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==MIT Departments and Majors==
 
==MIT Departments and Majors==
  
The following is a comprehensive list of MIT's departments and the undergraduate degree programs (majors) they offer. Some departments do not offer undergraduate degree programs while others offer more than one, particularly those that focus on two or more main areas of study. Majors that have names listed next to them lead to a Bachelor of Science in <I>name of major</I> while those without names are degree programs leading to a generic Bachelor of Science degree which typically allow more flexibility in course choices and a broader educational focus than the department offering the major.
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The following is a comprehensive list of MIT's departments and the undergraduate degree programs (majors) they offer. Some departments do not offer undergraduate degree programs while others offer more than one, particularly those that focus on two or more main areas of study. Majors that have names listed next to them lead to a Bachelor of Science in <I>name of major</I> while those without names are degree programs leading to a generic Bachelor of Science degree which typically allow more flexibility in course choices and a broader educational focus than the department offering the major. Some majors offer different variants, called options, tracks, areas, or other names, which allow students to focus on a specific area within the major.  
  
 
*<B>Course 1: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering</B>
 
*<B>Course 1: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering</B>
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*<B>Course 4: Department of Architecture</B>
 
*<B>Course 4: Department of Architecture</B>
 
** Course 4: Art and Design
 
** Course 4: Art and Design
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*** Architectural Design Discipline Stream
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*** Visual Arts Discipline Stream
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*** Building Technology Discipline Stream
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*** History, Theory, and Criticism of Art and Architecture Discipline Stream
 
** Course 4-B
 
** Course 4-B
 
*<B>Course 5: Department of Chemistry</B>
 
*<B>Course 5: Department of Chemistry</B>
 
** Course 5: Chemistry
 
** Course 5: Chemistry
 
*<B>Course 6: Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science</B>
 
*<B>Course 6: Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science</B>
** Course 6-1: Electrical Engineering
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** Course 6-1: Electrical Science and Engineering
 
** Course 6-2: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
 
** Course 6-2: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
 
** Course 6-3: Computer Science and Engineering
 
** Course 6-3: Computer Science and Engineering
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*<B>Course 8: Department of Physics</B>
 
*<B>Course 8: Department of Physics</B>
 
** Course 8: Physics
 
** Course 8: Physics
** Course 8-A: Physics with Electrical Engineering
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*** Focused Option (formerly the main Course 8 major)
** Course 8-B: Physics
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*** Flexible Option (formerly Course 8-B)
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** Course 8-A: Physics with Electrical Engineering (disappearing soon)
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** Course 8-B: Physics (now <I>Physics - Flexible Option</I>)
 
*<B>Course 9: Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences</B>
 
*<B>Course 9: Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences</B>
 
** Course 9: Brain and Cognitive Sciences
 
** Course 9: Brain and Cognitive Sciences
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*<B>Course 11: Department of Urban Studies and Planning</B>
 
*<B>Course 11: Department of Urban Studies and Planning</B>
 
** Course 11: Planning
 
** Course 11: Planning
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*** Urban and Environmental Planning
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*** Urban Studies
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*** Urban and Regional Public Policy
 
*<B>Course 12: Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences</B>
 
*<B>Course 12: Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences</B>
 
** Course 12: Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
 
** Course 12: Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
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*** Area 1: Geoscience
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*** Area 2: Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate
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*** Area 3: Planetary Science and Planetary Astronomy
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*** Area 4: Environmental Science
 
*<B>Course 13: Department of Ocean Engineering</B> <I>(merged with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, effective 1 January 2005)</I>
 
*<B>Course 13: Department of Ocean Engineering</B> <I>(merged with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, effective 1 January 2005)</I>
 
*<B>Course 14: Department of Economics</B>
 
*<B>Course 14: Department of Economics</B>
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*<B>Course 15: Sloan School of Management</B>
 
*<B>Course 15: Sloan School of Management</B>
 
** Course 15: Management
 
** Course 15: Management
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*** Finance
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*** Information Technologies
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*** Marketing Science
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*** Operations Research
 
*<B>Course 16: Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics</B>
 
*<B>Course 16: Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics</B>
 
** Course 16-1: Aerospace Engineering
 
** Course 16-1: Aerospace Engineering
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*<B>Course 18: Department of Mathematics</B>
 
*<B>Course 18: Department of Mathematics</B>
 
** Course 18: Mathematics
 
** Course 18: Mathematics
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*** General Mathematics Option
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*** Applied Mathematics Option
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*** Theoretical Mathematics Option
 
** Course 18-C: Mathematics with Computer Science
 
** Course 18-C: Mathematics with Computer Science
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*<B>Course 20: Department of Biological Engineering </B>
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** Course 20: Biological Engineering
 
*<B>Course 21: Department of Humanities</B>
 
*<B>Course 21: Department of Humanities</B>
 
** Course 21: Humanities
 
** Course 21: Humanities
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*** German
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*** Major Departures
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**** American Studies
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**** Ancient and Medieval Studies
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**** East Asian Studies
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**** Latin American Studies
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**** Psychology
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**** Russian Studies
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**** Theater Arts
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**** Women's Studies
 
** Course 21E: Humanities and Engineering
 
** Course 21E: Humanities and Engineering
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*** American Studies
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*** Ancient and Medieval Studies
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*** Anthropology
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*** Comparative Media Studies
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*** East Asian Studies
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*** Foreign Languages and Literatures (in French, German, or Spanish)
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*** History
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*** Latin American Studies
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*** Literature
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*** Music
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*** Psychology
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*** Russian Studies
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*** Science, Technology, and Society
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*** Theater Arts
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*** Women's Studies
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*** Writing (Creative or Expository)
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*** Writing (Science Writing or Technical Communication Studies)
 
** Course 21S: Humanities and Science
 
** Course 21S: Humanities and Science
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*** American Studies
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*** Ancient and Medieval Studies
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*** Anthropology
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*** Comparative Media Studies
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*** East Asian Studies
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*** Foreign Languages and Literatures (in French, German, or Spanish)
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*** History
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*** Latin American Studies
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*** Literature
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*** Music
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*** Psychology
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*** Russian Studies
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*** Science, Technology, and Society
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*** Theater Arts
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*** Women's Studies
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*** Writing (Creative or Expository)
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*** Writing (Science Writing or Technical Communication Studies)
 
*<B>Course 21A: Program in Anthropology</B>
 
*<B>Course 21A: Program in Anthropology</B>
 
** Course 21A: Anthropology
 
** Course 21A: Anthropology
 
*<B>Course 21F: Foreign Languages and Literatures Section</B>
 
*<B>Course 21F: Foreign Languages and Literatures Section</B>
 
** Course 21F: Foreign Languages and Literatures
 
** Course 21F: Foreign Languages and Literatures
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*** Program 1: French Studies
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*** Program 2: Spanish Studies
 
*<B>Course 21H: History Section</B>
 
*<B>Course 21H: History Section</B>
 
** Course 21H: History
 
** Course 21H: History
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*<B>Course 21W: Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies</B>
 
*<B>Course 21W: Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies</B>
 
** Course 21W: Writing
 
** Course 21W: Writing
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*** Program 1: Creative or Expository Writing
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*** Program 2: Science Writing or Technical Communication Studies
 
*<B>Course 22: Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering</B>
 
*<B>Course 22: Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering</B>
 
** Course 22: Nuclear Science and Engineering
 
** Course 22: Nuclear Science and Engineering
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** Course 24-1: Philosophy
 
** Course 24-1: Philosophy
 
** Course 24-2: Linguistics and Philosophy
 
** Course 24-2: Linguistics and Philosophy
*<B>Course BE: Biological Engineering Division</B>
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*** Linguistics Track
** Course BE: Biological Engineering
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*** Philosophy Track
 
*<B>Course CMS: Program in Comparative Media Studies</B>
 
*<B>Course CMS: Program in Comparative Media Studies</B>
 
** Course CMS: Comparative Media Studies
 
** Course CMS: Comparative Media Studies
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*East Asian Studies
 
*East Asian Studies
 
*Economics
 
*Economics
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*Energy
 
*Environmental Engineering Science
 
*Environmental Engineering Science
 
*European Studies
 
*European Studies
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==External Links==
 
==External Links==
 
* [http://web.mit.edu/catalogue/overv.welco.shtml <I>MIT Bulletin</I>]
 
* [http://web.mit.edu/catalogue/overv.welco.shtml <I>MIT Bulletin</I>]
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* [http://web.mit.edu/cvnguyen/www/phase/majorstats2.pdf Chieu's useless statistical survey of how popular the various majors are (PDF)]
  
  
 
[[Category:MIT Culture]]
 
[[Category:MIT Culture]]

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MIT's various departments offer a broad range of majors. Most departments are numbered numerically and all subjects offered by a department are in the form of X.Y, where X is the department number or symbol. Departments are also known as Courses (capitalized), as are the degree programs offered by them.

MIT Departments and Majors

The following is a comprehensive list of MIT's departments and the undergraduate degree programs (majors) they offer. Some departments do not offer undergraduate degree programs while others offer more than one, particularly those that focus on two or more main areas of study. Majors that have names listed next to them lead to a Bachelor of Science in name of major while those without names are degree programs leading to a generic Bachelor of Science degree which typically allow more flexibility in course choices and a broader educational focus than the department offering the major. Some majors offer different variants, called options, tracks, areas, or other names, which allow students to focus on a specific area within the major.

  • Course 1: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • Course 1-C: Civil Engineering
    • Course 1-E: Environmental Engineering Science
    • Course 1-A
  • Course 2: Department of Mechanical Engineering
    • Course 2: Mechanical Engineering
    • Course 2-A
    • Course 2-OE: Mechanical and Ocean Engineering
  • Course 3: Department of Materials Science and Engineering
    • Course 3: Materials Science and Engineering
    • Course 3-A
    • Course 3-C: Archaeology and Materials
  • Course 4: Department of Architecture
    • Course 4: Art and Design
      • Architectural Design Discipline Stream
      • Visual Arts Discipline Stream
      • Building Technology Discipline Stream
      • History, Theory, and Criticism of Art and Architecture Discipline Stream
    • Course 4-B
  • Course 5: Department of Chemistry
    • Course 5: Chemistry
  • Course 6: Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    • Course 6-1: Electrical Science and Engineering
    • Course 6-2: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    • Course 6-3: Computer Science and Engineering
  • Course 7: Department of Biology
    • Course 7: Biology
    • Course 7-A
  • Course 8: Department of Physics
    • Course 8: Physics
      • Focused Option (formerly the main Course 8 major)
      • Flexible Option (formerly Course 8-B)
    • Course 8-A: Physics with Electrical Engineering (disappearing soon)
    • Course 8-B: Physics (now Physics - Flexible Option)
  • Course 9: Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
    • Course 9: Brain and Cognitive Sciences
  • Course 10: Department of Chemical Engineering
    • Course 10: Chemical Engineering
    • Course 10-B: Chemical-Biological Engineering
    • Course 10-C
  • Course 11: Department of Urban Studies and Planning
    • Course 11: Planning
      • Urban and Environmental Planning
      • Urban Studies
      • Urban and Regional Public Policy
  • Course 12: Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
    • Course 12: Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
      • Area 1: Geoscience
      • Area 2: Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate
      • Area 3: Planetary Science and Planetary Astronomy
      • Area 4: Environmental Science
  • Course 13: Department of Ocean Engineering (merged with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, effective 1 January 2005)
  • Course 14: Department of Economics
    • Course 14: Economics
  • Course 15: Sloan School of Management
    • Course 15: Management
      • Finance
      • Information Technologies
      • Marketing Science
      • Operations Research
  • Course 16: Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    • Course 16-1: Aerospace Engineering
    • Course 16-2: Aerospace Engineering with Information Technology
  • Course 17: Department of Political Science
    • Course 17: Political Science
  • Course 18: Department of Mathematics
    • Course 18: Mathematics
      • General Mathematics Option
      • Applied Mathematics Option
      • Theoretical Mathematics Option
    • Course 18-C: Mathematics with Computer Science
  • Course 20: Department of Biological Engineering
    • Course 20: Biological Engineering
  • Course 21: Department of Humanities
    • Course 21: Humanities
      • German
      • Major Departures
        • American Studies
        • Ancient and Medieval Studies
        • East Asian Studies
        • Latin American Studies
        • Psychology
        • Russian Studies
        • Theater Arts
        • Women's Studies
    • Course 21E: Humanities and Engineering
      • American Studies
      • Ancient and Medieval Studies
      • Anthropology
      • Comparative Media Studies
      • East Asian Studies
      • Foreign Languages and Literatures (in French, German, or Spanish)
      • History
      • Latin American Studies
      • Literature
      • Music
      • Psychology
      • Russian Studies
      • Science, Technology, and Society
      • Theater Arts
      • Women's Studies
      • Writing (Creative or Expository)
      • Writing (Science Writing or Technical Communication Studies)
    • Course 21S: Humanities and Science
      • American Studies
      • Ancient and Medieval Studies
      • Anthropology
      • Comparative Media Studies
      • East Asian Studies
      • Foreign Languages and Literatures (in French, German, or Spanish)
      • History
      • Latin American Studies
      • Literature
      • Music
      • Psychology
      • Russian Studies
      • Science, Technology, and Society
      • Theater Arts
      • Women's Studies
      • Writing (Creative or Expository)
      • Writing (Science Writing or Technical Communication Studies)
  • Course 21A: Program in Anthropology
    • Course 21A: Anthropology
  • Course 21F: Foreign Languages and Literatures Section
    • Course 21F: Foreign Languages and Literatures
      • Program 1: French Studies
      • Program 2: Spanish Studies
  • Course 21H: History Section
    • Course 21H: History
  • Course 21L: Literature Section
    • Course 21L: Literature
  • Course 21M: Music and Theater Arts Section
    • Course 21M: Music
  • Course 21W: Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies
    • Course 21W: Writing
      • Program 1: Creative or Expository Writing
      • Program 2: Science Writing or Technical Communication Studies
  • Course 22: Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering
    • Course 22: Nuclear Science and Engineering
  • Course 24: Department of Linguistics and Philosophy
    • Course 24-1: Philosophy
    • Course 24-2: Linguistics and Philosophy
      • Linguistics Track
      • Philosophy Track
  • Course CMS: Program in Comparative Media Studies
    • Course CMS: Comparative Media Studies
  • Course CSB: Program in Computational and Systems Biology
  • Course ESD: Engineering Systems Division
  • Course HST: Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology
  • Course MAS: Program in Media Arts and Sciences
  • Course STS: Program in Science, Technology, and Society
    • Course STS: Science, Technology, and Society

(Source: MIT Bulletin, 2005-2006)

MIT Minors

In addition, MIT offers the following minors. Minors generally consist of five to seven classes, usually six, in a particular area of study.

  • African and African Diaspora Studies
  • Ancient and Medieval Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied International Studies
  • Architecture
  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Brain and Cognitive Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Civil Engineering
  • Comparative Media Studies
  • Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics
  • Energy
  • Environmental Engineering Science
  • European Studies
  • French
  • German
  • History
  • History of Art and Architecture
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Management
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Music
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy
  • Russian Studies
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Spanish
  • Theater Arts
  • Toxicology and Environmental Health
  • Urban Studies and Planning
  • Women's Studies
  • Writing

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