Can I study science at a liberal arts college?

Nancy Hensel, Ed.D.
Executive Officer

Council on Undergraduate Research
(with Diane Husic, Ph.D., President, CUR)

Yes, nearly every liberal arts college will offer some majors in science disciplines and many offer interdisciplinary programs like biochemistry, neuroscience and/or environmental studies. Along with the science, you get a well-rounded exposure to other disciplines.

Rhiannon Schade
Director of College Counseling
Collegewise of Millburn

Yes! Absolutely. Liberal arts and sciences colleges are very good at producing science researchers and doctors. Look at the course offerings, professors, and opportunities for deep research and intellectual engagement. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of liberal arts colleges with extraordinary science and even engineering programs.

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