• <a href="/live/image/gid/317/width/650/87921_Academics_homepage.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image87921"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/317/width/720/height/690/crop/1/87921_Academics_homepage.rev.1617657671.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/317/width/720/height/690/crop/1/87921_Academics_homepage.rev.1617657671.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/317/width/720/height/690/crop/1/87921_Academics_homepage.rev.1617657671.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/317/width/720/height/690/crop/1/87921_Academics_homepage.rev.1617657671.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/317/width/720/height/690/crop/1/87921_Academics_homepage.rev.1617657671.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/317/width/720/height/690/crop/1/87921_Academics_homepage.rev.1617657671.jpg" alt="Studying the liberal arts means that all of your classes will be grounded in critical thinking, w..." width="720" height="690" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/317/width/720/height/690/crop/1/87921_Academics_homepage.rev.1617657671.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/317/width/720/height/690/crop/1/87921_Academics_homepage.rev.1617657671.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="3200" 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.

60%

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

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.

29+32

Lewis & Clark offers 29 majors and 32 minors.

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

12:1

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

Students presenting at the 2020 Winterim pitch competition.

96%

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%).

After class study session with Jerry Harp.

Best

We’re on the U.S. News & World Report “Best Undergraduate Teaching” list.

Our Curriculum

Lewis & Clark offers 29 majors, 31 minors, and robust preprofessional programs. Students graduate with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree.

Meet Our Students

  • I love the ability to be a DIII athlete and focus on academics while still playing the sport I love.

    Serena Saba BA ’19
    Dana Point, California
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  • Without the tremendous support from the L&C community, I would not be able to get such incredible hands-on experience in a professional working environment.

    Puthyda Keath BA ’19
    Banteay Meanchey, Cambodia
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  • All my professors have played an important role in my education, not just academically but also by offering direction and support for life outside academics.

    Mollee Chenoweth BA ’22
    Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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