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Major Guides

The Programs Abroad Office has worked with various departments across campus to develop major-specific guides for students that highlight programs which allow students to earn a full course-load worth of major requirements.

If you do not see your major below, please know that you can still study abroad! Drop by our office during our office hours (Monday-Friday, 11am-5pm) to speak with a Peer Advisor, or call 865-974-3177 to schedule an appointment with a coordinator, to learn more about your options.

Students of all majors are encouraged to use our Advanced Program Search, which allows you to identify programs that offer a particular area of study among other parameters.

Major Guides by College

The College of Architecture & Design requires off-campus study for undergraduate Architecture majors. This requirement can be fulfilled through study abroad or at the Nashville Urban Design Studio. Interior Architecture and Graphic Design majors are strongly encouraged to study abroad, and students in Landscape Architecture have opportunities to study abroad, too.

In general, COAD undergraduate students study off campus during their third year.



Interior Architecture

Landscape Architecture

Graphic Design

Why study in Knoxville for four years when you could be earning credits toward your degree from Prague, Shanghai, or even Lima? Studying abroad will introduce you to a wide variety of international and cultural learning opportunities, including, obtaining practical work experience in your field of interest, or participating in a special project related to your major through research or internship abroad! Give your resume an edge over the competition.

As an Arts & Sciences student, you can chose to fulfill your Connections Requirement by taking 9 credit hours, of any subject, abroad.

*Please note, these guides are not exhaustive lists.



Art History







Interdisciplinary Programs

Modern Foreign Language & Literature


Political Science



Studio Art

Studying or interning abroad experience for a CCI student means:

  • Understanding the field of communications from an international perspective
  • Expanding your career opportunities
  • Advancing your cross-cultural and problem solving skills
  • Improving foreign language abilities
  • Fulfilling major, minor and general education requirements
  • Developing a Global Professional Network

Experiences like this may change your life and enhance your career options in many ways. With today’s increasingly interdependent world, the significant cross-cultural experience is often what employers and graduate schools seek.

*Please note, these guides are not exhaustive lists.



Communication Studies

Journalism & Electronic Media

Public Relations

Global healthcare issues are on the rise, and there is a greater need for healthcare workers from around the world to openly communicate about industry needs, ideas, and solutions. Many study abroad programs for nursing cater specifically to students pursuing nursing degrees, since international experience is so valuable for future nurses.

*Please note, these guides are not exhaustive lists.


Nursing (BSN)

Social work is one of the most important academic and professional fields because it promotes community development, responsibility, social justice, empowerment, and the wellbeing of all people.

Therefore, it is important for social workers to look beyond borders to assist in creating a better quality of life for people through collaboration with professional colleagues around the world. It is also important to acknowledge that the direction of cross-national social work knowledge transmission is hardly limited outward from the U.S., but that there are always lessons to be learned from other countries. Global programs provide opportunities for social work students and educators to exchange ideas, research findings, and experiences with regard to practice opportunities outside realm of one’s own country.

*Please note, these guides are not exhaustive lists.


Social Work (BSSW)