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Stanford Academics

Stanford University requires a minimum of 180 quarter hours to complete a bachelor's degree. There is no accelarated degree program, . Stanforddoes not offer classes during the summer. Around 95% of students who started college at Stanford finish the requirements for graduation within six years. Stanford offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

What Classes Are Required at Stanford?

Stanford has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate. Students need to fulfull a language requirement , but there is no math or science requirement. Students do not have to take a computer class.

Majors at Stanford

When choosing a major, Stanford students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at Stanford below. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Double majoring may mean taking more courses, but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job 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. Stanford does not require a senior project for all students.

Does Stanford Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

Stanford 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 Stanford Offer Online Classes?

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

Does Stanford Give AP Credit?

Stanford 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 Stanford Have An Honor's Program?

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

Does Stanford Require Internships?

Stanford does not require an internship for students in some majors only. Internships can help students gain hands on work experience for their resume, and explore career paths that interest them without committing to one path.

Stanford Majors & Subject Areas

Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other
African Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
East Asian Studies
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies
Latin American Studies
Area Studies, Other
African-American/Black Studies
American Indian/Native American Studies
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Technical and Scientific Communication
Computer Science
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Social Science Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Physics Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Earth Science Teacher Education
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Engineering, Other
Engineering/Industrial Management
Comparative Literature
Chinese Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Russian Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
French Language and Literature
Italian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Structural Biology
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other
Developmental Biology and Embryology
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other
Human/Medical Genetics
Cell Physiology
Oncology and Cancer Biology
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Mathematics, General
Computational and Applied Mathematics
Applied Mathematics, Other
Statistics, General
Science, Technology and Society
Cognitive Science
Human Biology
Religion/Religious Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Geophysics and Seismology
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Physics, General
Physics, Other
Psychology, General
Public Policy Analysis, General
Economics, General
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government, General
Urban Studies/Affairs
Industrial and Product Design
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Music, General
Music Theory and Composition
Public Health, General
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Comparative and Laboratory Animal Medicine
Medical Informatics
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
History, General

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