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. 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
Goddard’s Individualized Bachelor of Arts is for creative, motivated students who wish to design a personalized program of learning based in the liberal arts. In keeping with our learner-centered approach, students work collaboratively with faculty to identify the areas
If you are highly motivated and passionate about becoming an educator, then Goddard College can offer an individualized pathway for achieving your dream. Whether you are just beginning your Bachelor of Arts in Education, or are a transfer student, we
Goddard College’s Bachelors of Arts in Health Arts and Sciences offers interdisciplinary studies and transformative practices that advance personal and community health. Goddard’s unique network of faculty advisors and learning partners will guide you to develop practitioner-scholar capacity in
The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Goddard College provides students with a fast track to earning a MA in Psychology or MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. In the Fast Track option, students complete 120 credits toward the requirements
The low-residency Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability at Goddard provides students the knowledge, skills, vision and values to help build a sustainable and just planet for present and future generations. Working closely with faculty advisors, students design a course of
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Goddard College (BFAW) is an undergraduate degree program comprised of a community of learners, students, and faculty who aspire to integrate the following into their lives: creative writing as an art
How can art engage communities to facilitate meaningful social change? The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Socially Engaged Art (BFA-SEA) supports artists to create new work that engages with communities. Faculty and students from the performing arts, visual arts, craft
Goddard College’s Teacher Licensure offers you the opportunity to earn your credentials in a student-centered, interdisciplinary setting that emphasizes personalized learning, collaboration, and self-reflection. Teacher Licensure is offered through the Vermont Agency of Education for those completing the Bachelor of
The low-residency model removes the barriers between living your life and learning. Each semester begins with an eight-day residency in Vermont or Washington.
Each residency offers seminars, meetings with your advising groups,
workshops, one-on-one meetings with an advisor, and presentations. You
will also connect with faculty, practitioners, activists, and artists,
and your fellow students.
Following the residency, students return home for 16 weeks of independent work in close collaboration with a faculty advisor and/or course mentors.
Together with faculty advisors, students consider study ideas, program content, personal and professional goals, and what they might do to achieve their goals. This low-residency and individualized model combines a strong sense of community with personalized learning.
Over the semester, the exchanges between student and advisor create a dialogue that is exceptionally rich, reflective, and holistic. Out of this comes learning that is transformative and empowering. At the end of the semester, students and advisors write comprehensive evaluations of the student’s work.