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Haverford students studying outside It's not unusual for classes to have fewer than five students; nearly 40% have fewer than ten.

Academics/Thesis

Haverford’s 31 departmental majors and 22 concentrations lead to a capstone academic project. Senior projects are often informed by co-curricular research conducted through our three Centers for interdisciplinary study.

Office of Academic Resources Assistant Director Lionel Anderson meets with Grace Mangigian '16.

OAR

“What I appreciate so much about the OAR is that they recognize that academic performance is so closely tied to a variety of other factors in a student’s life. When I meet with the staff, I’m not simply talking about … Continue reading

Lindsay Reid '13, Haverford College Reid's position encompasses a variety of responsibilities, including working as a lab assistant and helping in the classroom.
Where They’re Headed” is a series of occasional blog posts reporting on the post-Haverford plans of members of the Class of 2013.

Where They’re Headed: Lindsay Reid ’13

As the first intern hired by the American School of Bilbao, biology major Lindsay Reid ’13 will spend her post-graduate year teaching in Spain.

Rebecca Schwartz '13 gives a tour to prospective students on Open Campus Day 2013.  “Where They’re Headed” is a series of occasional blog posts reporting on the post-Haverford plans of members of the Class of 2013. Rebecca Schwartz '13 gives a tour to prospective students on Open Campus Day 2013.

“Where They’re Headed” is a series of occasional blog posts reporting on the post-Haverford plans of members of the Class of 2013.

Where They’re Headed

“[Haverford taught me]academic and humanitarian interests need not be mutually exclusive,” says AmeriCorps member Rebecca Schwartz ’13, “and that my academic background can, and should, serve my community and help to build connections among the people I encounter.”

Cat Mosque Bu 'Inaniya Madrasa. Fez, Morocco. Photo by Asst. Professor Travis Zadeh from his class "Imagining Islam: Icon, Object, and Image". The course is one possible elective for the MEIS concentration.

Middle East & Islamic Studies

The College has a concentration in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. These programs—which include fields such as Scientific Computing and Peace, Justice and Human Rights—give students the opportunity to pursue an area of study distinct from, but relevant to, their … Continue reading

GIAC at Night Outside the Douglas B. Gardner '83 Integrated Athletic Center.

A Winning Combination

Upgraded facilities, more full-time coaches, state-of-the-art strength training and other enhancements have helped Haverford’s teams post impressive results in recent years. But the true measure of success for Athletics is reflected in how well the program allows students to excel … Continue reading

An intimate classroom setting. Advanced Latin Literature: Ovid's Love Poetry with Associate Professor of Classics Bret Mulligan. Photo: Jim Roese.

Academics at Haverford

Haverford’s rigorous academic program focuses on individual growth, intellectual exploration and pushing the boundaries of each discipline. Most classes are taught seminar style with an emphasis on discussion and debate.

Honor Council Co-Chair Tamar Hoffman Honor Council Co-Chair Tamar Hoffman '15 reminds the community about Code conduct during exam week, as detailed in a Philadelphia Inquirer article. Photo by Michael Bryant.

The Honor Code

In the academic context, the Honor Code engenders an immediate sense of trust and colleagueship between students and faculty and creates a relaxed, personal atmosphere.