Programs of Study

Mills offers an intellectual environment that values creativity, experimentation, and social responsibility. In small, interactive classes led by renowned professors, you will engage in lively debates, discover a variety of disciplines, and explore your academic passions. Your fellow students—smart, diverse women of all ages and backgrounds—will inspire you to open your eyes to the experiences of others, broadening your ideas about culture, society, and justice.

After your first year, you will be able to cross-register for one course per semester at UC Berkeley, California College of the Arts, and other Bay Area colleges; study abroad in one of 70-plus countries; or spend a semester as a visiting student in another part of the United States.


Choose from over 40 majors, including those with a strong disciplinary focus or those that blend two or more fields of study. Whatever choice you make, your studies will be informed by faculty who value the intersections across fields.

View a list of majors and minors

Departments and Programs

Majors and Minors

African and African Diaspora Studies minor

American Studies major, minor

Anthropology major, minor

Art History major, minor

Art (Studio) major, minor

Asian Studies minor

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major (BA and BS)

Biology major (BA and BS), minor

Biopsychology major (BA and BS)

Book Art minor

Business Economics major

Chemistry major (BA and BS), minor

Child Development major, minor

College Major major

Computer Science major, minor

Dance major, minor

Economics major, minor

English with Emphasis in Creative Writing major

English with Emphasis in Literature major, minor

Environmental Science major (BA and BS)

Environmental Studies major, minor

Ethnic Studies major, minor

French and Francophone Studies major, minor

Government major, minor

History major, minor

Intermedia Arts major, minor

International Relations major

Journalism minor

Latin American Studies major, minor

Literary and Cultural Studies major, minor

Mathematics major (BA and BS), minor

Music major, minor

Philosophy major, minor

Physics minor

Political, Legal, and Economic Analysis major

Psychology major, minor

Public Policy major, minor

Queer Studies minor

Religious Studies minor

Sociology major, minor

Spanish and Spanish American Studies major, minor

Theater Studies major, minor

Urban Education minor

Women, Leadership, and Social Change minor

Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies major

Women's Studies minor

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Last Updated: 1/27/14