• <a href="/live/image/gid/317/width/650/92495_CAS-0220-Faculty_Student_Interaction-4650.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image92495"> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 500px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/317/width/500/height/479/crop/1/92495_CAS-0220-Faculty_Student_Interaction-4650.rev.1644010962.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/317/width/500/height/479/crop/1/92495_CAS-0220-Faculty_Student_Interaction-4650.rev.1644010962.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/317/width/500/height/479/crop/1/92495_CAS-0220-Faculty_Student_Interaction-4650.rev.1644010962.jpg 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(min-width: 501px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/317/width/720/height/690/crop/1/92495_CAS-0220-Faculty_Student_Interaction-4650.rev.1644010962.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/317/width/720/height/690/crop/1/92495_CAS-0220-Faculty_Student_Interaction-4650.rev.1644010962.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/317/width/720/height/690/crop/1/92495_CAS-0220-Faculty_Student_Interaction-4650.rev.1644010962.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/317/width/720/height/690/crop/1/92495_CAS-0220-Faculty_Student_Interaction-4650.rev.1644010962.jpg" alt="Studying the liberal arts means that all of your classes will be grounded in critical thinking, written and verbal communication, teamwor..." width="720" height="690" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/317/width/720/height/690/crop/1/92495_CAS-0220-Faculty_Student_Interaction-4650.rev.1644010962.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/317/width/720/height/690/crop/1/92495_CAS-0220-Faculty_Student_Interaction-4650.rev.1644010962.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2136" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a><div class="hero-split_image_caption collapsable-caption"> Studying the liberal arts means that all of your classes will be grounded in critical thinking, written and verbal communication, teamwork, and problem solving.</div>

Exploring is at the core of Lewis & Clark’s identity, and our liberal arts education reflects that. Studying the liberal arts means that all of your classes will be grounded in critical thinking, written and verbal communication, teamwork, and problem solving. You’ll draw on these skills throughout your life, no matter where you work or what you do.

You will take approximately 32 courses during your time here, and you’ll have choices when it comes to every single one. Your classes will be split roughly into thirds: general education, major requirements, and electives.

Professor Ken Clifton leading a safari in Tarangire.


Sixty percent of our undergraduates study overseas as part of their Lewis & Clark education. 

Gender Studies Symposium crowd


L&C’s five academic student-led symposia reflect our commitment to inquiry, innovation, collaboration, and global engagement.

General education classes cover your two first year seminar courses plus requirements in world languages, global and historical perspectives, creative arts, natural sciences, physical education and well-being, and more. You can choose from a wide variety of classes in many disciplines to complete this general education coursework, while your major courses give you the opportunity for in-depth study.

Our undergraduate curriculum is designed to be completed in four years. We’re so committed to that timeline that if it takes you longer than four years, we’ll cover an extra semester of tuition. Want even more of the Lewis & Clark experience? Through our Graduate School of Education and Counseling’s Teacher Pathways program, you could earn your bachelor’s + master of arts in teaching degree (MAT) in five years. Plus, through the 3-3 partnership between our College of Arts and Sciences and our law school, you can earn a BA + law degree (JD) in six years instead of seven.

Norma Velazquez Ulloa meeting with a student in the Biology lab.


Lewis & Clark offers 29 majors and 33 minors.

Professor Freddy Vilches at a round table with 4 other students looking over study materials.


Lewis & Clark College has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1.

Students presenting at the 2020 Winterim pitch competition.


Within six months of graduation, 96% of the Lewis & Clark Class of 2020 was already changing the world through employment (72%) and continuing studies (24%).

Our Curriculum

Lewis & Clark offers 29 majors, 33 minors, and robust preprofessional programs. Students graduate with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree.

Meet Our Students

  • When I came to visit, it just felt right; I could see myself going to school here and being happy.

    Anna Foster BA ’19
    Wilmette, Illinois
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  • The class that I’ve been talking about nonstop ever since taking it is The Art of Tea in Japanese Culture. I really only wanted to take it because I love tea, but that class ended up being a lot more than just learning about matcha. There were the historical elements and the movements of a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, both of which I truly enjoyed.

    Erika Hutchinson BA ’22
    Fort Collins, Colorado
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  • Since I didn’t have the opportunity to visit campus before arriving for orientation, I had to base my decision on the website and some conversations with current students. One of the things that really stuck with me was how welcoming the community seemed.

    Hannah Meggitt-Nxumalo BA ’20
    Mbabane, eSwatini
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