Undergraduate Admissions

New Programs

New Undergraduate Major and Minor Concentrations

  • Major and Minor in Marine Science (approved by University Council in October 2008). 51 majors, and 15 minors, were enrolled in apring 2009.
  • Major in Neuroscience (approved by University Council in October 2008). 83 majors were enrolled in spring 2009.
  • Major in Chinese Language & Literature (approved by University Council in February 2009).  One student has already declared this new major, and we expect that, with a record high 33 minors and strong interest among incoming students, some with prior language study, Chinese will grow quickly as a major field of study. 
  • Major and Minor in Comparative Literature (approved by University Council in February 2009). Two students who had been advised on an as-if basis and had met all requirements were able to graduate with this new major in May 2009.
  • Major in Biology with Specialization in Behavioral Biology (approved by the Provost in April 2009 for implementation in fall 2009).
  • Major in Linguistics & Philosophy (pending final University-level review).
  • Minor in Music Performance (new CFA minor, approved for CAS students in November 2009).

New Graduate Degree Programs

  • MA in Global Development Economics (approved by University Council in October 2008). A first cohort of 8 students will matriculate in fall 2009.
  • MA in Global Development Policy (approved by University Council in October 2008). Two students will enter this program in fall 2009. 
  • MA in International Affairs (approved by University Council in October 2008). This new two-year program will welcome 17 students in fall 2009.
  • MA in Latin American Studies (endorsed by the CAS/GRS faculty in February 2009 for final development of study abroad component and University review in 2009/10).

New Dual Degree Program

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)/ Master of Public Health (MPH) (approved by University Council in May 2009 for implementation in fall 2009).