Hey Kevin, great question! I think many schools will have classes within their Finance majors that are specifically about investing. If you decide to major in Finance, there will actually probably be several classes about different types of investing - for example, I took a course at UGA on trading options when I was in school - but they had classes for stocks, bonds, futures, all kinds of assets. Here's one example of a course where you would learn about different assets and manage a mock portfolio of investments (https://www.terry.uga.edu/courses/FINA/4150/).
Also, many schools will have a fund that is partially managed by students. At Georgia this was called the Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) (https://www.terry.uga.edu/academics/offices/finance/smif). The students in the class actually managed a real portfolio of stocks worth ~$1.5M.
So, tl;dr: Yes! There are probably several Finance options - they'll just be called different things at each school
Derek recommends the following next steps:
- Check out the syllabus from this UGA course as an example (http://bulletin.uga.edu/link.aspx?cid=FINA+4150) (the syllabus is at the bottom)