Academics

Our average class size of 15 students and direct instruction from professors, not teaching assistants, gives you the opportunity to deeply engage in your academic experiences.

At Edgewood College, we integrate the values of truth, justice, compassion, partnership and community, inherited from our Sinsinawa Dominican founders, into our distinctive liberal arts curriculum. Committed to excellence in teaching and learning, we seek to develop intellect, spirit, imagination, and heart. Our general education program has been designed to help cultivate the knowledge, skills, commitments and habits of mind necessary for helping you create a rewarding life of personal fulfillment, professional achievement and public service.

You will be encouraged to examine the connection between learning, beliefs, and actions in order to build a more just and compassionate world.  Throughout your curriculum you will be challenged to explore three key questions:

  • Who am I and who can I become?
  • What are the needs and opportunities of the world?
  • What is my role in building a more just and compassionate world?

What will your Edgewood College story be?

"The minute I stepped onto this campus I knew it was the place for me"
Mary Hecht
Hometown: St. Louis, MO // Major: Child Life
Here are some

Fast Facts

90%

90%

of new students feel confident their instructors will help them outside of class
NEARLY 90%

NEARLY 90%

of graduating seniors value the quality of teaching and accessibility of the faculty

Trevon Ampe '17

“Being on a job where every day is something new, running into different problems, you get to meet so many different people. It’s pretty cool.”

 

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Sam Wendt '17

“Overall, my largest takeaway is the enjoyment I get from conversing with people all over the world. It’s interesting to hear their way of life, their cuisine, life, culture…you name it, it’s all amazing.”

 

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Ben Pratscher '16

“I think from a student perspective the most important aspect of sustainability is student involvement.  When we do the plant starts in the spring, for kids to even watch a seed turn into a plant…I think it’s really cool…So the educational opportunity behind all the sustainable things on campus for students is huge.”

 

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"I like to teach in an environment where I get to know the students"
Fazel Hayati
Associate Professor // School of Business

Luke Pralle '13

“I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the College. The education I received brought me here and has given me the tools to do good things.”

 

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Ariel Arneson '16

“The Communication Studies professors not only encourage you to succeed in classes, but they also want you to succeed in life by supporting your obligations outside of class, such as work and community involvement.”

 

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Adam Driscoll '09

“An internship proved to be paramount to my learning in school and beyond. Even a few hours a week can open your eyes to what it really means to work in the field. I’ve found that a college education can teach you how to study and learn, but nothing compares to what you can gain from on-the-job training.”

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Know what you want to study?

View Our Majors & Minors

With 40 different majors to pick from, you’re sure to find the perfect program to develop your passions and uncover your dreams at Edgewood College. Still figuring it out? That’s okay, too. Either way, we’ll help you write your story.

Majors & Minors

Accounting
Art
Art History*
Art Therapy
Biology
Broad Field Natural
Science
Broad Field Social Studies
Business
Chemistry
Child Life
Communication Studies
Computer Information
Systems
Criminal Justice
Cytotechnology
Economics
Education
English
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies*
Ethnic Studies

(cont’d)

Film Studies*
French
Global Studies*
Graphic Design
History
International Relations
Latin American Studies*
Mathematics
Medical Science
– Radiography, Sonography
Music
Nursing
Philosophy*
Photography*
Physics*
Political Science
Psychology
Religious Studies
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre Arts
Web Design and Development
Women’s and Gender Studies*

*Minor only

Pre-Professional Programs

Dentistry
Engineering
Law
Medicine
Pharmacy
Physical Therapy
Social Work
Veterinary Medicine

 

You can self-design
an individualized
major or minor.