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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 GPAs

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
  • Biological Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomedical Science
  • Biomolecules
  • Bioorganic Chemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany
  • Cellular Biology
  • Cellular & Molecular Biology
  • Cellular Physiology
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Sciences
  • Cytology/Cytotechnology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Earth Science
  • Ecology
  • Electricity
  • Electricity & Light
  • Embryology
  • Entomology
  • Eukaryotics
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Genomics
  • Heat
  • Herbology
  • Histology
  • Immunology
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Intro to Chemistry
  • Light
  • Limnology
  • Magnetism
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Science
  • Mechanical Heat
  • Medical Chemistry
  • Metabolism
  • Meteorology
  • Microbiology
  • Micro-Organisms
  • Molecular Biology
  • Motor Control
  • Movement Science
  • Natural Science
  • Neural Mechanisms
  • Neurobiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Nuclear
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Nutrition
  • Oceanography
  • Organic Chemistry
  • 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
  • Sports Sciences
  • Structure & Bonds
  • Structure & Reaction
  • Thermodynamics
  • Toxicology
  • Virology
  • Zoology

Business

  • Accounting
  • Agribusiness
  • Banking
  • Brain and Behavior
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Information Systems
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Office Technology

Health Science

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Acupuncture
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Anatomy
  • Audiology
  • Biobehavioral Health
  • Child Psychology
  • Chinese Internal Medicine
  • Chiropractic Medicine
  • Community Health
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dentistry
  • Dietetics
  • Embryology
  • Emergency Med-Tech
  • Endocrinology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Exercise Science
  • Food Science
  • Gynecology
  • Health Science
  • Health Science Administration
  • Hematology
  • Kinesiology
  • Medical Technology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Neuroscience
  • Nuclear
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Oriental Medicine
  • Other Health Prof
  • Paramedic
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Phlebotomy
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Physician Assistant
  • Podiatry
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Radiology
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Sonography
  • Sports Medicine
  • Surgery Tech
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Veterinary

Math/Statistics

  • Algebra
  • Analytical Geometry
  • Behavioral Statistics
  • Biostatistics
  • Calculus
  • Chemical Math
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • 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
  • Athletic Training
  • Basic Composition
  • Basic Computer Skills/Computer Basics
  • Bible Literature
  • Biometry/Biometrics
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Communications
  • Community Planning
  • Composition
  • Computer Applications
  • Computer Programing
  • Computer Science
  • Conservation
  • CPR
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance
  • Debate
  • Drama
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education
  • Electronics
  • Engineering
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Ergonomics
  • Excel
  • Fashion Design
  • Film/Media
  • Fire Aid/Firefighting
  • First Aid
  • Folklore
  • Food Management
  • Foreign Languages
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Forestry
  • Gender Studies
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • German
  • Government
  • Graphic Design
  • History
  • Honors Core
  • Horticulture
  • Human Geography
  • Human Movement
  • Information Technology
  • Internet
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Law Enforcement
  • Library Science
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Locomotion Studies
  • Massage
  • Mechanics
  • Media Studies
  • Military Science
  • Music
  • Natural Resources
  • Optics
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Geography
  • Poetry
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Public Affairs/Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Public Relations
  • Public Speaking
  • Queer Studies
  • Range Management
  • Reading
  • Recreation
  • Religion
  • Rhetoric
  • Science Reading/Writing
  • Sexuality Studies
  • Special Topics
  • Speech and Hearing Science
  • Sports Administration
  • Teaching Science
  • Technical Writing
  • Theater
  • Theater Literature
  • Theology
  • Typing
  • Urban Planning
  • Western Civilization
  • Wildlife
  • Women's Studies
  • Word Processing
  • Writing

Public Health

  • Bacteriology
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biostatistics
  • Community Health
  • Disease
  • Environmental Science
  • Epidemiology
  • First Aid
  • Gerontology/Aging
  • Health
  • Health Education
  • Health Services
  • Health Technology
  • Hygiene
  • Immunology
  • Informatics
  • Nutrition
  • Parasitology
  • Personal Health
  • Public Health
  • Toxicology
  • Virology

Social/Behavioral

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Anthropology
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Behavioral Statistics
  • Bilingual/Bicultural Studies
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Biological Psychology
  • Brain and Behavior
  • Child Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Cognitive Science
  • Community Health
  • Counseling
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Cultural Geography
  • Cultural Studies
  • Death & Dying
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Ethics
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Family Studies
  • Global Studies
  • Growth & Development
  • Human Behavior
  • Human Development
  • Humanities
  • Human Sexuality
  • Life Span Development
  • Marriage/Family
  • Medical Ethics
  • Multicultural Studies
  • Physical Anthropology
  • Psychobiology
  • Psychology
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Qualitative Analysis
  • Rehabilitation
  • Sensorimotor Development
  • Social Ecology
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Welfare
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Sports Psychology
 
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