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Freedom to Explore

When every tool is on the table, you can build anything

What does academic freedom mean at Hopkins? It means our students don’t have prescribed classes to take; instead, they fulfill distribution requirements across subjects by choosing from a wide range of courses. It means they are encouraged to find connections across different topics that interest them—which is why over 60% of our students have a double major or major and minor. And it means bringing together a research approach with a liberal arts backbone to create an undergraduate experience that teaches you how to think, create, and succeed, whatever your academic interests.

Students have the freedom to explore new fields and add or switch majors/minors

“To educate its students and cultivate their capacity for lifelong learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world.”—Daniel Coit Gilman, First President of Johns Hopkins

hands-on learning

Put your ideas into practice

Practical, hands-on learning adds depth to any course of study, making Hopkins students uniquely equipped for life after graduation.

They’re working with real companies to solve actual problems, testing their hypotheses out in the field, and working alongside professors to put what they learn in the classroom to the test.

Junior’s lab work with the lowercase letter ‘g’ goes global
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Engineering undergrads develop super gel to stop bleeding

Engineering undergrads devise blood-clotting 'super gel'

Senior artists win award

Seniors win Louis Sudler Prize and President's Commendation for Achievement in the Arts

BME undergrads

BME undergrads win honorable mention at the Values and Ventures Competition

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A global view

Study abroad

While the Homewood campus is home base for our undergrads, many students expand the Hopkins learning lab to destinations abroad. Students in all majors seek opportunities to see the world, with dozens of departmental programs, Intersession trips, partnerships with other universities, and Hopkins campuses in Nanjing, China, and Bologna, Italy. For students interested in visiting and exchange student programs, please see our visiting and exchange student page.

Explore study abroad opportunities
Caroline from Hopkins Insider in Rome

“I really can’t think of another place where I feel so continuously welcome to share my ideas and pursue my interests.”—Caroline L. ’19


of undergraduates have an international experience prior to graduation.


of students have at least one internship experience.

Genevieve from Hopkins Insider

“I love that I can get my hands dirty with all different kinds of marketing, since I’m not 100% sure what I want to do yet.”—Genevieve O. ’17

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Aneek P.
Class of 2018
"I’ve been exposed to way more of the business side than I ever would have imagined...I’ve dealt with invoices, looked at sales revenue data and budgets, worked with the school on policy and branding issues, and sat in on business time on HCD (Hopkins Creative Design) so far has taught me an incredible amount about finance and everything surrounding it."
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