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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. MIT announced a record number of new majors and minors for 2017. New majors are Business Analytics, Finance, Management, and Mathematical Economics. New minors are Business Analytics, Computer Science, Design, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Finance, Management, and Statistics and Data Science. MIT offers a total of 49 major and 55 minor programs. The complete list of bachelor's degree programs and minor programs is below.

MIT Majors & Minors

 
major and/or minor  
 
major-departure  
 
joint major or 2nd degree

 

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