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.
Dean College Student Learning GoalsThrough academic, co-curricular and experiential learning, Dean College students will have the opportunity to engage in a transformative experience through which they can be inspired to exceed their highest expectations. Dean students can acquire knowledge, skills and experiences that will enable them to become lifelong learners able to respond adaptively to personal, civic and professional goals while exemplifying The Dean Difference. Specifically, Dean College students purse the learning goals below. In addition to these core learning goals, students will also develop specific learning goals related to their major. Achievement of these learning goals is assessed through the College's comprehensive student learning outcomes assessment plan.
Critical Thinking and Creative Problem Solving Research and connect information from multiple, credible, valid sources and perspectives to critically evaluate and creatively solve problems or advance innovations.
Quantitative Reasoning Conduct numerical and graphical operations and analyses to draw and defend conclusions.
Global and Intercultural Fluency Demonstrate awareness and respect for commonalities across and differences between identities, cultures, experiences and/or global origins.
Effective Communication Exchange thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively in written, oral and visual forms while demonstrating audience awareness.
Teamwork Competency Build collaborative relationships to contribute effectively to team goals by organizing, prioritizing, completing and/or delegating work with integrity.
Career Mindset Research, articulate and acquire essential skills and experiences associated with desired career path(s) and actively pursue chosen career(s) utilizing Dean Career Advantage preparation.
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.
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.