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.  

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Academic Programs Major Minor Concentration Career Program
Accounting CheckMark     CheckMark
Africana Studies SD   CheckMark  
Anthropology CheckMark CheckMark    
Arabic        
Architectural Studies* SD SD    
Art History CheckMark CheckMark    
Asian Studies CheckMark CheckMark    
Biochemistry     CheckMark  
Biology CheckMark      
Business       CheckMark
Business, Ethics, and Society   SD    
Catholic Studies* SD SD    
Chemistry CheckMark      
Chinese Studies CheckMark CheckMark    
Classics CheckMark      
Computer Science CheckMark CheckMark    
Creative Writing   CheckMark CheckMark  
Dance   CheckMark    
Deaf Studies and Sign Languages* SD CheckMark    
Economics CheckMark      
Education   CheckMark    
Engineering       CheckMark
English CheckMark      
Environmental Studies CheckMark CheckMark    
Film Studies* SD SD    
French and Francophone Studies CheckMark CheckMark    
Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies SD   CheckMark  
Geosciences   CheckMark    
German Studies CheckMark CheckMark    
Greek        
Health Professions Advising       CheckMark
Health Studies SD      
History CheckMark      
International Studies CheckMark No    
Italian Studies CheckMark CheckMark    
Latin        
Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies SD   CheckMark  
Law       CheckMark
Mathematics CheckMark      
Medieval and Renaissance Studies* SD SD    
Middle Eastern Studies* SD SD    
Music CheckMark      
Naval Science (NROTC)        
Neuroscience   SD    
Peace and Conflict Studies     CheckMark  
Philosophy CheckMark CheckMark    
Physics CheckMark CheckMark    
Political Science CheckMark      
Psychology CheckMark      
Religious Studies CheckMark CheckMark    
Rhetoric and Composition   SD    
Russian Studies CheckMark CheckMark    
Russian and Eastern European Studies* SD SD    
Sociology CheckMark      
Spanish CheckMark      
Statistics   CheckMark    
Studies in World Literatures CheckMark      
Studio Art CheckMark CheckMark    
Teacher Education Program       CheckMark
Theatre CheckMark      
Urban Studies   SD    
Visual Arts        
World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures        

* Student Designed Program

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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.