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)

Engineering Studies (A.B.)
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Engineering (B.S.) and International Studies (A.B.)

Humanities (A.B.)

Foreign Languages & Literatures (French/German/Spanish)
Music (and performance)
Religious Studies

Natural Sciences (A.B. or B.S.)

Biology B.S. & Biology A.B.
Biochemistry B.S. & Biochemistry A.B.
Chemistry B.S. & Chemistry A.B.
Computer Science B.S. & Computer Science A.B.
Geology and Environmental Geosciences
Environmental Studies and Environmental Science
Neuroscience (B.S. only)

Social Sciences (A.B.)

Anthropology and Sociology
Government and Law

Interdisciplinary Majors

Africana Studies
American Studies
Asian Studies
Government and Law and Foreign Language
Film and Media Studies
International Affairs
Mathematics and Economics
Policy Studies
Religion and Politics
Russian and East European Studies
Women’s and Gender Studies

Preprofessional Advising Information

Health Professions
Health Professions Advice
Legal Professions (prelaw)

Scholarships & Fellowships Advising

Nondepartmental Programs

Military Science

Interdisciplinary Minors

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 
Biotechnology/Bioengineering Jewish Studies
Chinese Latin American & Caribbean Studies
Classical Civilization Literature in Translation
Computational Methods Medieval Renaissance, & Early Modern Studies
Environmental Science Russian
Health & Life Sciences Writing