Allegheny College requires at least 128 credit hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at Allegheny College, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. Allegheny College accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, Allegheny College does not offer classes during the summer.
NOTE: Around 74% of students who start college at Allegheny College complete all the credits required within six years.
Allegheny College offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Allegheny College may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Allegheny College has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement
Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.
Reminder: Check with Allegheny College directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Allegheny College students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Allegheny College.
Student Designed Majors
Allegheny College allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.
Students are not required to complete a senior project unless it is required for their specific major.
Double Majoring at Allegheny College
Allegheny College offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Double majoring may mean taking more courses, but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.
✅ Allegheny College does offer services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
❌ Allegheny College does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.
✅ Allegheny College offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ Allegheny College offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Allegheny College.
❌ Allegheny College studets are not required to complete an internship.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While Allegheny College does not require internships for students of any major, internships are a great way to get work experience, discover career paths that might fit you, or rule out ones that don't.
The main library on campus is the Lawrence Lee Pelletier Library and there are no other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.
Allegheny College offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with Case Western Reserve University, Washington University and University of Pittsburgh
•3-2 dual degree program in nursing with Case Western Reserve University
•Arts management, public policy and management, health care policy and management, information systems management with Carnegie Mellon University; physician assistant, occupational therapy and counseling psychology with Chatham University. Accelerated Doctorate programs available.
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does Allegheny College have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Allegheny College has an Army ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Allegheny College include:
•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
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