Majors, Minors & Certificates

Every undergraduate must complete the requirements of a major. While most students complete authorized clusters to complement their majors (see Clusters for more details), students may, in addition to their major, select one or more minors and a second major, and may choose to complete one of the interdepartmental certificate programs noted below.

The College Center for Advising Services can provide more detailed information regarding the process students use to declare majors, minors, and certificates.

Learning Objectives for each Major »»

Click on the links listed below to learn the details about each major.

African & African American Studies (BA) English (BA)
American Sign Language (BA) Epidemiology (BA)
American Studies (BA) Film & Media Studies (BA)
Anthropology (BA) French (BA)
Archaeology, Technology & Historical Structures (BA) Geomechanics (BS)
Art History (BA) German (BA)
Audio and Music Engineering (BS) Health, Behavior, & Society (BA)
Bioethics (BA) Health Policy (BA)
Biological Sciences (BS) with specialties in: History (BA)
Biochemistry Interdepartmental Studies (BA)
Cell & Developmental Biology International Relations (BA)
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Japanese (BA)
Microbiology Linguistics (BA)
Molecular Genetics Mathematics:
Neuroscience Applied Mathematics (BS)
Biology (BA) Mathematics (BA, BS)
Biomedical Engineering (BS) Mathematics-Statistics (BA)
Brain & Cognitive Sciences (BA, BS) Mechanical Engineering (BS)
Business (BA) Music (BA)
Business (BS)* (The Bachelor of Music (BM) degree is
Chemical Engineering (BS) offered by the Eastman School of Music.)
Chemistry (BA, BS) Optical Engineering (BS)
Classics (BA) Optics (BS)
Comparative Literature (BA) Philosophy (BA)
Computer Science (BA, BS) Physics (BA, BS)
Digital Media Studies (BA) Physics & Astronomy (BA, BS)
Earth & Environmental Sciences: Political Science (BA)
Environmental Science (BS) Psychology (BA)
Environmental Studies (BA) Public Health-related Programs:
Geological Sciences (BA) Bioethics (BA)
Geological Sciences (BS) Epidemiology (BA)
Geomechanics (BS) Health, Behavior, & Society (BA)
East Asian Studies (BA) Health Policy (BA)
Economics: Religion (BA)
Economics (BA) Russian (BA)
Economics & Business Strategies (BA) Russian Studies (BA)
Financial Economics (BA) Spanish (BA)
Electrical & Computer Engineering (BS) Statistics (BA)
Engineering & Applied Sciences (BS) Studio Arts (BA)
Engineering Science (BA) Women's Studies (BA)

*Pending N.Y.S. Department of Education approval.

Click on the links listed below to learn the details about each minor.

African & African American Studies Latin-American Studies
American Sign Language Legal Studies
American Studies Linguistics
Anthropology Materials Science
Arabic Mathematics
Archaeology, Technology & Historical Structures Mechanical Engineering
Art History Medical Anthropology
Astronomy Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Bioethics Movement Studies
Biology Music
Biomedical Engineering Music Cognition
Brain & Cognitive Sciences Music & Linguistics
Business Optics
Chemical Engineering Philosophy:
Chemistry Ethics
Chinese History of Philosophy
Classics Philosophy
Comparative Literature Philosophy of Science
Computer Science Physics
Creative Writing Political Science
Dance Psychology:
East Asian Studies Clinical Psychology
Economics Health Psychology
Electrical & Computer Engineering Organizational Psychology
English Literature Psychology
Environmental Engineering Psychology as a Natural Science
Environmental Geology Psychology as a Social Science
Epidemiology Social & Emotional Development
Film & Media Studies Public Health-related Programs:
French Bioethics
Geological Sciences Epidemiology
German Health, Behavior, & Society
Greek Health Policy
Health, Behavior, & Society Religion
Health Policy Research in Visual Science
Hebrew Russian
History Russian Studies
Interdepartmental Studies Spanish
International Relations Statistics
Italian Studio Arts
Japanese Sustainability
Jewish Studies Theater
Journalism Visual Science
Latin Women's Studies

Certificate programs may be taken independently of majors and minors. They are meant to supplement a student's chosen area of study and to formalize into a coherent whole courses taken outside the area of major. Most certificate programs are interdepartmental in nature. Note also the Citation that is listed here.

Click on the links below to learn more about each certificate program.

Actuarial Studies Literary Translation Studies
Asian Studies Mathematical Modeling in Pol Sci/Econ
Biophysics Medphysics
Biotechnology Polish & Central European Studies
Citation-Achievement in College Leadership Stage Management

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