KINSC by the Numbers: 2018
* This figure captures Juniors and Seniors who have declared a major in the sciences. Students do not declare majors until the end of the sophomore year.
Biochemistry & Biophysics Concentration
The Concentration in Biochemistry and Biophysics recognizes current and undoubtedly enduring trends in interdisciplinary science by establishing in the curriculum a formal program of classroom and laboratory training at the interface between the physical and biological science.
Environmental Studies Interdisciplinary Minor
The Environmental Studies Interdisciplinary Minor aims to cultivate in students the capacity to identify and confront key environmental issues through a blend of multiple disciplines, encompassing historical, cultural, economic, political, scientific and ethical modes of inquiry.
Health Studies Multidisciplinary Minor
The goal of the Health Studies Multidisciplinary Minor is to give greater context to the issues facing health professionals on local, national, and global scales. The structure of this program is intentionally multidisciplinary, bringing scientists together with social science and humanities professors to guide students through the political, cultural and ethical questions that relate to health issues worldwide.
The Minor in Neuroscience is designed to allow students with any major to pursue interests in behavior and the nervous system across disciplines. Students should consult with any member of the advisory committee in order to declare the minor.
Scientific Computing Concentration
The Concentration in Scientific Computing gives students an opportunity to develop a basic facility with the tools and concepts involved in applying computation to a scientific problem, and to explore the specific computational aspects of their own major disciplines.
Students from Haverford who enter medical schools have graduated with a great variety of majors — philosophy, spanish, english and several others of which the most common are, as might be expected, biology and chemistry.
Degree Partnership Programs
4+1 Bioethics Program with the University of Pennsylvania
Study for four years at Haverford, then one year at Penn, and receive a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science from Haverford and a Master’s in Bioethics (M.BE.) from Penn’s Bioethics Program in the Perelman School of Medicine.
4+1 Engineering Program with the University of Pennsylvania
Haverford College and the University of Pennsylvania have formed a partnership that enables qualified Haverford undergraduates to gain early and expedited admission into a Master’s degree offered by Penn Engineering
Study for four years at Haverford, then one year at Penn, enables the student to receive a Bachelor of Science degree from Haverford and a Master’s in engineering from Penn. Haverford is the first liberal arts college in the world to enter into such an agreement with an Ivy League engineering program.