The Great Texts program is an interdisciplinary program that explores the richness and diversity of the Western intellectual heritage. The centerpiece of the program is a major and minor concentration of studies that students may select as the focus of their undergraduate education. Students pursuing a major in Great Texts of the Western Tradition will find a sustained curriculum in the greatest works of human intellectual and creative achievement which will be a profound asset in any profession or graduate study. Students in the applied arts may want to pursue a second major or a minor in Great Texts to strengthen their liberal arts background and broaden their educational horizons. Students pursuing a bachelor of arts degree will see the Great Texts major as a foundational study for any traditional humanities discipline, and students in the sciences will find this major to offer an opportunity to read broadly about the history of human thought, including the history of science.