Majors, Minors & More

Here's a list of the academic programs available at the University of Rochester, grouped by subject area. (You can always create your own major, of course, but sometimes it helps to see what others have done.)

Academic Brochures

Majors, Minors, and Combined-Admission Programs

Kazuki Sakamoto - Biochemistry, History, Music

Kazuki Sakamoto

  • Biochemistry
  • History
  • Music
Kali Cohn - Art History, Italian, Neuropsychology, Psychopathology

Kali Cohn

  • Art History
  • Italian
  • Neuropsychology
  • Psychopathology
Kellie Ileto - Undecided

Kellie Ileto

  • Undecided

Eugene Vaynberg - Physics, Math

Eugene Vaynberg

  • Physics
  • Math

Stephanie Yurchyk - Geological Sciences, Russian Studies, Political Science

Stephanie Yurchyk

  • Geological Sciences
  • Russian Studies
  • Political Science
Jon Onyiriuka - Economics, Electrical & Computer Engineering, English: Media & Communications

Jon Onyiriuka

  • Economics
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • English: Media & Communications
Lindsey Lewis - Undecided

Lindsey Lewis

  • Undecided

African & African-American Studies
African & African-American Studies (BA)
American Studies (BA)
Minor in African & African-American Studies
American Sign Language
American Sign Language (BA)
Minor in American Sign Language
Anthropology (BA)
Minor in Anthropology
Minor in Medical Anthropology
Archaeology, Technology, & Historical Structures
Archaeology, Technology, & Historical Structures (BA)
Minor in Archaeology, Technology, & Historical Structures
Art & Art History
Art History (BA)
Studio Arts (BA)
Minor in Art History
Minor in Studio Arts
Audio & Music Engineering
Audio & Music Engineering (BS)*
Biology (BA)
Biological Sciences with specialties in
  • Biochemistry (BS)
  • Cell & Developmental Biology (BS)
  • Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (BS)
  • Microbiology (BS)
  • Molecular Genetics (BS)
  • Neuroscience (BS)
Minor in Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering (BS)
Minor in Biomedical Engineering
Brain & Cognitive Sciences
Brain & Cognitive Sciences (BA or BS)
Minor in Brain & Cognitive Sciences
Minor in Visual Science
Minor in Visual Science Research
Business (BA)
Minor in Business
Chemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering (BS)
Minor in Chemical Engineering
Chemistry (BA or BS)
Minor in Chemistry
Computer Science
Computer Science (BA or BS)
Minor in Computer Science
Digital Media Studies
Digital Media Studies (BA)
Earth & Environmental Sciences
Environmental Science (BS)
Environmental Studies (BA)
Geological Sciences (BA or BS)
Geomechanics (BS)
Minor in Environmental Geology
Minor in Geological Sciences
East Asian Studies
East Asian Studies (BA)
Minor in East Asian Studies
Economics (BA)
Economics & Business Strategies (BA)
Financial Economics (BA)
Minor in Business (offered by the Simon School)
Minor in Economics
Guaranteed Rochester Accelerated Degree in Education (GRADE) program
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Electrical & Computer Engineering (BS)
Minor in Electrical & Computer Engineering
Engineering & Applied Sciences
Engineering & Applied Sciences (BS)
Engineering Science (BA)
Geomechanics (BS)
Graduate Engineering at Rochester (GEAR) program
Minor in Environmental Engineering
Minor in Materials Science
English (BA)
Minor in Creative Writing
Minor in English Literature
Minor in Journalism
Minor in Theatre
Film & Media Studies
Film & Media Studies (BA)
Minor in Film & Media Studies
History (BA)
Minor in History
Interdepartmental Studies
Interdepartmental Studies (BA)
Minor in Interdepartmental Studies
International Relations
International Relations (BA)
Minor in International Relations
Linguistics (BA)
Minor in Linguistics
Applied Mathematics (BS)
Mathematics (BA or BS)
Mathematics & Statistics (BA)
Minor in Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering (BS)
Minor in Mechanical Engineering
Modern Languages & Cultures
Comparative Literature (BA)
French (BA)
German (BA)
Japanese (BA)
Russian (BA)
Russian Studies (BA)
Spanish (BA)
Minor in Chinese
Minor in Comparative Literature
Minor in French
Minor in German
Minor in Italian
Minor in Japanese
Minor in Latin-American Studies
Minor in Russian
Minor in Russian Studies
Minor in Spanish
Music (BA or Bachelor of Music offered by Eastman)
Minor in Music
Minor in Music Cognition
Minor in Music & Linguistics
Optics (BS)
Minor in Optics
Philosophy (BA)
Minor in Ethics
Minor in History of Philosophy
Minor in Legal Studies
Minor in Philosophy
Minor in Philosophy of Science
Physics & Astronomy
Physics (BA or BS)
Physics & Astronomy (BA or BS)
Minor in Astronomy
Minor in Physics
Political Science
Political Science (BA)
Minor in Political Science
Rochester Early Medical Scholars (REMS) program
Psychology (BA)
Minor in Clinical Psychology
Minor in Health Psychology
Minor in Organizational Psychology
Minor in Psychology
Minor in Psychology as a Natural Science
Minor in Psychology as a Social Science
Minor in Social & Emotional Development
Public Health
Bioethics (BA)
Epidemiology (BA)
Health, Behavior, & Society (BA)
Health Policy (BA)
Religion & Classics
Classics (BA)
Religion (BA)
Minor in Arabic
Minor in Classical Civilization
Minor in Greek
Minor in Jewish Studies
Minor in Latin
Minor in Religion
Statistics (BA)
Minor in Statistics
Women's Studies
Women's Studies (BA)
Minor in Women's Studies

* This program is seeking ABET accreditation. Meanwhile, graduates are not eligible to receive maximum professional education/experience credits toward NY State licensure.

Dual Degree Programs

Dual Degree in Nursing (DDN)
Dual Degree with Eastman (DDE)

Certificate Programs

  • Actuarial Studies
  • Asian Studies
  • Biophysics
  • Biotechnology
  • Citation for Achievement in College Leadership
  • Literary Translation Studies
  • Mathematical Modeling in Political Science & Economics
  • Medphysics
  • Polish & Central European Studies
  • Stage Management

Combined-Admission Programs

  • GEAR — Five-year engineering program (BS + MS)
  • GRADE — Five-year education program (BA/BS + MS)
  • REMS — Eight-year medical program (BA/BS + MD)

Academic Departments

For more information on academic departments, specialized department-level programs, and some of the research centers run by different departments, click here.

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