A Scripps College Education Emphasizes:

A strong foundation in the liberal arts, grounded in our Core Curriculum

Opportunities to engage in hands-on learning

An interdisciplinary approach to questions

All of the above

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A strong foundation in the liberal arts, grounded in our Core Curriculum

Before you train to be a chemist, or dancer, or museum curator, you need to think about the world and your place in it. That’s exactly what we do in the Core Curriculum in Interdisciplinary Humanities. Rather than simply impart knowledge, Core helps you to analyze and understand issues and apply what you’re learning with integrity and originality.

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Opportunities to engage in hands-on learning

From their first Core projects to their culminating capstone theses, Scripps students find ways to apply their knowledge with creativity and innovation. Whether it is a paper on the intersection of law and literature, a scientific study of how to improve balance, or a multimedia installation on representations of the Latina voice, the quality of work produced by Scripps students is impressive and inspiring.

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An interdisciplinary approach to questions

Multifaceted students are the rule here, and our interdisciplinary approach to education plays perfectly to their strengths. In each class, students are encouraged to think broadly, question their assumptions, and analyze issues from a variety of viewpoints. Many of our students choose to study in interdisciplinary programs, and 25% of them pursue double or dual majors.

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What Is Core?

The Core Curriculum at is required for all Scripps students. But it's so much more than simply a sequence of three classes...it's a mind-opening experience that will shape the rest of your years at Scripps. Listen as students and professors describe Core in their own words.