- Academic English Studies (ESL)
- Asian Studies
- Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
- Environmental Studies
- Ethnic Studies
- Exploration and Discovery
- French Studies
- Gender Studies
- German Studies
- Health Professions
- Hispanic Studies
- International Affairs
- Latin American Studies
- Mathematics/Computer Science
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- Political Science
- Religious Studies
- Rhetoric and Media Studies (formerly Communication)
- Sociology and Anthropology
- World Languages
What’s It Like?
No one can give you a better sense of what it’s really like to study biology at Lewis & Clark than our current students and recent alumni.
Salma Bashir, BA ’21Hometown: Portland, OregonOverseas Program: East Africa, biologyExtracurriculars: Club Rugby, Pre-Health Professions Club, Orchestra, Biology Teaching Assistant
I appreciate the liberal arts approach to education since I never feel limited in the kinds of knowledge I seek out.
Roland Berg, BA ’22Hometown: Saint Paul, MinnesotaExtracurriculars: Community Chorale, Admissions Ambassador (lunch host), intramural sports
Lewis & Clark made me feel wanted as a student.
Cody Bowen-Crosby, BA ’22Hometown: Kalispell, MontanaOverseas Program: France, New ZealandExtracurriculars: International Students and Scholars/Third Culture Kids Club, French Club, Russian Club
Don’t pick your school based on a figure from some website; pick your school off of where you think you’ll be happiest and where you want to plant the seeds to start a professional career.
Katie-Lauren Dunbar, BA ’17Hometown: Santa Rosa, California
Lali Guevara-Hernandez, BA ’21Hometown: Los Angeles, CaliforniaExtracurriculars: Students for Cultural Inclusion in the Theatre (SCIT), Theatre, Gente Latina Unida (GLU), French Club, Spanish Club, Gaming Society
The Great Expectations trip really opened my eyes to the resources available to students of color on campus and was a great way to meet other students and faculty with similar backgrounds.
Mara Halloran, BA ’22Hometown: Saint Paul, MinnesotaOverseas Program: Iceland (non L&C)Extracurriculars: Climbing team, Ski Club, College Outdoors
You don’t just choose a major and stick only to that. You learn so much about every discipline, and I think that is a really valuable skill.
Nabil Khan, BA ’21Hometown: Kandahar, AfghanistanExtracurriculars: Track and Field, Soccer
Professors are eager to hear about your story.
Erin Khong, BA ’21Hometown: Long Beach, CaliforniaExtracurriculars: Student Life Intern, Student Athlete Advisory Committee(SAAC), Pre-Health Club, Luau Dancer, Women’s Swim, Track and Field, New Student Orientation Leader (NSO)
Get out of your comfort zone, meet new people, and build those connections.
Natalie Klee, BA ’21Hometown: České Budějovice, Czech RepublicOverseas Program: East Africa Biology Program (fall 2019)Extracurriculars: TCK Club
Some people say international students are in a bit of a bubble here, but I’d call it more of a solid base from which it is easier to form connections with the rest of the L&C community.
Peter Lahti, BA ’19Hometown: Lincoln City, Oregon
I believe that a liberal arts education is great for preparing somebody for med school.
Hannah Machiorlete, BA ’20Hometown: Kīhei, Hawaiʻi
My meaningful experience would not have been possible without the support of the L&C community.
Yuriy Popovich, BA ’20Hometown: Gladstone, Oregon
I love it when professors are real with their students and teach them to think critically.
Ben Sherer, BA ’21Hometown: Portland, OregonOverseas Program: East AfricaExtracurriculars: Admissions tour guide, admissions fellow
Studying abroad in a place as unique as Tanzania provided me with memories for a lifetime. Can you say that you saw a wild rhino on foot? Or that there was a lion prowling around your campsite at 6 in the morning? I not only experienced this, but also a radically different point of view of the world.
Makayla Simmer, BA ’21Hometown: Haiku, Hawai‘iOverseas Program: East Africa (fall 2019)Extracurriculars: College Outdoors, Paddle Club
College Outdoors has been extremely empowering and important for who I am becoming.
Saheli Singh, BA ’22Hometown: Pomona, CaliforniaExtracurriculars: A Cappella, Great Expectations, IME Peer Mentee, Gente Latina Unida, Lacrosse
I immediately felt welcomed into such a loving and caring community.
Sam Smith, BA ’21Hometown: Sewanee, TennesseeOverseas Program: East AfricaExtracurriculars: College Outdoors, 2019 International Affairs Symposium Steering Committee Member
Working with and leading trips for College Outdoors is an excellent complement to the classroom because it has offered me professional experience and ways to develop as a leader and outdoors person that I might not have been granted otherwise.
Channing Stirrat, BA ’21Hometown: Tucson, ArizonaOverseas Program: Ecuador Spring 2020Extracurriculars: Alternative Spring Break, Operation Nightwatch, Irish dance, Pre-Health Club
It can be hard to find a liberal arts school with a solid science program; L&C takes advantage of its awesome faculty and proximity to OHSU to make it a school that works for people interested in STEM who don’t want to go to a big research university.
Kenzie Wingard, BA ’21Hometown: Missoula, MontanaExtracurriculars: Soccer, track & field
Lewis & Clark has changed me in a lot of ways. I am passionate about what I am learning and the professors have made me a more inquisitive and curious person.
Samantha (Sami) Zimmerman, BA ’19Hometown: Cross Plains, WisconsinOverseas Program: AustraliaExtracurriculars: Garden Collective, Herbarium, Resident Advisor
Lewis & Clark has helped me view my own path more as an adventure, rather than a structured series of events, both in academics and life in general.