You can be anything you put your mind to.
You won’t be molded into a major here. You’re capable of more than that. So we’re going to ask more of you. For the next four years, we’ll push you to think and question everything. And then question everything you think.
What to expect when becoming the unexpected.
Get a glimpse of your next four years at Allegheny.
How to Learn
The First- and Second-Year Experience is designed to prepare your mind for everything that follows. The courses you take will prepare you to think critically, communicate creatively, and question everything.
Declare yourself… twice
As a sophomore, you’ll declare your major and select your mentor. But that’s just the start of it. You’ll also be asked to choose a minor from an alternate discipline to keep your perspectives fresh and your mind wide open.
As you delve deeper into your major and minor, you’ll develop an even more eloquent understanding of your chosen fields, and you’ll begin to focus on improving your research skills and rhetorical ability in preparation for your Senior Comp.
The Senior Comp
Behold the grand finale. In order to graduate, every Allegheny student must research, propose, create, and defend an original creative or critical project. You’ll be paired with a mentor to help oversee this project from its first moments, all the way to the end.