Majors and Minors

Choosing a major is a big decision, and one you don’t need to make right away. Our core requirements are designed to provide you with the appropriate time to expand your perspective and either confirm your instincts or turn you in an entirely new academic direction.

In your first year, we encourage you to test the waters for the majors and potential careers that interest you most. Take advantage of the opportunity to discuss majors and minors you are considering with your academic advisers, the Office of Academic Advising (OAA), the Office of Personal and Career Development (OPCD), department representatives at the Major/Minor Fair and adults who have made a career of the majors you are considering.

And don’t forget to enjoy the journey.

Many students choose to focus on the core requirements in their first two years. don’t worry about trying to do it all at once, though. you have all four years to complete all requirements.

Core Requirements

Basic & Divisional
A Major
Elective Hours
120 Hours Necessary To Graduate

*Electives are any classes not counting toward core, major and minor requirements. Average course load per semester is 15 hours. FYS 100 and WRT 111 are to be taken during the first year.



Major & Minor

  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Chemistry*
  • Chinese Language and Culture
  • Classical Studies
  • Communication*
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Education & Society
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • French Studies
  • German
  • German Studies
  • Greek
  • History
  • Japanese Language and Culture
  • Latin
  • Mathematics*
  • Philosophy
  • Physics*
  • Politics and International Affairs
  • Psychology
  • Religion*
  • Russian
  • Sociology*
  • Spanish
  • Studio Art
  • Theatre
  • Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Minor Only

  • African Studies
  • American Ethnic Studies
  • Arabic
  • Bioethics, Humanities and Medicine
  • Biomaterials Science and Engineering
  • Creative Writing
  • Cultural Resource Preservation
  • Dance
  • East Asian Studies
  • Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Film and Media Studies
  • Global Trade and Commerce Studies
  • Health & Human Services
  • Health Policy and Administration
  • Humanities
  • International Development and Policy
  • International Studies
  • Italian Language & Culture
  • Jewish Studies
  • Journalism
  • Latin American and Latino Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Medieval Studies
  • Middle East and South Asian Studies
  • Music
  • Neuroscience
  • Russian and East European Studies
  • Secondary Education
  • Schools, Education and Society
  • Statistics
  • Writing

Major Only

  • Accountancy
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biophysics
  • Business and Enterprise Management*
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Health and Exercise Science
  • The Interdisciplinary Major
  • Mathematical Business
  • Mathematical Economics
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Music in Liberal Arts
  • Music Performance

Foreign Areas of Study

  • Italian Studies
  • Spanish Studies


  • Interdisciplinary Honors
  • Military Science
  • Self-Instructional Languages

*concentration available