Williams College requires at least 32 semester courses plus 4 Winter Study courses to complete a bachelor's degree.
Williams accepts transfer credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, Williams does not offer classes during the summer.
NOTE: Around 94% of students who start college at Williams finish the requirements for graduation within six years.
Williams offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Williams may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Williams 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 not required to take a computer class to graduate.
Reminder: Check with Williams directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Williams students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Williams.
Student Designed Majors
Williams 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.
Double Majoring at Williams
Williams 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 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.
✅ Williams 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.
🟨 For more information on any possible distant learning options available at Williams, contant the school directly.
🟨 Williams may offer credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Check with the school directly for any information on AP transfer credit.
🟨 To learn more about any possible honors programs at Williams, check with the school directly.
❌ Students at Williams are not required to complete an internship as a graduation requirement.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While Williams 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 Sawyer Library and there are 2 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.
Williams offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with Columbia University and Dartmouth College
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 Williams have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Williams has 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 Williams include:
•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
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