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The Hamilton curriculum is about forging creative connections. If it doesn’t offer what you need, with faculty guidance you may design an interdisciplinary major that fits your needs precisely. Imagine the possibilities; say, for instance, Hispanic studies/women's studies/computer science or philosophy/mathematics/dance. It can happen at Hamilton.

About the Major

Hamilton's liberal arts curriculum dispenses with core courses and encourages academic freedom of choice. That allows most students to pursue their interests in a traditional major or concentration, where they can focus on a particular topic while exploring many other fields. Occasionally, however, students have interests and needs that are different or highly specialized. In such instances, they may work with members of the faculty to create their own concentration.

My advice would be to take an academic risk and base it on what you are passionate about and what you really want to study. I think things will work out if you do so.

Josh Glen ’16 — interdisciplinary studies concentrator

Careers After Hamilton

  • Community Development Director, Saratoga Springs N.Y.
  • Project Associate, Innovations for Poverty Action, Nairobi
  • Advisor, TCI Wealth Advisors, Inc.
  • Chief of Dermatology, Columbia University
  • Principal & Managing Director, Studios Architecture
  • Teacher, Teach for America

Contact Information


Interdisciplinary Concentration Department

198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323
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