SFS Course Offerings for Hamilton January Admits
Students will enroll in one of the SFS programs. Programs vary from 16 to 18 credit hours based on location. All successfully completed programs equate to 4 Hamilton units.
- Students must earn a B- or better in each course to earn a total of 4 units of Hamilton credit.
- All SFS courses will transfer as general College credit. To receive department specific credit, students should contact the applicable department chair for approval before they declare their concentration/minor.
- All papers completed as part of the Directed Research course must be submitted to the Associate Dean of Students for Academics prior to approval for transfer credit of that course. If the paper(s) is a group paper then the student needs to submit additional documentation of their contribution in consultation with the Associate Dean of Students for Academics.
As a reminder, Hamilton does have a few requirements students must complete in order to graduate.
- Quantitative & Symbolic Reasoning (QSR) – A QSR designated course is a Hamilton graduation requirement. No SFS courses are QSR designated. Students must complete the requirement by graduation, though it is best to complete it as soon as possible. Jans should register for a QSR designated course for the spring semester of their freshman year or the fall semester of their sophomore year.
- Writing-Intensive – The writing-intensive graduation requirement consists of 3 writing-intensive courses, each taken in a different semester. One needs to be outside of the student’s concentration. No SFS courses count towards the writing-intensive requirement. Students must complete the requirement by graduation, though it is best to complete it as soon as possible. Jans should register for a writing-intensive course for the spring semester of their freshman year or the fall semester of their sophomore year.
- Physical Education – All enrolled students are required to participate in a physical education program for individual development. This is a five-part graduation requirement that includes, a physical fitness test (a course is offered for those who do not pass); a swim test (beginning swimming is offered for those who do not pass); two lifetime activity classes; and one unit of the following: intercollegiate varsity athletics, wellness seminar, or lifetime activity class. No SFS courses count towards the PE requirement. Upon return to Hamilton, Jans will have until fall break of their junior year to complete the PE requirement.