Harvey Mudd College requires a minimum of 128 credit hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at Harvey Mudd College, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. Harvey Mudd College accepts transfer credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, Harvey Mudd College does not offer classes during the summer.
NOTE: Around 94% of students who start college at Harvey Mudd College graduate within six years.
Harvey Mudd College offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Harvey Mudd College may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Harvey Mudd 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
Students are required to take a computer class to fufill the graduation requirements for Harvey Mudd College.
Reminder: Check with Harvey Mudd College directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Harvey Mudd College students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Harvey Mudd College.
Student Designed Majors
Harvey Mudd 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 Harvey Mudd College
Harvey Mudd 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 a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to grad school.
✅ Harvey Mudd 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.
❌ Harvey Mudd College does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.
❌ Harvey Mudd College does not offer credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken during high school.
❌ Harvey Mudd College does not offer an honors program or a Freshman Honor College.
❌ Harvey Mudd 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. While Harvey Mudd College does not require internships for students of any major, internships can help students gain hands-on work experience for their resume, and explore career paths that interest them without committing to one path.
The main library on campus is the Claremont Colleges Library and there is one other library on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.
For more information on possible dual degree options at Harvey Mudd College, contact the university directly.
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 Harvey Mudd 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.
Harvey Mudd College has an Army ROTC program and 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 Harvey Mudd College include:
•an Army 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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