Dickinson College requires a minimum of 32 courses to complete a bachelor's degree.
Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal. Dickinson College accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Dickinson College has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 82% of students who start college at Dickinson College complete all the credits required within six years.
Dickinson College offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Dickinson College may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Dickinson 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 Dickinson College directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Dickinson College students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Dickinson College.
Student Designed Majors
Dickinson 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.
Dickinson College does not require students to complete a senior project.
Double Majoring at Dickinson College
Dickinson 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 a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.
✅ Dickinson 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.
❌ Dickinson College does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.
✅ Dickinson 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.
❌ Dickinson College does not offer an honors program or a Freshman Honor College.
❌ Dickinson 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.
The main library on campus is the Waidner-Spahr 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.
Dickinson College offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with Case Western Reserve University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
•International studies with Johns Hopkins University, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, 3-3 law degree with Dickinson School of Law Penn State
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 Dickinson 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.
Dickinson 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 Dickinson College include:
•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus
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