Hamilton is one of the few U.S. colleges with an open curriculum, which means you’ll have the freedom to choose courses that reflect your interests, while still fulfilling the faculty’s expectation that you study broadly across the liberal arts.
Although Hamilton’s curriculum has relatively few requirements, our professors have many expectations that reinforce the educational values of the College.
Working closely with a faculty advisor, you will craft an educational plan that reflects your particular interests and abilities.
Areas of Study
Hamilton offers 45 majors (we call them concentrations) and 58 total areas of study.
Frequently Asked Questions
To graduate from Hamilton you must complete 32 units (almost all Hamilton courses are one unit), three writing-intensive courses, at least one quantitative and symbolic reasoning course, the physical education requirement, and the requirements for the concentration (what most colleges call the major), including a course that addresses how social categories structure the world in which we live.
Many students do not start their Hamilton education with a clear idea of which concentration to pursue, and many others change their proposed concentration during their first two years. You will declare your concentration in the spring of your sophomore year. Each concentration includes a Senior Project.