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Majors and Minors

Here’s your starting point.

Your academic focus.

To get started, you can filter the list by your personal interests or by choosing one of Northwestern's six undergraduate schools. Then learn specifics about a potential major or minor on its departmental website, linked below. Or, if you prefer, browse our course catalog for more complete information on majors, courses, and graduation requirements:

With so many combinations, it might be difficult to choose the right path for you! For more information about different academic offerings, head over to our Degree Options page.

 

Academic ProgramsOptions OfferedContactCategoriesSchool
African American Studies
African American StudiesContact;Culture / Behavior;;History;;International;WCAS
African Studies
African StudiesContact;Culture / Behavior;;History;;International;;Literature / Languages;WCAS
American Studies
American StudiesContact;Culture / Behavior;;History;;International;;Literature / Languages;WCAS
Anthropology
AnthropologyContact;History;;International;;Social Sciences;WCAS
Applied Mathematics
Applied MathematicsContact;Business / Finance;;Engineering;;Mathematics;;Technology;McCormick
Architectural Engineering and Design
Architectural Engineering and DesignContact;Design;;Engineering;McCormick
Art History
Art HistoryContact;Arts;;Culture / Behavior;;History;;International;WCAS
Arts Administration
Arts AdministrationContact;Arts;;Business / Finance;Music
Art Theory and Practice
Art Theory and PracticeContact;Arts;WCAS
Asian American Studies
Asian American StudiesContact;Culture / Behavior;;History;;International;WCAS
Asian Humanities
Asian HumanitiesContact;Culture / Behavior;;History;;International;;Literature / Languages;WCAS
Asian Languages and Cultures
Asian Languages and CulturesContact;Culture / Behavior;;History;;International;;Literature / Languages;WCAS
Biological Sciences
Biological SciencesContact;Environment;;Health / Medicine;;Sciences;WCAS
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical EngineeringContact;Engineering;;Health / Medicine;;Sciences;;Technology;McCormick
Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering
Biotechnology and Biochemical EngineeringContact;Engineering;;Environment;;Health / Medicine;;Sciences;;Technology;McCormick
Business Enterprise
Business EnterpriseContact;Business / Finance;;Engineering;McCormick
Business German
Business GermanContact;Business / Finance;;Culture / Behavior;;International;;Literature / Languages;WCAS
Business Institutions
Business InstitutionsContact;Business / Finance;;Public Policy;WCAS
Catholic Studies
Catholic StudiesContact;Culture / Behavior;;History;;Philosophy / Religion;WCAS
Central Southeastern European Studies
Central Southeastern European StudiesContact;Culture / Behavior;;History;;International;;Literature / Languages;WCAS
Chemical Engineering
Chemical EngineeringContact;Design;;Engineering;;Environment;;Sciences;;Technology;McCormick
Chemistry
ChemistryContact;Engineering;;Environment;;Sciences;;Technology;WCAS
Civic Engagement
Civic EngagementContact;Business / Finance;;Education;;Environment;;Public Policy;;Social Sciences;SESP
Civil Engineering
Civil EngineeringContact;Engineering;;Environment;;Public Policy;McCormick
Classics
ClassicsContact;History;;International;;Literature / Languages;;Philosophy / Religion;WCAS
Cognitive Science
Cognitive ScienceContact;Culture / Behavior;;Education;;Health / Medicine;;Sciences;WCAS
Combined Engineering and Communication Program
Combined Engineering and Communication ProgramContact;Engineering;;Technology;McCormick
Combined Music & Engineering Program
Combined Music & Engineering ProgramContact;Engineering;;Technology;McCormick
Commercial Music
Commercial MusicContact;Arts;;Business / Finance;Music
Communication Studies
Communication StudiesContact;Communication;;Social Sciences;Communication
Comparative Literary Studies
Comparative Literary StudiesContact;Culture / Behavior;;International;;Literature / Languages;WCAS
Computer Engineering
Computer EngineeringContact;Design;;Engineering;;Technology;McCormick
Computer Science (BS)
Computer Science (BS)Contact;Design;;Engineering;;Technology;McCormick
Computer Science BA-CS
Computer Science BA-CSContact;Design;;Engineering;;Technology;McCormick
Cooperative Engineering Education Program
Cooperative Engineering Education ProgramContact;Engineering;McCormick
Critical Theory
Critical TheoryContact;Arts;;Culture / Behavior;;History;;Philosophy / Religion;WCAS
Dance
DanceContact;Arts;;Communication;Communication
Data Science
Data ScienceContact;Business / Finance;;Mathematics;;Technology;WCAS
Earth and Planetary Sciences
Earth and Planetary SciencesContact;Environment;;History;;Sciences;WCAS
Economics
EconomicsContact;Business / Finance;;Public Policy;;Social Sciences;WCAS
Electrical Engineering
Electrical EngineeringContact;Engineering;;Technology;McCormick
English: Creative Writing
English: Creative WritingContact;Arts;;Communication;;Culture / Behavior;;Literature / Languages;WCAS
English: Creative Writing (cross-genre)
English: Creative Writing (cross-genre)Contact;Arts;;Communication;;Culture / Behavior;;Literature / Languages;WCAS
English: Creative Writing (sequence-based)
English: Creative Writing (sequence-based)Contact;Arts;;Communication;;Culture / Behavior;;Literature / Languages;WCAS
English: Literature
English: LiteratureContact;Arts;;Communication;;Culture / Behavior;;International;;Literature / Languages;WCAS
Entrepreneurship
EntrepreneurshipContact;Business / Finance;;Engineering;McCormick
Environmental Engineering
Environmental EngineeringContact;Engineering;;Environment;;Public Policy;;Technology;McCormick
Environmental Policy and Culture
Environmental Policy and CultureContact;Environment;;International;;Public Policy;;Sciences;WCAS
Environmental Sciences
Environmental SciencesContact;Environment;;Health / Medicine;;International;;Public Policy;;Sciences;WCAS
Film and Media Studies
Film and Media StudiesContact;Arts;;Communication;Communication
French
FrenchContact;Culture / Behavior;;International;;Literature / Languages;WCAS
Gender and Sexuality Studies
Gender and Sexuality StudiesContact;Culture / Behavior;;History;;Public Policy;WCAS
General Music
General MusicContact;Arts;;Education;Music
Geography
GeographyContact;International;;Sciences;;Social Sciences;WCAS
German
GermanContact;Culture / Behavior;;International;;Literature / Languages;WCAS
German Studies
German StudiesContact;Culture / Behavior;;International;;Literature / Languages;WCAS
Global Health Studies
Global Health StudiesContact;Culture / Behavior;;Environment;;Health / Medicine;;International;;Public Policy;;Sciences;;Social Sciences;WCAS
Greek
GreekContact;History;;International;;Literature / Languages;;Philosophy / Religion;WCAS
Hebrew Studies
Hebrew StudiesContact;Culture / Behavior;;History;;International;;Philosophy / Religion;WCAS
History
HistoryContact;Culture / Behavior;;History;;International;;Public Policy;;Social Sciences;WCAS
Human Communication Sciences
Human Communication SciencesContact;Communication;;Education;;Health / Medicine;;Sciences;Communication
Human Development in Context
Human Development in ContextContact;Culture / Behavior;;Education;;Health / Medicine;;Public Policy;;Social Sciences;SESP
Humanities
HumanitiesContact;Arts;;Culture / Behavior;;History;;International;;Literature / Languages;;Philosophy / Religion;WCAS
Humanities (part-time)
Humanities (part-time)Contact;Arts;;History;;International;;Philosophy / Religion;Communication
Industrial Engineering
Industrial EngineeringContact;Business / Finance;;Design;;Engineering;;Mathematics;;Technology;McCormick
Integrated Engineering Studies (MIES)
Integrated Engineering Studies (MIES)Contact;Design;;Engineering;;Technology;McCormick
Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) Undergraduate Certificate
Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) Undergraduate CertificateContact;Business / Finance;;Communication;Medill
Integrated Science Program
Integrated Science ProgramContact;Mathematics;;Sciences;WCAS
International Studies
International StudiesContact;Business / Finance;;Culture / Behavior;;Environment;;History;;International;;Public Policy;WCAS
Italian
ItalianContact;Culture / Behavior;;International;;Literature / Languages;WCAS
Jewish Studies
Jewish StudiesContact;Culture / Behavior;;History;;International;;Philosophy / Religion;WCAS
Journalism
JournalismContact;Communication;;Literature / Languages;Medill
Kellogg Program for Undergraduates (certificate)
Kellogg Program for Undergraduates (certificate)Contact;Business / Finance;Kellogg
Latin
LatinContact;History;;International;;Literature / Languages;;Philosophy / Religion;WCAS
Latina and Latino Studies
Latina and Latino StudiesContact;Culture / Behavior;;History;;International;;Literature / Languages;WCAS
Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Latin American and Caribbean StudiesContact;Culture / Behavior;;History;;International;;Literature / Languages;WCAS
Leadership
LeadershipContact;Arts;;Business / Finance;;Culture / Behavior;;Education;;Engineering;;Environment;;History;;Literature / Languages;;Mathematics;;Philosophy / Religion;;Public Policy;;Sciences;;Social Sciences;;Technology;McCormick
Learning and Organizational Change
Learning and Organizational ChangeContact;Business / Finance;;Education;;Social Sciences;SESP
Learning Sciences
Learning SciencesContact;Culture / Behavior;;Education;;Public Policy;;Sciences;;Technology;SESP
Legal Studies
Legal StudiesContact;Public Policy;;Social Sciences;WCAS
Linguistics
LinguisticsContact;Communication;;Literature / Languages;;Social Sciences;WCAS
Manufacturing & Design Engineering (BS-MaDE)
Manufacturing & Design Engineering (BS-MaDE)Contact;Business / Finance;;Design;;Engineering;;Technology;McCormick
Materials Science and Engineering (BA)
Materials Science and Engineering (BA)Contact;Engineering;;Sciences;;Technology;WCAS
Materials Science and Engineering (BS)
Materials Science and Engineering (BS)Contact;Engineering;;Sciences;;Technology;McCormick
Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences
Mathematical Methods in the Social SciencesContact;Culture / Behavior;;Environment;;Mathematics;;Social Sciences;WCAS
Mathematics
MathematicsContact;Business / Finance;;Engineering;;Mathematics;;Technology;WCAS
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical EngineeringContact;Design;;Engineering;;Technology;McCormick
Middle East North African Studies
Middle East North African StudiesContact;Culture / Behavior;;History;;International;;Literature / Languages;WCAS
Music Cognition
Music CognitionContact;Arts;;Culture / Behavior;;Education;;Sciences;Music
Music Composition
Music CompositionContact;Arts;;Technology;Music
Music Criticism
Music CriticismContact;Arts;;Literature / Languages;Music
Music Education
Music EducationContact;Arts;;Education;Music
Musicology
MusicologyContact;Arts;;Culture / Behavior;;History;Music
Music Performance: Brass
Music Performance: BrassContact;Arts;Music
Music Performance: Jazz Studies
Music Performance: Jazz StudiesContact;Arts;;Technology;Music
Music Performance: Percussion
Music Performance: PercussionContact;Arts;Music
Music Performance: Piano
Music Performance: PianoContact;Arts;Music
Music Performance: Strings
Music Performance: StringsContact;Arts;Music
Music Performance: Voice & Opera
Music Performance: Voice & OperaContact;Arts;Music
Music Performance: Woodwinds
Music Performance: WoodwindsContact;Arts;Music
Music Studies: Composition and Music Technology
Music Studies: Composition and Music TechnologyContact;Arts;;Technology;Music
Music Studies: Music Education
Music Studies: Music EducationContact;Arts;;Education;Music
Music Studies: Musicology
Music Studies: MusicologyContact;Arts;;Culture / Behavior;;History;Music
Music Studies: Music Theory and Cognition
Music Studies: Music Theory and CognitionContact;Arts;;Culture / Behavior;;Education;;Sciences;Music
Music Technology
Music TechnologyContact;Arts;;Technology;Music
Music Theatre (certificate)
Music Theatre (certificate)Contact;Arts;;Communication;Communication
Music Theory
Music TheoryContact;Arts;;Culture / Behavior;;Education;;Sciences;Music
Native American and Indigenous Studies
Native American and Indigenous StudiesContact;Culture / Behavior;;History;;International;WCAS
Neuroscience
NeuroscienceContact;Communication;;Sciences;;Technology;WCAS
Northwestern Undergraduate Premedical Scholars Program (NUPSP)
Northwestern Undergraduate Premedical Scholars Program (NUPSP)Contact;Engineering;;Technology;McCormick
Performance Studies
Performance StudiesContact;Arts;;Communication;;Culture / Behavior;Communication
Philosophy
PhilosophyContact;Culture / Behavior;;History;;Philosophy / Religion;WCAS
Physics and Astronomy
Physics and AstronomyContact;Environment;;Mathematics;;Sciences;;Technology;WCAS
Political Science
Political ScienceContact;History;;International;;Public Policy;;Social Sciences;WCAS
Portuguese Language and Lusophone Cultures
Portuguese Language and Lusophone CulturesContact;Culture / Behavior;;History;;International;;Literature / Languages;WCAS
Psychology
PsychologyContact;Culture / Behavior;;Education;;Health / Medicine;;Sciences;;Social Sciences;WCAS
Radio/Television/ Film
Radio/Television/ FilmContact;Arts;;Communication;;Technology;Communication
Religious Studies
Religious StudiesContact;Culture / Behavior;;History;;International;;Philosophy / Religion;WCAS
Russian and East European Studies
Russian and East European StudiesContact;Culture / Behavior;;International;;Literature / Languages;WCAS
Russian Language, Literature, and Culture
Russian Language, Literature, and CultureContact;Culture / Behavior;;International;;Literature / Languages;WCAS
Science in Human Culture
Science in Human CultureContact;Culture / Behavior;;Health / Medicine;;History;;Sciences;;Technology;WCAS
Secondary Teaching
Secondary TeachingContact;Education;SESP
Segal Design
Segal DesignContact;Arts;;Business / Finance;;Design;;Engineering;;Technology;McCormick
Social Policy
Social PolicyContact;Culture / Behavior;;Education;;Environment;;Health / Medicine;;Public Policy;;Social Sciences;SESP
Social Sciences (part-time)
Social Sciences (part-time)Contact;Communication;;Philosophy / Religion;;Social Sciences;Communication
Sociology
Sociology Contact;Culture / Behavior;;Public Policy;;Social Sciences;WCAS
Sound Design
Sound DesignContact;Arts;;Design;;Technology;Communication
Spanish
SpanishContact;Culture / Behavior;;History;;International;;Literature / Languages;WCAS
Statistics
StatisticsContact;Business / Finance;;Mathematics;;Technology;WCAS
Sustainability and Energy
Sustainability and EnergyContact;Engineering;;Sciences;;Technology;McCormick
Theatre
TheatreContact;Arts;;Communication;Communication
Transportation and Logistics
Transportation and LogisticsContact;Engineering;;Environment;;Public Policy;;Technology;McCormick
World Literature
World LiteratureContact;Culture / Behavior;;International;;Literature / Languages;WCAS