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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.

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Major: Anthropology
Minor: Anthropology

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Arabic, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies

Minor: Arabic, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies

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Art & Art History

Majors: Art History, Studio Art
Minors: Art History, Studio Art

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Asian Studies

Minor: Asian Studies

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Major: Biology
Minors: Biology, Biotechnology

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Catholic Studies

Minor: Catholic Studies

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Chemistry & Biochemistry

Majors: Chemistry, Biochemistry
Minor: Chemistry

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Child Studies

Major: Child Studies

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Major: Classics
Minor: Classics

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Major: Communication
Minor: Communication

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Major: Economics
Minor: Economics

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

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Environmental Studies & Sciences

Majors: Environmental Studies, Environmental Science
Minor: Environmental Studies

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Ethnic Studies

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

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Major: History
Minor: History

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Individual Studies Program

Major: Individual Studies

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Latin American Studies

Minor: Latin American Studies

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Mathematics & Computer Science

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

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Medieval & Renaissance Studies

Minor: Medieval & Renaissance Studies

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Modern Languages & Literatures

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

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Major: Music
Minor: Music

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Musical Theatre

Minor: Musical Theatre

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Major: Neuroscience

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Major: Philosophy
Minor: Philosophy

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Major: Physics, Engineering Physics
Minor: Physics

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Political Science

Major: Political Science
Minor: Political Science

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Major: Psychology

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Public Health

Major: Public Health
Minor: Public Health

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Religious Studies

Major: Religious Studies
Minor: Religious Studies

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Major: Sociology
Minor: Sociology

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Minor: Sustainability

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Theatre & Dance

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

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Urban Education

Minor: Urban Education

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Women's and Gender Studies

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

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