One of the foundations of our curriculum is the ability to pursue your passions and interests.
Maybe you’re interested in wildlife conservation? You can do field work in Kenya and Tanzania to examine how land-use practices among the Maasai sustainably manage both wildlife and an economic livelihood. Perhaps you’d like to trek coast to coast across Britain, studying historical, literary and physical elements along the way. At Dickinson, we give you the freedom to discover whatever it is you’re passionate about and to go with it.
You have the freedom to partner on projects and papers with your professors. You have the ability to design your own research project. And once you decide on a major you’ll have opportunities to pursue independent studies, write a thesis or complete a capstone project.
It’s all up to you. We’re here to provide the foundation to translate your passions into a purpose that’s designed to make you successful in whatever you choose to do.
Reading about a subject and actually experiencing it firsthand are two very different things. That's why Dickinson professors feel it's so important to encourage active learning—both in the classroom and in the field or laboratory.
Life After Dickinson
Dickinson's distinctive liberal-arts approach fosters skills that benefit graduates beyond the limestone walls, preparing them to excel in fields including law, medicine, research, the arts, business and finance, public service, education, community service, environmental studies, the military and religion.
Hear how Dickinson's global opportunities, from study abroad to the internationalized campus community, benefit our students and make us a national leader in global education and long-term study abroad.
Dickinson College is working to create a world that is socially, economically and environmentally sustainable.