Major Roadmaps

Mapping our Majors

Yale College offers over 75 majors, and it can be very tough to choose one. After you have chosen one, it may be difficult to determine precisely which courses you need to take and when to take them in order to fulfill the requirements of the major.

The Yale College Deans Office in consultation with the Directors of Undergraduate Studies has undertaken a pilot project designed to help students compare majors and navigate their ways through them. The four pilot majors are in Chemistry, Environmental Studies, History of Art and Political Science.  For each of the four we have created a “roadmap” or visual representation indicating how students go through that major as well as a typical course sequence. Many majors offer multiple paths, and the maps are designed to facilitate comparison. The roadmaps and typical course sequences are visually uniform so that students may easily compare one major with another at a glance.

We are seeking your feedback so that we can extend the pilot to other departments. Please let us know if you have found the maps helpful and how we can improve them.

Chemistry Roadmap Thumbnail
Environmental Studies
History of Art
Political Science