We believe that the best foundation for purposeful lives and careers is a course of study balanced between general liberal arts education and specialized career preparation. Hood offers 17 master's degrees, 33 undergraduate majors, 30 concentrations within the majors and 50 minors.
Hood offers abundant options for customizing your education. You can double major, add a minor that complements your major, focus on an intriguing concentration within your major or even create your own major, all while sampling the broad offerings comprising the liberal arts.
Hood College takes reading and writing seriously, and your professors want you to be able to communicate well on a college level. Our program offers first-year students an opportunity to sharpen their presentation and writing skills while exploring fascinating interdisciplinary subjects within small classroom settings.
The First-Year Read program creates a sense of community among students by offering a variety of shared intellectual and social experiences. During Summer Orientation, you will download an electronic version of the selected book onto your iPad. During Fall Orientation you will meet in small groups with volunteers from the Hood community to discuss the book’s themes and the issues it raises.
At Hood, we understand the importance of preparing students to think critically and to situate their understanding of the world within a global context. Study abroad allows students in every discipline the opportunity to leave our Maryland campus, expand their understanding of the world and enhance classroom learning with firsthand international experiences. How will you "think globally?"
The Honors Program at Hood is highly selective, admitting a limited number of outstanding students each year. Successful applicants are awarded Hood’s top merit scholarship, renewable annually. The strongest candidates may combine the Honors award with others to receive a full tuition scholarship.
How will you learn in college? Do you expect all your “eureka!” moments to be confined to the classroom? How much more interesting would it be to study the Civil War by visiting an archaeological dig at Monocacy Battlefield National Park in Maryland?