Majors and Minors

Majors and Minors

Define yourself. As a sophomore at Dartmouth, you’ll declare a major in an academic program that excites you intellectually. You can combine any of more than 50 majors with your pick of minors; fine-tune a major by adding studies from other departments and programs; or design a special major around your particular passion.

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    The Major

    With or without a minor in another field, most majors call for between eight and 10 courses and a culminating project.

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    Modified major

    A modified major combines work in two subjects with emphasis on one—such as “economics modified with history”—to create a unified, coherent program of study.

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    Multiple majors

    Students have the option to complete the requirements for two—or even three—distinct majors.

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    Special major

    Special majors are student-designed programs of study involving two or more departments or programs and one to three terms of independent study or research.

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    Minors

    When you add a minor to your academic portfolio, the options to tailor your studies to your interests are nearly limitless.

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    Plan your major

    A concise guide to constructing and planning your Dartmouth program of study, provided by the Undergraduate Deans Office.