Meta-Major Academic Advising Plans

Meta-majors are a grouping of similar majors to allow for exploration within the first year’s coursework. Meta-majors also serve as a prescribed, guided pathway of courses based on the intended major at UNC Charlotte.

These meta-majors align with the associate in arts, associate in science, or associate in engineering degrees at your community college allowing you to successfully complete your associate’s degree before transferring to UNC Charlotte. Access our Meta-Major Map here via Google Sheets. 

Please note the information provided here is for advisors and should not be shared directly with students without context or appropriate support.

Additionally, below are the six Meta-Major pathways for 49erNext students.

Computing and Math

  • Computer Science B.S.
  • Computer Science B.A.
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics for Business

Ideas and Experiences

  • Africana Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Communication Studies
  • Dance
  • English
  • Foreign Languages
  • History
  • International Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Writing/ Digital Rhetoric


  • Engineering

Natural Systems

  • Biology B.S.
  • Chemistry B.A.
  • Chemistry B.S.
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Geology
  • Meteorology
  • Physics

Society and Business

  • Business
  • Child and Family Development
  • Criminal Justice
  • Elementary Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • Geography
  • Middle Grades Education
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education

Health Professions

  • Biology B.A.
  • Exercise Science
  • Health Systems Management
  • Public Health
  • Pre-medical professions