By combining a classical liberal arts curriculum with a plethora of professional possibilities, academic life at Elmira College develops the intellect of students while preparing them for the world beyond. The unique combination of majors and minors offered at Elmira—spanning the arts, sciences, and vocational programs—not only puts Elmira at the forefront of college programming but opens students to a set of dynamic and enriching educational possibilities.
Through Elmira’s Freshman Core offerings, Freshman Writing Program, General Degree Requirements, Encore credits, Community Service component, and Study Abroad opportunities, academic life here exposes students to a myriad of subject areas, offering them the chance to truly consider their direction. Once students do declare their majors, not only will they obtain a deep foundation in their chosen course of study, but they will have many opportunities to go even deeper: each program offers a number of research, authorship, internship, and travel opportunities. Participation in these types of opportunities prepares Elmira’s students for a clear transition into professional life.