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Brown University Available Degrees, Graduation Requirements, & Faculty Information

Providence, RI

Academic Calendar System
Summer Session
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors

  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Archeology
  • Architectural History and Criticism, General
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biophysics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Studies
  • Geochemistry
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • German Studies
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Italian Studies
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music, General
  • Musicology and Ethnomusicology
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Studies
  • Sociology
  • South Asian Studies
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Computer and information sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Curriculum
Not required for most or all students
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Not required

Faculty and Instruction

Full-Time Faculty
Part-Time Faculty
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 35% of classes
10-19 students: 36% of classes
20-29 students: 12% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Not accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Not available

Academic Resources

Library Available on Campus
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education

Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Public Affairs, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Public Health, Master of Science, Master of Public Policy, Master of Arts in Teaching

Master's Programs of Study

  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Cell Biology
  • Classics
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Education--General
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Linguistics
  • Materials Sciences
  • Molecular Biology
  • Pathobiology
  • Physics
  • Psychology--General
  • Sociology

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Medicine

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Allopathic Medicine
  • Archaeology
  • Asian Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Classics
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • French
  • Geosciences
  • History of Science and Technology
  • Linguistics
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • Pathobiology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Religion
  • Sociology

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