2023-24 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.


Hampden-Sydney College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Hampden-Sydney College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

This Academic Catalogue was prepared on the basis of the best information available at the time of publication (July 2023). Hampden-Sydney College, by or through its various departments, may unilaterally amend, supplement, or revoke any of the provisions, statements, policies, curricula, procedures, fees or dates set forth in this Catalogue at any time without prior notice. Such changes are within the College’s sole discretion and may be based on student interest, teaching capacity, fluctuations in financial resources and/or a variety of other educational and financial factors. Therefore, the inclusion of a course, offering or other program in this Catalogue is not a promise that such course, offering or other program will be available to those students wishing to participate. Statements in this Catalogue do not constitute an actual or implied contract between the College and any of its students.


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

Past Academic Catalogues