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Rice Academics

Rice University requires a minimum of 120 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.

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

Around 94% of students who started college at Rice complete all the credits required within six years.

Rice 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 Rice?

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

Students are not required to fulfill a lanuage requirementor a math or science requirement. Students do not have to take a computer class.

Majors at Rice

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

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

Does Rice Offer Learning Disability Services?

Rice 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 Rice Offer Online Classes?

Rice has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does Rice Offer Credit for AP Classes?

Rice 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 Rice Have An Honors Program?

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

Does Rice Require Internships?

Rice 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 Rice 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 college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

Rice 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 Rice include: - an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus - a Navy ROTC branch unit on campus - an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus

Dual Degree Programs at Rice

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.

For more information on possible dual degree options at Rice, contact the university directly.

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Rice Majors & Subject Areas

Environmental Studies
Environmental Science
Architecture
Asian Studies/Civilization
Latin American Studies
Women's Studies
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Secondary Education and Teaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Nanotechnology
Linguistics
German Language and Literature
French Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biochemistry
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Mathematics, General
Computational and Applied Mathematics
Statistics, General
Biological and Physical Sciences
Systems Science and Theory
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
Cognitive Science
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies
Astronomy
Astrophysics
Chemistry, General
Chemical Physics
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General
Atomic/Molecular Physics
Physics, Other
Psychology, General
Public Policy Analysis, General
Health Policy Analysis
Anthropology
Economics, General
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Economics, Other
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government, General
Sociology
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Music, General
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Theory and Composition
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Conducting
Keyboard Instruments
Voice and Opera
Stringed Instruments
Brass Instruments
Woodwind Instruments
Percussion Instruments
Business Administration and Management, General
Accounting
History, General

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