Majors, Minors, & Programs
Rice offers more than 50 undergraduate majors across six divisions of study, including Architecture, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences. Additionally, minors, interdisciplinary and preprofessional programs complement our comprehensive curriculum, with multiple opportunities for research and collaboration. You can learn more about each major and minor by clicking on the links below.
George R. Brown School of Engineering
School of Humanities
- Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations
- Art History
- Asian Studies
- Classical and European Studies
- Latin American Studies
- Medieval and Early Modern Studies
- Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
- Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality
- Visual and Dramatic Arts
In addition to the majors listed above, the School of Humanities also offers courses in the following areas (but not an academic major): Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi,Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Portuguese and Russian.
The Shepherd School of Music
Wiess School of Natural Sciences
School of Social Sciences
Minors, Interdisciplinary and Preprofessional Programs
Preprofessional Programs and Advising
Flexible Distribution Requirements
With the goal of giving undergraduates a broad education beyond their major, Rice has established flexible distribution requirements as part of the requirements for graduation. By the time they graduate, students must take 12 hours each in the fields of humanities, social sciences, and applied sciences. Rice builds flexibility into the requirements so that students have the freedom to select the courses that interest them most.
Visit Rice's General Announcements website for more information on graduation requirements for your degree.