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Majors & Minors

Through 18 academic departments and 13 interdisciplinary programs, Rhodes offers more than 50 majors, interdisciplinary majors, minors, and academic programs. Rhodes students sometimes design their own majors to suit their specific goals, and the college provides pre-professional advising for students who plan to work in the health professions, law, engineering, ministry and education. Through partnerships with other universities, Rhodes also offers dual-degree programs in engineering, education and nursing.

Majors may be directly related to a student’s anticipated vocation, but that is not the primary purpose in a liberal arts curriculum. The qualities of mind and abilities that will serve students best in their careers are developed within the curriculum as a whole. The major is a refinement of intellectual discipline and a deepening of understanding of an area of study. The academic enrichment gained through a major affords access to other disciplines as well as an appreciation of the complexity of other fields of study. Students should consider carefully how all of the courses they select can enrich and complement work done in the major.

Students must declare an intended major or majors no later than the middle of the spring semester of their sophomore year.

Majors & Minors

Africana Studies **
Anthropology & Sociology
Archaeology **
Art
Art History
Art & Art History
Asian Studies **
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology ***
Biology
Biomathematics ***
Business (Concentrations in General Business & International Business)
Chemistry
Chinese Studies
Computer Science
Economics
Economics/Business ***
Economics & International Studies ***
Educational Studies ***
English (Concentrations in Literature and Literature & Creative Writing)
Environmental Sciences ***
Environmental Studies ***
Film & Media Studies **
French & Francophone Studies
Gender & Sexuality Studies **
German Studies
Greek & Roman Studies (Concentrations in Classical Studies, Greek, Latin & Material Culture)
History
History & International Studies ***
International Studies
Jewish, Islamic & Middle East Studies
Latin American & Latinx Studies ***
Mathematics
Mathematics & Economics ***
Modern Languages & Literatures
Music
Music & Psychology ***
Neuroscience ***
Philosophy
Physics
Political Economy ***
Political Science
Political Science & International Studies ***
Psychology
Religious Studies
Russian Studies
Russian & International Studies ***
Self-Designed Interdisciplinary Majors ***
Spanish Studies
Theatre
Urban Studies ***

* Available only as a major
** Available only as a minor
*** Interdisciplinary major

Foundational Programs in the Humanities
Life: Then and Now
Search for Values in Light of Western History & Religion