College isn’t just about lectures and book learning. It’s about exploration. Discovering what drives you — and what doesn’t.

At Hastings College, there’s more than one way to get a great education. We make sure there are multiple opportunities for you to interact with your academic life and engage with what you’re learning — even to the point of letting you chart your own course of study in the Personalized Program where you can pursue the topics that interest you most.

Engage in service learning projects or apply to and join the Service and Community Engagement learning community and tackling the issues of hunger, homelessness, the environment, educational needs and extreme poverty head-on. Multiple initiatives at Hastings make it happen.

Most importantly, we make sure you leave with a complete education and a passion for lifelong learning. Our academic allows you to choose a major field of study, a minor and an interdisciplinary minor that enriches every part of you, broadens your perspective and prepares you to live life well. You’ll get the necessary skills to enter the job market as a top, competitive candidate while preparing for the twists and turns of today’s careers.

When it comes to your future, take action. It’s the Hastings way.

Personalized Program

The Personalized Program provides a unique opportunity for creative and resourceful students who wish to tailor-make a course of study to pursue their own personal, academic and professional needs outside the framework of departmental majors. This is a great option for self-motivated students who have a clear interdisciplinary vision.

The Personalized Program allows you to plan your own course of study while keeping within the guiding philosophy and purpose of the College. You can enter enter the Personalized Program after completing at least one year at Hastings College or achieving junior status, and you must complete at least one year in the personalized program before graduation.

The program does require a formal proposal that goes to a committee for approval. Check with your admissions counselor or academic advisor if you’d like to pursue this option.