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Princeton Academics

Princeton University requires a minimum of 31 Courses to complete a bachelor's degree. There is no accelarated degree program at Princeton, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits.

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

Around 98% of students who started college at Princeton graduate within six years.

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

Which Courses Are Required at Princeton?

Princeton 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 Princeton

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

Princeton does not offer double majors, so students must choose on area of study to focus on.

If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, they can design their own major. Students are not required to complete a senior project unless it is required for their specific major.

Does Princeton Offer Learning Disability Services?

Princeton 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 Princeton Have An Online Program?

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

Does Princeton Offer Credit for AP Classes?

Princeton 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 Princeton Have An Honors Program?

Princeton does not offer an honors program or a Freshman Honor College..

Does Princeton Require Internships?

Princeton 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 Princeton 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.

ROTC

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 university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

Princeton 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 Princeton include:

  • an ARMY ROTC branch unit on 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 Princeton

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.

Princeton does not have any dual degree programs available for students.

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Princeton Majors & Subject Areas

Architecture
East Asian Studies
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
African-American/Black Studies
Engineering, General
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Computer Engineering, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Operations Research
Linguistics
Comparative Literature
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
German Language and Literature
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
French Language and Literature
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Molecular Biology
Computational Biology
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Neuroscience
Mathematics, General
Applied Mathematics, General
Financial Mathematics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies
Astrophysics
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General
Experimental Psychology
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other
Public Policy Analysis, General
Anthropology
Demography and Population Studies
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Political Science and Government, General
Sociology
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Music, General
History, General
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology

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