Areas of Study

You will not come to Hampshire to pursue a major.

That's right. No majors. No departments. 

Instead, you'll work across, between, and without disciplines—and you'll combine fields to curate your own original course of study. You'll be challenged with the freedom to formulate questions never asked before. 

Consider the list below as a sample of your potential palette, or a cache of assorted Legos. You choose the faculty advisors you'll work with to build your own curriculum and address the big question, challenge, or issue you're most interested in. 

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Hampshire is a top producer of Fulbright Scholars

2016-17 Fulbright top producer badgeHampshire College a top producer of Fulbright Scholars 2016-17


The U.S. State Department and the Chronicle of Higher Education have named Hampshire College a top producer of Fulbright Scholars for 2016-17. Hampshire is one of 11 bachelor’s institutions to receive the designation this year.

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The Five College Consortium
The Five College consortium offers Hampshire students access to thousands of courses and field research trips, and student symposia, as well as cooperative academic departments and programs combining the strengths of the five institutions.
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Five College Interdisciplinary Programs
Five College Interdisciplinary and Area Studies Programs include African Studies, Coastal and Marine Sciences, East Asian Languages, Film and Video, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Peace and World Security Studies, and more.
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