Gunner Scott (IBA ’09), then the executive director of the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition, speaks at Massachusetts State House.
Undergraduate study at Goddard College occurs in a vibrant, socially just and ecologically sustainable learning community. We are committed to diversity, critical engagement, and transformative learning. Unlike any other college in the country, Goddard gives students control of their education. This means you decide what you want to study, how you want to study, and how you will demonstrate what you’ve learned. Our degrees are offered in a low-residency format, which means you don’t put your life on hold in order to complete your education.
The four hallmarks of all of Goddard’s undergraduate programs are:
- A learner-centered education philosophy
- A low-residency model that encourages students to be part of community-based, experiential projects
- An emphasis on social justice and inclusion alongside personal transformation
- Multidisciplinary approaches to all areas of learning
Options for undergraduate studies
Undergraduate studies in the humanities and social sciences:
- Individualized Bachelor of Arts: Students work collaboratively with faculty to develop personalized, holistic, and multidisciplinary plans for study.
- Bachelor of Arts in Health Arts & Sciences: Students are supported in restoring personal and community health in the context of creating healthier social and natural systems.
- Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability: Students are supported in focusing on understanding our place in the ecosystem and developing a just and sustainable society in partnership with nature.
Undergraduate studies in pre-professional disciplines and the fine arts:
- Bachelor of Arts in Education: Offered through the Goddard’s Education Program program. Students may pursue the Vermont teacher’s licensure, a self-designed major in education, dual language early childhood education, or community education.
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology: Offered through the Psychology and Counseling program. Students may be admitted into the BA/MA Fast Track if they intend to pursue the graduate degree in psychology or clinical mental health counseling.
- Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing: Students interested in developing as writers of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, or hybrid forms.