Majors and Programs in Yale College

Subjects of Instruction

The Subjects of Instruction page in the Yale College Programs of Study (YCPS) will bring you to a standard set of information for each subject of instruction in Yale College:

  • Overview
  • First Year
  • Faculty 
  • Courses
  • Director of undergraduate studies (DUS)
  • URL for departmental website

► The First Year tab in the YCPS and on most departmental websites provides information geared especially to first-year students.

Many departments also have FAQs on their websites.

Major Roadmaps

The Yale College Deans Office in consultation with the Directors of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) has undertaken a project designed to help students compare majors and navigate their ways through them. They have created a series of “Major Roadmaps” or visual representation indicating how students go through that major as well as a typical course sequence, in some cases. Many majors offer multiple paths, and the maps are designed to facilitate comparison. The roadmaps and typical course sequences are visually uniform so that students may easily compare one major with another at a glance. 

A dining hall filled with people eating.

The YCDO and DUSes are currently working with Yale’s largest majors, but are adding roadmaps regularly, so please check the Office of the Unversity Registrar’s Website for additions.

More detailed descriptions of the requirements for each major can be found under Subjects of Instruction in the Yale College Programs of Study.

Most departments maintain web sites with information about their majors, programs, and faculty members.

Majors and programs that require an application, review, or audition.

Yale Graduates’ Career Outcomes by Major

The Office of Career Strategy reports postgraduate information six months after graduation in accordance with guidelines set by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. This interactive tool allows you to search outcomes (jobs, salaries, etc.) by year and major. For more detailed information please visit Statistics & Reports.

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