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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

  • Aerospace Studies
  • Agriculture
  • Analytic Chemistry
  • Anatomy
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Animal Behavior
  • Animal Science
  • Armchair Chemistry
  • Astronomy
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Bacteriology
  • Basic Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Biodiversity
  • Bioengineering
  • Bioethics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomedical Science
  • Biomolecules
  • Bioorganic Chemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany
  • Cellular Biology
  • Cellular & Molecular Biology
  • Cellular Physiology
  • Chemistry
  • Conservation
  • Cytology/Cytotechnology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Earth Science
  • Ecology
  • Electricity
  • Electricity & Light
  • Embryology
  • Entomology
  • Eukaryotics
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Genomics
  • Geology
  • Heat
  • Herbology
  • Histology
  • Horticulture
  • Immunology
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Intro to Chemistry
  • Light
  • Limnology
  • Magnetism
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Science
  • Mechanical Heat
  • Medical Chemistry
  • Metabolism
  • Meteorology
  • Microbiology
  • Micro-Organisms
  • Molecular Biology
  • Natural Resources
  • Natural Science
  • Neural Mechanisms
  • Neurobiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Nuclear
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Nutrition
  • Oceanography
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Optics
  • Parasitology
  • Pathology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Physical Biochemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics
  • Physiological Chemistry
  • Physiological Science
  • Physiology
  • Plant
  • Plant Biology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Population Biology
  • Prokaryote Physiology
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Sports Sciences
  • Structure & Bonds
  • Structure & Reaction
  • Thermodynamics
  • Toxicology
  • Virology
  • Zoology

Business

  • Accounting
  • Agribusiness
  • Banking
  • Basic Computer Skills/Computer Basics
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Studies

Health Science

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Acupuncture
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Anatomy
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Athletic Training
  • Audiology
  • Biobehavioral Health
  • Child Psychology
  • Chinese Internal Medicine
  • Chiropractic Medicine
  • Clinical Sciences
  • Community Health
  • CPR
  • Dental Assisting
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dentistry
  • Dietetics
  • Embryology
  • Emergency Med-Tech
  • Endocrinology
  • Ergonomics
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Exercise Science
  • First Aid
  • Food Science
  • Gynecology
  • Health Science
  • Health Science Administration
  • Health Technology
  • Hematology
  • Human Movement
  • Kinesiology
  • Locomotion Studies
  • Medical Technology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Medicine
  • Motor Control
  • Movement Science
  • Neurology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Neuroscience
  • Nuclear
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Oriental Medicine
  • Other Health Prof
  • Paramedic
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Phlebotomy
  • Phonetics
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Physician Assistant
  • Podiatry
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Radiology
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Sensorimotor Development
  • Sonography
  • Speech and Hearing Disorders
  • Speech and Hearing Science
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Sciences
  • Surgery Tech
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Veterinary

Math/Statistics

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

Other

  • Acting
  • Administration of Justice
  • American Sign Language
  • American Studies
  • Arabic
  • Archeology
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Basic Composition
  • Bible Literature
  • Bilingual/Bicultural Studies
  • Biometry/Biometrics
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Communications
  • Community Planning
  • Composition
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance
  • Debate
  • Drama
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education
  • Electronics
  • Engineering
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Ethics
  • Excel
  • Fashion Design
  • Film/Media
  • Fire Aid/Firefighting
  • Folklore
  • Food Management
  • Foreign Languages
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Forestry
  • French
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • German
  • Government
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Education
  • History
  • Honors Core
  • Human Geography
  • Humanities
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Intellectual Heritage
  • Internet
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Law Enforcement
  • Library Science
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Logic
  • Massage
  • Mechanics
  • Media Studies
  • Military Science
  • Mosaic
  • Music
  • Office Technology
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Geography
  • Poetry
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Public Affairs/Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Public Relations
  • Public Speaking
  • Range Management
  • Reading
  • Recreation
  • Religion
  • Rhetoric
  • Science Reading/Writing
  • Spanish
  • Special Topics
  • Sports Administration
  • Teaching Science
  • Technical Writing
  • Theater
  • Theater Literature
  • Theology
  • Typing
  • Urban Planning
  • Western Civilization
  • Wildlife
  • Women's Studies
  • Word Processing
  • Writing

Public Health

  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Biostatistics
  • Community Health
  • Community Planning
  • Disease
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Epidemiology
  • Gerontology/Aging
  • Health
  • Health Education
  • Health Services
  • Hygiene
  • Immunology
  • Nutrition
  • Parasitology
  • Personal Health
  • Public Health
  • Toxicology
  • Virology

Social/Behavioral

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Anthropology
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Behavioral Statistics
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Biological Psychology
  • Brain and Behavior
  • Child Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Cognitive Science
  • Community Health
  • Community Planning
  • Counseling
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Cultural Geography
  • Cultural Studies
  • Death & Dying
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Family Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Global Studies
  • Growth & Development
  • Human Behavior
  • Human Development
  • Humanities
  • Human Sexuality
  • Life Span Development
  • Marriage/Family
  • Medical Ethics
  • Multicultural Studies
  • Neuropsychology
  • Physical Anthropology
  • Psychobiology
  • Psychology
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Qualitative Analysis
  • 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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