Federal occupations by college major

To help narrow your Federal job search, below is a list of academic majors and some Federal occupations directly related to those majors. Occupations with an asterisk (*) require an academic degree or coursework in a particular area of study for entry into the occupation. For other occupations, experience or a combination of related coursework and experience may be substituted for a degree. The academic majors and occupations listed are not all-inclusive.

You may begin your federal job search on USAJOBS by searching using the four-digit series number of the federal occupation listed after the major. When you find a job announcement that interests you, pay close attention to all sections of the announcement, especially: Who May Be Considered, Qualifications and Evaluations, and How to Apply.

A - Ast

Accounting

  • Labor Management Relations Examining Series 0244
  • Accounting Series 0510*
  • Auditing Series 0511*
  • Internal Revenue Agent Series 0512*
  • Financial Institution Examining Series 0570
  • Pension Law Specialist Series 0958
  • Contracting Series 1102
  • Industrial Property Management Series 1103
  • Financial Analysis Series 1160
  • Loan Specialist Series 1165
  • Printing Services Series 1654
  • Transportation Specialist Series 2101
  • Transportation Industry Analysis Series 2110
  • Motor Carrier Safety Series 2123
  • Highway Safety Series 2125
  • Traffic Management Series 2130
  • Transportation Operations Series 2150
  • Marine Cargo Series 2161

Acuarial Science

  • Actuarial Science Series 1510*

Agriculture

  • General Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences Series 0401*
  • Fish and Wildlife Administration Series 0480*

Agricultural Economics

  • Commissary Management Series 1144
  • Agricultural Program Specialist Series 1145

Agronomy

  • Agronomy Series 0471*
  • Agricultural Program Specialist Series 1145

Animal Sciences

  • Physiology Series 0413*
  • Animal Science Series 0487*

Animal or Poultry Science/Husbandry

  • Agricultural Program Specialist Series 1145

Anthropology

  • General Anthropology Series 0190*

Applied Sciences

  • Industrial Specialist Series 1150

Archeology

  • Archeology Series 0193*

Architecture

  • Community Planning Series 0020*
  • Architecture Series 0808
  • Construction Analyst Series 0828
  • Exhibits Specialist Series 1010
  • Illustrating Series 1020
  • Visual Information Series 1084

Archival Science

  • Archivist Series 1420*

Art History

  • Visual Information Series 1084

Art Therapy

  • Recreation/Creative Arts Therapist Series 0638*

Astronomy

  • Geophysics Series 1313*
  • Astronomy and Space Science Series 1330*
  • Navigational Information Series 1361

Atm - Civ

Atmospheric Science

  • Meteorology Series 1340*

Auditing

  • Pension Law Specialist Series 0958

Banking

  • Financial Institution Examining Series 0570
  • Pension Law Specialist Series 0958

Banking Law

  • Financial Institution Examining Series 0570

Behavior Sciences

  • Social Sciences Series 0101*

Biological Sciences

  • Outdoor Recreation Planning Series 0023
  • General Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences Series 0401*
  • Fish and Wildlife Administration Series 0480*
  • Fishery Biology Series 0482*
  • Wildlife Biology Series 0486*
  • Consumer Safety Series 0696*
  • Document Analysis Series 1397
  • Hospital Housekeeping Management Series 0673

Biology

  • Ecology Series 0408*
  • Medical Technologist Series 0644*
  • Food Technology Series 1382*

Botany

  • Botany Series 0430*
  • Plant Physiology Series 0435*

Building Construction

  • Construction Analyst Series 0828

Business

  • Contracting Series 1102
  • Actuarial Science Series 1510*

Business Administration

  • Labor Management Relations Examining Series 0244
  • Telecommunications Series 0391
  • Financial Institution Examining Series 0570
  • Hospital Housekeeping Management Series 0673
  • Pension Law Specialist Series 0958
  • Industrial Property Management Series 1103
  • Trade Specialist Series 1140
  • Commissary Store Management Series 1144
  • Agricultural Program Specialist Series 1145
  • Industrial Specialist Series 1150
  • Financial Analysis Series 1160
  • Loan Specialist Series 1165
  • Facility Operations Services Series 1640
  • Printing Services Series 1654
  • Transportation Specialist Series 2101
  • Transportation Industry Analysis Series 2110
  • Motor Carrier Safety Series 2123
  • Highway Safety Series 2125
  • Traffic Management Series 2130
  • Transportation Operations Series 2150
  • Marine Cargo Series 2161

Business Law

  • Trade Specialist Series 1140
  • Transportation Specialist Series 2101
  • Transportation Industry Analysis Series 2110
  • Motor Carrier Safety Series 2123
  • Highway Safety Series 2125
  • Traffic Management Series 2130
  • Transportation Operations Series 2150
  • Marine Cargo Series 2161

Cartography

  • Navigational Information Series 1361
  • Cartography Series 1370*

Chemistry

  • General Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences Series 0401*
  • Fish and Wildlife Administration Series 0480*
  • Medical Technologist Series 0644*
  • Hospital Housekeeping Management Series 0673
  • Consumer Safety Series 0696*
  • Chemistry Series 1320*
  • Food Technology Series 1382*

Civil Engineering

  • Outdoor Recreation Planning Series 0023
  • Land Surveying Series 1373*

Com – Ear

Commerce

  • Printing Services Series 1654
  • Transportation Specialist Series 2101
  • Transportation Industry Analysis Series 2110
  • Motor Carrier Safety Series 2123
  • Highway Safety Series 2125
  • Traffic Management Series 2130
  • Transportation Operations Series 2150
  • Marine Cargo Series 2161

Commercial Art

  • Exhibits Specialist Series 1010
  • Illustrating Series 1020
  • Visual Information Series 1084
  • Printing Services Series 1654

Commercial Law

  • Financial Institution Examining Series 0570
  • Trade Specialist Series 1140
  • Transportation Specialist Series 2101
  • Transportation Industry Analysis Series 2110
  • Motor Carrier Safety Series 2123
  • Highway Safety Series 2125
  • Traffic Management Series 2130
  • Transportation Operations Series 2150
  • Marine Cargo Series 2161

Communications

  • General Arts and Information Series 1001

Community Development

  • Public Health Educator Series 1725*

Community Planning

  • Community Planning Series 0020*

Computer Science

  • Telecommunications Series 0391
  • Actuarial Science Series 1510*
  • Computer Science Series 1550*
  • Quality Assurance Series 1910
  • Information Technology Management Series 2210

Correctional Administration

  • Correctional Institution Administration Series 0006

Cotton Technology

  • Textile Technology Series 1384*

Creative Arts Therapy

  • Recreation/Creative Arts Therapist Series 0638*

Criminology

  • Correctional Institution Administration Series 0006
  • Document Analysis Series 1397

Cultural Anthropology

  • Foreign Affairs Series 0130*
  • International Relations Series 0131*

Dairy Science

  • Animal Science Series 0487*

Dairy Technology

  • Food Technology Series 1382*

Dance Therapy

  • Recreation/Creative Arts Therapist Series 0638*

Dietetics

  • Dietitian and Nutritionist Series 0630*

Drafting

  • Exhibits Specialist Series 1010
  • Illustrating Series 1020
  • Visual Information Series 1084

Earth Science

  • Outdoor Recreation Planning Series 0023

Eco – Epi

Economics

  • Community Planning Series 0020*
  • Outdoor Recreation Planning Series 0023
  • Unemployment Insurance Series 0106
  • Economist Series 0110*
  • Foreign Affairs Series 0130*
  • International Relations Series 0131*
  • Workforce Research and Analysis Series 0140*
  • Labor Management Relations Examining Series 0244
  • Financial Institution Examining Series 0570
  • Pension Law Specialist Series 0958
  • Contracting Series 1102
  • Trade Specialist Series 1140
  • Agricultural Program Specialist Series 1145
  • Financial Analysis Series 1160
  • Loan Specialist Series 1165
  • Actuarial Science Series 1510*
  • Printing Services Series 1654
  • Transportation Specialist Series 2101
  • Transportation Industry Analysis Series 2110
  • Motor Carrier Safety Series 2123
  • Highway Safety Series 2125
  • Traffic Management Series 2130
  • Transportation Operations Series 2150
  • Marine Cargo Series 2161

Education

  • General Education and Training Series 1701*
  • Education and Vocational Training Series 1710*
  • Education Program Series 1720*
  • Training Instruction Series 1712
  • Public Health Educator Series 1725*

Educational Counseling

  • Vocational Rehabilitation Series 1715

Educational Psychology

  • Public Health Educator Series 1725*

Electrical Engineering

  • Telecommunications Series 0391

Electronic Engineering

  • Telecommunications Series 0391

Electronics

  • Geophysics Series 1313*
  • Astronomy and Space Science Series 1330*

Engineering

  • Community Planning Series 0020*
  • Consumer Safety Series 0696*
  • General Engineering Series 0801*
  • Safety Engineering Series 0803*
  • Fire Protection Engineering Series 0804*
  • Materials Engineering Series 0806*
  • Civil Engineering Series 0810*
  • Environmental Engineering Series 0819*
  • Mechanical Engineering Series 0830*
  • Nuclear Engineering Series 0840*
  • Electrical Engineering Series 0850*
  • Computer Engineering Series 0854*
  • Electronics Engineering Series 0855*
  • Bioengineering & Biomedical Engineering Series 0858*
  • Aerospace Engineering Series 0861*
  • Naval Architecture Series 0871*
  • Mining Engineering Series 0880*
  • Petroleum Engineering Series 0881*
  • Agricultural Engineering Series 0890*
  • Chemical Engineering Series 0893*
  • Industrial Engineering Series 0896*
  • Construction Analyst Series 0828
  • Industrial Specialist Series 1150
  • Financial Analysis Series 1160
  • Loan Specialist Series 1165
  • Geophysics Series 1313*
  • Navigational Information Series 1361
  • Facility Operations Services Series 1640
  • Quality Assurance Series 1910
  • Transportation Specialist Series 2101
  • Transportation Industry Analysis Series 2110
  • Motor Carrier Safety Series 2123
  • Highway Safety Series 2125
  • Traffic Management Series 2130
  • Transportation Operations Series 2150
  • Marine Cargo Series 2161
  • Information Technology Management Series 2210
  • Consumer Safety Series 0696*

Engineering Technology

  • Quality Assurance Series 1910

English Composition

  • Printing Services Series 1654

Entomology

  • Entomology Series 0414*

Epidemiology

  • Consumer Safety Series 0696*

Fi – Il

Fiber Technology

  • Textile Technology Series 1384*

Finance

  • Financial Institution Examining Series 0570
  • Pension Law Specialist Series 0958
  • Contracting Series 1102
  • Actuarial Science Series 1510*
  • Trade Specialist Series 1140
  • Financial Analysis Series 1160
  • Loan Specialist Series 1165
  • Transportation Specialist Series 2101
  • Transportation Industry Analysis Series 2110
  • Motor Carrier Safety Series 2123
  • Highway Safety Series 2125
  • Traffic Management Series 2130
  • Transportation Operations Series 2150
  • Marine Cargo Series 2161

Fine Arts

  • Exhibits Specialist Series 1010
  • Illustrating Series 1020
  • Visual Information Series 1084

Food

  • Dietitian and Nutritionist Series 0630*

Food Service Management

  • Dietitian and Nutritionist Series 0630*

Food Technology

  • Consumer Safety Series 0696*
  • Food Technology Series 1382*

Foreign Language

  • Language Specialist Series 1040

Forestry

  • Outdoor Recreation Planning Series 0023
  • Forestry Series 0460*

Genetics

  • Genetics Series 0440*

Geography

  • Community Planning Series 0020*
  • Foreign Affairs Series 0130*
  • International Relations Series 0131*
  • Geography Series 0150*
  • Navigational Information Series 1361

Geodesy

  • Geodesy Series 1372*

Geology

  • Geophysics Series 1313*
  • Geology Series 1350*

Geophysics

  • Geophysics Series 1313*

Global Businesss Management

  • Trade Specialist Series 1140

Global Public Policy

  • Trade Specialist Series 1140

Graphic Arts

  • Document Analysis Series 1397
  • Printing Services Series 1654

Hazardous Materials Management

  • Highway Safety Series 2125

Health Education

  • Public Health Educator Series 1725*

Health Management

  • Public Health Educator Series 1725*

History

  • Foreign Affairs Series 0130*
  • International Relations Series 0131*
  • History Series 0170*
  • Trade Specialist Series 1140

Horticulture

  • Horticulture Series 0437*

Hospital Administration

  • Health System Administration Series 0670
  • Health System Specialist Series 0671
  • Hospital Housekeeping Management Series 0673

Hotel Administration

  • Hospital Housekeeping Management Series 0673

Humanities

  • Foreign Affairs Series 0130*
  • International Relations Series 0131*

Illustrative Design

  • Exhibits Specialist Series 1010 Illustrating Series 1020

Ind - Lan

Industrial Arts

  • Facility Operations Services Series 1640

Industrial Design

  • Exhibits Specialist Series 1010
  • Illustrating Series 1020
  • Visual Information Series 1084

Industrial Engineering

  • Printing Services Series 1654

Industrial Hygiene

  • Safety & Occupational Health Management Series 0018
  • Industrial Hygiene Series 0690*

Industrial Management

  • Telecommunications Series 0391
  • Contracting Series 1102
  • Industrial Property Management Series 1103
  • Industrial Specialist Series 1150
  • Quality Assurance Series 1910
  • Transportation Specialist Series 2101
  • Transportation Industry Analysis Series 2110
  • Motor Carrier Safety Series 2123
  • Highway Safety Series 2125
  • Traffic Management Series 2130
  • Transportation Operations Series 2150
  • Marine Cargo Series 2161

Industrial Relations

  • Unemployment Insurance Series 0106
  • Labor Management Relations Examining Series 0244
  • Pension Law Specialist Series 0958

Information Science

  • Information Technology Management Series 2210

Information Systems Management

  • Telecommunications Series 0391
  • Information Technology Management Series 2210

Institution Management

  • Dietitian and Nutritionist Series 0630*

Insurance

  • Financial Analysis Series 1160
  • Loan Specialist Series 1165
  • Actuarial Science Series 1510*

Interior Design

  • Interior Design Series 1008
  • Exhibits Specialist Series 1010
  • Illustrating Series 1020
  • Visual Information Series 1084

International Affairs

  • Trade Specialist Series 1140

International Business

  • Trade Specialist Series 1140

International Economics

  • Trade Specialist Series 1140

International Finance

  • Trade Specialist Series 1140

International Relations

  • Foreign Affairs Series 0130*
  • International Relations Series 0131*
  • Trade Specialist Series 1140

International Trade

  • Trade Specialist Series 1140

Journalism

  • General Arts and Information Series 1001
  • Printing Services Series 1654

Kinesiotherapy

  • Kinesiotherapy Series 0635*

Labor Economics

  • Labor Management Relations Examining Series 0244

Labor Relations

  • Labor Management Relations Examining Series 0244

Landscape Architecture

  • Community Planning Series 0020*
  • Outdoor Recreation Planning Series 0023
  • Landscape Architecture Series 0807*

Landscape Design

  • Landscape Architecture Series 0807*

Land Surveying

  • Land Surveying Series 1373*

Le - Me

Leisure

  • Recreation Specialist Series 0188

Life Sciences

  • Chemistry Series 1320*

Marine Affairs

  • Transportation Operations Series 2150

Marine Engineering

  • Transportation Operations Series 2150

Marine Transportation

  • Transportation Operations Series 2150

Marketing

  • Financial Institution Examining Series 0570
  • Contracting Series 1102
  • Industrial Property Management Series 1103
  • Trade Specialist Series 1140
  • Agricultural Program Specialist Series 1145

Mathematics

  • Telecommunications Series 0391
  • Pension Law Specialist Series 0958
  • Financial Analysis Series 1160
  • Loan Specialist Series 1165
  • Geophysics Series 1313*
  • Astronomy and Space Science Series 1330*
  • Navigational Information Series 1361
  • Actuarial Science Series 1510*
  • Mathematics Series 1520*
  • Mathematical Statistics Series 1529*
  • Quality Assurance Series 1910
  • Information Technology Management Series 2210

Medical Records Administration

  • Medical Records Administration Series 0669

Medical Technology

  • Medical Technologist Series 0644*

Medical Science

  • Consumer Safety Series 0696*

Metallurgy

  • Metallurgy Series 1321*

Metallurgical Engineering

  • Metallurgy Series 1321*

Meteorology

  • Geophysics Series 1313*
  • Meteorology Series 1340*
  • Navigational Information Series 1361

Microbiology

  • Microbiology Series 0403*
  • Food Technology Series 1382*

Motion Picture Production

  • Audiovisual Production Series 1071

Motor Mechanics

  • Transportation Specialist Series 2101
  • Transportation Industry Analysis Series 2110
  • Motor Carrier Safety Series 2123
  • Highway Safety Series 2125
  • Traffic Management Series 2130
  • Transportation Operations Series 2150
  • Marine Cargo Series 2161

Museum

  • Museum Curator Series 1015*

Music Therapy

  • Recreation/Creative Arts Therapist Series 0638*

Natural Resource Management

  • General Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences Series 0401*
  • Fish and Wildlife Administration Series 0480*

Natural Resource Management And Conservation

  • Outdoor Recreation Planning Series 0023

Natural Science

  • Health Physics Series 1306*

Nautical Science

  • Transportation Operations Series 2150
  • Navigational Information Series 1361

Nu - Psychod

Nutrition

  • Dietitian and Nutritionist Series 0630*
  • Consumer Safety Series 0696*

Oceanography

  • Oceanography Series 1360*

Occupational Health

  • Safety and Occupational Health Management Series 0018

Occupational Therapy

  • Occupational Therapist Series 0631*

Operations Research

  • Operations Research Series 1515*
  • Information Technology Management Series 2210

Outdoor Recreation Planning

  • Outdoor Recreation Planning Series 0023

Park Administration

  • Outdoor Recreation Planning Series 0023

Parks And Recreation

  • Recreation Specialist Series 0188

Personnel Administration/Human Resources Management

  • Labor Management Relations Examining Series 0244

Photography

  • Audiovisual Production Series 1071
  • Visual Information Series 1084

Physical Education

  • Sports Specialist Series 0030
  • Recreation Specialist Series 0188
  • Kinesiotherapy Series 0635*

Physical Sciences

  • Consumer Safety Series 0696*
  • General Physical Science Series 1301*
  • Geophysics Series 1313*
  • Chemistry Series 1320*
  • Document Analysis Series 1397
  • Quality Assurance Series 1910

Physics

  • Telecommunications Series 0391
  • Physics Series 1310*
  • Geophysics Series 1313*
  • Astronomy and Space Science Series 1330*
  • Navigational Information Series 1361
  • Food Technology Series 1382*

Physiology

  • Physiology Series 0413*

Plant Pathology

  • Plant Pathology Series 0434*

Plant Physiology

  • Plant Physiology Series 0435*

Police Science

  • Document Analysis Series 1397

Political Science

  • Community Planning Series 0020*
  • Unemployment Insurance Series 0106
  • Foreign Affairs Series 0130*
  • International Relations Series 0131*
  • Workforce Research and Analysis Series 0140*
  • Labor Management Relations Examining Series 0244
  • Trade Specialist Series 1140

Poultry Science

  • Animal Science Series 0487*

Production Management

  • Industrial Property Management Series 1103
  • Quality Assurance Series 1910

Printing

  • Printing Services Series 1654

Printing Engineering

  • Printing Services Series 1654

Property Management

  • Facility Operations Services Series 1640

Psychodrama

  • Recreation/Creative Arts Therapist Series 0638*

Psychol - Tel

Psychology

  • Correctional Institution Administration Series 0006
  • Workforce Research and Analysis Series 0140*
  • Psychology Series 0180*

Public Administration

  • Community Planning Series 0020*
  • Unemployment Insurance Series 0106
  • Hospital Housekeeping Management Series 0673
  • Pension Law Specialist Series 0958
  • Trade Specialist Series 1140
  • Commissary Management Series 1144
  • Highway Safety Series 2125

Public Health Administration

  • Health System Administration Series 0670
  • Health System Specialist Series 0671

Public Utilities

  • Telecommunications Series 0391

Quality Assurance

  • Quality Assurance Series 1910

Radio Production

  • Audiovisual Production Series 1071

Range Management

  • Rangeland Management Series 0454*

Recreation

  • Outdoor Recreation Planning Series 0023
  • Recreation Specialist Series 0188

Recreational Therapy

  • Recreation/Creative Arts Therapist Series 0638*

Safety

  • Safety and Occupational Health Management Series 0018

Sanitary Science

  • Hospital Housekeeping Management Series 0673

Social Anthropology

  • Foreign Affairs Series 0130*
  • International Relations Series 0131*

Social Science

  • Social Science Series 0101*

Social Work

  • Correctional Institution Administration Series 0006
  • Public Health Educator Series 1725*

Sociology

  • Correctional Institution Administration Series 0006
  • Community Planning Series 0020*
  • Outdoor Recreation Planning Series 0023
  • Unemployment Insurance Series 0106
  • Foreign Affairs Series 0130*
  • International Relations Series 0131*
  • Workforce Research and Analysis Series 0140*
  • Sociology Series 0184*
  • Public Health Educator Series 1725*

Soil Conservation

  • Soil Conservation Series 0457*

Soil Science

  • Soil Science Series 0470*
  • Agricultural Program Specialist Series 1145

Space Science

  • Astronomy and Space Science Series 1330*

Statistics

  • Foreign Affairs Series 0130*
  • International Relations Series 0131*
  • Telecommunications Series 0391
  • Industrial Property Management Series 1103
  • Financial Analysis Series 1160
  • Loan Specialist Series 1165
  • Actuarial Science Series 1510*
  • Mathematical Statistics Series 1529*
  • Statistics Series 1530*
  • Quality Assurance Series 1910
  • Transportation Specialist Series 2101
  • Transportation Industry Analysis Series 2110
  • Motor Carrier Safety Series 2123
  • Highway Safety Series 2125
  • Traffic Management Series 2130
  • Transportation Operations Series 2150
  • Marine Cargo Series 2161
  • Information Technology Management Series 2210

Telecommunications Management

  • Telecommunications Series 0391

Television Production

  • Audiovisual Production Series 1071

Tex - Zoo

Textile And Apparel Studies

  • Trade Specialist Series 1140

Textiles

  • Quality Assurance Series 1910

Textile Technology

  • Textile Technology Series 1384

Toxicology

  • Toxicology Series 0415*

Traffic Management

  • Transportation Specialist Series 2101
  • Transportation Industry Analysis Series 2110
  • Motor Carrier Safety Series 2123
  • Highway Safety Series 2125
  • Traffic Management Series 2130
  • Transportation Operations Series 2150
  • Marine Cargo Series 2161

Transportation

  • Transportation Specialist Series 2101
  • Transportation Industry Analysis Series 2110
  • Motor Carrier Safety Series 2123
  • Highway Safety Series 2125
  • Traffic Management Series 2130
  • Transportation Operations Series 2150
  • Marine Cargo Series 2161

Urban Affairs

  • Community Planning Series 0020*

Urban Planning

  • Outdoor Recreation Planning Series 0023

Visual Communication

  • Illustrating Series 1020
  • Visual Information Series 1084

Vocational Rehabilitation

  • Vocational Rehabilitation Series 1715

Wildlife Management

  • Wildlife Refuge Management Series 0485*

Zoology

  • Zoology Series 0410*
  • Wildlife Refuge Management Series 0485*
  • Environmental Protection Specialist Series 0028
  • Security Administration Series 0080
  • Social Insurance Administration Series 0105
  • Health Insurance Administration Series 0107
  • Intelligence Series 0132
  • Human Resources Management Series 0201
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Series 0260
  • Program Management Series 0340
  • Administrative Officer Series 0341
  • Management and Program Analysis Series 0343
  • Logistics Management Series 0346
  • Financial Administration and Program Series 0501
  • Budget Analysis Series 0560
  • General Legal and Kindred Administration Series 0901
  • Paralegal Specialist Series 0950
  • Workers’ Compensation Claims Examining Series 0991
  • Veterans Claims Examining Series 0996
  • Public Affairs Series 1035
  • Writing and Editing Series 1082
  • Realty Series 1170
  • Education and Training Technician Series 1702
  • General Investigation Series 1810
  • Supply Program Management Series 2003
  • Inventory Management Series 2010

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