Federal CIP Code Definitions

MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

30.0801
Mathematics and Computer Science.

A program with a general synthesis of mathematics and computer science or a specialization which draws from mathematics and computer science.

30.1001
Biopsychology.

A program that focuses on biological and psychological linkages, especially the linkages between biochemical and biophysical activity and the functioning of the central nervous system.

30.1101
Gerontology.

A program that focuses on the human aging process and aged human populations, using the knowledge and methodologies of the social sciences, psychology and the biological and health sciences.

30.1201
Historic Preservation and Conservation.

A program that focuses on the architectural design principles and building techniques used in historic structures and environments, and the process of saving and restoring old buildings and districts for contemporary use and enjoyment. Includes instruction in architectural history; building conservation techniques; real estate, land-use and tax laws and codes; economics and public policy; and public relations.

30.1202
Cultural Resource Management and Policy Analysis.

A program that focuses on the application of cultural studies, public policy analysis, and management skills to planning, promoting, and implementing programs to preserve and protect cultural heritage sites and artifacts. Includes instruction in historical preservation and conservation, business management, policy analysis, applied economics, public relations, applied history, historical archaeology, and environmental impact studies.

30.1299
Historic Preservation and Conservation, Other.

Any instructional program that focuses on architectural design and building techniques for historic and restored structures not listed above.

30.1301
Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

A program that focuses on the study of the Medieval and/or Renaissance periods in European and circum-Mediterranean history from the perspective of various disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, including history and archeology, as well as studies of period art and music.

30.1401
Museology/Museum Studies.

A program that focuses on the attitudes, knowledge, and skills required to develop, prepare, organize, administer, conserve, store and retrieve artifacts, exhibits and entire collections in museums and galleries, and that prepares individuals to assume curatorial, technical and managerial positions in museums. Includes instruction in institutional management, acquisition, exhibit design, conservation, packing techniques, and public relations.

30.1501
Science, Technology and Society.

A program that focuses on the contemporary social and public policy ramifications of science and technology, the interrelationship of science and engineering with the public policy process, and the social and ethical dimensions of scientific and technological enterprises.

30.1601
Accounting and Computer Science.

A program that combines accounting with computer science and/or computer studies.

30.1701
Behavioral Sciences.

A program with a combined or undifferentiated focus on the social sciences, psychology, and biomedical sciences to study complex problems of human individual and social growth and behavior.

30.1801
Natural Sciences.

A program with a combined or undifferentiated focus on one or more of the physical and biological sciences.

30.1901
Nutrition Sciences.

A scientific program that focuses on the utilization of food for human growth and metabolism, in both normal and dysfunctional states, from the interdisciplinary perspective of the agricultural, human, biological, and biomedical sciences. Includes instruction in food science, biochemistry, physiology, dietetics, food and nutrition studies, biotechnology, biophysics, and the clinical sciences.

30.2001
International/Global Studies.

A program that focuses on global and international issues from the perspective of the social sciences, social services, and related fields.

30.2101
Holocaust and Related Studies.

A program that focuses on genocide in human history with particular reference to Twentieth Century genocides such as that of the Ottoman Armenians during World War I and the Nazi Holocaust during World War II. Programs also focus on topics such as survivor studies and counseling, war crimes research and prevention, reconciliation and compensation, ethical and spiritual issues, holocaust art and literature, and legacy and effect in relation to subsequent generations.

30.2201
Ancient Studies/Civilization.

A program that focuses on Western and Non-Western cultures and related topics in the periods of Pre-history and Antiquity. Includes such disciplines as ancient languages, archeology, history, art history, geography, population studies, environmental studies, religious studies, and the social sciences.

30.2202
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology.

A program that focuses on the cultures, environment, and history of the ancient Near East, Europe, and the Mediterranean basin from the perspective of the humanities and social sciences, including archaeology.

30.2301
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies.

A program that focuses on the dynamic social relations between and among majority and minority groups and different minority groups, and ways to promote mutual tolerance, inter-group cooperation, and the leadership and management of diverse groups and diversity issues in family, educational, recreational, and work settings. Includes instruction in ethnic and cultural studies, group psychology, sociology, anthropology, conflict resolution, human services and resources, and applications to various functional environments.

30.2400
Neuroscience.

Deleted

30.2401
Neuroscience.

Moved from 30.2401 to 26.1501

30.2501
Cognitive Science.

A program that focuses on the study of the mind and the nature of intelligence from the interdisciplinary perspectives of computer science, philosophy, mathematics, psychology, neuroscience, and other disciplines. Includes instruction in mathematics and logic, cognitive process modeling, dynamic systems, learning theories, brain and cognition, neural networking, programming, and applications to topics such as language acquisition, computer systems, and perception and behavior.

30.2601
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis.

An interdisciplinary program that focuses on the analysis and critique of culture in its varied forms, including values, ideas, belief systems, and expressive acts, and the relationship between cultural forms, everyday life, and structures of power. Includes instruction in anthropology, communications, history, literary studies, philosophy, political economy, and sociology, as well as recent theories and methodologies such as semiotics, deconstruction, postcolonial studies, gender theory, and ethnography.

30.2701
Human Biology.

An interdisciplinary program that focuses on understanding the human being from the biological, social science, and humanities perspectives and that addresses contemporary issues related to biology and society, such as global health and disease, environmental policy, bioethics, and biotechnology.

30.2801
Dispute Resolution.

A program that provides individuals with skills in negotiation, mediation, and arbitration, that can be applied to resolve disputes in a variety of settings, including business, legal, domestic, and labor relations.

30.2901
Maritime Studies.

A program that focuses on the history, science, policy issues, and literature of the ocean. Includes instruction in maritime history, maritime law, maritime literature, oceanography, maritime security, and maritime politics.

30.3001
Computational Science.

A program that focuses on the study of scientific computing and its application. Includes instruction in scientific visualization, multi-scale analysis, grid generation, data analysis, applied mathematics, numerical algorithms, high performance parallel computing, and numerical modeling and simulation with applications in science, engineering and other disciplines in which computation plays an integral role.

30.3101
Human Computer Interaction.

An interdisciplinary program that focuses on the study of the interaction between people and technology and how that technology impacts society, and combines disciplines within the fields of computing and information science (information systems, software engineering, artificial intelligence and design) and the behavior sciences (cognitive science, cognitive psychology, sociology, organizational psychology, and social psychology). Includes instruction in information technology, cognitive and behavioral sciences, and systems design.

30.3201
Marine Sciences.

A program that focuses on the study of biology, chemistry, geology and physics applied to marine, estuarine and coastal environments. Includes instruction in marine biogeochemistry, atmosphere and ocean dynamics, coastal ecology, coastal ocean processes, microbial ecology, marine ecosystem modeling, and polar microbiology.

30.3301
Sustainability Studies.

A program that focuses on the concept of sustainability from an interdisciplinary perspective. Includes instruction in sustainable development, environmental policies, ethics, ecology, landscape architecture, city and regional planning, economics, natural resources, sociology, and anthropology.

30.9999
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.

Any instructional program in multi/interdisciplinary studies not listed above.

PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

31.0101
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies.

A program that focuses on the principles underlying recreational and leisure activities, and the practices involved in providing indoor and outdoor recreational facilities and services for the general public.

31.0301
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General.

A program that prepares individuals to develop and manage park facilities and other indoor and outdoor recreation and leisure facilities. Includes instruction in supervising support personnel, health and safety standards, public relations, and basic business and marketing principles.

31.0302
Golf Course Operation and Grounds Management.

A program that prepares individuals to manage the operation of golf courses. Includes instruction in turf grass science and management, golf course design and construction, grounds equipment and operation, pest control, and grounds management.

31.0399
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, Other.

Any instructional program in parks, recreation and leisure facilities management not listed above.

31.0501
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General.

A general program that focuses on activities and principles that promote physical fitness, achieve and maintain athletic prowess, and accomplish related research and service goals. Includes instruction in human movement studies, motivation studies, rules and practice of specific sports, exercise and fitness principles and techniques, basic athletic injury prevention and treatment, and organizing and leading fitness and sports programs.

31.0504
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.

A program that prepares individuals to apply business, coaching and physical education principles to the organization, administration and management of athletic programs and teams, fitness/rehabilitation facilities and health clubs, sport recreation services, and related services. Includes instruction in program planning and development; business and financial management principles; sales, marketing and recruitment; event promotion, scheduling and management; facilities management; public relations; legal aspects of sports; and applicable health and safety standards.

31.0505
Kinesiology and Exercise Science.

A scientific program that focuses on the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and biophysics of human movement, and applications to exercise and therapeutic rehabilitation. Includes instruction in biomechanics, motor behavior, motor development and coordination, motor neurophysiology, performance research, rehabilitative therapies, the development of diagnostic and rehabilitative methods and equipment, and related analytical methods and procedures in applied exercise and therapeutic rehabilitation.

31.0507
Physical Fitness Technician.

A program that prepares individuals for employment in health and fitness clubs, wellness centers, public and private recreation facilities, hospitals and corporate fitness programs where they will perform a variety of instructional and administrative duties. Includes instruction in human anatomy and physiology, fitness techniques, exercise science, personal training, nutrition, and customer service.

31.0508
Sports Studies.

A program that focuses on the psychological, sociological, and historical aspects of sport and physical activity. Includes instruction in theory of sport, sport psychology, sport in American society, gender and race/ethnicity and sport, and sports history.

31.0599
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other.

Any instructional program in health and physical education/fitness not listed above.

31.0601
Outdoor Education.

A program that prepares individuals to work as an educator, instructor or facilitator in parks, recreational facilities, camps and other outdoor settings. Includes instruction in leadership skills, wilderness survival skills, first aid, group processes, counseling techniques, environmental studies and instruction in recreational activities such as rock climbing, ropes courses, backpacking, kayaking and canoeing.

31.9999
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other.

Any instructional program in parks, recreation, leisure and fitness studies not listed above.

BASIC SKILLS AND DEVELOPMENTAL/REMEDIAL EDUCATION.

32.0101
Basic Skills and Developmental/Remedial Education, General.

A general program that focuses on the fundamental knowledge and skills that individuals need to function productively in society. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

32.0104
Developmental/Remedial Mathematics.

A program that focuses on the development of computing and other mathematical reasoning abilities and skills. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

32.0105
Job-Seeking/Changing Skills.

A program that focuses on the development of skills related to job searches and self-marketing. Includes instruction in assessing one's own capabilities and skills; filling out an application; and handling an interview. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

32.0107
Career Exploration/Awareness Skills.

A program that focuses on the linkage between individual capabilities and needs and the job market. Includes instruction in the variety and scope of available employment, how to access job information, and techniques of self-analysis. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

32.0108
Developmental/Remedial English.

A program that focuses on the fundamental knowledge and skills in reading, writing and speaking that individuals need to function productively in society. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

32.0109
Second Language Learning.

A program that focuses on the development of proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking a language or languages, other than the mother tongue, that are needed to perform day-to-day tasks. Includes instruction in the use of basic communication skills to develop and transmit ideas and thoughts. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

32.0110
Basic Computer Skills.

A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to operate a computer, including computer concepts, keyboarding and mouse skills, using computer hardware and software, and basic troubleshooting. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

32.0111
Workforce Development and Training.

A program that focuses on learning or upgrading basic skills in order to enhance job performance, promote career development, or train for a new job. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

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