Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences comprises 20 departments and several interdisciplinary programs. Through this varied curriculum, the College offers more than 45 majors and 50 minors. In addition, students can create a unique independent major based on their intellectual and professional interests with the direction of College faculty members.

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Arts and Humanities

  • Acting (BFA)†
  • Art (BFA† or BA)*
  • Art History*
  • Arts Administration
  • Classical Studies*
  • Dance Performance and Choreography (BFA)†
  • Dance Science
  • Drama and Theatre Studies
  • English (creative writing, literature, self-designed, teacher licensure and special education teacher licensure available)*
  • French*
  • Music Education†
  • Music in Liberal Arts
  • Music Performance†
  • Music Theatre (BFA)†
  • Philosophy*
  • Professional Writing and Rhetoric
  • Religious Studies*
  • Spanish (teacher licensure available)*
  • Theatrical Design and Technology*

Natural, Mathematical and Computational Sciences

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Astronomy*
  • Astrophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology (teacher licensure available)
  • Chemistry*
  • Computer Science*
  • Data Analytics
  • Engineering
  • Engineering dual degree programs with Bio-Physics/Biomedical, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Mathematics and Physics
  • Environmental and Ecological Science
  • Environmental and Sustainability Studies*
  • Environmental Studies
  • Exercise Science*
  • Mathematics (teacher licensure and special education teacher licensure available)*
  • Physics*
  • Science Education (secondary science comprehensive licensure in biology, chemistry, environmental science and physics available)
  • Statistics*

Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Anthropology*
  • History (teacher licensure and special education teacher licensure available in history/social studies)*
  • Human Service Studies*
  • International and Global Studies*
  • Policy Studies*
  • Political Science*
  • Psychology*
  • Public Health Studies*
  • Sociology*
  • *also offers a minor
  • †indicates audition, portfolio or interview is required

Additional Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Minors

  • African and African-American Studies
  • American Studies
  • Asian Studies
  • Classical Studies
  • Criminal Justice Studies
  • Dance
  • Data Science
  • Digital Art
  • Game Design
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • German Studies
  • Interreligious Studies
  • Italian Studies
  • Jazz Studies
  • Jewish Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Leadership Studies
  • Literature
  • Middle East Studies
  • Multimedia Authoring
  • Music
  • Music Technology
  • Neuroscience
  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Philosophy, Politics and Economics
  • Photography
  • Piano Pedagogy
  • Poverty and Social Justice Studies
  • Professional Writing Studies
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Theatre Arts
  • Women’s, Gender, and Sexualities Studies

We encourage students to explore our pathways of professional development and credentialing:

  • Health Professions
  • Legal Professions
  • Military Science/ROTC
  • Nonprofit Leadership
  • Peace Corps Prep Program