2017-18 Academic Catalogue
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The mission of Hampden-Sydney College has been, since stated by its Founders in 1775, "to form good men and good citizens in an atmosphere of sound learning."


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Academic Calendar

History of Hampden-Sydney College

Academic Program

Course Offerings


Expenses and Financial Aid

Presidents & Trustees


Administrative and Support Staff

Matters of Record


Hampden-Sydney College strives 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.

The contents of the catalogue represent accurate information available at the time of publication (July each year). 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 is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Hampden-Sydney College. 


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.


The Key: Student Handbook

The Key: Student Handbook

Past Academic Catalogues

Academic Catalogues Past