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Majors and Minors

Beloit takes great pride in the fact that the most popular major among entering students is “undecided.”  Our flexible curriculum with over 50 fields of study in 28 departments allows even the most focused students to discover intellectual connections between departments and majors.  It is not unusual for a student who arrives here on a determined path of pre-med to then discover anthropology as an equal passion.  That student may become a major in “Health and Society,” and still be well-prepared for medical school.  These connections occur across the curriculum and the possibilities are bountiful.  No matter what, Beloit students become lifelong learners—the only way to thrive in rapidly changing times. 

Majors, Minors, and Pre-Professional Programs

(majors also available as a minor are denoted with a *) 

  • Anthropology*
  • Art and Art History*
    • Studio art
    • Art history
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology*
    • Ecology, evolution, and behavioral
    • Environmental
    • Mathematical
    • Molecular, cellular, and integrative
  • Business Economics (See Economics)
  • Chemistry*
    • Chemistry
    • Applied
    • Biological
    • Environmental
  • Classics
    • Classical civilization
    • Classical philology
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science*
  • Creative Writing (See English)
  • Critical Identity Studies*
  • Dance (See Theatre, Dance and Media Studies)
  • Economics
    • Economics
    • International Political Economy
    • Business Economics
  • Education and Youth Studies
    • Children and schools (Teacher certification)
    • Adolescents and schools (Teacher certification)
    • Youth and society
  • Engineering Dual-Degree Program
  • English*
    • Literary studies
    • Creative writing
  • Environmental Management and Forestry Program
  • Environmental Studies*
  • Gender Studies (see Critical Identity Studies)
  • Geology*
    • Geology
    • Environmental
  • Health and Society*
  • History*
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (self-designed)*
  • International Relations
  • Mathematics*
  • Medical Professions Programs (Pre-Med)
  • Modern Languages and Literatures*
    • Chinese language and culture
    • French
    • German
    • Japanese language and culture
    • Modern languages
    • Russian
    • Spanish
  • Music*
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies*
    • Philosophy
    • Religious studies
  • Physics*
  • Political Science*
  • Pre-Law Preparation Program
  • Psychology
  • Science for Elementary Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Theatre, Dance and Media Studies
    • Dance
    • Media Studies
    • Performance
    • Production

We have assembled in-depth descriptions of departments and programs and we invite you to read through the areas of interest to you.  Then, take a look at some fields you would have never considered.