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OPCAS Course Subjects

Overview

When completing the Transcript Entry section, you select your course subjects from a standardized list that was created in conjunction with the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education. These course subjects fall into categories that OPCAS uses to help calculate several GPAs. All course subjects are included in an overall GPA calculation, including course subjects not listed here.

If you're not sure which course subject to choose based on your course's title, default to the department the course is offered through. During verification, our team will update any course subjects that were incorrectly listed.

If you disagree with a course subject selected during verification, refer to Disputing and Correcting Course Subjects and GPAs for information on how to dispute a course subject decision. You can only dispute the subject assigned to your course; you cannot dispute the GPA that subject factors into. 

OPCAS Course Subject List

Note: to quickly locate a course subject, use CTRL+F on a PC or Command+F on a Mac.

Subject GPA Category

Course Subject

Anatomy and Physiology in Biology

  • Anatomy
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Cellular Physiology
  • Physiological Science
  • Physiology

Biology

 

  • Bacteriology
  • Biodiversity
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Science
  • Biophysics
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany
  • Cellular Biology
  • Cellular & Molecular Biology
  • Cytology/Cytotechnology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Ecology
  • Embryology
  • Endocrinology
  • Entomology
  • Eukaryotics
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Genomics
  • Hematology
  • Histology
  • Immunology
  • Marine Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Micro-Organisms
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neural Mechanisms
  • Neurobiology
  • Neurology
  • Neuroscience
  • Oceanography
  • Parasitology
  • Pathology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Plant Biology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Population Biology
  • Prokaryote Physiology
  • Virology
  • Zoology

 

Chemistry

  • Analytic Chemistry
  • Armchair Chemistry
  • Basic Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Chemistry
  • Biomolecules
  • Bioorganic Chemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Intro to Chemistry
  • Medical Chemistry
  • Metabolism
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Physical Biochemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physiological Chemistry
  • Structure & Bonds
  • Structure & Reaction

English Composition/Writing

  • Basic Composition
  • Composition
  • Creative Writing
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Journalism
  • Literature
  • Reading
  • Rhetoric
  • Technical Writing
  • Writing

Math 

  • Algebra
  • Analytical Geometry
  • Behavioral Statistics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biometry/Biometrics
  • Biostatistics
  • Calculus
  • Chemical Math
  • Computer Programing
  • Computer Science
  • Informatics
  • Linear Algebra
  • Math Analysis
  • Mathematics
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Statistics
  • Trigonometry

Movement Science 

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Exercise Science
  • Human Movement
  • Kinesiology
  • Locomotion Studies
  • Motor Control
  • Movement Science
  • Physical Therapy
  • Sensorimotor Development
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Sciences
  • Therapeutic Exercise

Other Courses

  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Acupuncture
  • Administration of Justice
  • Agribusiness
  • Agriculture
  • American Sign Language
  • Arabic
  • Archeology
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Banking
  • Basic Computer Skills/Computer Basics
  • Bible Literature
  • Business
  • Business Administration
  • Classics
  • Communications
  • Community Planning
  • Computer Applications
  • Dance
  • Debate
  • Drama
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Ethics
  • Excel
  • Fashion Design
  • Film/Media
  • Finance
  • Fire Aid/Firefighting
  • Folklore
  • Food Management
  • Foreign Languages
  • Forestry
  • French
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • German
  • Global Studies
  • Government
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Education
  • Health Science Administration
  • History
  • Honors Core
  • Horticulture
  • Humanities
  • Hygiene
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Intellectual Heritage
  • Internet
  • Law
  • Law Enforcement
  • Library Science
  • Linguistics
  • Logic
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Massage
  • Media Studies
  • Medical Ethics
  • Medical Terminology
  • Military Science
  • Mosaic
  • Music
  • Office Technology
  • Organizational Studies
  • Orientation
  • Personal Health
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Poetry
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Public Affairs/Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Public Relations
  • Public Speaking
  • Qualitative Analysis
  • Range Management
  • Recreation
  • Religion
  • Spanish
  • Special Topics
  • Sports Administration
  • Teaching Science
  • Theater
  • Theater Literature
  • Theology
  • Typing
  • Urban Planning
  • Western Civilization
  • Wildlife

Other Science

  • Aerospace Studies
  • Animal Behavior
  • Animal Science
  • Astronomy
  • Athletic Training
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Audiology
  • Bioengineering
  • Bioethics
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chinese Internal Medicine
  • Chiropractic Medicine
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Sciences
  • Communication Science Disorders
  • Conservation
  • CPR
  • Dental Assisting
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dentistry
  • Dietetics
  • Disease
  • Earth Science
  • Electronics
  • Emergency Med-Tech
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Epidemiology
  • Ergonomics
  • First Aid
  • Food Science
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Geology
  • Gerontology/Aging
  • Gynecology
  • Health
  • Health Science
  • Health Services
  • Health Technology
  • Herbology
  • Human Geography
  • Limnology
  • Marine Science
  • Medical Technology
  • Medicine
  • Meteorology
  • Natural Resources
  • Natural Science
  • Nuclear
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Oriental Medicine
  • Other Health Prof
  • Paramedic
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Phlebotomy
  • Phonetics
  • Physical Anthropology
  • Physical Geography
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Physician Assistant
  • Plant
  • Podiatry
  • Public Health
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Radiology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Science Reading/Writing
  • Sonography
  • Speech and Hearing Disorders
  • Speech and Hearing Science
  • Surgery Tech
  • Toxicology
  • Veterinary

Physics

  • Electricity
  • Electricity & Light
  • Heat
  • Light
  • Magnetism
  • Mechanical Heat
  • Mechanics
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Optics
  • Physics
  • Thermodynamics

Psychology 

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Biological Psychology
  • Brain and Behavior
  • Child Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Cognitive Science
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Psychobiology
  • Psychology
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Sports Psychology

Social/Behavioral Science

 

  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Bilingual/Bicultural Studies
  • Biobehavioral Health
  • Community Health
  • Counseling
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Cultural Geography
  • Cultural Studies
  • Death & Dying
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Family Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Growth & Development
  • Human Behavior
  • Human Development
  • Human Sexuality
  • Life Span Development
  • Marriage/Family
  • Multicultural Studies
  • Queer Studies
  • Sexuality Studies
  • Social Ecology
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Welfare
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Women's Studies
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