Explore your academic interests and prepare for a transformational experience at Dean College.

Academics at Dean College

Learning at Dean College is all about you. Classes are small, so your professors and advisors will get to know you and help you reach your goals. In our supportive community, you’ll explore your interests, develop essential skills and get the professional experience you need to succeed.

Ranked Among Best

Dean College was ranked #2 in Best Undergraduate Teaching in the 2022-2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Regional Colleges, North category. 

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Dean Career Advantage

Dean Career Advantage (DCA) is a four-year program with a holistic approach that embeds career services into everything that you do at Dean College, both in and out of the classroom. Career preparation is unavoidable at Dean. From student activities to residence life, to conversations with alumni and more, career planning is addressed year one to ensure that you are ready for your future, developing skills and knowledge to be competitive in the global market. 

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Majors & Degrees

Dean College offers multiple majors and degree programs. Whatever path you choose, we will help prepare you for your journey.

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The Schools of Dean College

Academic programs at Dean are organized into five distinct schools, each with its own faculty and majors.

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Academic Resources

Take advantage of all the resources that Dean College has to offer to support and guide you toward reaching your academic and career goals.

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Honors Program

Our Honors Program invites motivated students to engage in high-level coursework, interdisciplinary colloquia and co-curricular activities.

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Study Away Opportunities

Immerse yourself in another culture, or spend a semester working at Disney. Study Away opportunities can take you to London, Argentina, and beyond.

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Part-Time Continuing Studies

Complete a degree or certificate program on your own terms. No matter where you are on your educational journey, we will meet you there.

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Pre-College Summer Programs

Designed for high school students, Dean's pre-college science and sports-based programs offer a great introduction to college life.

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Innovation in Teaching

Innovation in Teaching and Learning at Dean College promotes active learning and engagement.

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Dean Leadership Institute

Throughout your time at Dean you will have numerous opportunities to interact with today's business leaders through the Dean Leadership Institute.

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The Center for Business, Entertainment and Sport Management

Your go-to resource for hands-on business experience, offering exclusive internships, lectures by industry experts, behind-the-scenes tours and more!