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Carleton College Academics

Carleton College requires a minimum of 210 credits to graduate with a bachelor's degree.

If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program. Carleton 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, Carleton College does not offer classes during the summer.

NOTE: Around 483% of students who start college at Carleton College graduate within six years.

Carleton College offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Academic Options Yes No
Accelerated Degree Program
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted
Summer Classes Available X
New Student Orientation

Reminder: Carleton College may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

What Classes Are Required At Carleton College?

Carleton College has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students need to fulfull a language requirement as well as a math and science requirement.

Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.

Course Required?
2nd Language Yes
Math Yes
Science Yes
Computer No

Reminder: Check with Carleton College directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at Carleton College

When choosing a major, Carleton College students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Carleton College.

Student Designed Majors

Carleton 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.

Senior Projects

Students are not required to complete a senior project unless it is required for their specific major.

Double Majoring at Carleton College

Carleton 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: Declaring a double major may mean taking more courses, but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.


Frequently Asked Questions About Carleton College


Does Carleton College Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

Check with Carleton College directly for information on any possible available services for students with disabilities.

Does Carleton College Have An Online Program?

❌ Carleton College does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.

Does Carleton College Give AP Credit?

✅ Carleton 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.

Does Carleton College Have An Honors Program?

❌ Carleton College does not offer an honors program or a Freshman Honor College.

Does Carleton College Require Internships?

❌ Students at Carleton College are not required to complete an internship as a graduation requirement.

Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While Carleton College does not require internships for students of any major, internships can help students gain hands-on work experience for their resume, and explore career paths that interest them without committing to one path.


Additional Information About Carleton College


Carleton College Library

The main library on campus is the Laurence McKinley Gould Library and there are 1 other libraries on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at Carleton College

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.

Carleton College offers these dual degree programs:

  • 3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with Columbia University

ROTC

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 Carleton College have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

Carleton College does not have any ROTC programs.

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,940

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

21%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$60,225

Out-of-State

$60,225

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 15
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