The Hamline Plan: Undergraduate Curriculum
A different approach to your general education requirements
When you attend Hamline University, your general education plan is not just a series of classes to take in certain subjects. Instead, from the Hamline Plan to your major, you'll get a skills-based education to develop the knowledge and skills that employers want.
Hamline Plan requirements by year
The Hamline Plan changes every year. Use the links below to navigate to your Hamline Plan.
E: Expository writing
This requirement is fulfilled by FYW 1120: Composition and Research and writing-intensive FYSEMs, which must be completed during your first year at Hamline.
If you do not complete a writing-intensive course during a year, you must complete an extra writing-intensive course the following year.
W: Writing Intensive
R and M: Formal reasoning and Quantitative reasoning
one or two courses
You must complete both categories of Reasoning. This can be accomplished through one formal reasoning course and one quantitative reasoning course, or through one that carries both the R and M designations.
F: Fine arts
total of eight credits
You must complete enough fine arts courses to equal eight credits.
N: Natural science
two courses, at least one with a lab
You must complete two natural science courses, at least one of which must have a lab.
G: Global citizenship
Courses that address global citizenship can be found in many departments, including global studies, modern languages, and political science.
Students complete coursework that focuses on developing and strengthening collaborative skills.
P: LEAP: Liberal Education as Practice
one course or registered experience
LEAP experiences include LEAP courses (P), as well as faculty-advised internships, undergraduate research projects, apprentice teaching, and qualifying independent studies/projects.