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Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate9%

Bowdoin College Academics

Bowdoin College requires a minimum of 32 courses to complete a bachelor's degree.

Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal. Bowdoin College 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, Bowdoin College does not offer classes during the summer.

NOTE: Around 94% of students who start college at Bowdoin College graduate within six years.

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Academic Options Yes No Note
Accelerated Degree Program
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted
Summer Classes Available
New Student Orientation

Reminder: Bowdoin College may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

What Classes Will I Take At Bowdoin College?

Bowdoin 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, but there is a math and science requirement.

Students do not have to take a computer class.

Course Required?
2nd Language No
Math Yes
Science Yes
Computer No

Reminder: Check with Bowdoin College directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at Bowdoin College

When choosing a major, Bowdoin College students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Bowdoin College.Bowdoin 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. Bowdoin College false.Bowdoin 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 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 grad school.

Frequently Asked Questions About Bowdoin College

Does Bowdoin College Offer Learning Disability Services?

🟨 Check with Bowdoin College directly for information on any possible available services for students with disabilities.

Does Bowdoin College Offer Online Classes?

❌ Bowdoin College false or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.

Does Bowdoin College Offer Credit for AP Classes?

✅ Bowdoin College true Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does Bowdoin College Have An Honors Program?

❌ Bowdoin College false or a Freshman Honor College.

Does Bowdoin College Require Internships?

❌ Students at Bowdoin College 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 Bowdoin 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.

Additional Information About Bowdoin College

Bowdoin College Library

The main library on campus is the Hawthorne-Longfellow Library and there are 3 other libraries on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at Bowdoin 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.

Bowdoin College offers these dual degree programs:

•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with California Institute of Technology, Columbia University, Dartmouth College and University of Maine-Orono


Does Bowdoin 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.

Bowdoin College does not have any ROTC programs.

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Application Deadline

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