Smith College

June 15, 2011 § Leave a comment

Elizabeth Goodwin attended Smith College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biochemistry.

Established in 1871, Smith College opened with 6 faculty members and 14 students when its first class began in 1875. Smith College owes its creation and its name to Sophia Smith, a wealthy woman who left her inheritance to the school. Smith College represents one woman’s dedication to provide females with a higher education equal to that given males, and the priceless opportunity for individual growth, knowledge, and development. What Sophia Smith started proved to be in high demand as enrollment reached 1,724 students by the year 1915. Smith College currently enrolls approximately 2,600 undergraduate students each year.

Today, Smith College continues its tradition of diverse academic offerings and its commitment to excellence in education. The institution now employs almost 300 professors and offers 41 programs and departments. Of these programs, the Junior Year Abroad program remains popular with program locations in Geneva, Hamburg, Paris, and Florence. Students who study abroad complete all their courses in the language of the country they reside in. Many students choose to stay with a host family, others opt for program housing.

In addition, The Phoebe Reese Lewis Leadership program and Praxis: The Liberal Arts at Work, stand out as favorable options for Smith College students who wish to expand their knowledge of real-life working environments and enhance their leadership skills. A number of graduate and post-graduate degrees are offered in various areas of study including social work, biological sciences, teaching, and fine arts, among others. Smith College works in conjunction with the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Mount Holyoke College, Amherst College, and Hampshire College in order to provide a well-rounded assortment of doctoral programs.

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