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Bennington College
Bennington, VT
Academic Calendar System Semester
Summer Session Not offered
General Catalog/Bulletin  
UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION
Undergraduate Majors

Acting

American Government and Politics (United States)

American History (United States)

American Literature (United States)

American/United States Studies/Civilization

Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects

Anthropology

Architecture

Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Asian Studies/Civilization

Astronomy

Biological and Physical Sciences

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Botany/Plant Biology

Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology

Ceramic Arts and Ceramics

Chemistry, General

Child Development

Chinese Language and Literature

Cinematography and Film/Video Production

Communication and Media Studies, Other

Computer Science

Computer and Information Sciences, General

Creative Writing

Dance, General

Design and Visual Communications, General

Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

Directing and Theatrical Production

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Drawing

Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Ecology

Education, General

Elementary Education and Teaching

English Language and Literature, General

English Literature (British and Commonwealth)

Environmental Biology

Environmental Design/Architecture

Environmental Science

Environmental Studies

European History

European Studies/Civilization

Evolutionary Biology

Fashion/Apparel Design

Film/Cinema/Video Studies

Fine/Studio Arts, General

Foreign Languages and Literatures, General

Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other

French Language and Literature

Gay/Lesbian Studies

Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General

History, General

Humanities/Humanistic Studies

Intermedia/Multimedia

International Relations and Affairs

International/Global Studies

Italian Language and Literature

Japanese Language and Literature

Jazz/Jazz Studies

Jewish/Judaic Studies

Journalism

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching

Keyboard Instruments

Latin American Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other

Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mathematics Teacher Education

Mathematics and Computer Science

Mathematics, General

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Music History, Literature, and Theory

Music Performance, General

Music Theory and Composition

Music, General

Musicology and Ethnomusicology

Painting

Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

Philosophy

Photography

Physical Sciences

Physics, General

Playwriting and Screenwriting

Political Science and Government, General

Political Science and Government, Other

Pre-Law Studies

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies

Printmaking

Psychology, General

Public Policy Analysis, General

Sculpture

Secondary Education and Teaching

Social Psychology

Social Sciences, General

Social Sciences, Other

Sociology

Spanish Language and Literature

Stringed Instruments

Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Theatre Literature, History and Criticism

Visual and Performing Arts, General

Voice and Opera

Women's Studies

Writing, General

Zoology/Animal Biology

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UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION - continued
Most Popular Disciplines Visual and performing arts, English, Social sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs None
Special Programs Independent study, Student-designed major, Internships
Study Abroad Offered
Online Degrees No online degree programs
CURRICULUM AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
General Education/Core Curriculum Not required
Computer Not required
Foreign Language Not required
Math/Science Not required
ADVANCED PLACEMENT
International Baccalaureate Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing Not available
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FACULTY AND INSTRUCTION
Full-Time Faculty 60
Part-Time Faculty 51
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree 72%
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 34% of classes
10-19 students: 56% of classes
20-29 students: 9% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size Not reported
ACADEMIC RESOURCES
Libraries
Library Available on Campus Yes
Holdings 299,256
Computing
Computer Ownership Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus 40
Internet/E-mail Access Not reported
ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES
Remedial Instruction  
Tutoring Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students Wheelchair access
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GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL EDUCATION
Master's Degrees Offered
Master of Fine Arts
Master's Programs of Study

Dance

Music

Writing

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GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL EDUCATION - continued
Doctoral Degrees Offered
Not reported
Doctoral Programs of Study
Not reported