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Areas of Study

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The areas of study below represent a range of course offerings and faculty expertise on our campus, as well as classes in our Five College Consortium. Instead of choosing from a list of majors, students work with their committee to customize a major. This is your palette, your cache of assorted Legos — work with your committee to identify what you need!

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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