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Majors & Concentrations

M: Major

Carleton offers a Bachelor of Arts in 37 majors. Students may also design their own major with faculty guidance and approval.

C: Concentration

Students may elect to earn a concentration in addition to their major. Concentrations usually focus on issues that cut across the boundaries of two or more academic disciplines.

Other Subjects

Carleton also offers classes in these subjects:

Faculty A-Z

Profiles, bios, & CVs of all Carleton faculty – by name, department, and interest.

Course Catalog

Fascinating courses that match your interests & schedule

Academic News

  • August 19, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Gretchen Hofmeister and Chemistry Department Awarded NSF MRI Grant

    Gretchen HofmeisterGretchen Hofmeister, Professor of Chemistry, along with coPIs Dave Alberg, Professor of Chemistry, and Matt Whited, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, have been awarded a National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation grant for the acquisition of a new 400 MHz NMR spectrometer to support research and undergraduate research training. The improved capabilities and experimental efficiencies of the new spectrometer compared with Carleton’s current instrument will extend access to a broader range of students at Carleton, St. Olaf, and the local high school, providing new opportunities for undergraduate researchers to perform more sophisticated experiments.

  • Bing Shui '16
    July 29, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Rising Junior Bing Shui '16 Awarded Harvard Stem Cell Institute Internship

    Bing Shui '16 (China), a rising junior majoring in biology, is one of forty undergraduate students accepted into the 2014 Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) Internship Program, which provides participants with a challenging summer research experience in a cutting-edge stem cell science laboratory.

    Since early June, Shui has been working in the Boston Children’s Hospital laboratory of HSCI Affiliated Faculty member Xi He, PhD, known for his research on cell-to-cell communication. Shui’s project this summer is to study how a newly discovered protein controls how genes function in intestinal stem cells and colorectal cancer cells.