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Rice University Available Degrees, Graduation Requirements, & Faculty Information

Houston, TX

Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Latin American Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Statistics, General
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Engineering, Social sciences, Computer and information sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


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

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
694
Part-Time Faculty
193
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
76%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 27% of classes
10-19 students: 42% of classes
20-29 students: 9% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
3,221,169
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
245
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
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 Environmental Engineering, Master of Arts, Master of Mechanical Engineering, Master of Environmental Science, Master of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Master of Computer Science, Professional Master of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration, Master of Civil Engineering, Master of Statistics, Master of Science, Master of Science in Teaching, Executive Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Architecture, Master of Materials Science

Master's Programs of Study

  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Astronomy
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computational Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Education--General
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • History
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematical and Computational Finance
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Science Education
  • Statistics
  • Urban Design

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Architecture, Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • African Studies
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Astronomy
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biostatistics
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computational Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • History
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Jewish Studies
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematical and Computational Finance
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Religion
  • Science Education
  • Statistics
  • Urban Design

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