Federal CIP Code Definitions

BASIC SKILLS AND DEVELOPMENTAL/REMEDIAL EDUCATION.

32.0199
Basic Skills and Developmental/Remedial Education, Other.

Any instructional program in basic skills not listed above. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

CITIZENSHIP ACTIVITIES.

33.0101
Citizenship Activities, General.

A program that generally prepares individuals for citizenship, and focuses on how citizens may engage in civic activities. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

33.0102
American Citizenship Education.

A program that prepares individuals to take the oath of United States citizenship and to exercise the attendant rights and responsibilities of citizenship. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

33.0103
Community Awareness.

A program that focuses on local government and history, current issues, and focuses on how individuals can keep abreast of important issues that may affect them. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

33.0104
Community Involvement.

A program that focuses on how individuals may become actively involved in the social, economic and political issues and events affecting them; and the roles and methods that are available to influence community life and public policy. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

33.0105
Canadian Citizenship Education.

A program that prepares individuals to take the oath of Canadian citizenship and to exercise the attendant rights and responsibilities of citizenship. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

33.0199
Citizenship Activities, Other.

Any instructional program in citizenship activities not listed above. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

HEALTH-RELATED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS.

34.0102
Birthing and Parenting Knowledge and Skills.

A program that focuses on all facets of the mother's and father's roles in family planning, prenatal preparation and care, the birthing experience, post-natal care and the raising of children. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

34.0103
Personal Health Improvement and Maintenance.

A program that focuses on the principles, techniques, and methods by which individuals can maintain or improve their overall physical and emotional well-being, as well as work on specific areas of personal health. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

34.0104
Addiction Prevention and Treatment.

A program that focuses on how individuals can avoid addictive substances and behaviors; the methods by which individuals can be treated for various addictions and related behavior problems; and the knowledge and coping skills needed by relatives and associates of addicted individuals. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

34.0199
Health-Related Knowledge and Skills, Other.

Any instructional program in health-related knowledge and skills not listed above. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

INTERPERSONAL AND SOCIAL SKILLS.

35.0101
Interpersonal and Social Skills, General.

A general program that focuses on how to effectively interact with others in private, social and business settings. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

35.0102
Interpersonal Relationships Skills.

A program that focuses on how to increase one's ability to establish and maintain mutually satisfactory ties with other human beings. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

35.0103
Business and Social Skills.

A program that focuses on how to increase one's ability to function effectively in social and business settings where interpersonal communication is required. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

35.0199
Interpersonal Social Skills, Other.

Any instructional program in interpersonal social skills not listed above. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

LEISURE AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES.

36.0101
Leisure and Recreational Activities, General.

A general program that focuses on the development of an appreciation for and competency in recreational and leisure-related activities. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

36.0102
Handicrafts and Model-Making.

A program that focuses on the fashioning of objects of decoration, utility or representation from various materials, including related matters of research, tool use and appreciation. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

36.0103
Board, Card and Role-Playing Games.

A program that focuses on the rules and techniques of participation and skill-building in competitive activities of skill or chance, such as board games, card games or role-playing activities. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

36.0105
Home Maintenance and Improvement.

A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with maintaining living space and related equipment and furnishings, as well as do-it-yourself repairs and improvement projects of varying complexity. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

36.0106
Nature Appreciation.

A program that focuses on how to increase one's understanding and knowledge of the natural environment in which we live, as well as techniques of wildlife observation and management. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

36.0107
Pet Ownership and Care.

A program that focuses on how to increase one's ability to care for domesticated animals kept for pleasure or work. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

36.0108
Sports and Exercise.

A program that focuses on the rules and techniques of participation and skill building in competitive physical activities, as well as non-competitive physical fitness programs. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

36.0109
Travel and Exploration.

A program that focuses on particular geographic areas or phenomena, and provides opportunities for organized trips or tours, including related knowledge and skills. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

36.0110
Art.

A program that focuses on the techniques and methods of creative self-expression in visual or plastic media, such as painting or sculpture. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

36.0111
Collecting.

A program that focuses on the knowledge and techniques necessary for acquiring and maintaining personal collections of objects, such as autographs, stamps, models, specimens, vehicles and antiques. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

36.0112
Cooking and Other Domestic Skills.

A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills related to food buying and preparation, home decoration, sewing and other domestic activities, either as hobbies or as routine tasks. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

36.0113
Computer Games and Programming Skills.

A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with creating and maintaining computer programs, as well as playing computer-based games. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

36.0114
Dancing.

A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills related to recreational dance, such as square dancing, ballroom dancing, classical or modern dance. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

36.0115
Music.

A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

36.0116
Reading.

A program that focuses on the activity of reading for pleasure, either alone or as part of a group experience. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

36.0117
Theatre/Theater.

A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with participation in amateur theatrical productions, drama appreciation, and writing amateur plays. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

36.0118
Writing.

A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills related to creative writing and poetry composition for pleasure or profit, including methods of publication. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

36.0119
Aircraft Pilot (Private).

A program that prepares individuals to fly aircraft for personal use, and qualifies individuals to sit for the FAA pilot's license examination. Includes instruction in principles of aircraft design and performance; aircraft flight systems and controls; flight crew operations and procedures; radio communications and navigation procedures and systems; airways safety and traffic regulations; and governmental rules and regulations pertaining to piloting aircraft. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

36.0199
Leisure and Recreational Activities, Other.

Any instructional program in leisure and recreational activities not listed above. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

PERSONAL AWARENESS AND SELF-IMPROVEMENT.

37.0101
Self-Awareness and Personal Assessment.

A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills useful in becoming aware of one's feelings, using methods of assessing one's personal attributes, and being aware of how one is perceived by others. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

37.0102
Stress Management and Coping Skills.

A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills useful in avoiding stressful situations and managing them when they occur, including dealing with complex and long-term stressful relationships. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

37.0103
Personal Decision-Making Skills.

A program that focuses on how to develop individuals' abilities to assess decisions affecting their lives and to make life choices consistent with needs and beliefs. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

37.0104
Self-Esteem and Values Clarification.

A program that focuses on the development of personal philosophies and ideas of positive self-concept and self-worth, and applying these knowledge and skills in everyday circumstances. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

37.0199
Personal Awareness and Self-Improvement, Other.

Any instructional program in personnel awareness and self-improvement not listed above. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

38.0001
Philosophy and Religious Studies, General.

A general program that combines the study of philosophy and religious studies. Includes instruction in logic; ethics; epistemology; symbolism; phenomenology; the sociology, psychology, philosophy, anthropology, literature, and art of religion; and world religions.

38.0101
Philosophy.

A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

38.0102
Logic.

A program that focuses on the systematic study of valid inference, argument, and sound reasoning. Includes instruction in Classical logic, properties of argument, validity, proof, fallacies, formal and material logic, symbolic and mathematical logic, analysis, specific schools of logic, and applications to problems in other academic disciplines and professional fields.

38.0103
Ethics.

A program that focuses on the systematic study of the theory of moral good and its application to various theoretical and practical problems. Includes instruction in ethical theory, history of ethics, belief and value systems, ethical constructs, and applications to specific topics, issues and problems.

38.0104
Applied and Professional Ethics.

A program that focuses on the systematic study of ethical issues in the workplace and public life, and the application of ethical decision-making to the practical problems of society and the professions. Includes instruction in ethical theory; history of ethics; contemporary social dilemmas; methods in applied ethics; and applications including medical ethics, legal ethics, business ethics, environmental ethics, and criminal justice ethics.

38.0199
Philosophy, Other.

Any instructional program in Philosophy not listed above.

38.0201
Religion/Religious Studies.

A program that focuses on the nature of religious belief and specific religious and quasi-religious systems. Includes instruction in phenomenology; the sociology, psychology, philosophy, anthropology, literature and art of religion; mythology; scriptural and textual studies; religious history and politics; and specific studies of particular faith communities and their behavior.

38.0202
Buddhist Studies.

A program that focuses on the philosophy preached by Siddartha Gautama, the Buddha, in ancient India and subsequently interpreted by his disciples and apostles; together with the intellectual, cultural, social, and ritual developments of the faith and its branches. Includes instruction in Buddhist sacred literature (Tripitaka, etc.) and study of one or more of the main branches including Early Buddhism, Hinayana, Theravada, Madhyamaka, Yogacara, Pure Land, Shingon, Tendai, Nichiren Shu, Zen, Tibetan, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and others.

38.0203
Christian Studies.

A program that focuses on the philosophy and teachings of Jesus Christ and his apostles, and the subsequent intellectual and cultural movements and institutions based on Christianity. Includes instruction in Christian sacred scripture, Christian literature and philosophy, and studies of one or more of the main branches of the faith and their cultural context including Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, Evangelicalism, and others.

38.0204
Hindu Studies.

A program that focuses on the group of South Asian theologies and philosophies collectively known as Hinduism; together with the religious history and cultural and social manifestations of the faith. Includes instruction in Hindu theology and philosophy (dharma); literature (Vedas, Upanishads, Epics, and commentaries); the Hindu Pantheon, sects, and movements; schools and disciplines; and related arts and sciences.

38.0205
Islamic Studies.

A program that focuses on Islam as preached by the Prophet Muhammad in 6th century Arabia and subsequently interpreted and elaborated by Islamic scholars and others; together with the cultural and social milieu related to the faith in various periods, localities, and branches. Includes instruction in Islamic scripture and related written authorities and commentaries

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