Academic programs

Our academics are rigorous, but it’s not for the sake of “separating the weak from the strong,” like some colleges. Academics should be engaging and supportive. That balance is one of Earlham’s most cherished legacies, and this approach has repeatedly earned Earlham national distinction for “best undergraduate teaching” and “best classroom experiences.”

In addition to our major and minor programs, Earlham also offers applied minors for students seeking to integrate their academics with other experiences, a 3+1 education program for prospective teachers, and pre-professional programs in pre-engineering, pre-law and pre-health.

Course catalog

The most current course information and plans of studies can be found in the 2023-24 course catalog.

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Applied Minors (AM)

Applied minors (AMs) are distinctive programs allowing you to personalize your education and help you make direct connections between academic interests and co-curricular activities. Based around a theme, each AM creates a space for you to integrate 4-6 academic courses, co-curricular work like service or athletics, and a final project appropriate to the content. Completing an AM (or multiple AMs) is an optional opportunity.

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3+1 Education Program

Through our 3+1 education program, you are able to obtain a Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) and teaching license—all in just nine semesters. You’ll leave Earlham with two degrees, licensed to teach grades 5-12 in Indiana. (And it’s easy to transfer your license to other states—many of our graduates do!)

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Pre-professional Programs

Earlham’s Bachelor of Arts degrees provide an excellent foundation if you are planning to ultimately pursue a professional degree in engineering, law or health and medicine. Through our pre-professional programs, you will be provided with expert advising and connections to graduate and professional programs.

Learn more about our pre-professional programs ⟶

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We continue to monitor the effects of an industrial fire 1.1 miles from campus.