Carleton College requires at least 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 91% 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.
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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.
Carleton College has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are required to fulfill a language requirement
Students do not have to take a computer class.
Reminder: Check with Carleton College directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
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.
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 require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.
✅ Carleton College offers 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.
❌ Carleton College does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.
✅ 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.
❌ Carleton College does not offer an honors program or a Freshman Honor College.
❌ 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 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 Laurence McKinley Gould Library and there is one other library 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.
Carleton College offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with 3-2 Engineering program in partnership with Washington University in St. Louis. There are also 4-2 (B.A./B.S.) and 3-3 (B.A./B.S./M.S.) versions of the program available to interested students.
•3-3 Program in Law is offered in cooperation with Columbia University Law School
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 school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Carleton College does not have any ROTC programs.
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