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)


School of Architecture

Architectural Studies

George R. Brown School of Engineering

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

School of Humanities

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

The Shepherd School of Music


Wiess School of Natural Sciences

Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Earth Science
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Environmental Science*
Physics, Astrophysics, Chemical Physics, Astronomy

School of Social Sciences

 Cognitive Sciences*
 Managerial Studies*^
 Mathematical Economic Analysis
 Policy Studies*^
 Political Science
 Sport Management


 African Studies
 Biochemistry and Cell Biology
 Computational and Applied Mathematics
 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
 Energy and Water Sustainability
 Environmental Studies
 Financial Computation and Modeling
 Global Health Technologies
 Jewish Studies
 Medical Humanities
 Naval Science
 Politics, Law and Social Thought
 Poverty, Justice, and Human Capabilities

*Indicates an interdepartmental major

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

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