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The Randolph Plan

The Randolph Plan is a way of looking at the undergraduate degree program, or a methodology for the journey from Orientation to Commencement.

It is a process for addressing short- and long-range personal, educational, and professional goals.

It is our goal to provide students with the resources and guidance that will enable them to chart a degree program that is coherent, strategic, and uniquely tailored–and still graduate in four years.

Students work with a faculty advisor and staff members in career development and student affairs to create their own versions of the Randolph Plan. They map out their plans, using interests, values, and goals as the basis for decisions about the curricular and co-curricular programs at the College, including majors, minors, course electives, internships, jobs, volunteer work, leadership commitments, and extracurricular activities.

The short overview of the Randolph Plan that follows describes the goals and events of the undergraduate academic experience at the College and shows the parallel processes taking place from the perspectives of staff involved in career development and in the co-curricular life of students at the College. Learn more in the links.

First Year

As a first-year, the academic focus is on acquisition and honing of basic skills and competencies and the exploration of a wide variety of disciplines. Learn more about the Randolph Plan for first-years here.

Sophomore Year

During the sophomore year, majors are declared, and students continue their focus on competency and skills development and on exploration in course selections through further attention to requirements. Learn more here.

Junior Year

Specialization is the name of the game for the junior year. While there is still attention to requirements, students also begin to focus on career goals, among other interests. Learn more here.

Senior Year

Specialization continues throughout the senior year, and the Senior Program serves as the “capstone” for the specialization. Learn more here.

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