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HEGIS Classifications - SUNY
HEGIS Classifications

HEGIS Classifications

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Section I:

Discipline Divisions 0100 through 4900 should be used to classify baccalaureate and graduate programs.

0100   AGRICULTURE and NATURAL RESOURCES

Subject field designations which characterize students, faculty, facilities, degree programs, research projects, etc. having to do with the production of food and management of natural fiber, plant, forest, and wildlife resources.

0101 Agriculture, general
0102 Agronomy (field crops, crop management)
0103 Soils science (management and conservation)
0104 Animal science (husbandry)
0105 Dairy science (husbandry)
0106 Poultry science
0107 Fish, game, and wildlife management
0108 Horticulture (fruit and vegetable production)
0109 Ornamental horticulture (floriculture, nursery science)
0110 Agricultural and farm management
0111 Agricultural economic
0112 Agricultural business
0113 Food science and technology
0114 Forestry
0115 Natural resources management
0116 Agriculture and forestry technologies (baccalaureate and higher programs)
0117 Range management
0199 Other, specify

0200  ARCHITECTURE and ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN

Subject field designations which characterize students, faculty, facilities, degree programs, research projects, etc. having to do with training for a profession in designing buildings, communities, parks, and other manmade aspects of the physiosocial environment.

0201 Environmental design, general
0202 Architecture
0203 Interior design
0204 Landscape architecture
0205 Urban architecture
0206 City, community, and regional planning
0299 Other, specify

0300  AREA STUDIES

Subject field designations which characterize students, faculty, facilities, degree programs, research projects, etc. having to do with programs designed to study cultures indigenous to specific geographic regions.

0301 Asian studies, general
0302 East Asian studies
0303 South Asian (India, etc.) studies
0304 Southeast Asian studies
0305 African studies
0306 Islamic studies
0307 Russian and Slavic studies
0308 Latin American studies
0309 Middle Eastern studies
0310 European studies, general
0311 Eastern European studies
0312 West European studies
0313 American studies
0314 Pacific area studies
0399 Other, specify

0400 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Subject field designations which characterize students, faculty, facilities, degree programs, research projects, etc. having to do with the science of life or living matter in all its forms and phenomena especially with regard to the origin, growth, reproduction, and structure of life forms.

0401 Biology, general
0402 Botany, general
0403 Bacteriology
0404 Plant pathology
0405 Plant pharmacology
0406 Plant physiology
0407 Zoology, general
0408 Pathology, human and animal
0409 Pharmacology, human and animal
0410 Physiology, human and animal
0411 Microbiology
0412 Anatomy
0413 Histology
0414 Biochemistry
0415 Biophysics
0416 Molecular biology
0417 Cell biology (cytology, cell physiology)
0418 Marine biology
0419 Biometrics and biostatistics
0420 Ecology
0421 Entomology
0422 Genetics
0423 Radiobiology
0424 Nutrition, scientific (excludes nutrition in home economic and dietetics)
0425 Neurosciences
0426 Toxicology
0427 Embryology
0499 Other, specify

0500 BUSINESS and MANAGEMENT

Subject field designations which characterize students, faculty, facilities, degree programs, research projects, etc. related to the organization, operation, administration, and control of private and public organizations.

0501 Business and commerce, general
0502 Accounting
0503 Business statistics
0504 Banking and finance
0505 Investments and securities
0506 Business management and administration
0507 Operations research
0508 Hotel and restaurant management
0509 Marketing and purchasing
0510 Transportation and public utilities
0511 Real estate
0512 Insurance
0513 International business
0514 Secretarial studies (baccalaureate and higher programs)
0515 Personnel management
0516 Labor and industrial relations
0517 Business economics
0599 Other, specify

0600 COMMUNICATIONS

Subject field designations which characterize students, faculty, facilities, degree programs, research projects, etc. related to collection, preparation, and presentation of ideas and information intended for popular consumption through mass media.

0601 Communications, general
0602 Journalism (printed media)
0603 Radio/television
0604 Advertising
0605 Communication media (use of videotape, films, etc., oriented specifically toward radio/television)
0699 Other, specify

0700 COMPUTER and INFORMATION SCIENCES

Subject field designations which characterize students, faculty, facilities, degree programs, course work, research projects, etc. having to do with the design, development, and application of computer capabilities to data storage and manipulation and related computational procedures.

0701 Computer and information sciences, general
0702 Information sciences and systems
0703 Data processing
0704 Computer programming
0705 Systems analysis
0799 Other, specify

0800 EDUCATION

Subject field designations which characterize students, faculty, facilities, degree programs, research projects, etc. related to administration and control of educational organizations and institutions and subjects related to instruction and services both within and outside of such formal organizations.

0801 Education, general
0802 Elementary education, general
0803 Secondary education, general
0804 Junior high school education
0805 Higher education, general
0806 Junior and community college education
0807 Adult and continuing education
0808 Special education, general
0809 Administration of special education
0810 Education of the mentally retarded
0811 Education of the gifted
0812 Education of the deaf
0813 Education of the culturally disadvantaged
0814 Education of the visually handicapped
0815 Speech correction
0816 Education of the emotionally disturbed
0817 Remedial education
0818 Special learning disabilities
0819 Education of the physically handicapped
0820 Education of the multiple handicapped
0821 Social foundations (history and philosophy of education)
0822 Educational psychology (include learning theory)
0823 Pre-elementary education (kindergarten)
0824 Educational statistics and research
0825 Educational testing, evaluation and measurement
0826 Student personnel (counseling and guidance)
0827 Educational administration
0828 Educational supervision
0829 Curriculum and instruction
0830 Reading education (methodology and theory)
0831 Art education (methodology and theory)
0832 Music education (methodology and theory)
0833 Mathematics education (methodology and theory)
0834 Science education (methodology and theory)
0835 Physical education
0836 Driver and safety education
0837 Health education (include family life education)
0838 Business, commerce, and distributive education
0839 Industrial arts, vocational, and technical education
0899 Other, specify

0900 ENGINEERING

Subject field designations which characterize students, faculty, facilities, degree programs, research projects, etc. having to do with the practical application of basic scientific knowledge to the design, production, and operation of systems intended to facilitate the control and use of the natural environment.

0901 Engineering, general
0902 Aerospace, aeronautical and astronautical engineering
0903 Agricultural engineering
0904 Architectural engineering
0905 Bioengineering and biomedical engineering
0906 Chemical engineering (include petroleum refining)
0907 Petroleum engineering (exclude petroleum refining)
0908 Civil, construction, and transportation engineering
0909 Electrical, electronics, and communications engineering
0910 Mechanical engineering
0911 Geological engineering
0912 Geophysical engineering
0913 Industrial and management engineering
0914 Metallurgical engineering
0915 Materials engineering
0916 Ceramic engineering
0917 Textile engineering
0918 Mining and mineral engineering
0919 Engineering physics
0920 Nuclear engineering
0921 Engineering mechanics
0922 Environmental and sanitary engineering
0923 Naval architecture and marine engineering
0924 Ocean engineering
0925 Engineering technologies (baccalaureate and higher programs)
0999 Other, specify

1000 FINE and APPLIED ARTS

Subject field designations which characterize students, faculty, facilities, degree programs, research projects, etc. having to do with the creation and appreciation of the diverse modes of communicating ideas and emotions by means of stylized, visual, and non-visual representations and symbols.

1001 Fine arts, general
1002 Art (painting, drawing, sculpture)
1003 Art history and appreciation
1004 Music (performing, composition, theory)
1005 Music (liberal arts program)
1006 Music history and appreciation (musicology)
1007 Dramatic arts
1008 Dance
1009 Applied design (ceramics, weaving, textile design, fashion design, jewelry, metalsmithing, interior decoration, commercial art)
1010 Cinematography
1011 Photography
1099 Other, specify

1100 FOREIGN LANGUAGES

Subject field designations which characterize students, faculty, facilities, degree programs, research projects, etc. related to mastery of a language other than English or related to the study of a foreign culture through exploration of the literature of that culture as expressed in the vernacular language

1101 Foreign languages, general (includes concentration on more than one foreign language without major emphasis on one language)
1102 French
1103 German
1104 Italian
1105 Spanish
1106 Russian
1107 Chinese
1108 Japanese
1109 Latin
1110 Greek, classical
1111 Hebrew
1112 Arabic
1113 Indian (Asiatic)
1114 Scandinavian languages
1115 Slavic languages (other than Russian)
1116 African languages (non-Semitic)
1199 Other, specify

1200 HEALTH PROFESSIONS

Subject field designations which characterize students, faculty, facilities, degree programs, research projects, etc. having to do with the maintenance and restoration of physical and mental health.

1201 Health professions, general
1202 Hospital and health care administration
1203 Nursing (baccalaureate and higher programs)
1204 Dentistry, D.D.S. or D.M.D. degrees
1205 Dental specialties (work beyond first-professional degree, D.D.S. or D.M.D. )
1206 Medicine, M.D. degree
1207 Medical specialties (work beyond first-professional degree, M.D.)
1208 Occupational therapy
1209 Optometry
1210 Osteopathic medicine, D.O. degree
1211 Pharmacy
1212 Physical therapy
1213 Dental hygiene (baccalaureate and higher programs)
1214 Public health
1215 Medical record librarianship
1216 Podiatry (Pod.D. or D. P.) or podiatric medicine (D.P.M.)
1217 Biomedical communication
1218 Veterinary medicine, D.V.M. degree
1219 Veterinary medicine specialties (work beyond first-professional degree, D.V.M.)
1220 Speech pathology and audiology
1221 Chiropractic
1222 Clinical social work (medical and psychiatric and specialized rehabilitation services)
1223 Medical laboratory technologies (baccalaureate and higher programs)
1224 Dental technologies (baccalaureate and higher programs)
1225 Radiologic technologies (baccalaureate and higher programs)
1299 Other, specify

1300 HOME ECONOMICS

Subject field designations which characterize students, faculty, facilities, degree programs, research projects, etc. having to do with the theory and practices of family and home care including the science of foods, home decoration and management, and child care.

1301 Home economics, general
1302 Home decoration and home equipment
1303 Clothing and textiles
1304 Consumer economics and home management
1305 Family relations and child development
1306 Foods and nutrition (include dietetics)
1307 Institutional management and cafeteria management
1399 Other, specify

1400 LAW

Subject field designations which characterize students, faculty, facilities, degree programs, research projects, etc. having to do with instruction in the legal customs, practices, and rules of society and states for the purpose of pursuing a career of jurisprudence.

1401 Law, general
1499 Other, specify

1500 LETTERS

Subject field designations which characterize students, faculty, facilities, degree programs, research projects, etc. having to do with English language and literature and value systems related to ancient and modern cultures.

1501 English, general
1502 Literature, English
1503 Comparative literature
1504 Classics
1505 Linguistics (include phonetics, semantics, and philology)
1506 Speech, debate, and forensic science (rhetoric and public address)
1507 Creative writing
1508 Teaching of English as a foreign language
1509 Philosophy
1510 Religious studies (exclude theological professions)
1599 Other, specify

1600 LIBRARY SCIENCE

Subject field designations which characterize students, faculty, facilities, degree programs, research projects, etc. having to do with instruction in the professional skills required to organize collections of books and related materials and the training necessary for providing services related to them.

1601 Library science, general
1699 Other, specify

1700 MATHEMATICS

Subject field designations which characterize students, faculty, facilities, degree programs, research projects, etc. having to do with the science of numbers and space configurations and their operations, measurement, relationships, and abstractions.

1701 Mathematics, general
1702 Statistics, mathematical and theoretical
1703 Applied mathematics
1799 Other, specify

1800 MILITARY SCIENCES

Subject field designations which characterize students, faculty, facilities, degree programs, research projects, etc. having to do with techniques and skills unique to the pursuit of a professional career as a military officer.

1801 Military science (Army)
1802 Naval science (Navy, Marines)
1803 Aerospace science (Air Force)
1899 Other, specify

1900 PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Subject field designations which characterize students, faculty, facilities, degree programs, research projects, etc. having to do with the basic nature of matter, energy, and associated phenomena.

1901 Physical sciences, general
1902 Physics, general (exclude biophysics)
1903 Molecular physics
1904 Nuclear physics
1905 Chemistry, general (exclude biochemistry)
1906 Inorganic chemistry
1907 Organic chemistry
1908 Physical chemistry
1909 Analytical chemistry
1910 Pharmaceutical chemistry
1911 Astronomy
1912 Astrophysics
1913 Atmospheric sciences and meteorology
1914 Geology
1915 Geochemistry
1916 Geophysics and seismology
1917 Earth sciences, general
1918 Paleontology
1919 Oceanography
1920 Metallurgy
1999 Other, specify

2000 PSYCHOLOGY

Subject field designations which characterize students, faculty, facilities, degree programs, research projects, etc. having to do with behavioral and mental processes.

2001 Psychology, general
2002 Experimental psychology (animal and human)
2003 Clinical psychology
2004 Psychology for counseling
2005 Social psychology
2006 Psychometrics
2007 Statistics in psychology
2008 Industrial psychology
2009 Developmental psychology
2010 Physiological psychology
2099 Other, specify

2100 PUBLIC AFFAIRS and SERVICES

Subject field designations which characterize students, faculty, facilities, degree programs, research projects, etc. related to developing and improving competencies in the management and operation of governmental agencies.

2101 Community services, general
2102 Public administration
2103 Parks and recreation management
2104 Social work and helping services (other than clinical social work)
2105 Law enforcement and corrections (baccalaureate and higher programs)
2106 International public service (other than diplomatic service)
2199 Other, specify

2200 SOCIAL SCIENCES

Subject field designations which characterize students, faculty, facilities, degree programs, research projects, etc. having to do with all aspects of the past and present activities, conduct, interactions, and organizations of humans.

2201 Social sciences, general
2202 Anthropology
2203 Archaeology
2204 Economics
2205 History
2206 Geography
2207 Political science and government
2208 Sociology
2209 Criminology
2210 International relations
2211 Afro-American (black culture) studies
2212 American Indian cultural studies
2213 Mexican-American cultural studies
2214 Urban studies
2215 Demography
2299 Other, specify

2300 THEOLOGY

Subject field designations which characterize students, faculty, facilities, degree programs, research projects, etc. related to preparation and training for a religious vocation.

2301 Theological professions, general
2302 Religious music
2303 Biblical languages
2304 Religious education
2399 Other, specify

4900 INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

Subject field designations which characterize students, faculty, facilities, degree programs, research projects, etc. involving more than one major discipline without primary concentration in any one area.

4901 General liberal arts and sciences
4902 Biological and physical sciences
4903 Humanities and social sciences
4904 Engineering and other disciplines
4999 Other, specify

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Section II:

Discipline Divisions 5000 through 5600 should be used to classify Associate degree programs and undergraduate certificates.

5000 BUSINESS and COMMERCE TECHNOLOGIES

Subject field designations which characterize students, faculty, facilities, degree and certificate programs, etc. specifically associated with development of skills required for commercial, business, or secretarial occupations at the semiprofessional level. Two years of preparation beyond high school are usually sufficient for entrance into these occupational fields.

5001 Business and commerce technologies, general
5002 Accounting technologies
5003 Banking and finance technologies
5004 Marketing, distribution, purchasing, business, and industrial management technologies
5005 Secretarial technologies (include office machines training)
5006 Personal service technologies (flight attendant, cosmetologist, etc.)
5007 Photography technologies
5008 Communications and broadcasting technologies (radio/television, newspapers)
5009 Printing and lithography technologies
5010 Hotel and restaurant management technologies
5011 Transportation and public utility technologies
5012 Applied arts, graphic arts, and fine arts technologies (include advertising design)
5099 Other, specify

5100 DATA PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES

Subject field designations which characterize students, faculty, facilities, degree and certificate programs, etc. specifically associated with development of skills required for data processing or related occupations at the semiprofessional level. Two years of preparation beyond high school are usually sufficient for entrance into these occupational fields.

5101 Data processing technologies, general
5102 Key punch operator and other input preparation technologies
5103 Computer programmer technologies
5104 Computer operator and peripheral equipment operation technologies
5105 Data processing equipment maintenance technologies
5199 Other, specify

5200 HEALTH SERVICES and PARAMEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES

Subject field designations which characterize students, faculty, facilities, degree and certificate programs, etc. specifically associated with development of skills required for health service related occupations at the semiprofessional level. Two years of preparation beyond high school are usually sufficient for entrance into these occupational fields.

5201 Health services assistant technologies, general
5202 Dental assistant technologies
5203 Dental hygiene technologies
5204 Dental laboratory technologies
5205 Medical or biological laboratory assistant technologies
5206 Animal laboratory assistant technologies
5207 Radiologic technologies (X-ray, etc.)
5208 Nursing, R.N. (less than four-year program)
5209 Nursing, practical (L.P.N. or less than four-year program)
5210 Occupational therapy technologies
5211 Surgical technologies
5212 Optical technologies (include ocular care, ophthalmic, optometric technologies)
5213 Medical record technologies
5214 Medical assistant and medical office assistant technologies
5215 Inhalation therapy technologies
5216 Psychiatric technologies (include mental health aide programs)
5217 Electro-diagnostic technologies (include E.K.G., E.E.G., etc.)
5218 Institutional management technologies (rest home, etc.)
5219 Physical therapy technologies
5299 Other, specify

5300 MECHANICAL and ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES

Subject field designations which characterize students, faculty, facilities, degree and certificate programs, etc. specifically associated with development of skills required for mechanical and engineering related occupations at the semiprofessional level. Two years of preparation beyond high school are usually sufficient for entrance into these occupational fields.

5301 Mechanical and engineering technologies, general
5302 Aeronautical and aviation technologies
5303 Engineering graphics (tool and machine drafting and design)
5304 Architectural drafting technologies
5305 Chemical technologies (include plastics)
5306 Automotive technologies
5307 Diesel technologies
5308 Welding technologies
5309 Civil technologies (surveying, photogrammetry, etc.)
5310 Electronics and machine technologies (television, appliance, office machine repair, etc.)
5311 Electromechanical technologies
5312 Industrial technologies
5313 Textile technologies
5314 Instrumentation technologies
5315 Mechanical technologies
5316 Nuclear technologies
5317 Construction and building technologies (carpentry, electrical work, plumbing, sheetmetal, air conditioning, heating, etc.)
5399 Other, specify

5400 NATURAL SCIENCE TECHNOLOGIES

Subject field designations which characterize students, faculty, facilities, degree and certificate programs, etc. specifically associated with development of skills required for natural science related occupations at the semiprofessional level. Two years of preparation beyond high school are usually sufficient for entrance into these occupational fields.

5401 Natural science technologies, general
5402 Agriculture technologies (include horticulture)
5403 Forestry and wildlife technologies (include fisheries)
5404 Food services technologies
5405 Home economics technologies
5406 Marine and oceanographic technologies
5407 Laboratory technologies, general
5408 Sanitation and public health inspection technologies (environmental health technologies)
5499 Other, specify

5500 PUBLIC SERVICE RELATED TECHNOLOGIES

Subject field designations which characterize students, faculty, facilities, degree and certificate programs etc. specifically associated with development of skills required for public service related occupations at the semiprofessional level. Two years of preparation beyond high school are usually sufficient for entrance into these occupational fields.

5501 Public service technologies, general
5502 Bible study or religion-related occupations
5503 Education technologies (teacher aide and two-year teacher training programs)
5504 Library assistant technologies
5505 Police, law enforcement, corrections technologies
5506 Recreation and social work related technologies
5507 Fire control technology
5508 Public administration and management technologies
5599 Other, specify

5600 ARTS and SCIENCE or GENERAL PROGRAMS

This discipline division was created by the New York State Education Department to identify liberal arts and sciences or general courses of study which are not organized as occupational programs. Each four-digit number corresponds with the HEGIS discipline divisions 0100 through 4900: the last two numerals are the first two digits of the 0100-4900 series.

5601 Agriculture pre-baccalaureate liberal arts
5602 Architectural technology pre-baccalaureate liberal arts
5603 Area Studies pre-baccalaureate liberal arts
5604 Biological Sciences pre-baccalaureate liberal arts
5606 Communications pre-baccalaureate liberal arts
5608 Education pre-baccalaureate liberal arts
5609 Engineering science pre-baccalaureate liberal arts
5610 Fine arts pre-baccalaureate liberal arts
5611 Foreign languages pre-baccalaureate liberal arts
5613 Home economics pre-baccalaureate liberal arts
5615 Letters pre-baccalaureate liberal arts
5617 Mathematics pre-baccalaureate liberal arts
5619 Physical Sciences pre-baccalaureate liberal arts
5620 Psychology pre-baccalaureate liberal arts
5622 Social sciences pre-baccalaureate liberal arts
5623 Theology pre-baccalaureate liberal arts
5649 Liberal arts, general pre-baccalaureate liberal arts
5699 Other liberal arts pre-baccalaureate

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