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Emory Academics

Emory University requires a minimum of 127 semester hours to complete a bachelor's degree. Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal.

Emory does accept transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Emory does not offer classes during the summer.

Around 90% of students who started college at Emory complete all the credits required within six years.

Emory offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

What Classes Do I Have To Take at Emory?

Emory has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are required to fulfill a lanuage requirement as well as a math and science requirement. Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.

Majors at Emory

When choosing a major, Emory students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at Emory below.

Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Double majoring 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.

Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed. Emory does not require students to complete a senior project.

Does Emory Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

Emory offers services for students with disabilities. Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility 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 Emory Have An Online Program?

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

Does Emory Offer AP Credit?

Emory offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does Emory Have An Honors Program?

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

Does Emory Require Internships?

Emory does not require an internship for any students. Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While Emory does not require internships for students in any majors, internships are a great way to get work experience, discover career paths that might fit you, or rule out ones that don't.


The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

Emory has an Army ROTC program, an Air Force ROTC program and a Navy ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Emory include: - an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus - a Navy ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus - an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus

Dual Degree Programs at Emory

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

Emory offers these dual degree programs: - 3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with Georgia Institute of Technology - 3-2 dual degree program in business administration

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Emory Majors & Subject Areas

Environmental Studies
Environmental Science
African Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
East Asian Studies
Latin American Studies
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Russian Studies
French Studies
German Studies
Italian Studies
African-American/Black Studies
Women's Studies
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Computer Science
Education, General
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Engineering Science
Comparative Literature
Chinese Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Russian Language and Literature
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
French Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Arabic Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Latin Language and Literature
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General
Comparative Law
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other
English Language and Literature, General
Creative Writing
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Human/Medical Genetics
Mathematics, General
Applied Mathematics, General
Statistics, General
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics and Statistics, Other
Biological and Physical Sciences
Mathematics and Computer Science
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Nutrition Sciences
Ancient Studies/Civilization
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Islamic Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Religious Education
Religious/Sacred Music
Theology/Theological Studies
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Youth Ministry
Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other
Chemistry, General
Physics, General
Physics, Other
Materials Science
Psychology, General
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
Research Methodology and Quantitative Methods
Demography and Population Studies
Economics, General
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government, General
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Playwriting and Screenwriting
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Music, General
Anesthesiologist Assistant
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Physician Assistant
Medical Scientist
Public Health, General
Environmental Health
Public Health Education and Promotion
Maternal and Child Health
International Public Health/International Health
Health Services Administration
Public Health, Other
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Bioethics/Medical Ethics
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Nursing Administration
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery
Nursing Science
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing
Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing
Nursing Practice
Women's Health Nurse/Nursing
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other
Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Accounting and Business/Management
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
History, General

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