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The Undergraduate Announcement presents the academic regulations, programs of study, and course offerings of the University. Refer to the Princeton University website for further information.

Academic Calendars

University Administrators

Undergraduate Information

The Undergraduate Program


Admission, Financial Aid, Fees


The Undergraduate Honor System



Special Features of the Undergraduate Program


Academic Standing and Regulations


Other Academic Resources


General Education Requirements


Program of Study for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts


Program of Study for the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Academic Departments and Programs


African American Studies, Center for

African Studies, Program in

American Studies, Program in

Anthropology, Department of

Applications of Computing, Program in

Applied and Computational Mathematics, Program in

Architecture and Engineering, Program in

Architecture, School of

Art and Archaeology, Department of

Astrophysical Sciences, Department of

Biophysics, Program in

Chemical and Biological Engineering, Department of

Chemistry, Department of

Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department of

Classics, Department of

Comparative Literature, Department of

Computer Science - A.B., Department of

Computer Science - B.S.E., Department of

Contemporary European Politics and Society, Program in

Creative Writing, Program in

Dance, Program in

East Asian Studies, Department of

East Asian Studies, Program in

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Department of

Economics, Department of

Electrical Engineering, Department of

Engineering Biology, Program in

Engineering Physics, Program in

Engineering and Applied Science, School of

Engineering and Management Systems, Program in

English, Department of

Environmental Studies, Program in

European Cultural Studies, Program in

Film Studies, Committee for

Finance, Program in

French and Italian, Department of

Freshman Seminars in the Residential Colleges, Program of

Gender and Sexuality Studies, Program in

Geological Engineering, Program in

Geosciences, Department of

German, Department of

Global Health and Health Policy, Program in

Hellenic Studies, Program in

History, Department of

Human Values, University Center for

Humanistic Studies, Program in

Information Technology and Society, Program in

Jazz Studies, Program in

Judaic Studies, Program in

Language and Culture, Program in

Latin American Studies, Program in

Latino Studies, Program in

Lewis Center for the Arts

Linguistics, Program in

Materials Science and Engineering, Program in

Mathematics, Department of

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Department of

Medieval Studies, Program in

Molecular Biology, Department of

Music, Department of

Musical Performance, Program in

Near Eastern Studies, Department of

Near Eastern Studies, Program in

Neuroscience, Program in

Operations Research and Financial Engineering, Department of

Philosophy, Department of

Physics, Department of

Planets and Life, Program in

Politics, Department of

Psychology, Department of

Quantitative and Computational Biology, Program in

Religion, Center for the Study of

Religion, Department of

Renaissance Studies, Committee for

Robotics and Intelligent Systems, Program in

Russian and Eurasian Studies, Program in

Slavic Languages and Literatures, Department of

Sociology, Department of

South Asian Studies, Program in

Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures, Department of

Statistical Studies, Committee for

Sustainable Energy, Program in

Teacher Preparation, Program in

Theater, Program in

Translation and Intercultural Communication, Program in

Urban Studies, Program in

Values and Public Life, Program in

Visual Arts, Program in

Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

Writing Program, Princeton

Councils and Institutes


Nondiscrimination Statement. In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other federal, state, and local laws, Princeton University does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, or status as a veteran in any phase of its employment process, in any phase of its admission or financial aid programs, or other aspects of its educational programs or activities. The vice provost for institutional equity and diversity is the individual designated by the University to coordinate its efforts to comply with Title IX, Section 504 and other equal opportunity and affirmative action regulations and laws. Questions or concerns regarding Title IX, Section 504 or other aspects of Princeton's equal opportunity or affirmative action programs should be directed to the Office of the Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity, Princeton University, 205 Nassau Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544 or (609) 258-6110.

Notice. Plans of study, course descriptions, mastheads, and assignments of lecturers apply to the academic year 2011-12 to the best of our knowledge as of June 1, 2011. The University reserves the right to change programs of study, academic requirements, assignment of lecturers, teaching staffs, or the announced academic calendar without prior notice, in accordance with established procedures.

Accreditation. Princeton University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Requests to review documentation supporting this accreditation should be directed to the dean of the college. In addition, of the programs of study offered by the departments of chemical and biological engineering, civil and environmental engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical and aerospace engineering, and operations research and financial engineering of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the following are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, aerospace engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering. The Program in Teacher Preparation is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC). Supporting documentation may be reviewed by contacting the dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science or the director of the Program in Teacher Preparation.