Academic Programs

Each Holy Cross student’s curriculum consists of common requirements (which can be fulfilled by selecting from a wide range of courses), a major, and freely elected courses. In designing their course of study, many students opt to combine majors and/or add a minor or a concentration.

Major Minor Concentration Career Program
Accounting Major No No No
Major
No
No
No
Africana Studies No No Concentration No
No
No
Concentration
No
American Sign Language and Deaf Studies No Minor No No
No
Minor
No
No
Anthropology Major Minor No No
Major
Minor
No
No
Arabic No No No No
No
No
No
No
Architectural Studies No No No No
No
No
No
No
Art History Major Minor No No
Major
Minor
No
No
Asian Studies Major Minor No No
Major
Minor
No
No
Biochemistry No No Concentration No
No
No
Concentration
No
Biological Psychology No No Concentration No
No
No
Concentration
No
Biology Major No No No
Major
No
No
No
Business No No No Career Program
No
No
No
Career Program
Catholic Studies No No No No
No
No
No
No
Celebrating Science No No No No
No
No
No
No
Center for Interdisciplinary Studies No No No No
No
No
No
No
Chemistry Major No No No
Major
No
No
No
Chinese Major Minor No No
Major
Minor
No
No
Classics Major No No No
Major
No
No
No
Computer Science Major Minor No No
Major
Minor
No
No
Creative Writing Program No No Concentration No
No
No
Concentration
No
Economics Major No No No
Major
No
No
No
Economics and Accounting No No No No
No
No
No
No
Education No Minor No No
No
Minor
No
No
English Major No No No
Major
No
No
No
Environmental Studies Major Minor No No
Major
Minor
No
No
Film Studies No No No No
No
No
No
No
French Major Minor No No
Major
Minor
No
No
Geosciences No Minor No No
No
Minor
No
No
German Major Minor No No
Major
Minor
No
No
Greek No No No No
No
No
No
No
Health Professions Advising No No No Career Program
No
No
No
Career Program
History Major No No No
Major
No
No
No
International Studies No No No No
No
No
No
No
Italian Major Minor No No
Major
Minor
No
No
Latin No No No No
No
No
No
No
Latin American and Latino Studies No No Concentration No
No
No
Concentration
No
Mathematics Major No No No
Major
No
No
No
Mathematics and Computer Science No No No No
No
No
No
No
Medieval and Renaissance Studies No No No No
No
No
No
No
Middle Eastern Studies No No No No
No
No
No
No
Modern Languages and Literatures No No No No
No
No
No
No
Music Major No No No
Major
No
No
No
Naval Science (NROTC) No No No No
No
No
No
No
Peace and Conflict Studies No No Concentration No
No
No
Concentration
No
Philosophy Major Minor No No
Major
Minor
No
No
Physics Major Minor No No
Major
Minor
No
No
Political Science Major No No No
Major
No
No
No
Prelaw Program No No No Career Program
No
No
No
Career Program
Psychology Major No No No
Major
No
No
No
Religious Studies Major No No No
Major
No
No
No
Russian Major Minor No No
Major
Minor
No
No
Russian and Eastern European Studies No No No No
No
No
No
No
Sociology Major No No No
Major
No
No
No
Sociology and Anthropology No No No No
No
No
No
No
Spanish Major No No No
Major
No
No
No
Studies in World Literatures Major No No No
Major
No
No
No
Studio Art Major Minor No No
Major
Minor
No
No
Teacher Education No No No Career Program
No
No
No
Career Program
The 3-2 Program in Engineering No No No Career Program
No
No
No
Career Program
Theatre Major No No No
Major
No
No
No
Urban Studies No No No No
No
No
No
No
Visual Arts No No No No
No
No
No
No
Women's and Gender Studies No No Concentration No
No
No
Concentration
No

Disciplines of the Liberal Arts

Why Liberal Arts?

With rich opportunities to explore and specialize, a liberal arts education not only prepares students for success in a rapidly changing world, it prepares them to lead meaningful, fulfilling lives.