Ashley Doukas started out in anthropology but quickly switched to psychology. "I want to be a clinical psychologist," says Doukas. "I know how difficult mental illness can be for someone, and what it means to be able to access good quality treatment. I know that this is the work I want to do."
For Prospective Undergraduate Students
Becoming familiar with the programs of study that interest you is a first step toward determining what you will concentrate on as a student. That program will become your major.
In the liberal arts there are programs of study that focus on the humanities, social sciences, fine and performing arts, and education. Finding your academic path usually requires some experimentation—taking preliminary courses, talking to your adviser, faculty members, and others.
You may opt for just one major, or two, or a major plus minors.
Minors are an opportunity to add to your educational experience without the full workload of a second major.
Interdisciplinary Studies are programs of study taught by faculty members from several different departments. They include both majors and minors. Examples of such programs are Africana and African American studies or cinema studies.
The College has its own Center for Study Abroad that manages a variety of programs that provide perfect opportunities to experience and learn about a different culture, to challenge yourself, and, in non-English-speaking countries, to increase your proficiency in a foreign language.