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Majors & Minors

When you apply to MIT, you apply to the entire university, not to a specific major or school. All first-year students begin MIT with an undeclared major. During the freshman year, MIT will provide academic fairs, lectures, seminars, and other programs to help students determine which major will suit them best; they then are free to choose from MIT's majors, without any additional requirements or admission procedures. 

MIT is organized into academic departments, or Courses, which you will often hear referred to by their Course number or acronym. These academic departments offer various undergraduate degrees and minors. The complete list of bachelor's degree programs and minor programs is below.

MIT Majors & Minors

 
major and/or minor  
 
interdisciplinary major  
 
joint major or 2nd degree

 

Concentration Course Major Minor
Aerospace Engineering 16 & 16-ENG
Yes
 
African and African Diaspora Studies 21  
Yes
American Studies 21
Interdisciplinary major
 
Ancient and Medieval Studies 21
Interdisciplinary major
Yes
Anthropology 21A
Yes
Yes
Applied International Studies 17  
Yes
Archaeology and Materials 3-C
Yes
Yes
Architecture 4
Yes
Yes
Architecture Studies 4-B
Yes
 
Art, Culture and Technology 4  
Yes
Asian and Asian Diaspora Studies 21
Interdisciplinary major
Yes
Astronomy 8 or 12  
Yes
Atmospheric Chemistry 12  
Yes
Biological Engineering 20
Yes
 
Biology 7 & 7-A
Yes
Yes
Biomedical Engineering 20  
Yes
Brain and Cognitive Sciences 9
Yes
Yes
Business Analytics 15-2
Yes
Yes
Chemical Engineering 10 & 10-C & 10-ENG
Yes
 
Chemical-Biological Engineering 10-B
Yes
 
Chemistry 5
Yes
Yes
Chinese 21G  
Yes
Civil and Environmental Engineering 1-ENG
Yes
 
Civil and Environmental Systems 1  
Yes
Civil Engineering 1  
Yes
Comparative Media Studies CMS
Yes
Yes
Computer Science and Computer Science and Engineering  CS&E/6-3
Yes
Yes
Computer Science and Molecular Biology 6-7
Yes
 
Data Science 6-14
Joint major or 2nd degree
 
Design 4  
Yes
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences 12
Yes
Yes
Economics 14
Yes
Yes
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 6-2
Yes
 
Electrical Science and Engineering 6-1
Yes
 
Energy Studies 12  
Yes
Entrepreneurship & Innovation E&I  
Yes
Environmental Engineering Science 1  
Yes
Finance 15-3
Yes
Yes
French 21G
Yes
Yes
German 21G
Yes
Yes
History 21H
Yes
Yes
History of Architecture and Art 4  
Yes
Humanities and Engineering 21E
Joint major or 2nd degree
 
Humanities and Science 21S
Joint major or 2nd degree
 
International Development 11  
Yes
Japanese 21G  
Yes
Latin American and Latino Studies 21
Interdisciplinary major
Yes
Linguistics 24-2
Yes
No
Literature 21L
Yes
Yes
Management 15-1
Yes
Yes
Materials Science and Engineering 3 & 3-A
Yes
 
Mathematical Economics 14-2
Yes
 
Mathematics 18
Yes
Yes
Mathematics with Computer Science 18-C
Yes
 
Mechanical Engineering 2 & 2-A
Yes
 
Mechanical and Ocean Engineering 2-OE
Yes
 
Middle Eastern Studies 21  
Yes
Music 21M
Yes
Yes
Nuclear Science & Engineering 22
Yes
Yes
Philosophy 24-1
Yes
Yes
Physics 8
Yes
Yes
Planning 11
Yes
 
Political Science 17
Yes
Yes
Public Policy 17  
Yes
Russian and Eurasian Studies 21
Interdisciplinary major
Yes
Science, Technology and Society STS
Joint major or 2nd degree
Yes
Spanish 21G
Yes
Yes
Statistics and Data Science IDSS  
Yes
Theater Arts 21M
Yes
Yes
Toxicology and Environmental Health 20  
Yes
Urban Studies and Planning 11  
Yes
Women's and Gender Studies 21
Interdisciplinary major
Yes
Writing 21W
Yes
Yes

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