Kenyon's curriculum covers the full range of academic fields. There are 18 departments, most focusing on single traditional disciplines—philosophy, physics, and so on. In addition, we offer 13 interdisciplinary programs, reflecting the reality that important insights increasingly draw on many fields. So if you decide to study neuroscience, you will take classes in biology, chemistry, and psychology. Or in Asian studies, you'll get the perspectives of such fields as art, history, literature, and religious studies.
As a Kenyon student, you will choose a major—options include both traditional disciplines and interdisciplinary programs. You can also add a minor or a concentration (similar to a minor, but interdisciplinary in nature). All students complete a Senior Exercise within their major, a culminating project that may involve original research or creative work. Each major also has an Honors Program, where select students undertake projects that are often equivalent to graduate-level work.