Concentration in a Department
A student must choose a curricular program and a major within a field of concentration no later than the end of the second year of study or the midpoint in the student’s college years. The choice must be filed with the registrar.
Minimum requirements for the concentration vary with the department. At least half of a student’s minimum requirements in the field of concentration must be taken at Vassar.
Of the 34 units required for the degree, students may not take more than 50 percent or 17 units in a single field of concentration. At least one-fourth of the 34 units, or 8 1/2 units, must be in one or more of the divisions of the curriculum outside the one in which the student is concentrating. This minimum may include interdepartmental courses or courses offered by the multidisciplinary programs. No more than 2 units of the 34 may be for physical activity courses in Physical Education. It is strongly recommended that students take courses in each of the four divisions at Vassar. Students are also expected to work in more than one department each semester.
These are the curricular divisions:
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