Undergraduate Arts & Sciences

The Arts and Sciences consist of more than 40 academic departments and programs; top majors among 2020 graduates were economics, government, computer science, engineering sciences, and biology. The Arts and Sciences have 420 tenured and tenure-track faculty members and are among the leaders in the Ivy League in the percentage of tenured women.

A Flexible Study Plan

Pick a term, any term. With Dartmouth’s distinctive year-round system, you customize your own academic calendar. Dartmouth offers four 10-week terms per year; within some guidelines, you choose which 12 terms to enroll. The result: the ability to take full advantage of all Dartmouth has to offer, no matter the season.

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Colt 22 Renaissance Literature class learning outside. Prof Laguardia
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Aerial view of Dartmouth Hall during a fall sunset
Courses and Calendars

Set your schedule. Dartmouth offers more than 2,100 undergraduate courses in the liberal arts.

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Admissions

Dartmouth is where you learn to think and imagine and do, where you build the resources to transform the world while transforming yourself.

A Plan for Everyone

No matter what your major, and whatever engages you outside the classroom, the D-Plan’s flexibility means you don’t have to choose between your on-campus commitments and the opportunity to work, study, or serve off-campus and abroad.

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D-Plan

Your D-Plan is your personal enrollment pattern, your own mix of academic terms in residence, enrolled off-campus, and on leave.

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Students on an Earth Sciences FSP in Arches National Park, Utah
Leave-term Learning

Use the entire year to your advantage—gain work experience in an internship, volunteer on a service project, or conduct field research. A number of Dartmouth programs even offer funding for leave-term opportunities.

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Morocco, Fes, Medina Walk
Off-Campus Programs

Take your education on the road with Dartmouth’s extensive selection of language and topic-focused programs around the world.

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Student arranging flowers in buckets at the Organic Farm
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Dartmouth in Summer

A term of your own. Thanks to Dartmouth’s distinctive D-Plan, as a rising junior you’ll be on campus together with your entire class taking a full slate of courses the summer following your sophomore year.