Learning at Hopkins

An environment that fosters your growth

In an academic environment as dynamic as our students, you’ll have the opportunity to explore what you care about and pursue it with purpose. Watch this video to see what makes a Hopkins education unique.

The Pillars of a Hopkins Education

Learn by Doing

Put what you’re learning into practice. Through hands-on experiences—like research, internships, civic engagement, study abroad, and start-ups—you’ll expand and develop your skills while working on real-world challenges.

Make Connections Across Disciplines

The intersection of disciplines leads to new ideas because it allows you to see things in a multidimensional way. Whether it’s enrolling in a double major or collaborating with classmates from different areas of study, our students ask deeper questions for more effective answers.

Explore New Interests

Our flexible curriculum gives you time to explore before choosing a major and allows you to take courses across departments, so you can find topics that capture your curiosity with classmates who are excited to learn together.

Develop a Liberal Arts Foundation

Hopkins students benefit from learning foundational abilities, like expository writing, scientific reasoning, and quantitative analysis. You’ll build a curriculum that’s uniquely yours from courses across five academic areas: the humanities, natural sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and quantitative and mathematical sciences.

Build Relationships With Faculty

Our faculty have written groundbreaking books, invented life-saving devices, explored the reaches of the solar system, and received the Nobel Prize. They’re drawn to Hopkins for the opportunity to work with top undergraduate students in and out of the classroom. Through First-Year Seminars and one-on-one mentorship, you’ll develop meaningful connections as you refine your intellectual passions.

I can learn at Hopkins in ways I couldn’t possibly learn anywhere else—there’s no core curriculum, so I’m free to pursue a double major in two very disparate fields. My worldview becomes more complex and nuanced every day. I love a good intellectual challenge.

Dominique D., ’21


Undergraduates from every major have the opportunity to do research as early as their first semester. You’ll make your own connections and discoveries as you contribute to the creation of new knowledge.


Study Abroad

Experience new places and cultures while gaining a global perspective. With programs spanning a few weeks to a whole year, you’ll have study abroad options that fit your schedule.

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Social Impact

An essential part of learning at Hopkins is taking the skills you’ve developed in the classroom and using them to solve real-world problems. Collaborate with classmates to bring about change on the local, regional, national, or even international scale.

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choose from 54 majors & 52 minors

Your major is where you’ll develop intellectual depth around a discipline that matches your interests.

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Explore Pre-Health or Pre-Law

If you’re interested in a career in the healthcare industry or law, our pre-professional advising tracks allow you to pursue any major while positioning you for graduate school.

Learn About Pre-Health

Learn About Pre-Law

Advising, Mentorship & Resources

From academic advisors to faculty and peer mentors, you’ll have a strong support network to make sure you’re able to take full advantage of the opportunities at Hopkins.

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