Bowdoin College - Bachelor's Degree

Bowdoin is an independent, nonsectarian, coeducational residential, undergraduate liberal arts institution. Study at Bowdoin leads to a bachelor of arts degree in one of over 40 departmental and interdisciplinary majors.

  • Average Tuition USD 48,212

School Description

Bowdoin has come a long way since the first class of eight students matriculated in 1802. Famous Bowdoin graduates include U.S. President Franklin Pierce (1824), poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1825), novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne (1825), Civil War generals Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (1852) and Oliver Otis Howard (1850), Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Melville Fuller (1853), U.S. Speaker of the House Thomas Brackett Reed (1860), Mayo Clinic co-founder Dr. Augustus Stinchfield (1868).

Bachelor Programs

  • 255 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011, United States

    Anthropology

    USD 47,744 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual knowledge of Anthropology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human language, culture, societies, biological and material remains, biology, and the behavior of primates.

  • 255 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011, United States

    Art History

    USD 47,744 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Art History. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the historical development of art; the theory of art; art history research methods; the conservation of works of art; and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

  • 255 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011, United States

    Biology

    USD 47,744 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant DNA technology.

  • 255 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011, United States

    Chemistry

    USD 47,744 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

  • 255 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011, United States

    Classics

    USD 47,744 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Classics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of literature, history, philosophy, languages, and archaeology of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds.

  • 255 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011, United States

    Computer Science

    USD 47,744 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

  • 255 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011, United States

    Cultural Studies

    USD 47,744 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Cultural Studies. The program offers courses that focus on culture; racial and ethnic issues; gender and popular culture; culture and media; and culture and globalization.

  • 255 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011, United States

    Dance

    USD 47,744 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Dance. The program offers courses that focus on the study of dance as a cultural phenomenon; dance techniques and choreography; history of dance; and dance production.

  • 255 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011, United States

    Drama

    USD 47,744 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Drama. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history of theatre; dramatic literature; dramatic styles; and the analysis of theatre plays. Students are also offered performance-focused courses in acting, musical theatre, costume design and stage management.

  • 255 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011, United States

    Economics

    USD 47,744 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Economics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the systematic and efficient allocation of resources; economic theory; micro and macroeconomics; comparative economic systems; banking systems; international economics; quantitative analytical methods; and public policy.

  • 255 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011, United States

    Education

    USD 47,744 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support services related to learning and teaching.

  • 255 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011, United States

    English

    USD 47,744 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and literature.

  • 255 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011, United States

    Environmental Studies

    USD 47,744 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosystems, pollution, and biodiversity.

  • 255 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011, United States

    Film Studies

    USD 47,744 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Film Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; the history, development, theory, and critical analysis of film; and the principles of filmmaking and film production.

  • 255 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011, United States

    Fine Arts

    USD 47,744 Tuition Fee

    This program offers a wide range of courses that focus on the study of art history; art theory and criticism; performing arts; 2D art; 3D art; digital art; photography, and architectural modelmaking.

  • 255 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011, United States

    Gender Studies

    USD 47,744 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Gender Studies. The program offers courses that focus on women's studies, men's studies, and LGBTQ studies.

  • 255 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011, United States

    History

    USD 47,744 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

  • 255 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011, United States

    Languages

    USD 47,744 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of language development, and the relationship between languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective.

  • 255 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011, United States

    Legal Management

    USD 47,744 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical study of law.

  • 255 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011, United States

    Mathematics

    USD 47,744 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • 255 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011, United States

    Music

    USD 47,744 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and rock music.

  • 255 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011, United States

    Neuroscience

    USD 47,744 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Applied Cognition and Neuroscience. The program offers courses that focus on cognition, artificial intelligence, human-computer interactions and neurological diagnosis and monitoring.

  • 255 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011, United States

    Philosophy

    USD 47,744 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Philosophy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Eastern and Western philosophy, aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, and contemporary philosophy.

  • 255 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011, United States

    Physics

    USD 47,744 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of matter and energy at a fundamental level using mathematics as the primary language to communicate concepts.

  • 255 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011, United States

    Psychology

    USD 47,744 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

  • 255 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011, United States

    Religion

    USD 47,744 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theological knowledge of Religion. The program offers courses that focus on phenomenology; the sociology, psychology, philosophy, anthropology, literature and art of religion; mythology; scriptural and textual studies; religious history and politics; and specific studies of particular faith communities and their behavior.

  • 255 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011, United States

    Sociology

    USD 47,744 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Sociology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of family; religion; media; global development; and methods of research.

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    SchoolApply Ranking 34
  • US News (Liberal Arts)
    US News (Liberal Arts) 3
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 23

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum SAT 680
  • Minimum ACT 31

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    Established in 1794

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    Bowdoin is ranked as one of the top liberal arts colleges.Bowdoin College is known for its strong academics, athletic programs and white winters.Bowdoin offers community-based learning and research opportunities.

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          • Testimony
            2007-2008, Intern in Human Resources Department

            Researched and wrote articles for employee newsletter.YAligned with Vice President, Human Resources on all HR policies and implementation.YPartnered with hiring managers and business unit heads to align HR strategies to business objectives.YActed as employee advocate while establishing and maintaining working relationships with internal departments

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            2007-2009, Office Assistant for the Gender & Women's Studies Department

            Assist professors with tasks by editing, proofreading, web research and other administrative duties on a daily basis.

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            1994-1997, Physics and Studio Art

            Focused on quantum mechanics and modeling mechanical systems.