Majors for Williams Honors College students
As an Honors College student, you have been admitted directly to the degree-granting college of your choice. If you are now (or later) uncertain about what to major in, you will be classified as "Undecided" in the college of your choice. Advice concerning your choice of major is available from the honors preceptors and from the Honors College staff.
If you decide to change your major, you need to report to the office of the dean or director of your college or school as well as inform the Honors College office of your decision. Some students choose to complete "divisional" majors in the College of Arts & Sciences. Others choose to complete two majors, or a major and one or more minors or supplement their major with one of the many university certificate programs.
For the specific requirements of UA's majors, minors, and certificate programs, see The Undergraduate Bulletin and consult with the office of the appropriate department, school, or college.
Baccalaureate + master's programs
The University of Akron offers several 3-2 Programs, which are accelerated programs that allow a student to receive both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in 5 years. Students complete the undergraduate phase of the course of study in 3 years instead of the traditional 4 years and begin graduate studies immediately thereafter. Click on the links below to learn more about each of these programs.
- BS in Natural Sciences with a Polymer Chemistry Concentration at UA and MS in Polymer Science at UA
- BA in Physics/Chemical Physics at the College of Wooster and MS in Polymer Engineering at UA
- Accelerated BS/MS Accounting Program
The Department of Mathematics offers an accelerated five-year BS/MS program. In the first three years, you are classified as an undergraduate, you transition to the graduate program during the 4th year, and are classified as both an undergraduate and a graduate student in the 5th year. Your Akron Guarantee Scholarship can be used in the first four years to cover both undergraduate and graduate expenses, and the Department has graduate assistantships available for the 5th year.