Academic Catalogue 2013-14

For more than two centuries Hampden-Sydney College has held true to the ideals of her founders, educating leader after leader for country and Commonwealth, all good men and good citizens formed in an atmosphere of sound learning.

The mission of the College is to instill in its students a commitment to sound scholarship through studies in the natural sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences; to cultivate qualities of character and moral discernment rooted in the Judeo-Christian tradition; to develop clear thinking and expression; to promote an understanding of the world and our place in it; to impart a comprehension of social institutions as a basis for intelligent citizenship and responsible leadership in a democracy; to prepare those with special interests and capacities for graduate and professional study; and to equip graduates for a rewarding and productive life.

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Academic Calendar
Academic Program
Course Offerings
Expenses and Financial Aid
History of Hampden-Sydney College
Presidents AND Trustees
Administrative and Support Staff
Matters of Record


The contents of this catalogue represent accurate information available at the time of publication (July 2013). However, during the time covered by this issue, it is reasonable to expect changes to be made with respect to this information without prior notice. Records of changes are on file and available for examination in the Office of the Dean of Faculty.

Hampden-Sydney College, while exempted from Subpart C of the Title IX regulation with respect to its admission and recruitment activities, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation, or veteran status in the operation of its educational programs and with respect to employment. For information on this non-discrimination policy, contact the Office of Human Resources, Box 127, Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943, (434) 223-6220.