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Please note that some publications and departmental websites have not yet been updated for the current incoming class. Publications will continue to be updated throughout the summer.

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Want to know more about Princeton programs and departments? Unsure exactly of the first year requirements for your prospective major? Interested in finding out more about a certificate program? Come to the Academic Expo to have those questions answered!

The Expo
The Academic Expo is a once-a-year, can't-miss event sponsored by the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) in collaboration with the Office of the Dean of the College. The event will be held on Monday, September 12 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM in Frick Chemistry Laboratory and will have tables representing all departments and certificate programs. Each table will have representatives from these departments and programs who can answer...

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Worried about fall course selection? Don’t worry, you have time before you need to decide! Freshmen enroll in courses on September 13th (Tu) and classes begin on September 14th (Wed). We will provide you with plenty of information and advice to help you make informed decisions before then. Meanwhile, have fun browsing through Princeton’s online catalogue of Course Offerings to get a better sense of the incredible range of courses and fields of academic pursuit available to you during your four years of undergraduate study. Jot down the courses you’re most interested in and keep a running...

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AB and BSE students come together in a freshman seminar on motorcycle design

The first thing that you will notice about the two undergraduate degrees offered by Princeton is that one, the A.B., is titled in Latin, standing for Artium Baccalaureus, or Bachelor of Arts. When founded in 1746, Princeton adopted the degrees used in British universities. The term “bachelor” comes from medieval Latin meaning a rustic person who was pretty low in the feudal hierarchy. Since applicants were required to demonstrate proficiency in Latin until 1930, it seemed reasonable to keep the name of their degree in its medieval form. Nonetheless, Latin had ceased to be used in everyday conversation at Princeton, so the Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree was titled in English when it was introduced in 1921.

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If you took some Advanced Placement (AP) tests in high school, pursued an International Baccalaureate (IB) program, or sat for British A-level exams, you may be wondering how we take AP into account at Princeton, and how your AP credits can and cannot make a difference for you.

AP can be used:

  • to fulfill the foreign language requirement;
  • to place you into a higher-level course;
  • (if you are in the B.S.E. program) to fulfill general requirements in chemistry, math, and physics; (if you become an ECO major) to fulfill your department’s statistics requirement.
  • to qualify you for a semester or a full year of Advanced Standing, so that you could graduate with seven or six...
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Welcome to Princeton and to the exciting intellectual possibilities that await you. With 36 concentrations (or majors), courses offered in nearly 100 subjects, and numerous ways to compliment your studies through interdepartmental certificates, international study, and special academic programs, navigating Princeton’s academic offerings can seem a little daunting at first. You may be asking...

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Everybody needs advice sometime during college. In our “advising community” model, you will find several kinds of advisers—faculty, peer, and professional staff— ready to help out with everything from planning your courses to managing the inevitable periods of stress.

Your residential college dean and director of studies oversee your academic progress during all four years here. Don’t be shy about getting to know us: talk with us about your intellectual passions, ask us questions about coursework, and let us help you find appropriate...

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Professor Joao Biehl

By now you’ve heard Princeton’s informal motto, “in the nation’s service and the service of humanity.” Princeton takes both parts of that motto very seriously and makes meaningful international experiences available for all interested students. Oftentimes, these experiences entail communicating in a language other than English, and Princeton prepares you for this by offering excellent instruction in a range of languages. Many of these language you may reocognize from your high school curriculum, but some may be new to you. Studying a language can help you understand your grandparents, give yourself an edge in the professional world, or immerse yourself in a culture that...

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