For many fields, you can wait until your sophomore year to choose your major. Other fields, especially in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Economics, require a particular sequence of courses that you should begin in your first year. What follows are introductions to each of Yale College's majors; you can find more information about registration and course selection here.

Interdisciplinary Studies

African American Studies (B.A.)
African Studies (B.A.)
American Studies (B.A.)
Archaeological Studies (B.A.)
Computer Science and Economics (B.S.)
Computer Science and Psychology (B.A.)
Computing and Linguistics
Computing and the Arts (B.A.)
East Asian Studies (B.A.)
Economics & Mathematics (B.A.)
Ethics, Politics, and Economics (B.A.)
Ethnicity, Race, and Migration (B.A.)
Latin American Studies (B.A.)
Mathematics and Philosophy (B.A.)
Modern Middle East Studies (B.A.)
Physics and Philosophy (B.A. or B.S.)
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (B.A.)

Humanities and Arts

Architecture (B.A.)
Art (B.A.)
Classical Civilization (B.A.)
Classics (B.A.)
Comparative Literature (B.A.)
East Asian Languages and Literatures (B.A.)
English (B.A.)
Film and Media Studies (B.A.)
French (B.A.)
German Studies (B.A.)
Greek, Ancient and Modern (B.A.)
History (B.A.)
History of Art (B.A.)
History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health (B.A.)
Humanities (B.A.)
Italian (B.A.)
Judaic Studies (B.A.)
Music (B.A.)
Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (B.A.)
Philosophy (B.A.)
Portuguese (B.A.)
Religious Studies (B.A.)
Russian (B.A.)
Russian and East European Studies (B.A.)
South Asian Studies (second major only)
Spanish (B.A.)
Theater and Performance Studies (B.A.)
Urban Studies (B.A.)

Social Sciences

Anthropology (B.A.)
Cognitive Science (B.A. or B.S.)
Economics (B.A.)
Global Affairs (B.A.)
Linguistics (B.A.)
Political Science (B.A.)
Psychology (B.A. or B.S.)
Sociology (B.A.)
Statistics and Data Science (B.A. or B.S.)

Sciences and Engineering

Applied Mathematics (B.A. or B.S.)
Applied Physics (B.S.)
Astronomy (B.A.)
Astrophysics (B.S.)
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Chemistry (B.A. or B.S.)
Computer Science (B.A. or B.S.)
Computer Science and Mathematics (B.S.)
Earth and Planetary Sciences (B.A. or B.S.)
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (B.A. or B.S.)
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (B.S.)
Environmental Engineering (B.S.)
Environmental Studies (B.A. or B.S.)
Mathematics (B.A. or B.S.)
Mathematics and Physics (B.S.)
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry (B.A. or B.S.)
Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (B.A. or B.S.)
Neuroscience (B.A. or B.S.)
Physics (B.S.)
Physics and Geosciences (B.S.)