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A

Aeronautics and Astronautics
BSMinorHonorsCoterm

Aeronautics and Astronautics

Provides you with the principles and techniques necessary for success and leadership in the conception, design, implementation, and operation of aerospace and related engineering systems.
African and African American Studies
BAMinorHonors

African and African American Studies

Provides you with an interdisciplinary introduction to the study of people of African descent as a central component of American culture.
African Studies
MinorCoterm

African Studies

African Studies focuses on the interactions among the social, economic, cultural, historical, linguistic, genetic, geopolitical, ecological, and biomedical factors that shape and have shaped African societies
American Studies
BAMinorHonors

American Studies

An interdisciplinary undergraduate major that seeks to convey a broad understanding of American culture and society in all their complexity.

Anthropology
BAMinorHonorsCoterm

Anthropology

Anthropology is devoted to the study of human beings and human societies as they exist across time and space.

Applied and Engineering Physics
Coterm

Applied and Engineering Physics

Explore the disciplines where fundamental physics meets applied science and engineering.

Archaeology
BAMinorHonors

Archaeology

Archaeology is the study of the past through its material remains that survive into the present. Archaeology is a discipline that offers direct access to the experiences of a wide range of people in numerous cultures across the globe. Increasingly, archaeology bridges past and present societies through the study of the human heritage and its role in contemporary societies.

Architectural Design
BSHonors

Architectural Design

Develop your ability to integrate engineering and architecture in ways that blend innovative architectural design with cutting-edge engineering technologies.

Art History
BAMinorHonorsCoterm

Art History

Think critically about the visual arts and visual culture and focus on the meaning of images and media, and their historical development, roles in society, and relationships to disciplines such as literature, music, and philosophy.

Art Practice
BAMinorHonors

Art Practice

Immerse yourself in the craft, culture, and theory of current fine art practices, prepare for a successful career as a visual artist.

Asian American Studies
BAMinorHonors

Asian American Studies

Explore the artistic, historical, humanistic, political, and social dimensions of Asian Americans, including: artistic and cultural contributions; current social significance; historical experiences; immigration, intellectual, and policy issues.

Atmosphere/ Energy
BSHonors

Atmosphere/ Energy

Understand large- and local-scale climate, air pollution, and energy problems and solve them through clean, renewable, and efficient energy systems.

B

Bioengineering
BSHonorsCoterm

Bioengineering

Understanding and interfacing with complex living systems is at the heart of bioengineering with applications ranging from advancing human health to promoting environmental sustainability.

Biology
BSMinorHonorsCoterm

Biology

Biology will provide you with a broad-based biology curriculum.
Biomechanical Engineering
BSCoterm

Biomechanical Engineering

This degree introduces fundamental biological and biophysical principles while developing strengths in traditional engineering areas, specifically mechanical engineering.

Biomedical Computation
BSHonors

Biomedical Computation

Use advanced computational techniques to address questions in biology and medicine.

C

Chemical Engineering
BSMinorHonorsCoterm

Chemical Engineering

The study of Chemical Engineering begins with experimentation in the laboratory and is followed by implementation of technology in full-scale production

Chemistry
BSMinorHonorsCoterm

Chemistry

Students acquire in-depth knowledge of the principles of chemistry, the methodologies necessary to solve complex problems, and the ability to articulate their ideas effectively to the scientific community.

Chicana/o - Latina/o Studies
BAMinorHonors

Chicana/o - Latina/o Studies

The Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies program affords students an opportunity to explore the culture, society, economy, and politics of this important and growing segment of our national population.

Chinese
BAMinorHonors

Chinese

Explore a variety of perspectives in Chinese language, culture, and history.
Civil and Environmental Engineering
BSMinorHonorsCoterm

Civil and Environmental Engineering

This pre-professional program balances the fundamentals common to many specialties in civil engineering and allows for concentration in structures and construction or environmental and water studies.

Classics
BAJoint Major/BASMinorHonorsCoterm

Classics

Classics focusses on the literature and material culture of ancient Greece and Rome, including Greek and Latin language, literature, philosophy, history, art, and archaeology.

Communication
BAMinorHonorsCoterm

Communication

Analyze the social, cultural and psychological impact of communication processes, technologies, and media using both quantitative and qualitative methods.

Community Health and Prevention Research
Coterm

Community Health and Prevention Research

CHPR is designed for students pursuing health-related careers focusing on chronic disease prevention, health and wellness promotion, and the pursuit of health equity.
Comparative Literature
BAMinorHonors

Comparative Literature

While Comparative Literature seeks to prepare its students for reading and research in the languages and histories of different societies and periods, it is also dedicated to their critical and cultural analysis.

Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity
BAMinorHonorsInterdisciplinary Honors

Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity

CSRE allows you to have a thematic concentration that compares various ethnic groups or explores topics that cut across group experiences in the United States and elsewhere in the world.

Computer Science
BSJoint Major/BASMinorHonorsCoterm

Computer Science

Broad and rigorous training for students interested in the science of computing.

Creative Writing
Minor

Creative Writing

This course of study cultivates the power of individual expression within a vibrant community of writers.

CS + Art Practice
Joint Major/BAS

CS + Art Practice

The joint major program in CS + Art Practice will allow students to create and develop themselves in a spectrum and society of constant innovation and growth.
CS+Classics
Joint Major/BAS

CS+Classics

Use new methods to explore the ancient world. Analyze ancient corpora, explore digital representations, use natural language processing literary analysis of ancient texts.

CS+English
Joint Major/BAS

CS+English

Think across the divide and create projects that fuse science and the humanities.

CS+French
Joint Major/BAS

CS+French

Permits students to major in both Computer Science and French.

CS+German Studies
Joint Major/BAS

CS+German Studies

Permits students to major in both Computer Science and German Studies.

CS+History
Joint Major/BAS

CS+History

If you have balanced interests in Computer Science and humanistic inquiry, this joint major offers several paths of exploration.

CS+Italian
Joint Major/BAS

CS+Italian

Permits students to major in both Computer Science and Italian Studies.

CS+Linguistics
Joint Major/BAS

CS+Linguistics

Integrate ideas and skills from both Computer Science and Linguistics.

CS+Music
Joint Major/BAS

CS+Music

Information about this major will be available in October 2014. Stay tuned!

CS+Philosophy
Joint Major/BAS

CS+Philosophy

The joint major in Philosophy and Computer Science provides opportunities for the systematic study of computation together with philosophy in the broadest sense.

CS+Slavic Languages and Literatures
Joint Major/BAS

CS+Slavic Languages and Literatures

The Russian Language and Literature field of study is designed for those students who wish to gain command of the Russian language and to study the nation's literary tradition.

D

Dance (TAPS Minor)
Minor

Dance (TAPS Minor)

The Dance Division offers a range of broadly diverse approaches to dance as a performing art, cultural practice, political act and embodiment of ideology and beliefs.

Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law
Interdisciplinary Honors

Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law

Focus on democracy, economic development, and rule of law subjects in any university department to earn honors in democracy, development, and rule of law.

E

Earth Systems
BSMinorHonorsCoterm

Earth Systems

Independently investigate complex environmental problems caused by human activities in interaction with natural changes in the Earth system.

East Asian Studies
BAMinorHonors

East Asian Studies

Take part in East Asia-related research, teaching, outreach and exchange across the Stanford campus.
Economics
BAMinorHonors

Economics

Learn about the economic aspects of modern society, analyze contemporary economic problems, and develop the ability to exercise judgment in evaluating public policy.

Education
MinorInterdisciplinary HonorsCoterm

Education

Gain a substantial introduction to education through a broad-based and focused study of educational research, theory and practice.

Electrical Engineering
BSMinorHonorsCoterm

Electrical Engineering

Learn electrical engineering principles along with the required supporting knowledge of mathematics, science, computing, and engineering fundamentals.

Energy Resources Engineering
BSMinorHonorsCoterm

Energy Resources Engineering

Gain engineering skills while also exploring the many facets of the energy industry including renewable energy resources, oil and gas recovery, geothermal engineering, and more. The program allows students flexibility in exploring the evolution of energy, while providing an earth sciences based approach to energy resources.

Engineering Physics
BSHonors

Engineering Physics

The Engineering Physics program is designed for students who have an interest in and an aptitude for both engineering and physics. Students begin with a year of mathematics and calculus-based physics, and then proceed to depth courses in physics and engineering, as well as elective courses in a selected specialty area (Aerospace Physics, Biophysics, Computational Science, Electromechanical System Design, Energy Systems, Materials Science, Photonics, or Renewable Energy).

English
BAJoint Major/BASMinorHonorsCoterm

English

Explore -- deeply and rewardingly -- the rich legacy of literature written in English, past and present.

Environmental Systems Engineering
BSMinorHonorsCoterm

Environmental Systems Engineering

Be prepared to incorporate environmentally sustainable design, strategies and practices into natural and built systems and infrastructure involving buildings, water supply, and coastal regions.

Ethics In Society
MinorInterdisciplinary Honors

Ethics In Society

Grounded in moral and political philosophy, Ethics in Society is designed to foster scholarship, teaching, and moral reflection on fundamental issues in personal and public life.

European Studies
Minor

European Studies

The Europe Center is committed to the multidisciplinary examination of European society, culture, politics, and security.  The Center seeks to raise awareness and support interest in the study of Europe by Stanford's undergraduate community.

F

Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
BAMinorHonorsInterdisciplinary Honors

Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Consider questions and issues in feminism, gender, and sexuality through the intersection of race, class, gender, ethnicity, and asexuality to consider interlocking oppression.

Film and Media Studies
BAMinorHonors

Film and Media Studies

Develop the critical vocabulary and intellectual framework for understanding the role of cinema and related media within broad cultural and historical concepts.

French
BAMinorHonorsCoterm

French

Pursue course work at all levels in the language, cultures, literatures, and intellectual histories of the French tradition.

G

Geological Sciences
BSMinorHonorsCoterm

Geological Sciences

Conduct research and think critically about questions involving the Earth.

Geophysics
BSMinorCoterm

Geophysics

Be exposed to a broad spectrum of geophysics, including: resource exploration, environmental geophysics, seismology, and tectonics.

German Studies
BAMinorHonorsCoterm

German Studies

Study the German language, linguistics, literature, culture, and thought.

Global Studies
Minor

Global Studies

Designed to give students a global view as well as an in-depth interdisciplinary study in one of six specializations.

H

History
BAJoint Major/BASMinorHonorsCoterm

History

Understand what it means to think historically: locating subjects in time and place and being sensitive to the contingencies of context and to change over time.

Honors in the Arts
Interdisciplinary Honors

Honors in the Arts

Whether you are already studying the arts, or are in an unrelated major, complete a capstone project integrating a broad arts perspective.

Human Biology
BABSMinorHonors

Human Biology

Offers an interdisciplinary approach to understanding human beings from biological, behavioral, social, and cultural perspectives.

Human Rights
Minor

Human Rights

The Human Rights Minor promotes understanding of how human rights are interconnected across seemingly disparate disciplines and is open to students in any major.

I

Iberian & Latin American Cultures
BAHonorsCoterm

Iberian & Latin American Cultures

Groundbreaking approaches to the literature and cultures of the Iberian Peninsula, Latin America, Brazil and Lusophone Africa, and Latina/o populations in the United States.

International Policy Studies
Coterm

International Policy Studies

The Ford Dorsey Program in International Policy Studies trains leaders who will influence policy in international trade and finance, security, political and economic development, energy and the environmnent, and global health.
International Relations
BAMinorHonors

International Relations

Explore how global, regional and domestic factors influence relations between actors on the world stage.

International Security Studies
Interdisciplinary Honors

International Security Studies

An opportunity for undergraduates with strong academic records and interest in international security from all undergraduate schools and majors to receive Honors in International Security Studies.

Iranian Studies
Minor

Iranian Studies

The Iranian Studies Program focuses on the interdisciplinary study of modern Iranian society, culture, politics, and economy. Undergraduate students can minor in Global Studies with a specialization in Iranian Studies.

Islamic Studies
Minor

Islamic Studies

The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies enhances the study of Islam and Muslim societies & cultures through research, teaching, and public outreach at Stanford.
Italian
BAMinorHonors

Italian

A comprehensive study of Italian literature and cultures, establishing a solid basis for potential further study in literature or history.

J

Japanese
BAMinorHonors

Japanese

Be exposed to a variety of perspectives in Japanese language, culture, and history through training in writing and communication, literature, and civilization.
Jewish Studies
BAMinor

Jewish Studies

Gain an understanding of Jewish history, language, literature, religion, thought and politics.

K

Korean
BAMinor

Korean

Students may get a minor in East Asian Studies with a subplan in Korean.

L

Laboratory Animal Science
Coterm

Laboratory Animal Science

Coming soon!
Latin American Studies
MinorInterdisciplinary HonorsCoterm

Latin American Studies

An interdisciplinary honors and a minor in Latin American Studies.
Linguistics
BACoterm

Linguistics

Explore the principal areas of linguistics (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, historical linguistics, and sociolinguistics) and gain the skills to do more advanced work in these subfields.

M

Management Science and Engineering
BSMinorCoterm

Management Science and Engineering

Be able to plan, design, and implement complex economic and technical management systems.

Materials Science and Engineering
BSMinorHonorsCoterm

Materials Science and Engineering

Materials Science is essential to the practice of engineering and technology as all facets of engineering depend critically on the materials utilized.
Mathematical and Computational Science
BSHonorsMinor

Mathematical and Computational Science

Study the mathematics basic to all the mathematical sciences and an introduction to concepts and techniques of computation, optimal decision making, probabilistic modeling and statistical inference.

Mathematics
BSHonors

Mathematics

Provide students with a broad understanding of mathematics encompassing logical reasoning, generalization, abstraction, and formal proof.

Mechanical Engineering
BSMinorCoterm

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering encompasses elements from a wide array of disciplines built around the themes of biomedicine, computational engineering, design, energy, and multiscale engineering.

Medieval Studies
Minor

Medieval Studies

A multidisciplinary community working together to reveal new perspectives on medieval and early modern studies.

Middle Eastern Language, Literature and Culture
Minor

Middle Eastern Language, Literature and Culture

Designed to give students majoring in other departments an opportunity to gain a substantial introduction to Middle Eastern and African languages, and to the cultures and civilizations of the Middle East and Africa.

Modern Languages
Minor

Modern Languages

Offered for students who may wish to supplement their coursework in their major field of study with significant coursework in modern languages and literatures.

Modern Thought and Literature
Coterm

Modern Thought and Literature

Students who have a background in literature and/or cultural studies can apply for this individualized co-term.

Music
BAJoint Major/BASMinorHonors

Music

A series of core courses in theory, history, analysis, writing, and applied music. Beyond the core requirements, students can also elect to concentrate in Performance, Conducting, Composition, Music History and Theory, or Music, Science, and Technology.
Music, Science, and Technology
Coterm

Music, Science, and Technology

Focuses on the integration of music perception, music-related signal processing and controllers, synthesis, performance, and composition.

N

Native American Studies
BAHonorsMinor

Native American Studies

An intensive approach to understanding the historical and contemporary experiences of Native American people.

P

Philosophy
BAJoint Major/BASMinorHonorsCoterm

Philosophy

Philosophy concerns itself with fundamental problems and examines the efforts of past thinkers to understand the world and people's experience of it.

Philosophy and Religious Studies
BAHonors

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Learn to think clearly and critically about the deepest and broadest questions concerning being, knowledge, and value, as well as their connections to the full range of human activities and interests.

Physics
BSMinorHonors

Physics

Develop an understanding of the fundamental laws that govern the universe, and a strong foundation of mathematical, analytical, laboratory, and written communication skills.

Political Science
BAMinorHonors

Political Science

Provides students with a solid grasp of the American political system and other political systems within the context of global forces, international conflicts, social movements, ideological systems and diversity.

Portuguese
Minor

Portuguese

The minor in Portuguese are for students who want to combine acquisition of linguistic competence with the study of the literatures and cultures of the Lusophone world.

Product Design
BS

Product Design

This program teaches a design process that encourages creativity, craftsmanship, and personal expression, aesthetics, and emphasizes brainstorming and need finding.

Psychology
BAMinorHonors

Psychology

Be immersed in the theories and empirical studies of human behavior.

Public Policy
BAMinorHonorsCoterm

Public Policy

An interdisciplinary program that engages students in the process of evaluating policy options and outcomes.

R

Religious Studies
BAMinorHonorsCoterm

Religious Studies

Designed to engage students existentially and to assist them in thinking about intellectual, ethical, and sociopolitical issues in the world's religions.

S

Science, Technology, and Society
BABSHonors

Science, Technology, and Society

Provides students with an interdisciplinary framework through which to understand the complex interactions of science, technology and the social world.

Slavic Languages and Literatures
BAMinorHonorsCoterm

Slavic Languages and Literatures

Coordinated study of Russian language, literature, literary and cultural history, as well as literary theory and criticism.

Sociology
BAMinorHonorsCoterm

Sociology

Understand and address social problems and inequalities in global, institutional, and interpersonal social relations.

South Asian Studies
Minor

South Asian Studies

Center for South Asia (CSA) is the central forum for the interdisciplinary study of South Asia at Stanford University. CSA facilitates research and convenes events on topics relevant to deepening the understanding of South Asia, which includes Ban

Spanish
BAMinorHonors

Spanish

The minor in Spanish is for students who want to combine acquisition of linguistic competence with the study of the literatures and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.

Statistics
CotermMinor

Statistics

For students interested in the theory of statistics and/or probability, or for students who wish to apply statistical and probabilistic methods to a substantive area.

Sustainability
Minor

Sustainability

Stanford students can minor in Earth Systems with a Sustainability sub-plan.

To learn more, visit Earth Systems

Symbolic Systems
BSCoterm

Symbolic Systems

An interdisciplinary program focusing on the relationship between natural and artificial systems that represent, process, and act on information.

T

Theater and Performance Studies
BAMinorHonors

Theater and Performance Studies

Provides students with historical, critical, and practical knowledge about theater and performance.

Translation Studies
Minor

Translation Studies

Teaches students to develop and apply their foreign language knowledge to the production and analysis of translations.

U

Urban Studies
BAMinorHonors

Urban Studies

Combines academic approaches with real-world experience to understand cities, the influence of physical environment and how to address seemingly intractable social problems.