Find your academic home within a department that aligns with your interests, talents, values, and goals.  

Your major is a significant part of your intellectual experience at Princeton. Thoughtfully explore departments before deciding which one is best for you. Even if you feel certain about one major—especially if you feel certain—it’s wise to “parallel plan” or have alternatives in case you have second thoughts, encounter unexpected obstacles, or simply discover you enjoy another field even more! That’s an exciting and transformative part of your journey as a student.

Bear in mind that what you learn in your major will be complemented by your other coursework, minors, internships, study abroad experiences, and extracurriculars. Moreover, every Princeton department teaches you to think critically and creatively, perform research, and communicate your ideas—skills that will serve you well whatever your path after graduation. One of the simplest and best ways to explore potential majors is to take courses in a range of departments. 

Think through Your Options

As you consider majors, make use of the abundance of advising resources available to guide you.