Hamilton’s open curriculum gives you the freedom to choose courses that reflect your interests as you study broadly across the liberal arts.
Open CurriculumMost colleges have a core curriculum or distribution requirements; Hamilton does not.
Student ResearchHigh-level research will allow you to put into practice what you learn in the classroom.
The FacultyHamilton’s teacher-scholars actively engage in the intellectual lives of their students.
Areas of StudyHamilton offers 45 majors (we call them concentrations) and 58 total areas of study.
The Academic Experience
Whatever path you choose, you will become a critical and creative thinker, writer, and speaker — skills that will help you stand out no matter what path you pursue after graduation.
Although our curriculum has relatively few requirements, professors have high expectations that you will make responsible, informed decisions about your intellectual development. Advisors will work with you to create an individualized plan of study that reflects your interests and abilities and Hamilton’s purposes and goals.
Learn by Doing
Hamilton provides an increasing number of opportunities for students to engage in significant, often publishable, research in all disciplines. You might also explore your career interests through an internship, many of which include College-funded stipends.
Destination: The World
Areas of Study
Hamilton offers 45 majors (we call them concentrations) and 58 total areas of study.
- Africana Studies
- American Studies
- Art History
- Asian Studies (China, India, Japan)
- Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
- Chemical Physics
- Cinema and Media Studies
- Computer Science
- Creative Writing
- Dance and Movement Studies
- Data Science
- Digital Arts*
- East Asian Languages and Literatures
- Education Studies*
- Environmental Studies
- French and Francophone Studies
- German, Russian, Italian, Arabic
- German Studies
- Greek: See Classics
- Hispanic Studies
- Interdisciplinary Concentration
- Italian Studies*
- Jurisprudence, Law and Justice Studies*
- Latin: see Classics
- Latin American Studies*
- Literature and Creative Writing
- Mathematics and Statistics
- Medieval and Renaissance Studies*
- Middle East and Islamicate Worlds Studies
- Public Policy
- Religious Studies
- Russian Studies
- Women's and Gender Studies
- World Politics
*Minor only, **Language Only
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