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.


The future is wide open to you right now. There’s a world of things for you to learn.

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.

Allegheny First Year Glimpse

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.

Allegheny Second Year Glimpse

Independent Inquiry

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.

Allegheny Third Year Glimpse

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.

Allegheny Fourth Year Glimpse

is it okay if I don’t know what I want to be?

Dave Roncolato,Professor

Community and Justice Studies

“I didn’t always know I’d want to be a professor. ”

is it okay if I don’t know what I want to be?

Shannan Mattiace,Professor

Political Science and International Studies

“Our system is essentially designed for students like that ”