Reed College requires at least 30 courses to complete a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at Reed College, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. Reed College accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, Reed College does not offer classes during the summer.
NOTE: Around 73% of students who start college at Reed College complete all the credits required within six years.
Reed College offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Reed College may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Reed 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 Reed College directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Reed College students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Reed College.
Student Designed Majors
Reed 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 Reed College
Reed 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 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.
✅ Reed 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.
❌ Reed College does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.
✅ Reed 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.
❌ Reed College does not offer an honors program or a Freshman Honor College.
❌ Reed 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. While Reed 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 Eric V. Hauser Memorial 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.
Reed College offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in forestry with Duke University
•Engineering with California Institute of Technology, Columbia University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Does Reed College have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Reed College does not have any ROTC programs.
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