A program is a sequenced course of study designed by faculty to focus on a particular area of knowledge or a particular approach to an area.  Each program establishes requirements for Moderation, course work, and Senior Projects.  The required courses can be either specifically designed courses or menus of courses, and may be offered by the program or by other programs.  All students must establish their major in a program and transition from the Lower College to the Upper College through the process of Moderation, usually by the end of the sophomore year. 


A concentration is an optional course of study consisting of a cluster of related courses on a clearly defined topic.  Concentrations may only be pursued in conjunction with a primary program of study.  To complete a concentration, a student must moderate, fulfill all course requirements, and produce a Senior Project that combines the interdisciplinary theories and methods of the concentration with the disciplinary theories and methods of the program


1.  Division of the Arts

·         Art History

·         Dance

·         Film and Electronic Arts

·         Music

·         Photography

·         Studio Art

·         Theater and Performance


2.  Division of Languages & Literature

·         Literature (works written in English and world literature in translation)

·         Written Arts

·         Foreign Languages, Cultures & Literature











3. Division of Science, Mathematics and Computing

·         Biology

·         Biochemistry

·         Chemistry

·         Computer Science

·         Mathematics

·         Physics

·         Psychology


4.  Division of Social Studies

·         Anthropology

·         Economics

·         Historical Studies

·         Philosophy

·         Political Studies

·         Religion

·         Sociology


5.  Interdivisional Programs

·         American Studies

·         Asian Studies

·         Classical Studies

·         Environmental & Urban Studies 

·         French Studies

·         German Studies

·         Global and International Studies

·         Human Rights (also available as a concentration)

·         Italian Studies

·         Middle Eastern Studies

·         Russian and Eurasian Studies

·         Spanish Studies


6.  Multidisciplinary Studies

Programs initiated and designed by students to integrate material from different programs and Divisions (requires the support of faculty advisers and approval by the Faculty Executive Committee).


7.  Interdivisional Concentrations

·         Africana Studies

·         Experimental Humanities

·         Gender and Sexuality Studies

·         Global Public Health

·         Human Rights (also available as a primary program)

·         Irish and Celtic Studies

·         Jewish Studies

·         Latin American and Iberian Studies

·         Medieval Studies

·         Mind, Brain & Behavior

·         Science, Technology and Society

·         Theology

·         Victorian Studies