Majors and Minors

Students have three options for academic study:

  • the pursuit of a single major
  • the pursuit of two majors (double major)
  • the pursuit of one major and one minor.

The pursuit of any other combination of multiple majors and/or minors is not permitted.

Student transcripts will list the name of the major, any double major or minor, and the grade on the Senior Capstone Experience.

Students should be aware that the pursuit of a double major or a major and a minor may require more than four years to complete.

Requirements for a major

  • declaring a major and notifying the Office of the Registrar no later than the first semester of the junior year;
  • fulfilling the requirements as designated by the student’s major department;
  • maintaining a minimum grade point average of 2.00 in departmental requirements;
  • passing a Senior Capstone Experience in the major. (See Senior Capstone Experience)
  • Meeting the major residency requirement

The College offers the degree of Bachelor of Arts with these majors:

  • Accounting
  • American Studies
  • Art
  • Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
  • Biology
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Economics & Business
  • English
    • Literary Studies 
    • Film Studies 
    • Creative Writing  
  • Environmental Studies
  • French
  • German
  • Health Sciences
  • History
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Relations
  • Kinesiology 
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy & Religious Studies
  • Physics
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology/Anthropology
    • Anthropology Emphasis 
    • Sociology Emphasis  
  • Spanish
  • Theatre Arts

Policy for double majors

A student may complete a second major at Hendrix by fulfilling the following criteria:

  • completing and filing a letter of intent with the Office of the Registrar to pursue two majors at Hendrix College. This letter of intent must be filed no later than the first semester of the student’s senior year;
  • completing the Hendrix requirements for both majors;
  • maintaining a minimum grade point average of 2.00 in the courses that comprise each major;
  • passing the Senior Capstone Experience for both majors;
  • completing both majors prior to the awarding of the undergraduate degree.

Policy for minors

A student may complete a minor by fulfilling the following requirements:

  • formally declaring intent with the Office of the Registrar. This letter of intent must be filed no later than the first semester of the student’s senior year;
  • completing the course requirements for the minor as specified in the departmental entry in the Catalog;
  • successfully completing at Hendrix at least three of the courses that constitute the minor;
  • maintaining a minimum grade point average of 2.00 in the courses that comprise the minor;
  • completing both a major and the minor prior to the awarding of the undergraduate degree.

The College offers the following academic minors:

  • Accounting
  • Africana Studies
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art-Art History
  • Art-Studio
  • Asian Studies
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Classics
  • Computer Science
  • Dance
  • Economics
  • Education-Secondary Emphasis
  • English
  • Film Studies
  • French
  • Gender Studies
  • German
  • History
  • International Business
  • International Relations
  • Kinesiology 
  • Mathematics 
  • Medical Humanities 
  • Music
  • Neuroscience/ Study of the Mind 
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Public Health 
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Theatre Arts

The college offers one graduate degree, the Master of Arts in Accounting.