Experience business administration or the natural sciences during an exclusive campus visit and get to know professors and students while you attend class.
If you want to explore all your academic options, you're not alone — about 12 percent of Colby-Sawyer applicants list their major as undeclared. Even after choosing a major, most college students (up to 80 percent in some surveys) switch at least once. And that’s okay, because it means you’re exploring your options and finding your passions.
Colby-Sawyer's supportive, close-knit community is the perfect place to take an academic adventure that will unleash your curiosity and lead you to a major, whether in your first semester or your sophomore year. Here, you are encouraged to discover your abilities, values and goals and use them to shape your definition of a successful future. And, Colby-Sawyer’s experienced advisers and professors will be by your side to help you find your way.
During the exploration process, you'll enjoy hands-on, personal and holistic educational experiences through Colby-Sawyer's Liberal Education Program requirements. Two writing intensive courses, one applied quantitative literacy course, a first-year symposium, an integrative studies course and other courses will help you to build credits as you discover your interests before committing to a major.
And, at Colby-Sawyer, every student in every major completes an internship that complements their transformative experience. In fact, 98.8 percent of our 2017 graduates were employed and/or in graduate school within six months of graduation, and 51 percent had a job offer from their internship or clinical sites.
With the self-designed major, you can combine interests from multiple academic areas to build your own program of study. Working with a faculty advisor, you'll develop a unique program proposal and present it to an academic panel for approval.