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Education, Humanities & the Sciences

The born educator, the team player, the change maker, the advocate.

Change is certain. Knowledge makes it intentional.

It takes more than passion to be a change-maker. Combine science with a foundational understanding of human behaviors and social institutions, and you can more effectively advocate for the change you want to see.

Improve the lives of individuals and communities starting with your own critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and effective participation.

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Education, Humanities & the Sciences

Local, national and global change start with your own ability to solve problems, think strategically and effectively communicate information. Whether you want to steer environmental decisions or advocate for social safety nets, start with a firm understanding in your chosen field.

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Champlain really lets me explore the side of Psychology that I want to explore. It’s not just facts and tests and memorization; when I say explore I really mean that I get to dive deep into my particular interests in the field, and all of my professors encourage it!
Addie Anderson
Addie Anderson ’22, Psychology // Winchester, MA

Projected job growth for marriage & family therapists until 2032, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


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Projected new job openings each year, on average until 2032, in substance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health related careers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Career Options

Effectively bring about change improving the lives of individuals and communities. Consider the following careers:

  • Addiction & Recovery
  • FEMA & Emergency Preparedness
  • Legislative Aide
  • Family Counseling
  • Energy Analysis
  • Forestry & Park Services
  • Guidance Counseling
  • Lobbyist
  • School/District Administration
  • Social Work

Career Outcomes

There’s no substitute for real-world experience. Stand at the front of the classroom. Train at the state police academy. Publish real research.

Our Upside-Down Curriculum gets you in major-specific classes early so you can have real-world experiences early and often. Get hands-on experience and start making a difference, now.

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Coursework Highlights

Learn by doing in our career-focused classes.

  • Community Advocacy & Inquiry Abroad
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Ecological Economics
  • Global Environmental Earth Sciences
  • Introduction to Antiracist Practice
  • Introduction to Forensic Science
  • Math & Science for Young Children
One of the themes that ties these majors really well together is the belief in the human’s capacity to affect positive change, be in schools, or the prison system and disaster relief efforts, or public policy. In the Undeclared program, there’s a real sense of belonging that emerges by building connection between different resources.
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Faith Yacubian, Undeclared School of Social Innovation Advisor



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