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Academics

Academics

With 34 undergraduate majors and 31 minors, dual-degree programs in computer science, engineering and nursing, plus experiential learning opportunities in the U.S. and abroad, what more can an Agnes Scott student expect?

The Liberal Arts Advantage

At a time when technology and social forces are changing the world on an almost daily basis, the intellectual flexibility provided by a liberal arts education is essential to success. And an Agnes Scott education offers special advantages. Small classes mean your professors will know your name. More than that, they will recognize your contributions and push you to improve as a thinker, writer and communicator of ideas.

In addition, you will be encouraged to take advantage of the exceptional experiential learning opportunities – study abroadinternships and collaborative and mentored research – for which Agnes Scott is known. 

Academic Resources

  • Bradley Observatory

    An astronomical teaching and research facility that also contains the 70-seat Delafield Planetarium and a 100-seat capacity lecture hall. 

  • Center for Writing and Speaking

    A peer tutoring organization devoted to improving and enhancing students’ writing and speaking skills.

     

    Economics Learning Center

    Learning assistants and faculty members are available to assist students with their economic classes Monday through Friday and Sunday evenings.

     

    Educational Technology Center
    The center houses a Technology Production Studio, enabling faculty and students to create content for the college’s iTunes University site, as well as ASCtv. The staff of the center provide support and training that help the entire college community adapt to and take advantage of technology designed to enhance learning.

     

    McCain Library

    The Library’s staff and resources support the curriculum and campus research, providing round-the-clock guidance and services.  


    Office of Academic Advising
    Provides a wide range of support services, from time-management and test-taking workshops to disability services, and assists with special curricular opportunities.   

  • Resource Center for Math and Science

    The Resource Center for Math and Science offers peer tutoring and academic support for students in any of our math and science courses.

Faculty Excellence

Agnes Scott’s faculty members include neuroscientists and novelists, painters and political scientists, mathematicians and management experts, but they all have one thing in common: a passionate dedication to student learning. They are also committed scholars, research scientists and creative artists actively engaged in their disciplines.

Each year they publish books, perform or exhibit creative works, write articles and scientific papers (many with undergraduate coauthors) and receive grants, the majority for work with students. One hundred percent of our full-time faculty have a doctorate or other terminal degree.

Agnes Scott faculty have won numerous national and international fellowships and awards, including a Literature Fellowship from The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and Fulbright awards. They have received grants (most of which provide support for student-faculty research) from many organizations and foundations, including the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Institutes of Health, NASA and the Rockefeller Foundation. They have also participated in campus-wide projects to improve student learning funded by the Mellon Foundation and the Teagle Foundation.

Student Research & Creative Activity

At Agnes Scott you will be encouraged to work collaboratively on research and creative activity with our faculty, across campus and around the world. Opportunities include faculty-student study and research trips to China, Germany, India and Spain; marine biology research in the Caribbean; performances at national theatre and dance festivals; and publication (individually or with faculty co-authors) in a number of disciplines. Students are also able to present their research and creative projects at SpARC, the Spring Annual Research Conference held on campus each year. In addition, Agnes Scott College has an ongoing cooperative research arrangement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where our students are able to work and conduct research with CDC faculty and staff. In every department, mentored research opportunities abound, and often culminate in senior research projects that give students a competitive advantage in applying to graduate and professional schools or for their first job.

Study Abroad

Argentina, Botswana, Ireland, Korea, Morocco, New Zealand, Spain—just some of the places Agnes Scott College students have engaged the wider world. What will your academic journey include? A short-term faculty-led program, a semester or year-long immersion, public service or an internship abroad? As an ASC student, you will have international opportunities in more than 50 countries and 150 universities. On campus, you will meet classmates from more than 40 countries. International education is an integral part of the Agnes Scott experience. You will become a globally competent citizen with cross-cultural sensitivity and knowledge about world cultures.

Internships

Internships complement classroom learning in valuable ways, allowing students to practice disciplinary skills, learn the habits of professional practice and expand social and professional networks. Remarkable internship opportunities await you at Agnes Scott, including such sites as the Atlanta Magazine, the Carter Center, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Decatur Book Festival, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, and divisions of Turner Broadcasting and CNN. During the summer months, you can also intern at sites in many U.S. and international cities. Nearly 60% of Agnes Scott students participate in an internship before graduation, which can be completed without academic credit or for credit under the supervision of a faculty member.