Majors and Programs in Yale College

Major Roadmaps

The Yale College Deans Office in consultation with the Directors of Undergraduate Studies 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. 

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.

Web sites with FAQs and major information specifically for first-years and sophomores:

Majors and subjects of instruction.