Stanford offers students seven schools under the university, which include Business, Earth Sciences, Education, Engineering, Humanities and Science, Law, and Medicine.

Undergraduates must complete at least 180 units. This will include their major courses, writing and rhetoric, a year of foreign language, and more. Each student should expect a strong liberal arts foundation, development of knowledge in their major, and plenty of learning experiences. The school encourages students to find their own educational path, with the help of a guideline and an adviser.

Some of the top majors taken at Stanford are Computer Science, Human Biology, Engineering, Other, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Economics, General.

Top Majors and Programs - Most Popular Degrees in 2018 (1st majors)

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My Majors Major # Students # Female % Female # Male % Male
African-American/Black Studies 11 8 73% 3 27%
American Indian/Native American Studies 1 0 % 1 100%
American/United States Studies/Civilization 17 13 76% 4 24%
Anthropology 12 11 92% 1 8%
Applied Mathematics, Other 27 8 30% 19 70%
Archeology 3 2 67% 1 33%
Area Studies, Other 2 2 100% 0 %
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 7 5 71% 2 29%
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 21 13 62% 8 38%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 107 52 49% 55 51%
Chemical Engineering 30 7 23% 23 77%
Chemistry, General 10 6 60% 4 40%
Civil Engineering, General 22 14 64% 8 36%
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 10 7 70% 3 30%
Cognitive Science 54 26 48% 28 52%
Communication and Media Studies, Other 21 14 67% 7 33%
Comparative Literature 11 4 36% 7 64%
Computer Science 259 64 25% 195 75%
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 4 3 75% 1 25%
East Asian Studies 3 3 100% 0 %
Economics, General 105 42 40% 63 60%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 50 5 10% 45 90%
Engineering, Other 117 60 51% 57 49%
Engineering/Industrial Management 60 14 23% 46 77%
English Language and Literature, General 53 33 62% 20 38%
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 8 6 75% 2 25%
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 15 12 80% 3 20%
Film/Cinema/Video Studies 3 3 100% 0 %
Fine/Studio Arts, General 6 5 83% 1 17%
French Language and Literature 7 6 86% 1 14%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other 2 2 100% 0 %
Geology/Earth Science, General 21 13 62% 8 38%
Geophysics and Seismology 2 0 % 2 100%
History, General 41 24 59% 17 41%
Human Biology 154 111 72% 43 28%
International Relations and Affairs 54 42 78% 12 22%
Japanese Language and Literature 1 1 100% 0 %
Linguistics 4 2 50% 2 50%
Materials Engineering 16 6 38% 10 63%
Mathematics, General 30 7 23% 23 77%
Mechanical Engineering 94 30 32% 64 68%
Music, General 13 4 31% 9 69%
Philosophy 13 3 23% 10 77%
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other 4 1 25% 3 75%
Physics, General 19 5 26% 14 74%
Political Science and Government, General 45 25 56% 20 44%
Psychology, General 47 32 68% 15 32%
Public Policy Analysis, General 19 11 58% 8 42%
Religion/Religious Studies 2 1 50% 1 50%
Russian Language and Literature 4 2 50% 2 50%
Science, Technology and Society 95 51 54% 44 46%
Sociology 6 3 50% 3 50%
Spanish Language and Literature 1 1 100% 0 %
Urban Studies/Affairs 3 3 100% 0 %
Degree data from 2015-2016
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