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Undergraduate Majors and Minors

Choose Your Path

The College of Arts and Sciences offers students dozens of majors and minors. Ranging from the arts to the humanities to the natural and social sciences, many programs incorporate an interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary curriculum.

As part of a Santa Clara education, students are required to complete the core curriculum in addition to the requirements set by their chosen area of study. Students often choose to double major or supplement their major with a minor(s). Academic and peer advisors are available to help navigate the process of selecting, adding, or changing majors and minors.

Summer dig
Navigate here to Anthropology

Major: Anthropology
Minor: Anthropology

Alexa Correa - Walking through the city of Chefchaouen visiting small shops and eating the local cuisine during a weekend trip. (2019)
Navigate here to Arabic, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies

Minor: Arabic, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies

Ceramic piece from the senior art show
Navigate here to Art & Art History

Majors: Art History, Studio Art
Minors: Art History, Studio Art, Graphic Design, Animation and Illustration, Arts Management

Asian Studies
Navigate here to Asian Studies

Minor: Asian Studies

A students presenting in a research showcase
Navigate here to Biology

Major: Biology
Minors: Biology, Biotechnology

People holding a candles in church
Navigate here to Catholic Studies

Minor: Catholic Studies

Amelia Fuller with her research assistants
Navigate here to Chemistry & Biochemistry

Majors: Chemistry, Biochemistry
Minor: Chemistry

Compassion in Action for Children Mural
Navigate here to Child Studies

Major: Child Studies

Latin Virtual Reality
Navigate here to Classics

Major: Classics
Minor: Classics

Web Violence Prevention
Navigate here to Communication

Major: Communication
Minor: Journalism, Digital Filmmaking

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Navigate here to Economics

Major: Economics
Minor: Economics

Author Huda Al-Marashi with faculty and students
Navigate here to English

Major: English
Minors: English, Creative Writing, Professional Writing

Riparian forests along the Sacramento River floodplain. Photo by Geoff Fricker, used with permission.
Navigate here to Environmental Studies & Sciences

Majors: Environmental Studies, Environmental Science
Minor: Environmental Studies

Mural created with predominantly 4th & 5th grade Latina/o youth involved in the Change For Good after-school youth Participatory Action Research program.
Navigate here to Ethnic Studies

Major: Ethnic Studies
Minors: Ethnic Studies, Asian American Studies, African American Studies, Latina/o/x Studies

Gerontology program
Navigate here to Gerontology

Minor: Gerontology

Historical Perspectives journal
Navigate here to History

Major: History
Minor: History

Jaime Daigle at ELISAVA
Navigate here to Individual Studies Program

Major: Individual Studies

Shade-grown coffee in Nicaragua
Navigate here to Latin American Studies

Minor: Latin American Studies

Natalie Linnell teaching students
Navigate here to Mathematics & Computer Science

Majors: Mathematics, Computer Science
Minors: Mathematics, Computer Science

hand holding small globe
Navigate here to Modern Languages & Literatures

Majors: French & Francophone Studies, Italian Studies, Spanish Studies
Minors: French & Francophone Studies, Italian Studies, Japanese Studies, Spanish Studies

Zoom in of a music stand with SCU Music on it with students playing in the background
Navigate here to Music

Major: Music
Minor: Music

Characters of the spelling bee on stage
Navigate here to Musical Theatre

Minor: Musical Theatre

Digital brain
Navigate here to Neuroscience

Major: Neuroscience

Sam McNea '20l, Anthony Mejia '20, Kelly Fradet '20, Courtney Davis '21, Mohit Gandhi '21, Coach Erin Bradfield
Navigate here to Philosophy

Major: Philosophy
Minor: Philosophy

People working with equipment
Navigate here to Physics

Major: Physics, Engineering Physics
Minor: Physics

Beau Scott in front of capitol building
Navigate here to Political Science

Major: Political Science
Minor: Political Science

2017 MODLL Photo contest - Broncos Abroad
Navigate here to Premodern Studies

Minor: Premodern Studies

Student working in front of computer
Navigate here to Psychology

Major: Psychology

VG Leadership cohort 2018
Navigate here to Public Health

Major: Public Health
Minor: Public Health

Sophia, Divine Wisdom by artist Mary Plaster
Navigate here to Religious Studies

Major: Religious Studies
Minor: Religious Studies

Silicon Valley Sociological Review cover 2020
Navigate here to Sociology

Major: Sociology
Minor: Sociology

Young farmers using cows to plow field
Navigate here to Sustainability

Minor: Sustainability

Choreographer's Gallery 2019 performance
Navigate here to Theatre & Dance

Major: Theatre Arts
Minor: Theatre, Dance, Theatre Design & Technology

Students with arms around each others shoulders in school hallway
Navigate here to Urban Education

Minor: Urban Education

Professor Lodhia with graduating seniors
Navigate here to Women's and Gender Studies

Major: Women's and Gender Studies
Minor: Women's and Gender Studies

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