Mount Holyoke College requires at least 128 credit hours to complete a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at Mount Holyoke College, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. Mount Holyoke 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, Mount Holyoke College does not offer classes during the summer.
NOTE: Around 85% of students who start college at Mount Holyoke College complete all the credits required within six years.
Mount Holyoke College offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Mount Holyoke College may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Mount Holyoke 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 do not have to take a computer class.
Reminder: Check with Mount Holyoke College directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Mount Holyoke College students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Mount Holyoke College.
Student Designed Majors
Mount Holyoke 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.
Mount Holyoke College does not require students to complete a senior project.
Double Majoring at Mount Holyoke College
Mount Holyoke 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: Declaring a double major 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 a graduate program.
✅ Mount Holyoke 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.
✅ Mount Holyoke College has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ Mount Holyoke 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.
❌ Mount Holyoke College does not offer an honors program or a Freshman Honor College.
🟨 Mount Holyoke College 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 Williston Memorial 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.
Mount Holyoke College offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with Dartmouth College, University of Massachusetts and California Institute of Technology
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 Mount Holyoke College have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Mount Holyoke 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 Mount Holyoke 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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