Degree Requirements

Major Fields of Study

Lafayette students typically declare a major by the end of their sophomore year. Engineering students normally indicate their particular engineering field at the end of their first year.

The following links connect to department and program pages listing current academic year (2012-2013) course requirements for the degree:






*Minor programs also are available in these fields

Additional Minor Programs

Self-designed Majors (recent examples)

  • Arabic Studies
  • Architecture
  • Archeology
  • Classics
  • Community Development
  • Computational Biology
  • Creative Media & Social Justice
  • Creative Performance
  • Environmental Studies in U.S. Policy
  • Film & Media in Politics
  • Latin American & Caribbean Studies
  • Linguistic Studies
  • Management Science
  • Media and Communications
  • Medieval & Renaissance Studies
  • Modern Japanese Studies
  • Multimedia Design & Marketing
  • Social Inequality & Politics
  • Studies in Human Rights


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