Competence

The major area of study is called a competence for a reason. The student is expected to demonstrate competence in this field at the baccalaureate level by the time of graduation. A competence is normally comprised of at least 60 credits, and includes a Senior Project.

Specific requirements for the undergraduate degrees below are found in departmental advising documents located in the appendix;

  • BA in Adventure Education
  • BA in Arts and Humanities
  • BFA in Arts and Letters
  • BA in Social Justice Studies
  • BA in Education
  • BA in Environmental Studies
  • BS in Environmental Studies
  • BA in Human Development and Psychology
  • BAS in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • BS in Sustainable Food Systems
  • BA in Sustainable Food Systems
  • BA Sustainability Management

Self-designed Competence

Students may elect to work closely with advisors in order to develop their own competence title housed appropriately within any Prescott College academic department. This opportunity is well suited for ambitious students who choose to work in independent and interdisciplinary ways. Self-designed competences often draw upon transfer credits, domestic and international exchange opportunities, as well as self-designed mentored study courses.

Breadth

The minor area of study is termed the breadth. The breadth is an intentionally constructed set of courses that broadens the student’s academic background. A breadth should not overlap with the competence area to the extent that it duplicates it. A breadth consists of at least 30 credits. Students electing to undertake a breath will work with their advisor no later than their Sophomore year of study.