Self-Designed Studies


Part of the reason that I came to Hampshire is because I knew that I would be able to do music, and cardiac neuroscience, and whatever came along.

Students like you are capable of far more independence than most schools allow. Here, you'll create your own academic program, mixing project-based work, internships, and independent study with taking traditional classes. Instead of choosing from a list of majors, you'll focus on essential questions and borrow from coursework and faculty expertise across disciplines.

You'll be guided by a faculty committee made up of multiple professors and professionals. In the process, you'll acquire the ability to take charge of your own learning.

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