African and African American Studies
This unique transnational minor brings together several departments and colleges within the university, offering students the opportunity to undertake an empirical and theoretical examination of the cultural, political, social and historical experiences of Africans and people of African descent.
Anthropology builds on a strong theoretical foundation combined with choices of electives to give students an opportunity to explore the intersection of culture, power and the past.
Applied Multilingual Studies
The Applied Multilingual Studies program teaches the analysis of social, cultural and cognitive dimensions of multilingualism and its development by exploring questions related to issues surrounding identity, diversity and culture.
Arabic Studies promotes language proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic (listening, speaking, writing and reading) and stresses familiarity with the multiple cultures in the Arab world.
Behavioral Economics, Policy and Organizations
The field of Behavioral Economics (BE) integrates perspectives from economics and psychology to better understand how people make consequential decisions and to leverage this understanding to improve the design of the policies, programs and institutions that govern such behavior.
BXA: Humanities and Arts
The Bachelor of Humanities and Arts intercollege degree program is designed for students who’d like to integrate their interests in the humanities/social sciences and the fine arts.
Chinese Studies offers Chinese language (Mandarin) courses at all levels and a variety of content courses on Chinese and Sinophone literature, cultures and society from an intercultural and multidisciplinary perspective.
All of these fields share the goal of understanding neural processes, and how these processes give rise to perception, memory and learning.
The field of cognitive science has grown out of increasingly active interaction among psychology, linguistics, artificial intelligence, philosophy and neuroscience. By combining these diverse perspectives, students of cognitive science are able to deeply understand cognition and intelligence.
Computational Finance provides the background needed to support the computational and mathematical analysis needs of a wide variety of businesses and industries and is well-suited to students with an interest in the physical sciences and engineering.
Students will develop talents in writing fiction, poetry, screenwriting and creative nonfiction; study with writers; read a range of literature and genres; sharpen critical and verbal skills; explore the resources and potential of imagination; and develop a professional attitude toward writing.
Cybersecurity and International Conflict
This minor analyzes the role of cyber warfare and cybersecurity in international politics—past, present, and future. It addresses the role of deterrence, dissuasion, and attribution in cyber conflict, while also studying the nuances of key components of modern warfare.
The interdisciplinary field of Decision Science seeks to understand and improve the judgment and decision making of individuals, groups and organizations.
Built upon a reputation for exceptional analytical and creative problem-solving, the Undergraduate Economics program prepares students for making a difference in government, business and academia.
Economics and Mathematical Sciences
This major offers an integrated curriculum that builds upon the synergies between economics and mathematics. It equips students with the mathematical tools and skills necessary for advanced economic model building, data science, and mathematical finance.
Economics and Politics
This major provides a unique set of classes that relate the fields and advanced electives in both economics and political science. It delivers an analytic and data-informed approach to the intersection of economics and political science and provides a practical perspective on policymaking.
Economics and Statistics
The Economics and Statistics major provides those students interested in economics a solid foundation in economic theory as well as the tools needed to analyze and interpret economic data.
Environmental and Sustainability Studies
Students explore interdisciplinary perspectives of environmental and sustainability issues in their core courses and continue to expand their knowledge of environment and sustainability beyond their primary discipline in elective courses.
The Additional Major in Environmental Policy is designed to provide students with the interdisciplinary background and skills necessary to understand environmental issues. It emphasizes three general areas: (1) humanities and the arts; (2) social sciences; and (3) natural science and technology.
The Ethics minor is a flexible minor that requires five courses providing a foundation in ethical theory and its applications to help students learn to respond to new and unavoidable ethical problems in business, government, technologies and more.
Ethics, History and Public Policy
A joint major between History and Philosophy that focuses on American public policy from historical and philosophical lenses, it prepares students for careers in law, government, policy work, consulting, journalism and business.
Film and Visual Media
The Film and Visual Media program offers comprehensive courses in film and visual media, from theoretical framing and historical-cultural contextualization to training skills in creating, developing and analyzing film.
French and Francophone Studies
The French and Francophone Studies major encourages the discovery of the histories, literatures, cultures and sociolinguistics in France and in Francophone spaces, and all aspects lead to a better understanding of how the multiple cultures interact with each other in modern times.
The Gender Studies minor allows students to develop a deeper understanding of how gender operates across cultures and to transfer those analytical skills to other courses, personal life choices and professions.
The German program aims to strengthen proficiency in German and encourages a broad understanding of the German-speaking world, especially its culture, politics, significance and history, preparing students for a multicultural and multilingual world in which students will be key players.
This is an interdisciplinary major focused on language and culture study that explores forces related to globalization in different contexts, while preparing students for careers in international work, law, nonprofit sectors, academia and consulting.
Global Systems and Management
Students develop skills essential for participating in emerging opportunities in global business systems, systems development, product development and global project management and learn about being in an organization that works globally with its employees, partners, customers and supply chains.
Health Care Policy and Management
Students become familiar with critical policy and management issues and learn to operate effectively in the emerging health care environment with curriculum that combines economic, organizational, managerial, historical and psychological perspectives on these issues.
Hispanic Studies fosters intercultural competency, understanding and communication through studying Spanish languages and linguistics, closely analyzing diverse literary and cultural artifacts from the Americas and Spain, and projects that involve interpretation, creativity and translation.
Students in this program develop a strong background in the fundamentals of computer science, as well a unique perspective on how digital products and services impact humans.
This minor trains students to analyze, digitize, question, quantify and visualize different types of humanities and cultural phenomena while also preparing them for careers in technology, cultural commentary, natural language processing, museums and libraries, data journalism and academia.
The Information Systems program combines aspects of computer science, information technology and business management with a humanities-based education, preparing students to harness advanced technology and data to solve complex problems in an increasingly digitized and connected world.
International Relations and Politics
This program analyzes the role of politics at the national, regional, international and transnational levels, examines political and institutional arrangements within and among these levels, and investigates the grand strategy of nation-states.
The Japanese Studies program promotes an in-depth understanding of contemporary Japanese language and culture in Japanese and English from cross-regional and interdisciplinary perspectives, including historical, social, filmic and literary perspectives.
Linguistics majors learn how to analyze natural languages at various interconnected levels, including articulatory and acoustic phonetics, phonology, syntax and meaning, both literal and pragmatic, as well as how languages change over time and differ within or between social groups.
Literature and Culture
The Literature and Culture program is designed to train students in strong professional and academic skills like critical thinking, inductive reasoning and persuasive argumentation that are applicable to other fields of study and a variety of career paths.
Logic and Computation
The Logic and Computation major is unique and flexible; exploring foundational aspects of the use of symbolic systems for reasoning, computation and various analytic methods for solving problems, it provides the student with a solid foundation in logic, computing and statistics.
Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
This major provides students with the tools needed to analyze and interpret real-world data that exhibit random variation, with added focus on advanced mathematical methods.
Neural Computation aims to understand the neural basis of intelligent behaviors from a computational perspective. This minor provides students with both the basic computational skills and cognitive science and neuroscience knowledge that are central to the field.
The program's interdisciplinary curriculum is designed for students to gain a fundamental understanding of brain function on many different levels and the major prepares students to specialize within the broad field of Neuroscience.
The Philosophy major supports students in exploring historical and contemporary philosophical views on the nature of human knowledge, physical reality, minds, morality, logics, scientific inquiry, foundations of computation and political theory.
Policy and Management
The Policy and Management major prepares students for key decision-making and management roles in government, non-profit organizations and business, while the minor prepares students for the analytical and managerial challenges and responsibilities in their professional lives.
This major blends rigorous study in rhetoric, argument, genre studies and plain language skills that put audience and purpose at the center of communication strategies. Courses include options in journalism, public policy, rhetoric, document and web design, cultural studies and global communication.
Psychology is a science that embraces both biological and social sciences. It is a science concerned with establishing principles and laws regarding the ways in which people think and behave.
Psychology and Biological Sciences
This unified major is intended to reflect the interdisciplinary nature of current research in the fields of psychology and biology, as well as the national trend in some professions to seek individuals broadly trained in both the social and natural sciences.
The Religious Studies minor offers students a range of intellectual tools for thinking about religious ideas, behaviors and institutions. It also enables students to build a base of knowledge that extends beyond any one particular religious tradition.
Russian Studies introduces students to the rich literary and linguistic heritage of the Slavic nations and encourages reflection on the sociocultural forces that have shaped the region by investigating aspects of Russian and Slavic culture through courses on poetry, novels, films and visual art.
Science, Technology and Public Policy
Students who are earning a bachelor of science degree outside of the College of Engineering can work with peers across disciplines to solve challenges where society and technology meet.
Science, Technology and Society
This minor provides interdisciplinary perspectives on the development and meaning of science and technology in modern society.
Social and Political History
This is a research intensive major that allows students to choose from a variety of departmental thematic and geographic strengths while preparing them for careers in law, government, business, nonprofit work and academia; or a minor that allows students to choose from among all history courses.
Societal and Human Impacts of Future Technologies (SHIFT)
The SHIFT minor helps students gain the skills, knowledge and experience to successfully take on roles in integrated, multidisciplinary analyses of current and near-future computational technologies.
The Sociology minor introduces the student to central concepts in sociological theory and methods of empirical inquiry needed to broadly understand social behavior, including its structure, history, and dynamics.
The Statistics major provides students with the mathematical and computational tools needed to analyze and interpret real-world data that exhibit random variation.
Statistics and Machine Learning
The Statistics and Machine Learning major provides students with the tools needed to analyze and interpret real-world data that exhibit random variation, with added focus on computer science and machine-based analysis algorithms.
Technical Writing is a subspecialty of professional writing focused on the skills for making complex, technical information accessible and navigable; a strong fit for students with dual interests in writing and STEM fields or who wish to develop the communication skills expected in STEM fields.