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Rice University Majors

Graduation Statistics

93%

graduate within six years
  • 94% within eight years
  • 81% within four years
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1,761 Graduates
Rice University offers bachelors through doctoral degrees.
Bachelor's Master's Doctoral

Faculty Overview

1,427 Faculty
Full Time
  • 737 Instructional
  • 26 Research
  • 0 Public Service
Part Time
  • 645 Instructional
  • 19 Research
  • 0 Public Service

Study Options

Study Abroad Opportunities

This college has programs to study and gain cultural experiences in countries around the world.

Weekend Programs

This college offers weekend classes.

Teacher Certification Offered

This college offers teacher certification.

ROTC - Army

Get leadership training and money for tuition.

ROTC - Navy

Earn NAVY ROTC scholarships that provide up to $180,000 to cover tuition, books and other expenses.

ROTC - Air Force

Develop valuable leadership skills and earn scholarships that cover tuition, books and extra expenses.

Reviews Academic Rigor
  • Bianca from Angel Fire, NM
  • 5
  • Most professors teach well, and expect students to attend lectures and read the assigned material, which leads to good retention of information. Unfortunately, the workload can be somewhat heavy at…

  • Jul-18-2009 Read More
  • Alexander from San Diego, CA
  • 5
  • The professors are great and they teach really well, aiming to make sure we learn lots but all the while ensuring that it's manageable and most importantly understandable. The TAs…

  • Jan-25-2011 Read More

Programs & Majors

ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Architecture 36 22 -
AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Asian Studies/Civilization 11 - -
Women's Studies 1 - -
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Biochemistry 62 4 11
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 6 - -
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 16 3 2
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Business Administration and Management, General 22 253 -
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Computer and Information Sciences, General 16 13 6
EDUCATION Bachelor Master Doctorate
Secondary Education and Teaching - 2 -
ENGINEERING Bachelor Master Doctorate
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 58 18 18
Chemical Engineering 48 4 11
Civil Engineering, General 27 1 2
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 26 24 13
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 6 10 4
Materials Engineering 6 1 2
Mechanical Engineering 45 17 5
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS Bachelor Master Doctorate
English Language and Literature, General 38 8 9
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 11 - -
French Language and Literature 7 - 2
German Language and Literature 2 - -
Linguistics 14 2 2
Spanish Language and Literature 12 - -
HISTORY Bachelor Master Doctorate
History, General 43 5 6
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies - 15 -
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Applied Mathematics, General 7 7 6
Mathematics, General 21 3 8
Statistics, General 10 19 6
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology 1 - -
Cognitive Science 27 - -
Medieval and Renaissance Studies 1 - -
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 1 - -
NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION Bachelor Master Doctorate
Environmental Studies - 4 -
PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 43 - -
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 28 - -
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Philosophy 12 5 3
Religion/Religious Studies 8 4 -
PHYSICAL SCIENCES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Astronomy - - -
Astrophysics 2 - -
Atomic/Molecular Physics - 5 -
Chemical Physics - - -
Chemistry, General 22 29 16
Geology/Earth Science, General 7 9 2
Physics, General 14 20 11
Physics, Other - 8 12
PSYCHOLOGY Bachelor Master Doctorate
Psychology, General 72 7 8
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Public Policy Analysis, General 23 - -
SOCIAL SCIENCES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Anthropology 14 3 4
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 45 - -
Economics, General 53 5 7
Political Science and Government, General 57 4 8
Sociology 21 - -
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Art/Art Studies, General 4 1 -
Music, General 33 59 6
Visual and Performing Arts, General 25 - -