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SOPHAS 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 Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH). These course subjects fall into categories that SOPHAS uses to help calculate several GPAsAll 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. 

SOPHAS 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

Biology/Chemistry/Physics and Life Science

  • Analytic Chemistry   
  • Anatomy & Physiology  
  • Anatomy    
  • Armchair Chemistry   
  • Bacteriology    
  • Basic Chemistry   
  • Biochemistry    
  • Biodiversity    
  • Bioinformatics    
  • Biological Chemistry   
  • Biology    
  • Biomechanics    
  • Biomedical Engineering   
  • Biomedical Science   
  • Biomolecules    
  • Bioorganic Chemistry   
  • Biophysics    
  • Botany    
  • Cellular & Molecular Biology 
  • Cellular Biology   
  • Cellular Physiology   
  • Chemistry    
  • Cytology/Cytotechnology    
  • Developmental Biology   
  • Ecology    
  • Electricity & Light  
  • Electricity    
  • Embryology    
  • Endocrinology    
  • Entomology    
  • Eukaryotics    
  • Evolution    
  • Genetics    
  • Genomics    
  • Heat    
  • Hematology    
  • Histology    
  • Immunology    
  • Inorganic Chemistry   
  • Intro to Chemistry  
  • Light    
  • Limnology    
  • Magnetism    
  • Marine Biology   
  • Marine Science   
  • Mechanical Heat   
  • Mechanics    
  • Medical Chemistry   
  • Metabolism    
  • Microbiology    
  • Micro-Organisms    
  • Molecular Biology   
  • Neural Mechanisms   
  • Neurobiology    
  • Neurology    
  • Neuroscience    
  • Nuclear    
  • Nuclear Physics   
  • Optics    
  • Organic Chemistry   
  • Parasitology    
  • Pathology    
  • Pathophysiology    
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry   
  • Physical Biochemistry   
  • Physical Chemistry   
  • Physics    
  • Physiological Chemistry   
  • Physiological Science   
  • Physiology    
  • Plant Biology   
  • Population Biology   
  • Prokaryote Physiology   
  • Structure & Bonds  
  • Structure & Reaction  
  • Thermodynamics    
  • Virology    
  • Zoology    

Business

  • Accounting 
  • Agribusiness 
  • Banking 
  • Business 
  • Business Administration 
  • Economics 
  • Finance 
  • Management 
  • Marketing 
  • Organizational Studies 

Health Science

  • Acupuncture    
  • Aerospace Studies   
  • Animal Behavior   
  • Animal Science   
  • Astronomy    
  • Athletic Training   
  • Atmospheric Science   
  • Audiology    
  • Biobehavioral Health   
  • Bioengineering    
  • Bioethics    
  • Biotechnology    
  • Chemical Engineering   
  • Chinese Internal Medicine  
  • Chiropractic Medicine   
  • Civil Engineering   
  • Clinical Sciences   
  • Communication Science Disorders  
  • Community Health   
  • Conservation    
  • CPR    
  • Dental Assisting   
  • Dental Hygiene   
  • Dentistry    
  • Dietetics    
  • Earth Science   
  • Electronics    
  • Emergency Med-Tech   
  • Engineering    
  • Exercise Physiology   
  • Exercise Science   
  • First Aid   
  • Food Science   
  • Forensic Sciences   
  • Geology    
  • Gynecology    
  • Health    
  • Health Science   
  • Health Technology   
  • Herbology    
  • Human Geography   
  • Human Movement   
  • Kinesiology    
  • Locomotion Studies   
  • Medical Technology   
  • Medicine    
  • Meteorology    
  • Motor Control   
  • Movement Science   
  • Natural Resources   
  • Natural Science   
  • Neuropsychology    
  • Nursing    
  • Nutrition    
  • Occupational Therapy   
  • Oceanography    
  • Optometry    
  • Oriental Medicine   
  • Other Health Prof  
  • Paramedic    
  • Pharmacology    
  • Pharmacy    
  • Phlebotomy    
  • Phonetics    
  • Physical Geography   
  • Physical Sciences   
  • Physical Therapy   
  • Physical Therapy Assistant  
  • Physician Assistant   
  • Plant    
  • Plant Sciences   
  • Podiatry    
  • Radiation Therapy   
  • Radiology    
  • Respiratory Therapy   
  • Science Reading/Writing   
  • Sonography    
  • Speech and Hearing Disorders 
  • Speech and Hearing Science 
  • Sports Medicine   
  • Sports Sciences   
  • Surgery Tech   
  • Therapeutic Exercise   
  • Toxicology    
  • Veterinary    

Math/Statistics

  • 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 

Other

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

Public Health

  • Community Health
  • Disease 
  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Epidemiology 
  • Gerontology/Aging 
  • Health Education
  • Health Services
  • Hygiene 
  • Personal Health
  • Public Health

Social/Behavioral

  • Abnormal Psychology   
  • Adolescent Psychology   
  • Anthropology    
  • Behavioral Sciences   
  • Biological Anthropology   
  • Biological Psychology   
  • Brain and Behavior  
  • Child Psychology   
  • Cognitive Psychology   
  • Cognitive Science   
  • Counseling    
  • Criminal Justice   
  • Criminology    
  • Cultural Geography   
  • Cultural Studies   
  • Death & Dying  
  • Developmental Psychology   
  • Educational Psychology   
  • 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   
  • Neuropsychology    
  • Physical Anthropology   
  • Psychobiology    
  • Psychology    
  • Psychopharmacology    
  • Queer Studies   
  • Rehabilitation    
  • Sensorimotor Development   
  • Sexuality Studies   
  • Social Ecology   
  • Social Psychology   
  • Social Science   
  • Social Sciences   
  • Social Welfare   
  • Social Work   
  • Sociology    
  • Sports Psychology   
  • Women's Studies   
 
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