Majors & Minors

Rice offers more than 50 undergraduate majors across six divisions of study. Additionally, minors as well as interdisciplinary and pre-professional programs complement our comprehensive curriculum, with multiple opportunities for research and collaboration. Students can learn more about each major and minor by clicking on the links below.

Deciding Your Major

How To Declare A Major (Registrar’s Website)

Majors

School of Architecture

Architecture
Architectural Studies

George R. Brown School of Engineering

Bioengineering
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Computational and Applied Mathematics
Computer Science
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Materials Science and NanoEngineering 
Statistics

School of Humanities

 Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations*
 Art History
 Asian Studies*
 Classical Studies
 English
 French Studies
 German Studies
 History
 Latin American Studies
 Medieval and Early Modern Studies*
 Philosophy
 Religion
 Spanish and Portuguese
 Study of Women, Gender, & Sexuality*
 Visual and Dramatic Arts

The Shepherd School of Music

Music

Wiess School of Natural Sciences

Astronomy
Astrophysics
Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Biological Sciences
Chemical Physics
Chemistry
Earth Science
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Environmental Science*
Kinesiology
Mathematics
Physics

School of Social Sciences

Anthropology
Cognitive Sciences*
Economics
Linguistics
Managerial Studies*^
Mathematical Economic Analysis
Policy Studies*^
Political Science
Psychology
Social Policy Analysis
Sociology
Sport Management

Minors

African Studies
Anthropology
Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Business
Computational and Applied Mathematics
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Energy and Water Sustainability
Engineering Design
Environmental Studies
Financial Computation and Modeling
Global Health Technologies
Jewish Studies
Mathematics 
Medical Humanities
Museums and Cultural Heritage
Naval Science
Neuroscience
Physics
Politics, Law, and Social Thought
Poverty, Justice, and Human Capabilities
Sociology
Statistics

*  Indicates an interdepartmental major

^ Indicates that this major can only be added as a second major

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