Your learning opportunities extend well beyond the classroom and even beyond the Hill,  and may include internships, student research, study abroad, cooperative programs, or the honors program.

Always asking ‘why' was a key part of my Hampden-Sydney experience — being pushed to discover more.

Marshall Manson ’96, CEO, Ogilvy & Mather UK

In addition to offering 27 majors toward a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree, Hampden-Sydney College has expanded learning opportunities on and off campus — and in and out of the classroom — to enrich the college experience for its graduates and prepare them for successful careers.

Center for the Study of Political Economy

The political economy program encourages students to investigate the relationship between political structures and social outcomes. Our goal is to provide opportunities for students who have an interest in the rationale and effects of public policy to develop the research, reasoning and communication skills necessary to prepare them for graduate programs and "idea" careers. By sponsoring a progressive series of programs from public lectures and reading groups to writing workshops and student research grants we create a community where students can explore and develop their passion for ideas.

Political Economy

Cooperative Programs

Hampden-Sydney College has cooperative relationships with renowned institutions so we can offer you additional curricular opportunities, including visiting student programs, education consortiums, and exchanges.

Cooperative Programs

Flemming Center for Entrepreneurship

The Flemming Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation encourages student and faculty creativity and equips students with the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue entrepreneurial ideas. It promotes entrepreneurial innovation in our students and provides them the experience, skills and connections necessary to go from ideation to implementation. The program brings successful entrepreneurs to campus, sponsors workshops in the practical aspects of running a business and connects students with entrepreneurial mentors.

Entrepreneurship

Graduate Program Agreements

Hampden-Sydney College provides superb undergraduate preparation grounded in the breadth and depth of a liberal arts education. It goes a step further by allowing you to leverage the College's connections - formal and informal - with renowned graduate programs in economics and business, engineering, and medicine.

Graduate Agreements

Honors Program

The Honors Program is designed for the student who has given evidence of a high degree of intellectual curiosity, independence of thought, excitement about learning, and appreciation of knowledge - for the student who brings out the best in his fellow students and his teachers alike. Participation in Honors work is limited to recipients of honors scholarships and to students who apply for membership in the program.

Honors Program

International Studies & Study Abroad

Hampden-Sydney College values the study abroad experience and endorses a wide array of programs in over 30 countries. In addition to the College's own academic study-abroad programs, Hampden-Sydney students are eligible to participate and earn academic credits in approved foreign-study programs sponsored by other colleges or educational organizations.

Global Education

Internships

Students may receive academic credit for internship-related work produced in their academic fields of study. Such internships combine work done normally in the summer with on-going course work and the production of a substantial research paper on a related issue.

Internships

May Term

Hampden-Sydney offers a five-week May Term starting one week after Commencement. It provides students with an opportunity to take courses which are experimental in content as well as those regularly offered during the academic semester. Hampden-Sydney also offers May Term Abroad programs.

May Term

Student Research

Students have the opportunity to work side by side with professors on research projects that are inaccessible to students at larger universities. Hands-on research allows Hampden-Sydney men to spend a significant part of their education outside the classroom working on real problems and gaining invaluable experience.

Student Research

Wilson Center for Leadership in the Public Interest

Hampden-Sydney prepares men to be leaders. Our students are given opportunities to explore, practice, and hone their leadership skills so they can go on to become tomorrow's CEOs, business founders, military officers, college presidents, and civic and political leaders. The Wilson Center for Leadership in the Public Interest hosts lectures, forums, symposia, and excursions that help develop effective and ethical leaders. With direction from current and former leaders, students gain an understanding of the challenges confronting the United States and the world.

Wilson Leadership

Sam Murphy '18

Hampden-Sydney College Student Body President Sam Murphy '18 flies through life as fast as he skates down the hilly campus paths, full of energy and enthusiasm.

Sam Murphy '18

27 majors


Explore  our 27 majors and 22 minors toward a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree.

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