THE ACADEMIC PROGRAM
The Academic Program
Transylvania is firmly committed to the concept of liberal education. For an
education to be of lifelong value, a student must acquire mastery of basic
skills, have a broad exposure to and appreciation for the wide varieties of
knowledge and expression, and pursue some discipline in depth.
Basic skills are emphasized in the Foundation of the Liberal Arts Program
and in many of the introductory sequences of the various programs. Broad
exposure is provided by distribution, or general education, requirements.
Major patterns offer students a wide choice of in-depth study. Off-campus
study, travel-study, and internship programs add further options. A low
s t u d e n t - faculty ratio and an advising and counseling program prov i d e
students with personal attention and guidance so that each may benefit fully
from the opportunities available. Many fine academic support services,
facilities, and organizations extend education beyond the classroom into the
lives of students.
The Academic Advising Program is under the general supervision of the
dean of the college and is coordinated through the Office of the Registrar.
Upon admission, each student is assigned a faculty mentor/adviser. After the
student’s first year, an adviser from an appropriate academic program will be
Career Development Center
The Career Development Center provides a centralized and comprehensive
program that addresses the needs of all students, from entering freshmen to
graduating seniors. The center promotes a career planning and development
model that allows students to discover their potential and make informed
decisions about their career goals. The services offered help students in three
primary areas: self-assessment, exploration of the world of work, and
preparation for a successful career or continuation of their education.
The Summer Term
Transylvania regularly offers a summer term. A tentative schedule of
courses is available in the Office of the Registrar after April 1