Princeton University requires at least 31 Courses to graduate with 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 accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, Princeton does not offer classes during the summer.
NOTE: Around 98% of students who start college at Princeton complete all the credits required within six years.
Princeton offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Princeton may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
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 language requirement
Students do not have to take a computer class.
Reminder: Check with Princeton directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Princeton students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Princeton.
Student Designed Majors
Princeton allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.
Students are not required to complete a senior project unless it is required for their specific major.
Double Majoring at Princeton
At Princeton, students are not permitted to double major, and must choose just one area of study to focus on.
✅ Princeton does offer 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.
❌ Princeton does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.
✅ 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.
❌ Princeton does not offer an honors program or a Freshman Honor College.
❌ Students at Princeton are not required to complete an internship as a graduation requirement.
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 of any major, internships are a great way to get work experience, discover career paths that might fit you, or rule out ones that don't.
The main library on campus is the Harvey S. Firestone Memorial Library and there are 9 other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.
Princeton does not have any dual degree programs available for students.
What is 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.
Does Princeton have any ROTC programs?
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.
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
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