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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

Your major is your main area of study for a qualification, and an endorsement is an area of specialisation within it.

Accounting (ACCT)
Agricultural Innovation (AGRI)
Anatomy (ANAT)
Anthropology (ANTH)
Aquaculture and Fisheries (AQFI)
Archaeology (ANTH)
Asian Studies (ASIA)
Biblical Studies (BIBS)
Biochemistry (BIOC)
Bioethics (BITC)
Botany (BTNY)
Chemistry (CHEM)
Chinese (CHIN)
Christian Thought and History (CHTH)
Classics (CLST)
Community Health Care (CMHC)
Communication Studies (MFCO)
Computer Science (COSC; COMP)
Composition (Music) (MUSI)
Data Science (COMP; COSC; INFO; STAT)
Dentistry (DENT)
Dental Technology (DTEC)
Oral Health (DEOH)
Drugs and Human Health (DRHH)
Early Childhood Education (ECED)
Ecology (ECOL)
Economics (ECON)
Education (EDUC)
Energy Science and Technology / Energy Management (EMAN)
Engineering Intermediate
English (ENGL)
English and Linguistics
Entrepreneurship (ENTR)
Environmental Management (ENVM)
European Studies (EURO)
Exercise and Sport Science
Film and Media Studies (MFCO)
Finance (FINC)
Forensic Analytical Science (FORS)
Food Science (FOSC)
French (FREN)
Functional Human Biology
Gender Studies (GEND)
Genetics (GENE)
Geography (GEOG)
Geology (GEOL)
German (GERM)
Geographic Information Systems (SURV)
Global Studies (GLBL)
History (HIST)
Health Sciences First Year (HSFY)
Human Nutrition (HUNT)
Human Resource Management (HURM)
Indigenous Studies (INDS)
Information Science (INFO)
Infection and Immunity (INIM)
International Business (INTB)
Japanese (JAPA)
Language and Linguistics (LALI)
Law (LAWS)
Land Planning and Development (SURV)
Linguistics (LING)
Management (MANT)
Māori Health (MAOH)
Māori Studies (MAOR)
Marine Science (MARI)
Marketing (MRKG)
Mathematics (MATH; COMO)
Molecular Basis of Health and Disease
Medical Laboratory Science (MELS)
Medicine (MICN)
Microbiology (MICR)
Music (MUSI)
Neuroscience (NEUR)
Nutrition and Metabolism in Human Health (NMHH)
Oceanography (OCEN)
Pacific and Global Health (PACH)
Pacific Islands Studies (PACI)
Pastoral Studies (PAST)
Physical Education, Activity and Health (SPEX)
Performance (Music) (MUSI)
Performing Arts
Pharmaceutical Science (PSCI)
Pharmacology (PHAL)
Pharmacy (PHCY)
Philosophy (PHIL)
Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PHIL; POLS; ECON; PHPE)
Physics (PHSI)
Physiology (PHSL)
Physiotherapy (PHTY)
Plant Biotechnology (PLBI)
Politics (POLS)
Te Pōkai Mātauranga o te Ao Rua / Primary Bicultural Education (PRBE)
Primary Education (PRED)
Psychology (PSYC)
Public Health (PUBH)
Radiation Therapy (RADT)
Reproduction, Genetics and Development (REGD)
Religious Studies (RELS)
Software Engineering (SENG)
Sociology (SOCI)
Social Work (SOWK)
Spanish (SPAN)
Sport Development and Management (SPEX)
Sport and Exercise Nutrition
Statistics (STAT)
Studio Production (Music) (MUSI)
Surveying / Surveying Measurement (SURV)
Teaching (TEACHING)
Theatre Studies (THEA)
Tourism, Languages and Cultures (TLC)
Tourism (TOUR)
Zoology (ZOOL)

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.


We can help with any questions about application and enrolment, or anything else you want to know about the University.

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