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Johns Hopkins enrolls more than 24,000 full- and part-time students throughout nine academic divisions. Our faculty and students study, teach, and learn across more than 260 programs in the arts and music, the humanities, the social and natural sciences, engineering, international studies, education, business, and the health professions.

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Africana Studies

Major Minor Full-time In-person
  • Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

The Center for Africana Studies pursues broad inquiry into the ideas and experiences of African peoples throughout the world. Its interdisciplinary approach is organized around three major sub-fields: African studies, African-American studies, and studies of the African diaspora.

The center's work spans diverse academic disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and public health. While its sub-fields possess distinct and distinctive intellectual traditions, they offer exciting possibilities for comparative as well as integrative inquiry.

 

Anthropology

Doctoral Major Minor Full-time In-person
  • Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

This major combines the study of social and cultural theory with the empirical study of everyday life, social organization, cultural and political expression, and forms of imagination across human cultures past and present, including those of the students themselves.

The Department of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins is one of the few in the country that focuses exclusively on socio-cultural anthropology, one of the four traditional subfields of the discipline. The department’s faculty conduct field research in the Americas, South Asia, the Middle East, and sub-Saharan Africa.

Applied Mathematics & Statistics

Doctoral Major Master's Minor Full-time In-person
  • Whiting School of Engineering

Applied mathematics and statistics is an integral part of emerging fields such as computational medicine/biology, language processing, information security, and computer science. In today’s data-intensive world, it is used to answer questions and solve problems in areas as diverse as finance, government and law, medicine, and national defense.

Archaeology

Major Full-time In-person
  • Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

The Johns Hopkins Undergraduate Program in Archaeology is an interdepartmental program that introduces students to archaeological theory, the analysis of archaeological materials, and the results of archaeological research in prehistoric and early historic periods in the Old and New Worlds.

Archaeology studies human societies through examination of their material culture (physical remains), considering such issues as human subsistence, interaction with climate and physical environment, patterns of settlement, political and economic organization, and religious activity and thought. The field allows for the study of the entirety of human experience from its beginnings to the present day, in every region of the world and across all social strata.

Students in the major will have the opportunity to study and conduct research on materials stored in the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Collection, which consists of a diverse and extensive assemblage of artifacts from ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt, Mesopotamia, Palestine, and Mesoamerica. Opportunities may also be available to study materials in the Classical, Egyptian, and Near Eastern collections in the Walters Art Museum, as well as to conduct fieldwork at faculty-sponsored archaeological digs in Egypt.

Behavioral Biology

Doctoral Major Full-time In-person
  • Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

For those who want to study the natural and social sciences in relation to human and animal behavior, behavioral biology combines psychology, brain science, engineering, biology, and earth and planetary sciences. The program begins with the fundamental concepts of both the natural sciences and the social sciences, then explores the interface between these two areas in specialized courses and electives. About 30% of Hopkins behavioral biology majors go on to med school.

Biology

Doctoral Major Master's Full-time In-person
  • Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

The Johns Hopkins Biology Department is home to 25 research laboratories investigating a wide range of biological problems, with the unifying goal of obtaining explanations or models in quantitative and molecular detail. As one of the first biology departments in the United States, it has a long history dating back to the inception of Johns Hopkins University in 1876.

The department emphasizes molecular, cellular, and developmental biology, biochemistry, and biophysics. Department members use the Integrated Imaging Center, the BioNMR center, the X-ray crystallography facility, and many other university resources to pursue their research and teaching objectives.

Biomedical Engineering

Doctoral Major Master's Full-time In-person
  • Whiting School of Engineering
  • School of Medicine

Biomedical engineering applies modern approaches from the experimental life sciences in conjunction with theoretical and computational methods from engineering, mathematics, and computer science to the solution of biomedical problems of fundamental importance, such as human health.

Ranked as the nation’s top graduate program by U.S. News & World Report, biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins offerss students the opportunity to train in the School of Medicine and School of Engineering, and perform research with faculty who are world leaders in their respective fields, including neuroengineering, medical imaging, computational medicine, and cell and tissue engineering.

Biophysics and Molecular Biophysics

Doctoral Major Full-time In-person
  • Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

In the 21st century, new fields of scientific inquiry are emerging at a breathtaking pace.  In the biological sciences, emphasis will be increasingly on quantitation and prediction of living systems—precisely the focus of biophysics. Biophysics is a discipline that sits at the interface between biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, computation, and engineering. It is uniquely well suited for the study of biology in the post-genomic era. Besides its role in contributing fundamental understanding of the properties of molecules, cells, and complex biological systems, biophysics is also central to the development of novel medical technologies and to the bioengineering and biopharmaceutical industry.

Biophysics was first established as an independent discipline at Johns Hopkins. The Thomas C. Jenkins Department of Biophysics has a remarkable tradition of excellence in research and teaching and of developing leaders in the scientific community.

The undergraduate major in biophysics constitutes a rigorous program of study that will help students develop the broad set of skills in science, math, and computation necessary to compete in the interdisciplinary environment of modern science, medicine, and engineering.  The biophysics major emphasizes independent thinking and critical reasoning, problem-solving skills, and it teaches students how to move with ease across disciplines.

Doctoral program

The Program in Molecular Biophysics trains students in quantitative molecular biophysics, with both experimental and computational emphasis. The program gives students a strong background in physical chemical principles and methods, in theory and methods of macromolecular structure determination, and structure-based computational analysis. The training faculty reside in the T. C. Jenkins Department of Biophysics, other departments within the Schools of Arts & Sciences and Engineering, and in the Schools of Medicine and Public Health in east Baltimore. The coursework in PMB closely reflects the scope described above, focusing primarily on quantitative physical chemistry of biological systems, structure determination and analysis of macromolecules, and computational analysis of biomolecular systems.

Business of Music

Minor
  • Peabody Institute

The Business of Music minor at Peabody provides undergraduate students with an understanding of the structures within the music industry and equips them to pursue careers as entrepreneurial musicians, arts administrators, and industry professionals.

Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Doctoral Major Master's Full-time Part-time In-person
  • Whiting School of Engineering

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is at the molecular-level interface between the physical sciences and the life sciences. It is about discovery and innovation in areas ranging from pharmaceuticals and biotechnology (such as creating the next big cancer drug or treatment) to renewable energy (such as producing biofuels from algae) to nanodevices (such as miniaturized surgical tools), and more.