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    Hamline University
    1536 Hewitt Avenue
    Saint Paul, MN 55104

  • Exploring Programs 

    Undecided on which of Hamline’s majors to pursue? You’re not alone. About one-fourth of undergraduates enter their first year undecided. Undecided students have the opportunity to explore all Hamline has to offer and, in the process, discover their talents and interests. 

    Spending your first or second years undecided doesn’t mean you won’t be working toward graduation. The Hamline Plan, the university’s nationally recognized, general education program, allows Pipers to explore a variety of academic disciplines while fulfilling graduation requirements. All students must take at least two classes from the fine arts, the humanities, and the natural and social sciences and at least 84 credits in courses outside of their major. This encourages you to indulge your academic interests and gives you time and access to a wide range of subject areas in pursuit of a focus.

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    Majors at Hamline

    All students are provided with resources to help them choose a major in accordance with their long-term career goals. Through the First-Year Seminar program, you’ll work one-on-one with a faculty advisor to determine your academic skills and interests. Advisors may also suggest additional contacts for students to gather more information about academic disciplines and/or careers. First-years are also assigned a campus colleague, a university staff member who provides social and academic advice and support.

    Hamline’s Career Development Center offers extensive services for undecided Pipers, including individual career counseling, internships, and the Bridges Scholar program, which offers coursework in vocational exploration.

    Pipers often determine their major through extracurricular activities, including 78 student organizations, six music ensembles, and 19 intercollegiate athletic teams. Internships, volunteer opportunities, and study abroad also help clarify undecided majors’ passions and goals. 

    Careers and Graduate Work

    Whatever field you choose to pursue at Hamline, you will gain hands-on experience through internships and volunteer opportunities. Often, these experiences, coordinated through the university, lead to full-time work upon graduation. All majors also have the opportunity to conduct collaborative and/or independent research, giving them an edge when applying to graduate or professional school. More 


    Anthropology 1200: Introduction to Field Methods in Archaeology 

    Students are introduced to the methods and theory of field archaeology as part of an on-site excavation project. Techniques covered include: survey, mapping, record-keeping, excavation, and field conservation.


    The majority of Hamline’s graduating class of 2008 is working full time, 15 percent are enrolled in graduate or professional programs, and 7 percent are engaged in full-time volunteer service. 

  • Student Profile
    For Natalie Self '09, Hamline is a family tradition.