DHS STEM Designated Degree Program List 2012

May 11, 2012

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the following updated STEM-Designated Degree Program List on May 11, 2012. The updated list contains several new fields as well as many ".##99" CIP codes that had previously not been listed. Please review the list in detail.

In its May 23, 2008 comment letter to DHS, NAFSA had advocated adding a number of STEM degrees, including the important ".##99" codes.

2012 Revised List: CIP Codes that were added in this update are listed in bold

CIP Code Family 2010 CIP Code Numeric Order CIP Code Title
1 1.0308 Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture.
1 1.0901 Animal Sciences, General
1 1.0902 Agricultural Animal Breeding
1 1.0903 Animal Health
1 1.0904 Animal Nutrition
1 1.0905 Dairy Science
1 1.0906 Livestock Management
1 1.0907 Poultry Science
1 1.0999 Animal Sciences, Other.
1 1.1001 Food Science
1 1.1002 Food Technology and Processing
1 1.1099 Food Science and Technology, Other.
1 1.1101 Plant Sciences, General
1 1.1102 Agronomy and Crop Science
1 1.1103 Horticultural Science
1 1.1104 Agricultural and Horticultural Plant Breeding
1 1.1105 Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management
1 1.1106 Range Science and Management
1 1.1199 Plant Sciences, Other.
1 1.1201 Soil Science and Agronomy, General
1 1.1202 Soil Chemistry and Physics
1 1.1203 Soil Microbiology
1 1.1299 Soil Sciences, Other.
3 3.0101 Natural Resources/Conservation, General.
3 3.0103 Environmental Studies.
3 3.0104 Environmental Science
3 3.0199 Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other.
3 3.0205 Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management.
3 3.0502 Forest Sciences and Biology
3 3.0508 Urban Forestry.
3 3.0509 Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology
3 3.0601 Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management.
4 4.0902 Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology.
9 9.0702 Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
10 10.0304 Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
11 11.0101 Computer and Information Sciences, General
11 11.0102 Artificial Intelligence
11 11.0103 Information Technology
11 11.0104 Informatics
11 11.0199 Computer and Information Sciences, Other.
11 11.0201 Computer Programming/Programmer, General
11 11.0202 Computer Programming, Specific Applications
11 11.0203 Computer Programming, Vendor/Product Certification
11 11.0299 Computer Programming, Other.
11 11.0301 Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
11 11.0401 Information Science/Studies
11 11.0501 Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
11 11.0701 Computer Science
11 11.0801 Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
11 11.0802 Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
11 11.0803 Computer Graphics
11 11.0804 Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation
11 11.0899 Computer Software and Media Applications, Other.
11 11.0901 Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
11 11.1001 Network and System Administration/Administrator
11 11.1002 System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
11 11.1003 Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
11 11.1004 Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster
11 11.1005 Information Technology Project Management
11 11.1006 Computer Support Specialist
11 11.1099 Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other.
13 13.0501 Educational/Instructional Technology.
13 13.0601 Educational Evaluation and Research.
13 13.0603 Educational Statistics and Research Methods
14 14.0101 Engineering, General
14 14.0102 Pre-Engineering
14 14.0201 Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
14 14.0301 Agricultural Engineering
14 14.0401 Architectural Engineering
14 14.0501 Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
14 14.0601 Ceramic Sciences and Engineering
14 14.0701 Chemical Engineering
14 14.0702 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
14 14.0799 Chemical Engineering, Other.
14 14.0801 Civil Engineering, General
14 14.0802 Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
14 14.0803 Structural Engineering
14 14.0804 Transportation and Highway Engineering
14 14.0805 Water Resources Engineering
14 14.0899 Civil Engineering, Other.
14 14.0901 Computer Engineering, General
14 14.0902 Computer Hardware Engineering
14 14.0903 Computer Software Engineering
14 14.0999 Computer Engineering, Other.
14 14.1001 Electrical and Electronics Engineering
14 14.1003 Laser and Optical Engineering
14 14.1004 Telecommunications Engineering
14 14.1099 Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Other.
14 14.1101 Engineering Mechanics
14 14.1201 Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
14 14.1301 Engineering Science
14 14.1401 Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
14 14.1801 Materials Engineering
14 14.1901 Mechanical Engineering
14 14.2001 Metallurgical Engineering
14 14.2101 Mining and Mineral Engineering
14 14.2201 Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
14 14.2301 Nuclear Engineering
14 14.2401 Ocean Engineering
14 14.2501 Petroleum Engineering
14 14.2701 Systems Engineering
14 14.2801 Textile Sciences and Engineering
14 14.3201 Polymer/Plastics Engineering
14 14.3301 Construction Engineering
14 14.3401 Forest Engineering
14 14.3501 Industrial Engineering
14 14.3601 Manufacturing Engineering
14 14.3701 Operations Research
14 14.3801 Surveying Engineering
14 14.3901 Geological/Geophysical Engineering
14 14.4001 Paper Science and Engineering
14 14.4101 Electromechanical Engineering
14 14.4201 Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering
14 14.4301 Biochemical Engineering
14 14.4401 Engineering Chemistry
14 14.4501 Biological/Biosystems Engineering
14 14.9999 Engineering, Other.
15 15.0000 Engineering Technology, General
15 15.0101 Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
15 15.0201 Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
15 15.0303 Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
15 15.0304 Laser and Optical Technology/Technician
15 15.0305 Telecommunications Technology/Technician
15 15.0306 Integrated Circuit Design
15 15.0399 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other.
15 15.0401 Biomedical Technology/Technician
15 15.0403 Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology
15 15.0404 Instrumentation Technology/Technician
15 15.0405 Robotics Technology/Technician
15 15.0406 Automation Engineer Technology/Technician
15 15.0499 Electromechanical and Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians, Other.
15 15.0501 Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician
15 15.0503 Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician
15 15.0505 Solar Energy Technology/Technician.
15 15.0506 Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology/Technician
15 15.0507 Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
15 15.0508 Hazardous Materials Management and Waste Technology/Technician
15 15.0599 Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians, Other.
15 15.0607 Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology/Technician
15 15.0611 Metallurgical Technology/Technician
15 15.0612 Industrial Technology/Technician
15 15.0613 Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
15 15.0614 Welding Engineering Technology/Technician
15 15.0615 Chemical Engineering Technology/Technician
15 15.0616 Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology
15 15.0699 Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other.
15 15.0701 Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician
15 15.0702 Quality Control Technology/Technician
15 15.0703 Industrial Safety Technology/Technician
15 15.0704 Hazardous Materials Information Systems Technology/Technician
15 15.0799 Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians, Other.
15 15.0801 Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician
15 15.0803 Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician
15 15.0805 Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
15 15.0899 Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other.
15 15.0901 Mining Technology/Technician
15 15.0903 Petroleum Technology/Technician
15 15.0999 Mining and Petroleum Technologies/Technicians, Other.
15 15.1001 Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
15 15.1102 Surveying Technology/Surveying
15 15.1103 Hydraulics and Fluid Power Technology/Technician
15 15.1199 Engineering-Related Technologies, Other.
15 15.1201 Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
15 15.1202 Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
15 15.1203 Computer Hardware Technology/Technician
15 15.1204 Computer Software Technology/Technician
15 15.1299 Computer Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other.
15 15.1301 Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
15 15.1302 CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
15 15.1303 Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
15 15.1304 Civil Drafting and Civil Engineering CAD/CADD
15 15.1305 Electrical/Electronics Drafting and Electrical/Electronics CAD/CADD
15 15.1306 Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
15 15.1399 Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other.
15 15.1401 Nuclear Engineering Technology/Technician
15 15.1501 Engineering/Industrial Management
15 15.1502 Engineering Design
15 15.1503 Packaging Science
15 15.1599 Engineering-Related Fields, Other.
15 15.1601 Nanotechnology
15 15.9999 Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other.
26 26.0101 Biology/Biological Sciences, General
26 26.0102 Biomedical Sciences, General
26 26.0202 Biochemistry
26 26.0203 Biophysics
26 26.0204 Molecular Biology
26 26.0205 Molecular Biochemistry
26 26.0206 Molecular Biophysics
26 26.0207 Structural Biology
26 26.0208 Photobiology
26 26.0209 Radiation Biology/Radiobiology
26 26.0210 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
26 26.0299 Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other.
26 26.0301 Botany/Plant Biology
26 26.0305 Plant Pathology/Phytopathology
26 26.0307 Plant Physiology
26 26.0308 Plant Molecular Biology
26 26.0399 Botany/Plant Biology, Other.
26 26.0401 Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
26 26.0403 Anatomy
26 26.0404 Developmental Biology and Embryology
26 26.0406 Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
26 26.0407 Cell Biology and Anatomy
26 26.0499 Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other.
26 26.0502 Microbiology, General
26 26.0503 Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
26 26.0504 Virology
26 26.0505 Parasitology
26 26.0506 Mycology
26 26.0507 Immunology
26 26.0508 Microbiology and Immunology
26 26.0599 Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other.
26 26.0701 Zoology/Animal Biology
26 26.0702 Entomology
26 26.0707 Animal Physiology
26 26.0708 Animal Behavior and Ethology
26 26.0709 Wildlife Biology
26 26.0799 Zoology/Animal Biology, Other.
26 26.0801 Genetics, General
26 26.0802 Molecular Genetics
26 26.0803 Microbial and Eukaryotic Genetics
26 26.0804 Animal Genetics
26 26.0805 Plant Genetics
26 26.0806 Human/Medical Genetics
26 26.0807 Genome Sciences/Genomics
26 26.0899 Genetics, Other.
26 26.0901 Physiology, General
26 26.0902 Molecular Physiology
26 26.0903 Cell Physiology
26 26.0904 Endocrinology
26 26.0905 Reproductive Biology
26 26.0907 Cardiovascular Science
26 26.0908 Exercise Physiology
26 26.0909 Vision Science/Physiological Optics
26 26.0910 Pathology/Experimental Pathology
26 26.0911 Oncology and Cancer Biology
26 26.0912 Aerospace Physiology and Medicine
26 26.0999 Physiology, Pathology, and Related Sciences, Other.
26 26.1001 Pharmacology
26 26.1002 Molecular Pharmacology
26 26.1003 Neuropharmacology
26 26.1004 Toxicology
26 26.1005 Molecular Toxicology
26 26.1006 Environmental Toxicology
26 26.1007 Pharmacology and Toxicology
26 26.1099 Pharmacology and Toxicology, Other.
26 26.1101 Biometry/Biometrics
26 26.1102 Biostatistics
26 26.1103 Bioinformatics
26 26.1104 Computational Biology
26 26.1199 Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other.
26 26.1201 Biotechnology
26 26.1301 Ecology
26 26.1302 Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
26 26.1303 Evolutionary Biology
26 26.1304 Aquatic Biology/Limnology
26 26.1305 Environmental Biology
26 26.1306 Population Biology
26 26.1307 Conservation Biology
26 26.1308 Systematic Biology/Biological Systematics
26 26.1309 Epidemiology
26 26.1310 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
26 26.1399 Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other.
26 26.1401 Molecular Medicine
26 26.1501 Neuroscience
26 26.1502 Neuroanatomy
26 26.1503 Neurobiology and Anatomy
26 26.1504 Neurobiology and Behavior
26 26.1599 Neurobiology and Neurosciences, Other.
26 26.9999 Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other.
27 27.0101 Mathematics, General
27 27.0102 Algebra and Number Theory
27 27.0103 Analysis and Functional Analysis
27 27.0104 Geometry/Geometric Analysis
27 27.0105 Topology and Foundations
27 27.0199 Mathematics, Other.
27 27.0301 Applied Mathematics, General
27 27.0303 Computational Mathematics
27 27.0304 Computational and Applied Mathematics
27 27.0305 Financial Mathematics
27 27.0306 Mathematical Biology
27 27.0399 Applied Mathematics, Other.
27 27.0501 Statistics, General
27 27.0502 Mathematical Statistics and Probability
27 27.0503 Mathematics and Statistics
27 27.0599 Statistics, Other.
27 27.9999 Mathematics and Statistics, Other.
28 28.0501 Air Science/Airpower Studies.
28 28.0502 Air and Space Operational Art and Science.
28 28.0505 Naval Science and Operational Studies.
29 29.0201 Intelligence, General
29 29.0202 Strategic Intelligence
29 29.0203 Signal/Geospatial Intelligence
29 29.0204 Command & Control (C3, C4I) Systems and Operations
29 29.0205 Information Operations/Joint Information Operations
29 29.0206 Information/Psychological Warfare and Military Media Relations
29 29.0207 Cyber/Electronic Operations and Warfare
29 29.0299 Intelligence, Command Control and Information Operations, Other.
29 29.0301 Combat Systems Engineering
29 29.0302 Directed Energy Systems
29 29.0303 Engineering Acoustics
29 29.0304 Low-Observables and Stealth Technology
29 29.0305 Space Systems Operations
29 29.0306 Operational Oceanography
29 29.0307 Undersea Warfare
29 29.0399 Military Applied Sciences, Other.
29 29.0401 Aerospace Ground Equipment Technology
29 29.0402 Air and Space Operations Technology
29 29.0403 Aircraft Armament Systems Technology
29 29.0404 Explosive Ordinance/Bomb Disposal
29 29.0405 Joint Command/Task Force (C3, C4I) Systems
29 29.0406 Military Information Systems Technology
29 29.0407 Missile and Space Systems Technology
29 29.0408 Munitions Systems/Ordinance Technology
29 29.0409 Radar Communications and Systems Technology
29 29.0499 Military Systems and Maintenance Technology, Other.
29 29.9999 Military Technologies and Applied Sciences, Other.
30 30.0101 Biological and Physical Sciences
30 30.0601 Systems Science and Theory
30 30.0801 Mathematics and Computer Science
30 30.1001 Biopsychology
30 30.1701 Behavioral Sciences.
30 30.1801 Natural Sciences
30 30.1901 Nutrition Sciences
30 30.2501 Cognitive Science
30 30.2701 Human Biology.
30 30.3001 Computational Science.
30 30.3101 Human Computer Interaction.
30 30.3201 Marine Sciences
30 30.3301 Sustainability Studies.
40 40.0101 Physical Sciences
40 40.0201 Astronomy
40 40.0202 Astrophysics
40 40.0203 Planetary Astronomy and Science
40 40.0299 Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other.
40 40.0401 Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
40 40.0402 Atmospheric Chemistry and Climatology
40 40.0403 Atmospheric Physics and Dynamics
40 40.0404 Meteorology
40 40.0499 Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, Other.
40 40.0501 Chemistry, General
40 40.0502 Analytical Chemistry
40 40.0503 Inorganic Chemistry
40 40.0504 Organic Chemistry
40 40.0506 Physical Chemistry
40 40.0507 Polymer Chemistry
40 40.0508 Chemical Physics
40 40.0509 Environmental Chemistry
40 40.0510 Forensic Chemistry
40 40.0511 Theoretical Chemistry
40 40.0599 Chemistry, Other.
40 40.0601 Geology/Earth Science, General
40 40.0602 Geochemistry
40 40.0603 Geophysics and Seismology
40 40.0604 Paleontology
40 40.0605 Hydrology and Water Resources Science
40 40.0606 Geochemistry and Petrology
40 40.0607 Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
40 40.0699 Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other.
40 40.0801 Physics, General
40 40.0802 Atomic/Molecular Physics
40 40.0804 Elementary Particle Physics
40 40.0805 Plasma and High-Temperature Physics
40 40.0806 Nuclear Physics
40 40.0807 Optics/Optical Sciences
40 40.0808 Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
40 40.0809 Acoustics
40 40.0810 Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
40 40.0899 Physics, Other.
40 40.1001 Materials Science
40 40.1002 Materials Chemistry
40 40.1099 Materials Sciences, Other.
40 40.9999 Physical Sciences, Other.
41 41.0000 Science Technologies/Technicians, General
41 41.0101 Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
41 41.0204 Industrial Radiologic Technology/Technician
41 41.0205 Nuclear/Nuclear Power Technology/Technician
41 41.0299 Nuclear and Industrial Radiologic Technologies/Technicians, Other.
41 41.0301 Chemical Technology/Technician
41 41.0303 Chemical Process Technology
41 41.0399 Physical Science Technologies/Technicians, Other.
41 41.9999 Science Technologies/Technicians, Other.
42 42.2701 Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
42 42.2702 Comparative Psychology
42 42.2703 Developmental and Child Psychology
42 42.2704 Experimental Psychology
42 42.2705 Personality Psychology
42 42.2706 Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
42 42.2707 Social Psychology
42 42.2708 Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology
42 42.2709 Psychopharmacology
42 42.2799 Research and Experimental Psychology, Other.
43 43.0106 Forensic Science and Technology
43 43.0116 Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism.
45 45.0301 Archeology.
45 45.0603 Econometrics and Quantitative Economics.
45 45.0702 Geographic Information Science and Cartography
49 49.0101 Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General.
51 51.1002 Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist.
51 51.1005 Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
51 51.1401 Medical Scientist
51 51.2003 Pharmaceutics and Drug Design
51 51.2004 Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
51 51.2005 Natural Products Chemistry and Pharmacognosy
51 51.2006 Clinical and Industrial Drug Development.
51 51.2007 Pharmacoeconomics/Pharmaceutical Economics.
51 51.2009 Industrial and Physical Pharmacy and Cosmetic Sciences.
51 51.2010 Pharmaceutical Sciences.
51 51.2202 Environmental Health.
51 51.2205 Health/Medical Physics.
51 51.2502 Veterinary Anatomy
51 51.2503 Veterinary Physiology
51 51.2504 Veterinary Microbiology and Immunobiology
51 51.2505 Veterinary Pathology and Pathobiology
51 51.2506 Veterinary Toxicology and Pharmacology
51 51.2510 Veterinary Preventive Medicine Epidemiology and Public Health
51 51.2511 Veterinary Infectious Diseases
51 51.2706 Medical Informatics
52 52.1301 Management Science
52 52.1302 Business Statistics
52 52.1304 Actuarial Science
52 52.1399 Management Science and Quantitative Methods, Other