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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
  • Developmental Biology

Biology

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

Chemistry

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

English Composition/Writing

  • Basic Composition
  • Composition
  • Creative Writing
  • English
  • Rhetoric
  • Technical Writing
  • Writing

Math 

  • Algebra
  • Analytical Geometry
  • Behavioral Statistics
  • Biostatistics
  • Calculus
  • Chemical Math
  • Computer Programing
  • Computer Science
  • Linear Algebra
  • Logic
  • Math Analysis
  • Mathematics
  • Qualitative Analysis
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Statistics
  • Trigonometry

Movement Science 

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

Other Courses

  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Acupuncture
  • American Sign Language
  • Archeology
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Banking
  • Bible Literature
  • Classics
  • Communications
  • CPR
  • Dance
  • Debate
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Ethics
  • Excel
  • Film/Media
  • Fire Aid/Firefighting
  • First Aid
  • Folklore
  • Food Management
  • Foreign Languages
  • French
  • Geography
  • Government
  • Health
  • Health Education
  • History
  • Honors Core
  • Humanities
  • Hygiene
  • Informatics
  • Information Technology
  • Intellectual Heritage
  • Internet
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Law Enforcement
  • Library Science
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Massage
  • Medical Ethics
  • Medical Technology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Mosaic
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Poetry
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Public Affairs/Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Public Relations
  • Public Speaking
  • Range Management
  • Reading
  • Recreation
  • Religion
  • Spanish
  • Special Topics
  • Sports Administration
  • Theater
  • Theater Literature
  • Theology
  • Typing
  • Urban Planning
  • Western Civilization
  • Wildlife
  • Word Processing

Other Science

  • Astronomy
  • Athletic Training
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Audiology
  • Bioengineering
  • Bioethics
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business
  • Chinese Internal Medicine
  • Chiropractic Medicine
  • Clinical Sciences
  • Cognitive Science
  • Conservation
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dentistry
  • Dietetics
  • Electronics
  • Emergency Med-Tech
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Epidemiology
  • Ergonomics
  • Food Science
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Forestry
  • Geology
  • Gynecology
  • Health Science
  • Health Science Administration
  • Health Services
  • Health Technology
  • Horticulture
  • Human Geography
  • Limnology
  • Medicine
  • Metabolism
  • Meteorology
  • Military Science
  • Natural Resources
  • Nuclear
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optics
  • Optometry
  • Oriental Medicine
  • Other Health Prof
  • Paramedic
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Phlebotomy
  • Physical Anthropology
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Geography
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Physician Assistant
  • Podiatry
  • Public Health
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Radiology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Sonography
  • Speech and Hearing Science
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Sciences
  • Surgery Tech
  • Teaching Science
  • Veterinary

Physics

  • Biophysics
  • Electricity
  • Electricity & Light
  • Heat
  • Light
  • Magnetism
  • Mechanical Heat
  • Mechanics
  • Physics
  • Thermodynamics

Psychology 

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Child Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Psychobiology
  • Psychology
  • Sports Psychology

Social/Behavioral Science

  • American Studies
  • Animal Behavior
  • Anthropology
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Biobehavioral Health
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Biological Psychology
  • Community Health
  • Counseling
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Cultural Geography
  • Cultural Studies
  • Death & Dying
  • Developmental Biology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Family Studies
  • Gerontology/Aging
  • Growth & Development
  • Human Behavior
  • Human Development
  • Human Geography
  • Human Movement
  • Human Sexuality
  • Life Span Development
  • Marriage/Family
  • Multicultural Studies
  • Personal Health
  • Social EcologySocial Psychology
  • Social Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Welfare
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Woman’s Studies
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