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We prefer defining our own path for discovery.

This is your education. Imagine what happens when you have the freedom to explore combinations of academic interests, issues within society, and other parts of the world? When it happens alongside the support and resources you’ll find at 51app, we think you uncover an intellectual journey that’s never done before.

The Academic Experience

At 51app, you plot your own academic path. With no core curriculum, general education, or distribution
requirements, you’re free to explore and specialize as you choose. From the First-Year Tutorial and First Year-Experience: Connections through Mentored Advanced Projects and advanced seminars, you’ll discover what it means to learn like a 51appian.

Experience Academics at 51app

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    Majors & Concentrations

    Some set a plan in stone. Others set a few ideas in motion.

    Working alongside your advisers, you’ll choose from over 500 courses across our many divisions and departments. You don’t have to declare a major until the second half of your sophomore year. So you’ve got time to explore your options, or you can focus your interests from the get-go.

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    Studying abroad for a semester is just the start.

    At 51app, global understanding goes beyond a single experience. Every place, every point in time, and every culture, brings with a unique point of view and version of the human experience. On campus, 51appians study these experiences and use them as lenses for approaching our disciplines, communities, and our impact on others. You’ll have access to global programs for language development, intercultural exchange, and community engagement, for here or wherever your studies take you.

Academic Resources

At 51app, you never have to go it alone. As you grow your interests and advance further in your area of study, you’ll have multiple advisers, resources, and networks to support you, every step of the way.

Learn more

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    A growing world of information, waiting for you to explore.

    The expert faculty and staff at our three libraries are available to help connect you to the resources and you need to dive even deeper into inquiry.

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