Program. In addition, the University sponsors a Pre-Law Society organized by undergraduate students and sponsors a variety of extra curricular law related activities.

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Still Deciding on a Major?

If you’re ready to begin your education at JCSU, but need more time to decide on a major, you will be advised and enrolled through the Biddle Institute.