USCIS extends STEM majors for OPT program (2011/05/13)

Immigration and Customs Enforcement expands list of qualified STEM majors for OPT program
To ensure United States’ continued prominence in the science and technology sectors, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency has expanded its list of qualified STEM majors for the OPT program. The OPT STEM program allows qualified graduates to remain in the U.S. for another 17 months after graduation to receive training through work experience. Below are the new majors added to the list of existing qualifying STEM majors:

01.0901 Animal Sciences, General
01.0902 Agricultural Animal Breeding
01.0903 Animal Health 01.0904 Animal Nutrition
01.0905 Dairy Science
01.0906 Livestock Management
01.0907 Poultry Science
01.1001 Food Science
01.1002 Food Technology and Processing
01.1101 Plant Sciences, General
01.1102 Agronomy and Crop Science
01.1103 Horticultural Science
01.1104 Agricultural and Horticultural Plant Breeding
01.1105 Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management
01.1106 Range Science and Management
01.1201 Soil Science and Agronomy, General
01.1202 Soil Chemistry and Physics
01.1203 Soil Microbiology
03.0104 Environmental Science
03.0502 Forest Sciences and Biology
03.0509 Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology
09.0702 Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
10.0304 Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
13.0603 Educational Statistics and Research Methods
30.0101 Biological and Physical Sciences
30.0601 Systems Science and Theory
30.0801 Mathematics and Computer Science
30.1001 Biopsychology
30.1801 Natural Sciences
30.1901 Nutrition Sciences
30.2501 Cognitive Science
30.3201 Marine Sciences
42.2701 Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
42.2702 Comparative Psychology
42.2703 Developmental and Child Psychology
42.2704 Experimental Psychology
42.2705 Personality Psychology
42.2706 Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
42.2707 Social Psychology
42.2708 Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology
42.2709 Psychopharmacology
45.0702 Geographic Information Science and Cartography
51.2003 Pharmaceutics and Drug Design
51.2004 Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
51.2005 Natural Products Chemistry and Pharmacognosy
51.2706 Medical Informatics
52.1301 Management Science
52.1302 Business Statistics