Majors, Minors, & Programs
Rice offers more than 80 undergraduate majors across six divisions of study, including Architecture, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences. Additionally, minors, certificates, interdisciplinary and preprofessional programs complement our comprehensive curriculum, with multiple opportunities for research and collaboration. You can learn more about each major, minor, and certificate by clicking on the links below.
The George R. Brown School of Engineering
The School of Humanities
- Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations
- Art History
- Asian Studies
- Classical Studies
- European Studies
- French Studies
- German Studies
- Latin American Studies
- Medieval and Early Modern Studies
- Spanish and Portuguese
- 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, Russian, and Tibetan.
The Shepherd School of Music
The Wiess School of Natural Sciences
The School of Social Sciences
Minors, Certificates, 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 at least 3 courses of designated distribution courses of at least 3 credit hours each in the fields of humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences and engineering. 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. The General Announcements (GA) is the official Rice curriculum.