About Skidmore College
Skidmore offers more than 40 majors in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities, as well as in career-specific fields such as business, social work, education, and exercise science. Add to this the prominence of the performing and visual arts, which have long set Skidmore apart. Faculty have earned recognition from Guggenheim, Pulitzer, and Emmy awards to fellowships and grants from Fulbright, MacArthur, and the National Science Foundation, among others.Academics
Skidmore is known for its interdisciplinary approach to learning, collaborative faculty-student research, and off-campus study program (60% of students study abroad). The college's rigorous academic regimen begins with the First-Year Experience, which integrates the curricular, cocurricular, and residential aspects of a student's first year. Students select a Scribner Seminar from among 50 offerings. Seminar faculty take seriously their role as advisors and mentors, serving as each of their students' advisors until they have selected a major. Students in each seminar are housed in rough proximity to each other in residence halls to cultivate richer learning-living communities in which lasting friendships are often formed. The college's curriculum emphasizes foundations in the liberal arts and interdisciplinary study.