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Undergraduate Academics

Break boundaries. Explore your passions. Solve the world's most pressing problems.

The undergraduate experience at the College of Arts and Science is exactly what college should be: an intellectual environment where you can explore everything you’re curious about, interested in, and fascinated by—at the heart of a world-class residential university within one of the world’s most exciting cities.

We encourage discovery across disciplines and schools. Roughly 34% of our undergraduates double major, and more than half add a minor—often mixing humanities, social sciences, and sciences. And with more than 100 majors and minors to choose from, across more than 70 fields of study, you can easily find a course of study to fit your goals and interests.

Students have many opportunities to interact with our exceptional faculty—leaders in their fields known for their commitment to teaching, research excellence, and mentoring. Our undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio of 7:1 means that we can offer a unique educational experience: personalized learning from leading scholars, meaningful mentoring, and stellar research experiences only available at a world-class research university.