Academics: Fast Facts

  • 65 Academic programs
  • 92% of graduates find a mentor while at Denison
  • One-on-one graduate-level research
  • Relevant programs for today’s world

What are the liberal arts?

Earning a liberal arts degree is like gaining access to a multitool you can use for years to come.

Our professors are true mentors, guiding you to explore your passions and achieve your potential. Our career-readiness programs, collaborative research, intellectual engagement, global experiences, and performance opportunities offer the benefits of a small university.

Our outstanding faculty focus on engagement, so our students gain critical-thinking, creative problem-solving, and exceptional communication skills. Plus, our students leave Denison with the agility, tenacity, and adaptability necessary for lifelong career success.

Does Denison have the majors I’m interested in?
Check out our 65 academic programs

Our Academic Curriculum

Our commitment to a liberal arts education is expressed in the form of General, Major, and Elective courses divided nearly equally across your academic experience.

Our Academic Curriculum

General Education: The General Education Program is designed to provide intellectual breadth through experience with a variety of disciplines. This program requires a broad exposure to various fields and the development of essential abilities: listening, reading, and observing; reasoning critically and quantitatively; and expressing ideas convincingly in oral discourse as well as the written word.

Major: The Academic Major promotes the discipline of thought and depth of understanding as it is articulated within a specific field. Within the Major, students discover the evolving questions within the field and gain hands-on experiences that lead to greater understanding.

Electives: Electives provide additional opportunities for students to explore interests and individually design their academic experience. Electives may be a mix of structured options, such as a concentration or a semester of off-campus study, or they may be more flexible reflections of personal interest.