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Majors & Programs

Your life’s exploration begins now. Delve into ideas behind the next technological breakthrough in medicine. Try something bold and brave in an area you couldn’t explore in high school. Unleash your inner creative genius in our brand new Jackson Dinsdale Art Center. With more than 60 majors and 14 pre-professional programs, Hastings opens the door to your life’s journey.
As a Hastings student, your world expands well beyond campus. The community of Hastings thinks of you as one of their own. Many local partners are eager to offer internships to Hastings students. There are many spots available so talk to someone in Career Services to find one that’s the right fit.
Your job is to focus on your interests, courses and all of the many opportunities on campus with clubs and organizations. With a full schedule, you need advice quickly and we’re here to offer up our best recommendations that are personalized for you. You are not a number at Hastings. We get to know you. Advisors, faculty, staff and peer education groups are ready to help you succeed.
Enrich your mind during January Term. Always popular with our students, J-Term provides you with real-world and new experiences. Travel the globe for an intensive study of French culture. Take an immersive course in music in Sound Class right on campus. Discover innovations in a national laboratory. A world of experiences is right at your fingertips during J-Term.
As a Hastings student, you can travel for a semester, a full year or during J-Term all across the globe. Explore Australia, Denmark, France, England, Ireland, Russia or Thailand. Delve into research overseas. Study a culture and place. Serve on missions. With so many appealing study abroad opportunities, you’ll find the right fit for you.
We want you to make your education your own. Explore more about a topic you learned in class. Attend a conference about a subject that interests you. Present a paper at a symposium or research something you’ve always wanted to stud. With funding from the Student Development Fund and the Excelsior Scholar Program and guidance from your advisor, you’ll do just that.
Discover what drives you and learn by doing, from January term classes and study abroad to leadership opportunities, honors programs and internships. You can even get financing to support travel for a project you design. Our faculty and advisers help you find your place and passion—and get the hands-on experience employers seek.
As a first-year student, an advisor will help you explore your interests while targeting what you love. Everything we do at Hastings is personalized because we listen as much as we offer advice. This lets you lead your college journey with your advisors as navigational guides, and a personalized program so you can create your own major.