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Brown Academics

Brown University requires at least 30 course credits (1 credit = 4 semester hours) to complete a bachelor's degree. There is no accelarated degree program, . Additionally, Brown has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer. Around 95% of students who started college at Brown complete all the credits required within six years. Brown offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Which Courses Do I Have To Take at Brown?

Brown does not have a core curriculum. Since there are no specific-classes required in order to graduate, students have a lot of flexibiity about what classes they choose to take. Students are not required to fulfill a lanuage requirement or a math or science requirement. Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.

Majors at Brown

When choosing a major, Brown students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at Brown below. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Declaring a double major may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.

If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, they can design their own major. Brown does not require all students to complete a senior project.

Does Brown Offer Learning Disability Services?

Brown offers services for students with disabilities. Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Disability Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does Brown Offer Online Classes?

Brown does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.

Does Brown Give AP Credit?

Brown does not offer credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken during high school.

Does Brown Have An Honor's Program?

Brown offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College.

Does Brown Require Internships?

Brown does not require an internship for students in some majors only. Internships are a great way to get work experience, discover career paths that might fit you, or rule out ones that don't.

Brown Majors & Subject Areas

Environmental Studies
Environmental Science
African Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
East Asian Studies
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
South Asian Studies
Slavic Studies
French Studies
German Studies
Italian Studies
Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Ethnic Studies
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
Women's Studies
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer Science
Education, General
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Urban Education and Leadership
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Engineering, General
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
Comparative Literature
Sanskrit and Classical Indian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature
Portuguese Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Latin Language and Literature
English Language and Literature, General
Creative Writing
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Pathology/Experimental Pathology
Computational Biology
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Molecular Medicine
Mathematics, General
Applied Mathematics, General
Computational Mathematics
Statistics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Cultural Resource Management and Policy Analysis
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Museology/Museum Studies
Science, Technology and Society
Ancient Studies/Civilization
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
Cognitive Science
Human Biology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Religion/Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Chemistry, General
Chemical Physics
Geology/Earth Science, General
Geophysics and Seismology
Physics, General
Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
Psychology, General
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
Experimental Psychology
Public Policy Analysis, General
Research Methodology and Quantitative Methods
Economics, General
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Development Economics and International Development
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government, General
Urban Studies/Affairs
Social Sciences, Other
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Playwriting and Screenwriting
Directing and Theatrical Production
Art/Art Studies, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Music, General
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Music Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Medical Scientist
Public Health, General
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Health Services Administration
Behavioral Aspects of Health
Bioethics/Medical Ethics
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
History, General

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