Hobart and William Smith Colleges requires at least 32 courses to graduate with 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. Hobart and William Smith Colleges 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, Hobart and William Smith Colleges does not offer classes during the summer.
NOTE: Around 73% of students who start college at Hobart and William Smith Colleges complete all the credits required within six years.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Hobart and William Smith Colleges may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges 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 Hobart and William Smith Colleges directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Hobart and William Smith Colleges students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
Student Designed Majors
Hobart and William Smith Colleges 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 Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Hobart and William Smith Colleges 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 looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.
✅ Hobart and William Smith Colleges 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.
❌ Hobart and William Smith Colleges does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.
✅ Hobart and William Smith Colleges 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.
✅ Hobart and William Smith Colleges 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 Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
🟨 Hobart and William Smith Colleges 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 Warren Hunting Smith 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.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with Columbia University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Dartmouth College
•3-2 dual degree program in business administration with Clarkson University and Rochester Institute of Technology
•Architecture with Washington University in St. Louis
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 Hobart and William Smith Colleges 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.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force 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 Hobart and William Smith Colleges include:
•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
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