Simpson College requires at least 128-132 credit hours to complete a bachelor's degree.
If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program. Simpson College accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Simpson College has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 69% of students who start college at Simpson College finish the requirements for graduation within six years.
Simpson College offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Simpson College may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Simpson 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 Simpson College directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Simpson College students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Simpson College.
Student Designed Majors
Simpson 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.
Simpson College does not require a senior project for all students.
Double Majoring at Simpson College
Simpson 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 looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.
✅ Simpson 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.
✅ Simpson College has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ Simpson 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.
✅ Simpson 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 Simpson College.
🟨 Simpson 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 Dunn 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.
Simpson College offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with Washington University in St. Louis, Iowa State University and University of Minnesota
•3-2 dual degree program in nursing with Allen College
•Forensics/Biochemistry at Emporia State University
Does Simpson 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.
Simpson College does not have any ROTC programs.
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