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Areas of Academic Concentration

As a Hillyer College student, you will begin as a liberal studies major. To enhance your program of study, you may select an area of concentration, such as American studies. You then become a liberal studies major with an American studies concentration. Students who do not select a concentration will remain liberal studies majors.

Concentrations provide a thematic focus of study through four or five interrelated courses that enable you to delve deeper into a subject area. You might also choose a concentration to begin early preparation for a specific academic area, such as education or business. Concentration courses are available to you each semester.

The concentrations are

  • American studies
  • Business studies
  • Education studies
  • Environmental studies
  • Global studies
  • Health science studies
Use the links at left for more information about each concentration.

Protecting Wetlands

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Students in the environmental studies program have helped identify Hartford-area river watersheds for permanent wetlands protection status, and, in kayaks and canoes, they’ve studied the history and ecology of the Connecticut and Farmington Rivers.


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