Hillsdale College requires at least 124 credit hours to complete a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at Hillsdale College, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. Hillsdale College accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Hillsdale College has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 88% of students who start college at Hillsdale College complete all the credits required within six years.
Hillsdale College offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Hillsdale College may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Hillsdale 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 do not have to take a computer class.
Reminder: Check with Hillsdale College directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Hillsdale College students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Hillsdale College.
Student Designed Majors
Hillsdale 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.
Hillsdale College does not require a senior project for all students.
Double Majoring at Hillsdale College
Hillsdale 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 require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.
❌ Hillsdale College does not offer services for students with disabilities.
❌ Hillsdale College does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.
✅ Hillsdale 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.
✅ Hillsdale 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 Hillsdale College.
🟨 Hillsdale College does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors.
The main library on campus is the Michael Alex Mossey 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.
Hillsdale College offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in engineering
Does Hillsdale 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.
Hillsdale College does not have any ROTC programs.
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