As a student, you have the extraordinary luxury of four years in which to develop your mind — to grow in your ability to think analytically and read critically, to write clearly and speak persuasively, to develop and test hypotheses, and to fashion and sustain convincing interpretations or proofs. Enjoy this learning to the fullest. Choose your courses — and, later, your field of concentration — because the work engages your imagination and expands your intellectual horizons.
The general education requirements, departmental concentrations, interdisciplinary certificate programs and junior and senior independent work will suggest the broad outline for your course of study. Along the way, we hope you will take time for research, study or an internship abroad. In addition, we offer many special opportunities to tailor your program to suit your intellectual needs.
Keep in mind that breadth and depth are equally important. Take the time to familiarize yourself with the options, requirements and prerequisites, so that you can look ahead and think carefully about the best ways to take advantage of the remarkable teaching that Princeton offers.
When you are ready to start selecting specific courses, visit the online catalog of course offerings. Here you will find all of the courses offered in a given term, with the ability to sort by department, distribution requirement, professor, day of the week and time of day. Each class listing provides the course details, with a link to the list of required course books and the course evaluations.