Majors and Minors
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.
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.
Pre-Professional Study at Vanderbilt
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.
List of Minors
- African American and Diaspora Studies
- American Studies
- Arabic Language
- Architecture and the Built Environment
- Asian Studies
- Biological Sciences
- Brazilian Studies
- Business Minor
- Chinese Language and Culture
- Cinema & Media Arts
- Communication of Science and Technology
- Communication Studies
- Creative Writing
- Earth and Environmental Sciences
- Environmental and Sustainability Studies
- European Studies
- German Studies
- History of Architecture
- History of Art
- Islamic Studies
- Italian Studies
- Japanese Language and Culture
- Jewish Studies
- Latin American Studies
- Latino and Latina Studies
- Literary Studies
- Medicine, Health, and Society
- Mediterranean Archaeology
- Mediterranean Studies
- Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (jointly administered by the School of Engineering)
- Political Science
- Religious Studies
- Russian Studies
- Scientific Computing (jointly administered by the School of Engineering)
- South Asian Language & Culture
- Women's and Gender Studies