Departments and Interdisciplinary Programs

Students at Sewanee may select from thirty-six major programs. Student initiated majors are also possible. Interested students should see the Associate Dean of the College. Students are assigned a faculty advisor in their major and come to know other students in the program. Seniors in the same major celebrate the completion of their comprehensive examinations, the capstone experience of the major.

A major consists of more than a collection of courses. Each department or committee offering a major helps students plan a coherent program of study. Career Development and Leadership and faculty advisors in the major help students make the transition between Sewanee and life beyond the Mountain.

Although students interested in careers in business, education, engineering, law, or medicine cannot major in these subjects at Sewanee, they will receive excellent preparation for the world of work or post-graduate study through careful selection of courses and by taking advantage of internships, research opportunities, advising, and co-curricular events such as lectures and networking with alumni.