Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts requires a minimum of 120 credits to complete a bachelor's degree.
If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 58% of students who start college at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts complete all the credits required within six years.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 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 are required to take a computer class to fufill the graduation requirements for Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
Reminder: Check with Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
Student Designed Majors
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 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.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts does not require a senior project for all students.
Double Majoring at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 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 an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.
✅ Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 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.
✅ Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 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.
✅ Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College.
🟨 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 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 Eugene L. Freel 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.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with University of Massachusetts Amherst
•Podiatric medicine with the New York School of Podiatric Medicine
Does Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 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.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts does not have any ROTC programs.
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