Tufts University requires at least 120 Credits to complete a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at Tufts, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. Tufts 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, Tufts does not offer classes during the summer.
NOTE: Around 94% of students who start college at Tufts finish the requirements for graduation within six years.
Tufts offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Tufts may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Tufts has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are required to fulfill a language requirement
Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.
Reminder: Check with Tufts directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Tufts students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Tufts.
Student Designed Majors
Tufts 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.
Tufts does not require students to complete a senior project.
Double Majoring at Tufts
Tufts 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 a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to grad school.
✅ Tufts 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.
❌ Tufts does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.
✅ Tufts 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.
❌ Tufts does not offer an honors program or a Freshman Honor College.
🟨 Tufts 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 Tisch Library and there are 3 other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.
Tufts does not have any dual degree programs available for students.
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 Tufts 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.
Tufts 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 Tufts 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
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