What makes students flock to study certain subjects? Is it what they bring to their courses or is it the extraordinary professors they find once they take a class or two?
At Mount Holyoke College, it’s a little bit of both.
We offer 48 departmental and interdepartmental majors, with biology, economics, environmental studies and psychology among the most popular. Our fastest-growing major? Computer science. Our newest? Data science.
As a Mount Holyoke student, you choose your first classes based on your personal interests and experiences. No matter what discipline you select, you find innovative professors at the top of their fields in their research.
They also love teaching and they love the close communities they form in their departments and programs. New, diverse, accomplished faculty are the latest to join the College’s nearly 200-year-old legacy of world-renowned experts in history, the sciences, economics, international relations, mathematics, politics and more. Two-thirds of new faculty hired in the last five years are people of color.
The most popular majors at Mount Holyoke are among the most popular with college students nationwide because they offer solid skills and clear career paths. And what happens when you start taking classes in that area? You take more because of the quality of the faculty, your many options for individual work and research, and your close connections with your professors.
Read about some of the most popular majors. See yourself here.