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Areas of Study

Build Your Own Education
You and your professors will work together to design your own program of study. You won't choose a major the way you might buy a product. Rather, you'll build a concentration out of your interests and intellectual curiosity, in close consultation with your faculty advisors.

Concentrations can include a broad range of interdisciplinary exploration; professors actively encourage you to cross traditional academic borders and follow your interests wherever they lead you.

Possible areas of study include:

Africana Studies History
Agriculture International Relations
American Studies Jewish Studies
Animal Behavior Journalism
Animation and Digital Art Latin American Studies
Anthropology/Archaeology Legal Studies
Applied Design Linguistics
Architecture/Environmental Design Literature
Art History Marine Science
Asian Studies Mathematics
Astronomy Middle Eastern Studies
Biological/Life Sciences Music
Business/Entrepreneurship Native American Studies
Chemistry Neuroscience
Childhood, Youth, and Learning Peace and World Security Studies
Cognitive Science Philosophy
Communications/Media Studies Physics
Computer Science Politics
Creative Writing Psychoanalytic Studies
Culture, Brain, and Development Psychology
Dance Queer Studies
Digital Media Religion
Economics Social Change
Environmental Studies/Sustainability Sociology
Feminist Studies Southwest Studies
Film/Video/Photography Studio/Visual Arts
Game Design and Development Theatre
Geology Women's Studies
Globalization/Third World Studies World Language
Health/Premedical Studies Writing

These areas of study are intended as samples and do not reflect all possible courses and programs; all Hampshire students design their own areas of concentration in close concert with faculty committees.

Five College Programs
Beyond offering Hampshire students thousands of courses and sponsoring field research trips, student symposia, and shared lecture funding, the Five College consortium offers a range of cooperative academic departments and programs combining the strengths of the five institutions.

Five College Interdisciplinary and Area Studies Programs
African Studies, Coastal and Marine Sciences, East Asian Languages, Film and Video, Native American Indian Studies, Peace and World Security Studies, and more.

Five College Certificate Programs (similar to a minor)
African Studies; Culture, Health, and Science; International Relations; Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies; Middle Eastern Studies, and more.

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