Alma College offers a liberal arts approach to undergraduate education. The transformative education received at Alma provides students with excellent opportunities for growth and development, characterized by close student-faculty relationships, small class sizes and a supportive campus environment.
While at Alma, students grow to value a life of learning. Approximately one-third of students enter graduate or professional school within six months of completing their undergraduate degrees; more than 50 percent of alumni ultimately pursue a graduate degree.
A student’s education at Alma also develops through experiential learning opportunities outside the classroom. Students from all disciplines of the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences work collaboratively with a faculty member to complete undergraduate research or creative projects.
Vibrant leadership and service programs, such as the Center for Responsible Leadership, the P-Global Leadership, and service learning programs, reinforce classroom learning and promote civic engagement values by providing meaningful experiences in the local or global community.
A variety of internship, study abroad, and other off-campus study and travel opportunities are available for students interested in adding these experiences to their academic program. Our 4-4-1 academic calendar allows for a unique one-month Spring Term enabling students to focus upon a single course, creating an opportunity for in-depth study on a particular topic or for an exciting travel-based academic experience.
Alma College offers 33 different majors in 21 departments, and supports 36 minors and programs, including seven pre-professional programs. Degrees awarded are Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Music.
Can’t find a major that exactly matches your passion? The College also offers an alternative to the traditional majors called a Program of Emphasis or POE, allowing students to work with a faculty committee to design an academic concentration that meets their unique interests while still requiring academic rigor.
An Alma College education provides a broad intellectual foundation to prepare students for today’s careers, as well as for careers that have not yet been created.