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, Mechanical Engineering, Science, Technology and Society.

Top Majors and Programs - Most Popular Degrees in 2019 (1st majors)

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My Majors Major # Students # Female % Female # Male % Male
African-American/Black Studies 16 12 75% 4 25%
American Indian/Native American Studies 1 0 % 1 100%
American/United States Studies/Civilization 10 6 60% 4 40%
Anthropology 9 9 100% 0 0%
Applied Mathematics, Other 41 14 34% 27 66%
Archeology 2 1 50% 1 50%
Area Studies, Other 3 3 100% 0 0%
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 11 7 64% 4 36%
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 27 15 56% 12 44%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 79 40 51% 39 49%
Chemical Engineering 35 13 37% 22 63%
Chemistry, General 17 3 18% 14 82%
Chinese Language and Literature 3 3 100% 0 0%
Civil Engineering, General 7 3 43% 4 57%
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 13 10 77% 3 23%
Cognitive Science 63 21 33% 42 67%
Communication and Media Studies, Other 21 11 52% 10 48%
Comparative Literature 11 6 55% 5 45%
Computer Science 273 88 32% 185 68%
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 4 2 50% 2 50%
East Asian Studies 4 2 50% 2 50%
Economics, General 83 23 28% 60 72%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 60 14 23% 46 77%
Engineering, Other 112 48 43% 64 57%
Engineering/Industrial Management 54 19 35% 35 65%
English Language and Literature, General 36 28 78% 8 22%
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 10 7 70% 3 30%
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 10 7 70% 3 30%
Film/Cinema/Video Studies 5 3 60% 2 40%
Fine/Studio Arts, General 8 6 75% 2 25%
French Language and Literature 1 1 100% 0 0%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other 2 2 100% 0 0%
Geology/Earth Science, General 29 21 72% 8 28%
Geophysics and Seismology 3 1 33% 2 67%
German Language and Literature 2 0 % 2 100%
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies 1 1 100% 0 0%
History, General 38 19 50% 19 50%
Human Biology 126 94 75% 32 25%
International Relations and Affairs 55 44 80% 11 20%
Japanese Language and Literature 3 1 33% 2 67%
Linguistics 6 5 83% 1 17%
Materials Engineering 9 3 33% 6 67%
Mathematics, General 28 7 25% 21 75%
Mechanical Engineering 85 23 27% 62 73%
Music, General 4 0 % 4 100%
Philosophy 11 1 9% 10 91%
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other 3 0 % 3 100%
Physics, General 23 2 9% 21 91%
Political Science and Government, General 44 20 45% 24 55%
Psychology, General 58 39 67% 19 33%
Public Policy Analysis, General 15 6 40% 9 60%
Russian Language and Literature 1 0 % 1 100%
Science, Technology and Society 84 39 46% 45 54%
Sociology 5 4 80% 1 20%
Urban Studies/Affairs 5 2 40% 3 60%
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