At Lafayette, students officially declare majors in the second semester of their sophomore year, choosing from 51 areas of study across four distinct academic divisions: engineering, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. We also offer an array of interdisciplinary academic programs as majors. We encourage you to take your time fully exploring the differences among divisions and degree programs.
All of the academic majors offered at Lafayette College are listed below. Each link provides you with course selection guidance. The first group of majors is organized by academic divisions; the second group consists of interdisciplinary majors, nondepartmental programs, and preprofessional advising information.
|Engineering (B.S., unless noted)||Humanities (A.B.)|
|Natural Sciences (A.B. or B.S.)
Biology B.S. & Biology A.B.
|Social Sciences (A.B.)|
Government and Law and Foreign Language
Film and Media Studies
Mathematics and Economics
Religion and Politics
Russian and East European Studies
Women’s and Gender Studies
In addition to our interdisciplinary majors, we offer a number of interdisciplinary minors. You may discuss this with your faculty adviser once you have begun your studies. Interdisciplinary minors include:
|Aging Studies||Health Care & Society|
|Architectural Studies||Italian Studies|
|Chinese||Latin American & Caribbean Studies|
|Classical Civilization||Literature in Translation|
|Computational Methods||Medieval Renaissance, & Early Modern Studies|
|Health & Life Sciences||Writing|