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Spelman College Academics

Spelman College requires a minimum of 120 credits to complete a bachelor's degree. There is no accelarated degree program at Spelman College, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits.

Spelman College does accept transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Spelman College does not offer classes during the summer.

Around 75% of students who started college at Spelman College graduate within six years.

Spelman College offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

What Classes Are Required at Spelman College?

Spelman College has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students need to fulfull a language requirement as well as a math and science requirement. Students are required to take a computer class to fufill the graduation requirements for Spelman College.

Majors at Spelman College

When choosing a major, Spelman College students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at Spelman College below.

Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Double majoring may mean taking more courses, but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.

If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, they can design their own major. Spelman College does not require a senior project for all students.

Does Spelman College Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

Spelman College 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.

Does Spelman College Have An Online Program?

Spelman College does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.

Does Spelman College Offer Credit for AP Classes?

Spelman 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.

Does Spelman College Have An Honors Program?

Spelman College offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College.

Does Spelman College Require Internships?

Spelman College does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.

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.

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.

Spelman College has an Army ROTC program, an Air Force ROTC program and a Navy 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 Spelman College include: - an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus - a Navy ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus - an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus

Dual Degree Programs at Spelman College

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.

Spelman College offers these dual degree programs: - 3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology, Boston University, The University of Alabama in Huntsville and Auburn University

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Spelman College Majors & Subject Areas

Environmental Studies
Environmental Science
Women's Studies
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Education, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Engineering, General
French Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
English Language and Literature, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biochemistry
Mathematics, General
International/Global Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies
Chemistry, General
Physics, General
Psychology, General
Human Services, General
Economics, General
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government, General
Sociology
Sociology and Anthropology
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Photography
Documentary Production
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Music, General
History, General

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,207

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

53%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$29,972

Out-of-State

$29,972

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Feb 1
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