Saint Anselm College requires at least 120 credits to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at Saint Anselm College, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. Saint Anselm College accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Saint Anselm College has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 77% of students who start college at Saint Anselm College finish the requirements for graduation within six years.
Saint Anselm College offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Saint Anselm College may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Saint Anselm 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 Saint Anselm College directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Saint Anselm College students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Saint Anselm College.
Student Designed Majors
Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.
Students are not required to complete a senior project unless it is required for their specific major.
Double Majoring at Saint Anselm College
Saint Anselm 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.
✅ Saint Anselm 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.
✅ Saint Anselm College has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ Saint Anselm 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.
✅ Saint Anselm College offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Saint Anselm College.
🟨 Saint Anselm 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 Geisel 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.
Saint Anselm College offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with University of Massachusetts Lowell, The Catholic University of America, University of Notre Dame and Manhattan College
•Pharmacy, optometry, physical therapy, physician assistant with Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
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 Saint Anselm College 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.
Saint Anselm College has an Army ROTC program, an Air Force ROTC program and a Navy 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 Saint Anselm College include:
•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
•a Navy 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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