Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME

Bowdoin says "The College requires students to seek breadth in their education through a set of distribution and division requirements that stimulate students to navigate the curriculum in ways that encourage exploration and broaden students’ capacities to view and interpret the world from a variety of perspectives.... Bowdoin College permits a wide set of choices to enable students to broaden their views of the world and of their own talents and interests, and to deepen their knowledge and capacities." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:1,806
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:89%
  • Tuition & Fees:$49,900 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition


    See Note

    No credit given for Composition because the "First-Year Seminar" requirement may be satisfied by topic courses in a range of disciplines that do not focus primarily on expository writing instruction.

  • 2. Literature

  • 3. Foreign Language

  • 4. U.S. Government or History

  • 5. Economics

  • 6. Mathematics


    See Note

    No credit given for Mathematics because the "Mathematical, Computational, or Statistical Reasoning" requirement may be satisfied by science or economics courses. Furthermore, math and science are folded into the "Natural Sciences and Mathematics Division Requirement," and students may avoid math by taking science courses.

  • 7. Science


Curriculum last evaluated: 07/13/2017


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