Majors, minors & more

58 majors and minors. Three terms per year. 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

Academics

Find success in and out of the classroom.

At Union, you'll take three courses each term and meet with your academic advisor 50 percent more than at most colleges and universities. You'll find more entry points to new academic interests, and access popular classes and common prerequisites more easily. And you'll enjoy the flexibility to study abroad, even in the most structured majors.

  • 58 majors and minors
  • 3 terms per year (fall, winter, spring)
  • Average intro-level class size: 24
  • Average upper-level class size: 14
  • 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • 100% of classes taught by faculty (no teaching assistants)
  • Every student chooses a first-year course that develops analytical reading and writing skills.
  • 80% of students complete a faculty-mentored senior thesis or capstone project, and many present this work at our annual Steinmetz Symposium research showcase.
  • Our innovative Minerva Program integrates academic, residential and social life.

At Union, you'll take three courses each term and meet with your academic advisor 50 percent more than at most colleges and universities. You'll find more entry points to new academic interests, and access popular classes and common prerequisites more easily. And you'll enjoy the flexibility to study abroad, even in the most structured majors.

  • 58 majors and minors
  • 3 terms per year (fall, winter, spring)
  • Average intro-level class size: 24
  • Average upper-level class size: 14
  • 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • 100% of classes taught by faculty (no teaching assistants)
  • Every student chooses a first-year course that develops analytical reading and writing skills.
  • 80% of students complete a faculty-mentored senior thesis or capstone project, and many present this work at our annual Steinmetz Symposium research showcase.
  • Our innovative Minerva Program integrates academic, residential and social life.
A painting studio in the Feigenbaum Center for Visual Arts
10:1
STUDENT-TO-FACULTY RATIO
Students engaged in both hummanities and STEM research
80%
OF STUDENTS COMPLETE A SENIOR THESIS OR CAPSTONE PROJECT

Undergraduate research

Students, in class, listen attentively to the professor
58
MAJORS & MINORS

Academic programs

"Your Union experience will take you down different paths and encourage you to see where those paths intersect."
— Arundhati Gore '24

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PHOTOS: Creativity and collaboration abound in our lively intellectual atmosphere.

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At Union, 75 percent of students study more than one discipline, which leads to bold and exciting connections.