Our serene campus is a beautiful and stimulating environment.
The campus has 200 acres of award-winning architecture and landscaping, more than 50 academic, athletic and residential buildings, and a nationally recognized arboretum with 400 species of trees and shrubs, a 3.5-acre duck pond, gardens and wooded areas.
This writing seminar focuses on how British and American culture has defined the child since the 18th century, tracing the ever-evolving definitions of childhood through books, games, and toys of different periods.
This linguistics seminar explores how humans acquire their native languages.
This seminar course addresses major theories and findings in Asian American psychology, with a focus on immigration and acculturation, ethnic identity, stereotyping and discrimination, families and development, and mental health.
This chemistry course introduces students to the rules of thermodynamics and then uses them to explain and predict things at many levels, from systems as small as atoms and molecules to the entire planet.
This astronomy course provides an introduction to both modern and ancient astronomy, and provides a framework to discuss the nature of science and astronomy.
This anthropology course, co-taught by this semester’s Friend in Residence, engages with issues, theories, and methodologies of nonviolent and violent struggles, peace negotiations, transitional justice, post-conflict reconstruction, and peacebuilding by looking at South Africa as a case study.
This interdisciplinary English course examines the visual politics of literatures of bondage, focusing on colonial Brazil/Amazon, the cross-temporal Indian Ocean World, and our contemporary moment of globalization.
This political science course explores power and security through the lens of gender.
This seminar encourages students to analyze primary sources and secondary works to explore how and why early Friends came to see both war and slavery as immoral.
This course examines how anthropologists contribute to human rights in law and grassroots movements.
Majors, Minors, and Concentrations
Haverford's intentionally diverse curricular requirements ensure that our students are well-rounded, expansive thinkers. Students take courses in each of three major academic divisions for a variety of ideas, concepts, and intellectual approaches.
Where do Haverford students go after graduation? Anywhere they want.
A liberal arts education is the best professional preparation. The skills, knowledge, and critical thinking you develop at Haverford can be applied to myriad fields and careers. As a Ford, you automatically stand out in the world, and are better able to inform, heal, and improve it.
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Virtual Admission Resources
Watch an info session with Mary Maier ’05, Director of Admission; sign up for a live Conversation/Q&A session with a member of the admission staff; sign up for a virtual interview; and more.