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Students at Sewanee may select from 36 major programs. They 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. 

Student initiated majors are also possible.  Interested students should see the Associate Dean of the College.

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. Click here for additional details and requirements concerning majors.

Career & Leadership Development and faculty advisors in the major help students make the transition between Sewanee and life beyond the Mountain. See What Can I do with This Major? 

Please click on a department link in the sidebar to the left.

Although students interested in careers in business, education, engineering, law, or medicine cannot major in these subjects at Sewanee, they 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. See Pre-professional Programs.

Theatre students perform Once Upon a Mattress in the Tennessee Williams Center.