Departments & Degree Programs

Academic units at Brown take various forms. These include divisions, departments, centers, and programs, among others. Compared to departments, centers, institutes, programs, and committees are less formal associations of faculty established for interdisciplinary educational and/or research programs.  

Departments, centers, and programs grant degrees. Below find a list of these units and the undergraduate and graduate degrees they offer.

Many Brown students engage in academic work that crosses departmental boundaries. Certain interdisciplinary programs for undergraduates not listed here may be found on the Dean of the College's concentration website.

See also Centers & Institutes, and the complete university A-to-Z.

Africana Studies, Department of

Social Sciences

Department

AB, PhD

American Studies, Department of

Social Sciences

Department

AB, MA, PhD

Anthropology, Department of

Social Sciences

Department

AB, MA, PhD

Applied Mathematics, Division of

Physical Sciences

Department

AB, ScB, PhD

Archaeology and the Ancient World, Joukowsky Institute for

Humanities

Center

AB, PhD

Behavioral and Social Sciences, Department of

Public Health

Department

AM, ScM, PhD

Biology & Medicine, Division of

Biology & Medicine

Department

AB, ScB, MPH, PhD, MD

Biomedical Engineering, Center for

Biology & Medicine

Center

ScB, ScM, PhD

Biostatistics, Department of

Public Health

Department

AM, ScM, PhD

Biotechnology Graduate Program

Biology & Medicine

Program

ScM, PhD

Brown-Pfizer MA Program in Biology

Biology & Medicine

Program

MA

Chemistry, Department of

Physical Sciences

Department

AB, ScB, PhD

Classics, Department of

Humanities

Department

AB, MA, PhD

Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences, Department of

Life Sciences

Department

AB, ScB, PhD

Commerce, Organizations, & Entrepreneurship, C.V. Starr Program in

Social Sciences

Program

AB

Comparative Literature, Department of

Humanities

Department

AB, PhD

Computational Biology, Center for

Life Sciences

Center

ScB, PhD

Computer Science, Department of

Physical Sciences

Department

AB, ScB, ScM, PhD

Development Studies, Program in

Social Sciences

Program

AB

Early Cultures, Program in

Humanities

Program

AB

East Asian Studies, Department of

Humanities

Department

AB

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Department of

Biology & Medicine

Department

AB, ScB, PhD

Economics, Department of

Social Sciences

Department

AB, PhD

Education, Department of

Social Sciences

Department

AB, MAT, MA

Egyptology & Ancient Western Asian Studies, Department of

Humanities

Department

AB, PhD

Engineering, School of

Physical Sciences

Department

ScB, ScM, PhD

English, Department of

Humanities

Department

AB, MA, PhD

Environmental Studies, Center for

Social Sciences

Center

AB, ScB, MA

Epidemiology, Department of

Public Health

Department

ScM, PhD

Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership

Social Sciences

Program

MA

French Studies, Department of

Humanities

Department

AB, PhD

Gender and Sexuality Studies

Humanities

Department

AB

Geological Sciences, Department of

Physical Sciences

Department

AB, ScB, PhD

German Studies, Department of

Humanities

Department

AB, PhD

Health Services, Policy & Practice, Department of

Public Health

Department

PhD

Hispanic Studies, Department of

Humanities

Department

AB, PhD

History of Art and Architecture, Department of

Humanities

Department

AB, PhD

History, Department of

Social Sciences

Department

AB, MA, PhD

IE Brown Executive MBA

Social Sciences

Program

MBA

International Relations Program

Social Sciences

Program

AB

Italian Studies, Department of

Humanities

Department

AB, PhD

Judaic Studies, Program in

Humanities

Program

AB

Latin American Studies, Center for

Social Sciences

Center

AB

Literary Arts, Program in

Humanities

Program

AB, MFA

Mathematics, Department of

Physical Sciences

Department

AB, ScB, PhD

Medieval Studies, Program in

Humanities

Program

AB

Middle East Studies

Social Sciences

Program

AB

Modern Culture and Media, Department of

Humanities

Department

AB, PhD

Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry, Department of

Biology & Medicine

Department

AB, ScB, MA and PhD

Music, Department of

Humanities

Department

AB, MA, PhD

Neuroscience, Department of

Biology & Medicine

Department

ScB, PhD

Philosophy, Department of

Humanities

Department

AB, PhD

Physics, Department of

Physical Sciences

Department

AB, ScB, PhD

Political Science, Department of

Social Sciences

Department

AB, PhD

Portuguese & Brazilian Studies, Department of

Humanities

Department

AB, MA, PhD

Public Health, School of

Life Sciences

Clinical

AB, AM, ScM, MPH, PhD

Public Policy

Social Sciences

Center

AB, MPA

Race and Ethnicity in America, Center for the Study of

Social Sciences

Center

AB

Religious Studies, Department of

Humanities

Department

AB, PhD

Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, Program in

Humanities

Program

AB

Science and Technology Studies (STS), Program in

Social Sciences

Program

AB

Slavic Languages, Department of

Humanities

Department

AB, MA, PhD

Sociology, Department of

Social Sciences

Department

AB, ScB, PhD

Statistical Sciences, Center for

Physical Sciences

Center

ScB, AM, ScM, PhD

Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, Department of

Humanities

Department

AB, MFA, PhD

Urban Studies Program

Social Sciences

Program

AB

Visual Art, Department of

Humanities

Department

AB