Vassar College requires at least 34 units to complete a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at Vassar, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. Vassar 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, Vassar does not offer classes during the summer.
NOTE: Around 93% of students who start college at Vassar complete all the credits required within six years.
Vassar offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Vassar may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Vassar does not have a core curriculum. Since there are no specific-classes required in order to graduate, students have a lot of flexibiity about what classes they choose to take.
Students are required to fulfill a language requirement
Students do not have to take a computer class.
Reminder: Check with Vassar directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Vassar students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Vassar.
Student Designed Majors
Vassar 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.
Vassar does not require students to complete a senior project.
Double Majoring at Vassar
Vassar 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 a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.
✅ Vassar 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.
❌ Vassar does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.
✅ Vassar 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.
❌ Vassar does not offer an honors program or a Freshman Honor College.
❌ Vassar does not require an internship for any students.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While Vassar 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 Vassar College 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.
Vassar offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with Dartmouth College
Does Vassar 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.
Vassar does not have any ROTC programs.
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