Divisional Studies requires six one-semester Divisional Studies courses, two in each of the three divisions outside the division of the major. At least one divisional course completed in the division of natural sciences must be designated as including a laboratory component.

For purposes of interpreting the Divisional Studies requirement for any student, departmental majors and other degree programs are assigned to divisions. However, several departments offer individual courses that may be taken toward the Divisional Studies requirement in a division other than that of the departmental major; for example, the Department of Earth & Environment offers both social science and natural science divisional courses. To ensure that a sufficient range of disciplines are discovered and explored, students may not apply courses from a single department toward fulfillment of the Divisional Studies requirement in more than one division; and courses offered by the department in which a student is pursuing a major do not count toward the Divisional Studies requirement for that major.

Minors or additional majors completed in divisions other than that of the primary major may be used to fulfill the Divisional Studies requirement in those divisions. For example, students majoring in English (humanities) may elect to fulfill their natural sciences divisional requirement with a minor or second major in physics.

Divisional Studies Courses