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Divisional Distribution Requirements

A liberal education should include a breadth of engagement across the curriculum in addition to a depth of study in specific areas accomplished through a student's major. Students are expected to complete six credits in each academic division of the College (i.e., Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Visual and Performing Arts).

  • In the Humanities, 100-level language courses do not count toward the divisional requirement.
  • In the Natural Sciences, MATH 110 and MATH 151 do not count toward the divisional requirement.
  • For courses that are cross-listed in two divisions, students will receive divisional credit based on the listing they use to register.
  • For courses that are cross-listed with a division and an interdivisional program (see list below), students will receive divisional credit based on the home division of the teaching faculty member.
    • African and African American Studies
    • Environmental Sustainability
    • Film Studies
    • Peace and Global Studies
    • Women’s, Gender, Sexuality Studies
  • Courses with unexpected or non-existent divisional associations will be clearly marked in the Curriculum Guide.
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Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts, including the sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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