Majors and Minors

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2 male students studying

Through 18 academic departments and 13 interdisciplinary programs, Rhodes offers more than 70 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 
Ancient Mediterranean Studies (Concentrations in Classical Studies, Greek, Latin & Material Culture)
Anthropology and Sociology
Archaeology **
Art History
Art and Art History
Asian Studies **
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology ***
Biomathematics ***
Business (Concentrations in General Business & International Business)
Chinese Studies
Computer Science
Creative Writing**
Economics/Business ***
Economics and International Studies ***
Educational Studies ***
English (Concentrations in Literature and Literature & Creative Writing)
Environmental Sciences ***
Environmental Studies ***
French and Francophone Studies
Gender and Sexuality Studies **
German Studies
Health Equity***
History and International Studies ***
International Studies
Islamic and Middle East Studies**
Jewish, Islamic, and Middle East Studies**
Jewish Studies**
Latin American and Latinx Studies ***
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics and Economics ***
Media Studies 
Modern Languages and Literatures
Music and Psychology ***
Neuroscience ***
Philosophy, Politics, and Economics ***
Political Science
Political Science and International Studies ***
Religious Studies
Reserve Officer Training Corps Program (Air Force, Army, and Navy)****
Russian Studies
Russian and International Studies ***
Self-Designed Interdisciplinary Majors ***
Spanish Studies
Urban Studies ***

* Available only as a major
** Available only as a minor
*** Interdisciplinary major
****a maximum of 16 credits toward a degree

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