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  • Student Affairs in Higher Education

    Student Affairs Administration, MA
    Higher Education Student Affairs, EdD

  • Counseling and Therapy

    Art Therapy
    Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy
    Professional Mental Health Counseling
    Professional Mental Health Counseling—Specialization in Addictions
    Ecopsychology Certificate
    Eating Disorders Certificate

    School Counseling

    School Psychology

  • Teaching

    Elementary or Secondary with ESOL

    Professional Development for Inservice Teachers

    ESOL Endorsement
    Reading Endorsement
    Special Education Endorsement
    Certificate in Writing
    Equity Certificate for Social Justice
    Teacher Leader for Social Justice
    Curriculum and Instruction, MEd
    Education in Leadership, EdD

  • Exploring is at the core of Lewis & Clark’s identity, and our liberal arts education reflects that. Studying the liberal arts means that all of your classes will be grounded in critical thinking, written and verbal communication, teamwork, and problem solving. You’ll draw on these skills throughout your life, no matter where you work or what you do.

    You will take approximately 32 courses during your time here, and you’ll have choices when it comes to every single one. Your classes will be split roughly into thirds: general education, major requirements, and electives.

    General education classes cover your two first year seminar courses plus requirements in world languages, global and historical perspectives, creative arts, natural sciences, physical education and well-being, and more. You can choose from a wide variety of classes in many disciplines to complete this general education coursework, while your major courses give you the opportunity for in-depth study.

    Our undergraduate curriculum is designed to be completed in four years. We’re so committed to that timeline that if it takes you longer than four years, we’ll cover an extra semester of tuition. Want even more of the Lewis  &  Clark experience? Through our Graduate School of Education and Counseling’s Teacher Pathways program, you could earn your bachelor’s + master of arts in teaching degree (MAT) in five years. Plus, through the 3-3 partnership between our College of Arts and Sciences and our law school, you can earn a BA + law degree (JD) in six years instead of seven.

    Our Curriculum

    Lewis & Clark offers 29 majors, 30 minors, and robust preprofessional programs. Students graduate with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree.


  • March 6

    The faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences voted unanimously on March 3 to approve the creation of a minor in entrepreneurial leadership and innovation. The strong support for the new program underscores the fact that the liberal arts and entrepreneurship share a common interdisciplinary approach rooted in understanding people, systems, and methods of creating positive change.

  • April 9
    Faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences have approved the creation of a new health studies minor. Drawing upon Lewis & Clark’s strong culture of interdisciplinary learning and current course offerings, the new minor recognizes the growing interest students have in public health and the value of a liberal arts approach to solving the world’s current and future public health challenges.
  • December 3
    Is it possible to receive multiple certificates upon graduation (i.e. both business and environmental) or does the necessary coursework for each prevent this? And even if this is possible, in your opinion, would one be missing out on other important coursework or more beneficial experiences?
  • December 3
    I have a question regarding course curves. I read that the maximum average grade for first year courses is a 3.0. I am wondering whether you know what GPA will put a student in the top 50%? I am wondering because I have been offered a scholarship that requires maintenance of a 2.95 GPA. I don’t doubt my ability to achieve this, but I am wondering roughly what rank (in terms of percentage)to which this GPA would correspond.
  • December 3
    Excuse me for my ignorance, but I have just begun looking into externships. In which years are externships available? Are there certain public interest organizations with which the school prefers students to do externships? Are full fall/spring semester externships encouraged or common?
  • November 11
    I was wondering what a typical time schedule is like for a first year student. How early are classes, what are lunch breaks like, and when does class dismiss? Do we have any choices about time slots or are all schedules pre-fixed?
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