From economics and literature to physical sciences and fine arts, you can choose from 27 majors and 24 minors. And along the way, we will help you find your passions, gifts, and purpose.

Programs and Courses

Core Cultures

Fine Arts

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major & Minor Checklist (for students)

Hampden-Sydney was for me not only a place to become more intellectually engaged, but a place to learn how to navigate life.

Kenneth R. Simon, Jr. '11

Need help choosing your major?

Choosing a major can take time and exploration. We want you to be able to explore many different academic areas in your first year.

Choosing a Major

Other Academic Opportunities

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

Academic Opportunities

Meet the Faculty

Our faculty excel in teaching exceptional young men in the way they learn best: in small classes with one-on-one instruction. With a 10:1 student to faculty ratio, students have easy access to their professors.

Faculty Profile Index


Request Information

Request more information about a program, schedule a visit, or talk to an admissions counselor.

Request Information


Apply for admission, find out about financial aid, or contact us.

Admissions & Financial Aid

Tillmon Cook '18

Tillmon Cook '18 spent four months aboard the MV World Odyssey with students from 33 other countries, earning college credit while sailing the world, a global adventure that took him to four continents, 11 countries, and 12 cities.

Tillmon Cook '18

Office of the Dean of the Faculty

Atkinson 101 | Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943
Martha Hilton, Administrative Secretary

Learn more about Hampden-Sydney's supportive, yet exacting faculty who will help form an unmatched foundation for success in any field or endeavor.

Faculty Profiles
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