What degrees can I pursue in the United States

The United States has always been perceived as a country that can open the doors to a number of opportunities. Part of the reason for this is the vast number of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees that universities in the United States have available for people who decide to study there.

Here is a brief list of some of the different categories of degrees that you can pursue if you decide to study in the United States.

Agriculture and Animal Sciences

Do you enjoy working with animals, or do you desire to help with the agriculture industry in your own country? In the United States you can complete a degree in Animal Science, Agricultural Business, Animal Behavior, Veterinary Science, Zoology or Equine Science.

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

A student can complete degree in Biomedical Informatics, Biological Technology, Biomedical Technology, or a general degree in Biological Sciences.


Do you want to own your own business someday, or do you want to work in the business world? You can pursue Applied Management, Finance, Human resources, Economics, Business Administration, or Customer Relation Management.

Communications and Journalism

If communication is your interest, you can study Advertising, Marketing, Internet Communications, Radio, Film, Print Journalism, or Organizational Management Communications

Computer Sciences

Due to constant advancements in technology, computer science is quickly becoming one of the most popular fields in the world. You can study Database Management, Information Technology, Telecommunications, or Game Design; you can opt for a Bachelor in Business Administration, with specialization in Information Technology or Telecommunications Management.


There are degrees for every level of early childhood, elementary, and secondary education available in the United States. The education that you will receive will depend on which state that you study in, however, because the requirements for teacher education vary by state.


There are a number of engineering degrees that you can consider if engineering is your interest. Civil Engineering, architectural engineering, and mechanical engineering are just a few. If you are interested in architectural engineering, you can pursue a degree in Architectural Technology, Architecture, or Environmental Design as well.


There are numerous legal degrees out there for you to choose from, including Criminal Justice, Law, and a number of other degrees that involve the legal system.

Liberal Arts and Humanities

Archaeology, Humanities, Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology, Sports and Recreation Management, Behavioral Science, Clinical Psychology and general liberal arts degrees are included in the realm of liberal arts degrees.

Mechanic and Repair Technologies

If machines interest you, you can get a degree in Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology, Aerospace Technology, Welding Engineering or Airplane Mechanics. There are also certificates available in many mechanical fields.

Medical and Health Professions

To launch yourself in a career related to medicine, you can major in Health Care Management, Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, Medical Office Management, Nursing, or Pre-Medicine Degrees (which are usually in conjunction with a biology, physics, or chemistry degree).

Physical Sciences

Environmental Protection and Conservation, Math, Physics, Natural Resource Management, Conservationism, and Environmental Science degrees are offered at a number of universities.

Visual and Performing Arts

If you are planning on pursuing a career in visual and/or performing arts, you can study Advertising Design, Art History, Fine Arts, Music, Musical Performance Musical Theatre, Theatre, Art, and an number of other degrees related to these fields.

These aren’t your only options, either; you can get a number of degrees that aren’t listed on this page either. Talk to the universities that you are looking at and see what programs that they offer for students to study and they will help you find a good fit for you.