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Academic Programs - Majors

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.

The table below shows the Academic Programs the College of the Holy Cross offers sorted by Major.
Academic Programs Major Minor Concentration Career Program  
Accounting Major No No No
Major
No
No
No
Africana Studies SD No Concentration No
No
No
Concentration
No
Anthropology Major Minor No No
Major
Minor
No
No
Architectural Studies* SD SD 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
Biology Major No No No
Major
No
No
No
Catholic Studies* SD SD No No
No
No
No
No
Chemistry Major No No No
Major
No
No
No
Chinese Studies 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
Economics Major No No No
Major
No
No
No
English Major No No No
Major
No
No
No
Environmental Studies Major Minor No No
Major
Minor
No
No
Film Studies* SD SD No No
No
No
No
No
French and Francophone Studies Major Minor No No
Major
Minor
No
No
Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies SD No Concentration No
No
No
Concentration
No
German Studies Major Minor No No
Major
Minor
No
No
Health Studies SD No No No
SD
No
No
No
History Major No No No
Major
No
No
No
International Studies Major No No No
No
No
No
No
Italian Studies Major Minor No No
Major
Minor
No
No
Latin American and Latino Studies SD No Concentration No
No
No
Concentration
No
Mathematics Major No No No
Major
No
No
No
Medieval and Renaissance Studies* SD SD No No
No
No
No
No
Middle Eastern Studies* SD SD No No
No
No
No
No
Music Major No No No
Major
No
No
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
Psychology Major No No No
Major
No
No
No
Religious Studies Major Minor No No
Major
Minor
No
No
Russian Studies Major Minor No No
Major
Minor
No
No
Russian and Eastern European Studies* SD SD No No
No
No
No
No
Sociology Major No No No
Major
No
No
No
Sociology and Anthropology Major Minor No No
Major
Minor
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
Theatre Major No No No
Major
No
No
No
World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures SD Minor No No
No
Minor
No
No
updated August 2020

* Student Designed Program

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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.

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