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Your choice. Your path.

Our students define their own academic direction at Hopkins

Johns Hopkins undergraduates are active learners who pursue their interests across academic boundaries, discovering new ways to combine their passions as they find their own paths forward. When we give our students the freedom to explore their own educational pursuits, they discover a way forward that is uniquely their own—and that is a key part of the Hopkins undergraduate experience.

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Interdisciplinary Foundation

The international studies major is one example of Hopkins' interdisciplinary curriculum that connects diversity of thought in the fields of political science, history, economics, anthropology, sociology, and languages.

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Creativity

60+%

of Hopkins students have a double major or major/minor

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Innovation

Kaylee
Kaylee Z.
Class of 2020
“I am able to study two subjects as seemingly disconnected and far apart as Writing Seminars and Computer Science. I take classes ranging from Introduction to Fiction to Intermediate Programming class and I am always able to pursue my wide range of passions.”
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Many fields of study

The broader Hopkins network reaches beyond majors and minors. Explore the many fields of study in our schools of Engineering and Arts & Sciences.

Pre-Health and Pre-Law

Interested in a career in healthcare or law? Here, pre-health and pre-law are advising tracks, not majors, which means students of any major can pursue those paths. Our experts in the Office of Pre-Professional Advising can help you make sure you’re taking the right classes and are properly prepared for any exams or applications. The unique preparation our students get makes them largely successful in their post-graduate life, with about 80% of our med school applicants earning admission to medical school and about 94% of our law school applicants entering law school.

 

Five-Year Master’s Programs

Johns Hopkins offers a variety of five-year combined bachelor’s/master’s degree programs for students who know they want to pursue post-graduate study and are eager to continue their education at Hopkins. Once enrolled in an undergraduate program, qualified students can choose to apply for a five-year program that will extend their studies, allowing them to graduate with both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree. Our Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s degree program offers students the opportunity to pursue a bachelor’s degree from either the Whiting School of Engineering or the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences while earning a master’s degree in engineering.

Students can usually complete the master’s portion of the program in one year instead of two, as undergraduate courses may count toward the master’s degree.

Learn more about the combined Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree Program

 

Direct Matriculation Programs

Prospective students with a strong interest in international studies or global health studies may apply to either the Direct Matriculation Program: Master’s in International Studies or Direct Matriculation Program: Master’s in Global Health Studies along with their undergraduate application. Students accepted to these programs are admitted to both the undergraduate program as well as the master’s program at the designated Hopkins graduate school.

Learn more about Direct Matriculation Programs

 

Peabody Double Degree

One of the benefits to being a Hopkins student is the wider Hopkins network. Our students take advantage of the connections provided by our many divisions and affiliates. One of our nearby campuses, the renowned Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, offers a variety of opportunities for undergraduates, including:

  • The Double Degree Program, which allows qualified students to earn simultaneously a bachelor of music from Peabody and a B.A or B.S. from Johns Hopkins
  • Cross-registration privileges for all students wishing to take music classes
  • Access to high quality facilities and practice spaces
  • Free and reduced concerts

Learn more about the Peabody Double Degree Program

 

Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Program

The Woodrow Wilson Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program provides funding to a select group of Arts & Sciences undergraduates, enabling them to pursue independent research of their own design. Working closely with Hopkins faculty members, these students pursue their own research throughout the course of their undergraduate experience.

Learn more about the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Program

 

Engineering Options

Hopkins undergraduates have access to world-renowned faculty and state-of-the-art facilities designed for collaboration across disciplines. There are several options for students who want to connect their engineering and natural science interests with related fields like medicine and biotechnology.

Learn more about engineering options at Hopkins