Adrian College requires a minimum of 124 credit hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at Adrian College, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. Adrian College accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Adrian College has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 52% of students who start college at Adrian College finish the requirements for graduation within six years.
Adrian College offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Adrian College may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Adrian College 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 Adrian College directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Adrian College students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Adrian College.
Student Designed Majors
Adrian 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 Adrian College
Adrian 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: Double majoring may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.
✅ Adrian 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.
✅ Adrian College has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ Adrian 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.
✅ Adrian College offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College.
❌ Adrian 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.
The main library on campus is the Shipman 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.
Adrian College offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with University of North Dakota
•3+2 Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Athletic Training (all completed at Adrian College) Pre-Architecture- Washington University in St. Louis, Lawrence Technical University
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 Adrian 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.
Adrian College has an Army 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 Adrian College include:
•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
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