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Majors and Minors

Majors

Students may declare a major after the completion of the second semester, but no later than the fourth semester of residence. Students declaring a major in one of the recognized fields apply to the appropriate department or program for assignment to an adviser. Students who wish to develop an interdisciplinary major must first meet with a dean.

The selection of a major is quite important and is a requirement for completion of the degree. To assist in the selection process, the College of Arts and Science sponsors a majors fair every fall semester where students can familiarize themselves with the requirements for individual majors.

Students officially declare their majors by registering with the Office of Academic Services for the College of Arts and Science, as well as with the chosen department(s) or an interdisciplinary adviser approved by the dean.

» How to declare a major.


Double and Triple Majors

Students may choose to concentrate in two or three major fields. Each A&S non-interdisciplinary major must include at least 24 credit hours that are being counted solely toward the major.


 

List of Majors

Are you looking for a particular course of study at Vanderbilt? You're in the right place. All our degree programs are listed below — just start typing in the search box to filter the list, or use the column headers to sort them. You can also click on the DISCIPLINE to the right to limit the display or simply use the search box below to narrow down the choices. The first icon next to each major directs you to a general description of the major. The second icon takes you to page of the sponsoring department or program.


Major
Communication of Science and Technology
Communication Studies
English
French
German and European Studies
Public Policy Studies
Spanish
Spanish and Portuguese
History
Mathematics
Medicine, Health and Society
Jewish Studies
Philosophy
Religious Studies
Chemistry
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Physics
Psychology
Anthropology
Economics
Economics and History
Political Science
Sociology
Art
History of Art
Theatre
African American and Diaspora Studies
American Studies
Asian Studies
French and European Studies
German Studies
Italian and European Studies
Latin American Studies
European Studies
Russian and European Studies
Spanish and European Studies
Spanish, Portuguese and European Studies
Women and Gender Studies
Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology
Molecular and Cellular Biology
Neuroscience
Russian
Cinema and Media Arts
Latino and Latina Studies
Classical and Mediterranean Studies
Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
Biological Sciences
Environmental Sociology
Law, History & Society

Pre-Professional Study at Vanderbilt

Major
Pre-Medicine/Health Professions
Pre-Law
Pre-Architecture
Pre-Business
Pre-Nursing

Minors

Students may declare a minor after the completion of the second semester, but no later than the beginning of the final semester of residence. Students may combine a minor with any major, but each minor must include at least 15 credit hours that are being counted solely toward the minor.

Students officially declare their minors by registering with the Office of Academic Services for the College of Arts and Science, as well as with the chosen department(s). A minor is not required to earn the degree. Students have the responsibility to know and satisfy all requirements for any declared minor. The Director of Undergraduate Studies of the department offering the minor is a good source of information if students have any questions.

» How to declare a minor.

 

List of Minors