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Academic Divisions

Bringing Academics to Life

Where rigorous academics meet a culture of collaboration and innovation.

Champlain College is made up of six academic divisions organized under the Office of Academic Affairs and led by Dr. Leslie Averill, Vice President of Academic Affairs. In each division, you'll find a commitment to academic excellence and a focus on professional expertise, critical thinking, collaboration, and hands-on learning. Great teaching and mentorship through career preparation is a powerful combination that benefits our students and empowers our graduates when they launch their careers.

Most importantly, Champlain's approach works. Career outcomes are a key way to measure success, and Champlain's are outstanding: 91% of the Class of 2019 are employed or continuing their education just six months after graduating. Our students' résumés are packed with experience and proven skills in their chosen fields. Nine out of ten students complete an experiential learning opportunity—including internships, field experience, or freelance projects—before they graduate.

In each division, you'll find a low student-to-faculty ratio and a dedication to innovation, sustainability, inclusivity, and interconnectedness.


Professional Divisions

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Division of Communication & Creative Media

Turn your passion for art, writing, games, music, film, and more into an exciting career; you'll build strong professional skills while nurturing your creativity.

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Division of Education & Human Studies

Make a difference in the world, years before you graduate: through extensive field work, you'll become an effective change-maker and community leader.

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Division of Information Technology & Sciences

Prepare for a world of technology yet unimagined: become a problem solver, systems thinker, and futurist through experience-based learning.

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The Robert P. Stiller School of Business

Learn the foundations and complexities of today's business careers through extensive real world, hands-on experience.

Create Your Own Major

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Degree Design Lab

Combine your passions and develop your creative problem solving skills with a highly personalized interdisciplinary degree that cuts across several fields of professional study.

Liberal Arts Division

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The Core Curriculum

Champlain's modern take on a liberal arts curriculum helps you prepare for a lifetime of curiosity and responsible civic engagement. Through interdisciplinary Core courses, you'll learn new ways of thinking and engaging with the world around you.

Online Division

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Champlain College Online

Offering 100% online associate degrees, bachelor's degrees, undergraduate certificates, master's degrees, and graduate certificates to working professionals across the nation.