Academics

Decide where you want to make a difference.
Allegheny will prepare you.

As a liberal arts college, Allegheny has as its first concern intellectual growth. The curriculum and graduation requirements are designed to provide educational depth as well as intellectual breadth. Successful completion of Allegheny’s four-year program leads to the degree Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science.

Majors & Minors Graduation Requirements Academic Rigor & Support

Academic Programs Major Minor Interdivisional
American Studies  
Applied Computing
Computer Science Department
   
Art History  
Art and Technology    
Art and the Environment  
Asian Studies  
Astronomy
Physics Department
   
Biochemistry    
Biology  
Black Studies  
Business Administration
Pre-Professional Programs & Advising
     
Chemistry  
Chinese
Modern and Classical Languages Department
   
Chinese Studies  
Classical Studies  
Communication
Communication Arts Department
 
Community and Justice Studies
Computer Science  
Dance and Movement Studies    
Economics  
Education Studies  
English  
Environmental Geology
Geology Department
   
Environmental Science  
Environmental Studies  
Environmental Writing
English Department
   
French
Modern and Classical Languages Department
 
French Studies  
Geology  
German
Modern and Classical Languages Department
 
German Studies  
Global Health Studies
History  
International Studies  
Jewish Studies    
Journalism in the Public Interest  
Latin
Modern and Classical Languages Department
   
Latin American and Caribbean Studies  
Mathematics  
Medieval and Renaissance Studies  
Middle East and North African Studies  
Music  
Neuroscience    
Philosophy  
Physics  
Political Science  
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Professional Programs & Advising
     
Pre-Med Professions
Pre-Professional Programs & Advising
     
Psychology  
Religious Studies  
Spanish
Modern and Classical Languages Department
 
Studio Art
Art Department
 
Teacher Preparation
Pre-Professional Programs & Advising
 
Theatre
Communication Arts Department
 
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Writing
English Department
   

Curiosity & Persistence

An education in the liberal arts and sciences gives you more choices, more opportunities, and, yes, more challenges.

Allegheny is one of the few liberal arts colleges in the country that will ask you to choose both a major and a minor. The scientist who can present her research in an engaging yet persuasive manner will be more successful in her career; likewise, the international aid worker who can quickly integrate the latest quantitative data will be that much more effective in his work.

Self-Designed Majors & Minors

Students at Allegheny can design their own majors in cases where their academic, personal, and professional interests are not met by the combinations of standard majors and minors.

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