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1 Choose your major subject from the list below

This may seem like a big commitment, but you can easily change it later.

2 You'll be taken to a detailed subject page

On that page, you'll see what qualifications are available for your subject.

Choose one of the bachelors' degrees and hit 'Apply'.

You might see some other qualifications listed, but if this will be your first university qualification, then a bachelor's degree is probably the right choice. If you have any questions, contact AskOtago.

3 This will take you to eVision

eVision is your personalised application portal.

Follow the on-screen instructions to create your eVision account and complete your application.

Already have an eVision account? Resume your application.

If you already have a degree, you may be more interested in our postgraduate qualifications.
If you are an international student, your application process is different. Please see our international website.

List of major / endorsement subjects

Subject Major Minor Endorsement
Accounting (ACCT) Y Y N
Agricultural Innovation (AGRI) Y Y N
Anatomy (ANAT) Y Y N
Anthropology (ANTH) Y Y N
Aquaculture and Fisheries (AQFI) Y Y N
Archaeology (ANTH) Y N N
Artificial Intelligence (ARFI) N N N
Asian Studies (ASIA) Y Y N
Biblical Studies (BIBS) Y Y Y
Biochemistry (BIOC) Y Y N
Bioethics (BIOETHICS) N Y Y
Biomedical Sciences N N N
Botany (BTNY) Y Y N
Buddhist Studies (BUDH) N Y N
Business Analytics (BUAN) N Y N
Chemistry (CHEM) Y Y N
Chinese (CHIN) Y Y Y
Christian Thought and History (CHTH) Y Y Y
Classics (CLST) Y Y N
Communication Studies (MFCO) Y Y N
Community Health Care (CMHC) Y Y N
Composition (MUSI) N N Y
Computational Modelling (COMO) N Y N
Computer Science (COSC; COMP) Y Y N
Criminology (CRIM) N Y N
Dance (DANC) N Y N
Data Science (COMP; COSC; INFO; STAT) Y N N
Dental Technology (DTEC) Y N N
Dentistry (DENT) Y N N
Drugs and Human Health (DRHH) Y N N
Early Childhood Education (ECED) N N Y
Ecology (ECOL) Y Y N
Economics (ECON) Y Y N
Education (EDUC) Y Y N
Energy Science and Technology / Energy Management (EMAN) Y N N
Engineering Intermediate Y N N
English (ENGL) Y Y N
English and Linguistics (ENLI; LING) Y N N
Entrepreneurship (ENTR) Y Y N
Environment and Society (ENVI) N Y N
Environmental Management (ENVM) Y Y N
Environmental Toxicology (ENVT) N Y N
European Studies (EURO) Y Y N
Exercise and Sport Science (EXSS) Y Y N
Film and Media Studies (MFCO) Y Y N
Finance (FINC) Y Y N
Food Science (FOSC) Y Y N
Forensic Analytical Science (FORS) Y N N
French (FREN) Y Y Y
Functional Human Biology (FUHB) Y N N
Gender Studies (GEND) Y Y N
Genetics (GENE) Y Y N
Geographic Information Systems (SURV) Y Y N
Geography (GEOG) Y Y N
Geology (GEOL) Y Y N
German (GERM) Y Y Y
Global Studies (GLBL) Y N N
Greek (GREK) N Y N
Health Sciences First Year Y N N
History (HIST) Y Y N
Hospitality (HOSP) N Y N
Human Nutrition (HUNT) Y Y N
Human Resource Management (HURM) Y Y N
Human Services Law (HUSL) N Y N
Indigenous Studies (INDS) Y Y N
Infection and Immunity (INIM) Y N N
Information Science (INFO) Y Y N
International Business (INTB) Y Y N
Irish Studies (IRST) N Y N
Japanese (JAPA) Y Y Y
Land Planning and Development (SURV) Y Y N
Language and Linguistics (LALI) Y N N
Latin (LATN) N Y N
Law (LAWS) Y N N
Linguistics (LING) Y Y N
Management (MANT) Y Y N
Marine Science (MARI) Y Y N
Marketing (MRKG) Y Y N
Mathematics (MATH; COMO) Y Y N
Medical Laboratory Science (MELS) Y N N
Medicine (MICN) Y N N
Microbiology (MICR) Y Y N
Molecular Basis of Health and Disease (MBHD) Y N N
Music (MUSI) N N N
Music Production N Y N
Māori Health (MAOH) Y Y N
Māori Studies (MAOR) Y Y N
Neuroscience (NEUR) Y Y N
Nutrition and Metabolism in Human Health (NMHH) Y N N
Nutrition Communication (NUCO) N Y N
Oceanography (OCEN) Y Y N
Oral Health (DEOH) Y N N
Pacific and Global Health (PACH) Y Y N
Pacific Islands Studies (PACI) Y Y N
Pastoral Studies (PAST) N Y Y
Pathology (PATH) N Y N
Performance (MUSI) N N Y
Performing Arts (PERF1) Y N N
Pharmaceutical Science (PSCI) Y N N
Pharmacology (PHAL) Y Y N
Pharmacy (PHCY) Y N N
Philosophy (PHIL) Y Y N
Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PHIL; POLS; ECON; PHPE) Y N N
Physical Activity and Health (PAHE) N Y N
Physical Education, Activity and Health (SPEX) Y N N
Physics (PHSI) Y Y N
Physiology (PHSL) Y Y N
Physiotherapy (PHTY) Y N N
Plant Biotechnology (PLBI) Y Y N
Politics (POLS) Y Y N
Popular Music (POPM) N Y N
Primary Education (PRED) N N Y
Psychology (PSYC) Y Y N
Public Health (PUBH) Y Y N
Radiation Therapy (RADT) Y N N
Religious Studies (RELS) Y Y N
Reproduction, Genetics and Development (REGD) Y N N
Science Communication (SCCM; SCOM) N Y N
Science of Religion N Y N
Secondary Education (SEED) N N N
Social Work (SOWK) Y N N
Sociology (SOCI) Y Y N
Software Engineering (SENG) Y Y N
Spanish (SPAN) Y Y Y
Sport and Exercise Nutrition (SPNU) Y Y N
Sport Development and Management (SPEX) Y Y N
Sports Technology N Y N
Statistics (STAT) Y Y N
Studio Production (MUSI) N N Y
Supplementary Nutritional Science (SUNS) N Y N
Surveying / Surveying Measurement (SURV) Y N N
Sustainable Business (SUBU) N Y N
Sustainable Finance (SUFI) N Y N
Te Pōkai Mātauranga o te Ao Rua (Primary Bicultural Education) (PRBE) N N Y
Teaching (TEACHING) Y N N
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (TSOL) N Y N
Theatre Studies (THEA) Y Y N
Tourism (TOUR) Y Y N
Tourism, Languages and Cultures (TLC) Y N N
Writing (WRIT) N Y N
Zoology (ZOOL) Y Y N

1 Archaeology is a specialisation within the Anthropology major. If you wish to specialise in Archaeology, you will need to major in Anthropology.
2 You can take a first year at Otago to satisfy the Intermediate Year for the University of Canterbury's Bachelor of Engineering. It is treated like a major subject for enrolment purposes.
3 Health Sciences First Year (HSFY) is treated like a major subject for enrolment purposes, however you cannot complete a three-year Bachelor of Science majoring in HSFY. Instead, after completing your first year, you can transfer to a different major subject for second year and beyond. For example, after HSFY, you might enter second-year Anatomy or Biochemistry or Medicine.


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