An academic approach that’s rooted in the liberal arts and designed for 21st-century careers.
Programs for Today’s Careers
We’ve invested in developing new majors that prepare students for the next generation of career opportunities.
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.
No matter your field of study, you will benefit from our innovative approach.
- A holistic approach through cross-disciplinary study challenges students to become critical thinkers and expert communicators.
- Challenging academics that push students to succeed in life after Denison.
- An experiential approach that leverages our access to Columbus.
- Pragmatic thinking and hands-on opportunities that prepare students for the world that awaits them.
- Integration of curricular and co-curricular elements.
- Connections with experts, industry leaders, and alumni working in the professional world.
A vibrant experience that supports students in becoming the best version of themselves.
Our location offers both living on a beautiful campus and close access to the vibrant urban experience of Columbus.
Being part of a diverse community that brings together people from wide-ranging backgrounds, experiences and perspectives means you'll discover new ways of looking at things and show others what it's like to view the world through your eyes.
Denison has a culture of engaged students who explore their passions and take advantage of resumé-building leadership experiences on campus through co-curricular, athletic, and research opportunities.
The people you meet — peers, faculty, and friends of the college — will form the fabric of your professional and social networks for years to come. This network will challenge you to succeed and champion your success.
Prepare for Launch
Our four well-resourced centers focus on professional development and ensure that all students are supported as they plan for their futures.
Knowlton Center for Career Exploration
The Knowlton Center for Career Exploration starts working with students from their first semester on campus and sticks by them long after graduation. From building a resume to landing an internship to getting into graduate school or finding a great first job out of college, the 16 career coaches at the Knowlton Center are there for students every step of the way.
Denison Edge connects you with big-city career assets, ed-tech firms, and entrepreneurs right in our city next door. You’ll explore your strengths, bridge your major and career options, and amplify your network with meaningful connections while building relevant skills.
Red Frame Lab
Calling all entrepreneurs and problem solvers. In the Red Frame Lab, you can workshop your ideas or partner with companies across a broad range of industries to solve real-world problems (and boost your career network). Simply put, the Red Frame Lab offers opportunities to flex your entrepreneur and consulting skills.
Lisska Center for Intellectual Engagement
Denison’s Lisska Center is your go-to place for funded research and scholarship opportunities. You can be a paid summer scholar conducting one-on-one research with a faculty mentor, conduct international research, and launch into a post-graduate fellowship. The possibilities are diverse and exciting.
Four Pillars to
With our 16 career coaches, you will develop, test, and refine your career plans by building your knowledge of the professional world and career opportunities.
You will acquire a range of real-world experiences—from internships to one-on-one workshops with staff—that will build your resume before you even graduate.
For every field of study, your academic curriculum will complement the knowledge and skills employers seek. You'll also practice and perfect in-demand skills such as interviewing, negotiating, time management, and mastery of programs like Excel.
Connections are everything. At Denison you will connect with peers, mentors, our partner organizations, experts, and alumni. You will be part of a network that belives in mentorship to advocate for and advance the next generation of Denison students.
At Denison, you can count on a lifetime of career support - and have the opportunity to give back to future generations of Denisonians.
Not only will you have access to all of the above, you’ll also have access to:
- Fortune 500 companies headquartered in Columbus
- 16 career coaches available to you throughout your career
- Powerful partners: big business, startups and mid-market companies, non-profits, arts organizations and government agencies
- Over 40,000 engaged and accomplished alumni who are passionate about supporting you
The Denison Difference
We call it “the Denison Difference.”
At Denison, you get a liberal arts education, plus pragmatic skills for the workplace. Employers want people who can assess a situation, ask probing questions, research the issue and propose solutions. They also want you to know how to master an excel sheet, manage a meeting, and budget your time. Students in every major learn these critical skills. It’s our secret sauce, and we’ve got the data to prove it.