Centre College - Bachelor's Degree

Centre College is a small, private liberal arts college established by Presbyterian leaders. A majority of Centre undergraduates study arts and sciences. Centre’s highest priority is to prepare its students for lives of learning, leadership, and service.

  • Average Tuition USD 49,210

School Description

Centre College is ranked among U.S. News top 50 national liberal arts colleges and is also included in Colleges That Change Lives. Throughout history, Centre has remained steadfast in its mission of providing superior education in the liberal arts tradition. In the 1990s, U.S. News and World Report listed Centre among the 25 national liberal arts colleges that are “tops in teaching” and added Centre to its list of “top-tier” national colleges (the highest ranking achieved by any Kentucky school).

Bachelor Programs

  • 600 W Walnut St, Danville, KY 40422, United States

    American Studies

    USD 38,200 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of one or more of the Hispanic peoples of the North and South American Continents outside Canada and the United States, including the study of the Pre-Columbian period and the flow of immigrants from other societies.

  • 600 W Walnut St, Danville, KY 40422, United States

    Anthropology

    USD 38,200 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human beings, their antecedents and related primates, and their cultural behavior and institutions, in comparative perspective. Includes instruction in biological/physical anthropology, primatology, human paleontology and prehistoric archeology, hominid evolution, anthropological linguistics, ethnography, ethnology, ethnohistory, socio-cultural anthropology, psychological anthropology, research methods, and applications to areas such as medicine, forensic pathology, museum studies, and international affairs.

  • 600 W Walnut St, Danville, KY 40422, United States

    Art History

    USD 38,200 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the study of the historical development of art as social and intellectual phenomenon, the analysis of works of art, and art conservation. Includes instruction in the theory of art, art history research methods, connoisseurship, the preservation and conservation of works of art, and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

  • 600 W Walnut St, Danville, KY 40422, United States

    Biology

    USD 38,200 Tuition Fee

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

  • 600 W Walnut St, Danville, KY 40422, United States

    Chemistry

    USD 38,200 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

  • 600 W Walnut St, Danville, KY 40422, United States

    Chinese

    USD 38,200 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of one or more of the peoples of present-day China and its historical predecessors, related borderlands and island groups, and the overseas Chinese diaspora.

  • 600 W Walnut St, Danville, KY 40422, United States

    Classics

    USD 38,200 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the literary culture of the ancient Graeco-Roman world and the Greek and Latin languages and literatures and their development prior to the fall of the Roman Empire.

  • 600 W Walnut St, Danville, KY 40422, United States

    Computer Science

    USD 38,200 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

  • 600 W Walnut St, Danville, KY 40422, United States

    Cultural Studies

    USD 38,200 Tuition Fee

    An interdisciplinary program that focuses on the analysis and critique of culture in its varied forms, including values, ideas, belief systems, and expressive acts, and the relationship between cultural forms, everyday life, and structures of power. Includes instruction in anthropology, communications, history, literary studies, philosophy, political economy, and sociology, as well as recent theories and methodologies such as semiotics, deconstruction, postcolonial studies, gender theory, and ethnography.

  • 600 W Walnut St, Danville, KY 40422, United States

    Drama

    USD 38,200 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the general study of dramatic works and their performance. Includes instruction in major works of dramatic literature, dramatic styles and types, and the principles of organizing and producing full live or filmed productions.

  • 600 W Walnut St, Danville, KY 40422, United States

    Economics

    USD 38,200 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

  • 600 W Walnut St, Danville, KY 40422, United States

    Education

    USD 38,200 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

  • 600 W Walnut St, Danville, KY 40422, United States

    Engineering

    USD 38,200 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the solution of practical problems.

  • 600 W Walnut St, Danville, KY 40422, United States

    English

    USD 38,200 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the structure and use of the English language and dialects, speech, writing, and various aspects of the literatures and cultures of the English-speaking peoples.

  • 600 W Walnut St, Danville, KY 40422, United States

    Environmental Studies

    USD 38,200 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.

  • 600 W Walnut St, Danville, KY 40422, United States

    Film Studies

    USD 38,200 Tuition Fee

    A program in the visual arts that focuses on the study of the history, development, theory, and criticism of the film/video arts, as well as the basic principles of film making and film production.

  • 600 W Walnut St, Danville, KY 40422, United States

    Finance

    USD 38,200 Tuition Fee

    An integrated or combined program in accounting and finance that prepares individuals to function as accountants and financial managers or analysts.

  • 600 W Walnut St, Danville, KY 40422, United States

    French

    USD 38,200 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of France, other Francophone countries inside and outside Europe, and the French colonial experience and the associated French minorities around the world.

  • 600 W Walnut St, Danville, KY 40422, United States

    Gender Studies

    USD 38,200 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the defined areas, regions, and countries of the world; defined minority groups within and across societies; and issues relevant to collective gender and group experience.

  • 600 W Walnut St, Danville, KY 40422, United States

    History

    USD 38,200 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

  • 600 W Walnut St, Danville, KY 40422, United States

    Humanities

    USD 38,200 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on combined studies and research in the humanities subjects as distinguished from the social and physical sciences, emphasizing languages, literatures, art, music, philosophy and religion.

  • 600 W Walnut St, Danville, KY 40422, United States

    International Relations

    USD 38,200 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of international politics and institutions, and the conduct of diplomacy and foreign policy. Includes instruction in international relations theory, foreign policy analysis, international law and organization, the comparative study of specific countries and regions, and the theory and practice of diplomacy.

  • 600 W Walnut St, Danville, KY 40422, United States

    Languages

    USD 38,200 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on language, language development, and relationships among languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective. Includes instruction in subjects such as psycholinguistics, behavioral linguistics, language acquisition, sociolinguistics, mathematical and computational linguistics, grammatical theory and theoretical linguistics, philosophical linguistics, philology and historical linguistics, comparative linguistics, phonetics, phonemics, dialectology, semantics, functional grammar and linguistics, language typology, lexicography, morphology and syntax, orthography, stylistics, structuralism, rhetoric, and applications to artificial intelligence.

  • 600 W Walnut St, Danville, KY 40422, United States

    Latin

    USD 38,200 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the Latin language and literature from its origins through its decline and its current ecclesiastical usage, as a secular and/or theological subject. Includes instruction in philology, related Italic dialects, Late Roman and Medieval Latin, and modern Church Latin.

  • 600 W Walnut St, Danville, KY 40422, United States

    Mathematics

    USD 38,200 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • 600 W Walnut St, Danville, KY 40422, United States

    Molecular Biology

    USD 38,200 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the scientific study of the structure and function of biological macromolecules and the role of molecular constituents and mechanisms in supramolecular assemblies and cells. Includes instruction in such topics as molecular signaling and transduction, regulation of cell growth, enzyme substrates and mechanisms of enzyme action, DNA-protein interaction, and applications to fields such as biotechnology, genetics, cell biology, and physiology.

  • 600 W Walnut St, Danville, KY 40422, United States

    Music

    USD 38,200 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

  • 600 W Walnut St, Danville, KY 40422, United States

    Neuroscience

    USD 38,200 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the interdisciplinary scientific study of the molecular, structural, physiologic, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of the brain and nervous system. Includes instruction in molecular and cellular neuroscience, brain science, anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system, molecular and biochemical bases of information processing, behavioral neuroscience, biology of neuropsychiatric disorders, and applications to the clinical sciences and biomedical engineering.

  • 600 W Walnut St, Danville, KY 40422, United States

    Philosophy

    USD 38,200 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

  • 600 W Walnut St, Danville, KY 40422, United States

    Physics

    USD 38,200 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of matter and energy, and the formulation and testing of the laws governing the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Includes instruction in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mechanics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, quantitative methods, and laboratory methods.

  • 600 W Walnut St, Danville, KY 40422, United States

    Political Science

    USD 38,200 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

  • 600 W Walnut St, Danville, KY 40422, United States

    Pre-Medicine

    USD 38,200 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for admission to a professional program in medicine, osteopathic medicine, or podiatric medicine.

  • 600 W Walnut St, Danville, KY 40422, United States

    Psychology

    USD 38,200 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

  • 600 W Walnut St, Danville, KY 40422, United States

    Religion

    USD 38,200 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the nature of religious belief and specific religious and quasi-religious systems. Includes instruction in 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.

  • 600 W Walnut St, Danville, KY 40422, United States

    Sociology

    USD 38,200 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

  • 600 W Walnut St, Danville, KY 40422, United States

    Spanish

    USD 38,200 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the Spanish language and related dialects. Includes instruction in philology; Modern Castillan; Latin American and regional Spanish dialects; and applications in business, science/technology, and other settings.

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Rankings

  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 239
  • US News (Liberal Arts)
    US News (Liberal Arts) 46
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 162

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.71
  • Minimum SAT 1660
  • Minimum ACT 26

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    Established in 1819

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          • Testimony
            2008-2012, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

            Centre allowed me to build a solid foundation to explore my life's aspirations. Through learning in a small environment and studying abroad, Centre is the number on spot for a student who loves individual learning with the support of world renowned professors.

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            1984-1987, Bachelor of Arts (BA)

            Centre invests in their students. My first day on campus as a freshman, Dean Mount walked up and welcomed me to Centre. He already knew my name and that I was member of the soccer team. I quickly learned that I was part of a community. The student/faculty ratio provided me the learning environment I personally needed to succeed. I also took advantage of the opportunity to study abroad. I now have two teenage kids. My wife, a Centre graduate, and I will strongly encourage both our children to consider attending the college that means so much to us.

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            2001-2004, Bachelor of Arts Government

            Incredible faculty, life long friendships, commitment to rigorous academia, international diversity, opportunity to travel abroad, low teacher student ratio, excellent campus.