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.
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.
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.
|Communication of Science and Technology|
|Public Policy Studies|
|Spanish and Portuguese|
|Medicine, Health and Society|
|Earth and Environmental Sciences|
|Economics and History|
|History of Art|
|African-American and Diaspora Studies|
|French and European Studies|
|German and European Studies|
|Italian and European Studies|
|Latin American 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|
|Cinema and Media Arts|
|Latino and Latina Studies|
|Biochemistry and Chemical Biology|
|Classical & Mediterranean Studies|
|Law, History & Society|
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.