If I’ve learned anything throughout my college experience, it’s that caffeine is a non-negotiable. Whether it’s my morning cup of Chameleon’s Guatemala Roast, or an afternoon Dunkin’ run with my roommate, I can’t make it through the day without a cup of joe (or three). In honor of National Coffee Day, Spoon has compiled a very scientific guide to getting your java fix.

Without further ado, here’s what coffee you should be consuming based on your college major:

Economics: Espresso

Economics majors are all about the bang for their buck, which is why a shot of espresso (or a double) is perfect. Not only is it less than two dollars for a single shot, espresso has roughly four times the caffeine than black coffee per ounce, making it the most cost-efficient caffeine fix for the economist.

Psychology: Dirty Chai Tea Latte

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Serena Ajbani

Enter the age-old debate that has plagued college campuses for years: is psychology a science, or does it belong in humanities? My best friend is a psych major and even she doesn’t know. Regardless of the answer, a dirty chai tea latte is the perfect blend of tea and espresso that doesn’t quite fit into a distinctive coffee shop category, either.

English: Iced Coffee

Anna Arriaga

Let’s be real, English majors love the ambience of a coffee shop more than the actual coffee. A flavored iced coffee with cream and sugar is the perfect aesthetic drink for an afternoon brainstorm or Saturday essay-writing session -- so long as they Instagram a picture of their drink next to their open book in said coffee shop, or course.

Chemistry: Nitro Cold Brew

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Alex Frank

Chemistry majors know that coffee is just a source of everyone’s favorite chemical compound, caffeine...but what do you get when you add the element nitrogen? Nitro cold brew is a creamy, slightly carbonated version of your favorite cold brew, with (bonus!) more caffeine than regular cold brew, and less acidity than hot coffee.

Education: Mocha

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Katy Hickl

Every kiddo’s favorite Starbucks order is a hot chocolate, and let’s be real — education majors are all young at heart. Unlike the rest of us, though, education majors are brave enough to teach children all day long, which is why a mocha latte, or grown-up hot chocolate, is the perfect drink to get them through the school day.

Pre-Med: Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans

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Grace Goettman

Like chemists, Pre-Medical students know the magic of caffeine, and also have little to no time to consume it. Rather than delaying their MCAT flashcards or Biochemistry study sessions, Pre-Meds can get their fix straight from the source with chocolate-covered espresso beans.

Engineering: Aeropress

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Jacqueline Wolf

If any student can appreciate a machine dedicated to the perfect cup, it’s an Engineering Major. An Aeropress is a compact gadget that uses immersion and force to saturate coffee grounds before pushing hot water through a filter to brew a single, perfectly strong cup of coffee.

Environmental Studies: Mushroom Coffee

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Alex Frank

Mushrooms recently entered the coffee scene, with creators boasting the medicinal properties of the superfood fungi. Rather than add yet another vitamin to the lineup, environmental studies majors can reap the fungi’s medicinal benefits (including high concentrations of antioxidants, as well as folic acid and vitamin d) with a cup of mushroom coffee.

Mathematics: Instant Coffee

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Mathematics majors aren’t focused on the coffee, but the intense equations they need to work out. Enter instant coffee, a quick solution for an easy cup of joe — it may not be the best cup of coffee a Math major has ever had, but they were paying attention to their linear algebra equations, anyway.

Business: Cold Brew

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Amy Cho

My business friends are notorious for having three hour lectures, often in the late afternoon and evenings. Cold brew is a simple, professional pick-me-up, and it means business: since there’s no need to wait for it to cool, business majors can grab their brew and head straight to their next finance meeting.

Theater: Frappuccino

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Sam Jesner

A frappuccino is, let’s face it, totally extra — and not at all about the coffee. Regardless of a frapp’s star ingredient, a sweetly-flavored ice-blended coffee that’s covered with whipped cream and toppings, a frapp is a super FUN way to enjoy a cup of joe.

Communications: Seasonal Coffee

Eileen Laverty

Whether you’re a radio DJ, social media marketer, or freelance writer, you have to be with the trends to be a successful comm major -- which is why a seasonal coffee is a great choice. Starbucks is currently offering the apple crisp macchiato, while Dunkin’ is keeping it classic with a pumpkin spice latte.

Philosophy: Double Shot Americano

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Jocelyn Hsu

An espresso with added hot water, an Americano hits the prestige (no poorly-brewed coffee pot, here) and plainness (who needs milk and sugar?) of philosophers, while having enough volume to last long enough for any Socratic questioning regarding their coffee order.

Arts: Latte

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Katie Kasperson

Like English majors, arts majors are just as much there for the aesthetic as they are the caffeine when it comes to coffee, and a latte is the perfect accompaniment to a formal analysis. Only an artist could truly appreciate the skill it takes a barista to make latte art that isn’t just a dollop of steamed milk. 

Whether or not it matches your major, go grab a cup of joe to celebrate my new favorite holiday. Cheers to National Coffee Day