Across a multitude of academic programs, the flexibility of the HWS curriculum emboldens students to define their aspirations and discover new horizons.

Working closely with dedicated professors – experts who are as committed to teaching as they are to research – students deepen their understanding through individualized guidance and mentorship.

By design, learning extends the boundaries of the classroom, with students putting their education into action through research opportunities, internships, study abroad programs and athletics.

At HWS, students gain the intellectual foundation necessary to face the future with confidence.


Your academic journey starts with the First-Year Seminar, where you choose a topic of interest regardless of future major aspirations. Over the course of the next four years, you’ll explore your academic passions across an interdisciplinary curriculum, accomplishing 8 goals in the process. With the help of your faculty adviser, you’ll define your academic path by choosing a major and a minor (or a second major).

Global Education

Your undergraduate journey begins in Geneva, but your HWS experience can take you across the globe. Our nationally ranked Center for Global Education offers 50+ extraordinary programs with more than 60% of students studying abroad.


As a member of the intellectual community at HWS, students have access to talented, caring professors and work closely with faculty advisers and deans. You will engage with your peers and the citizens of Geneva through field-based coursework and co-curricular experiences.

Scholars. Scientists. Artists. Innovators. HWS faculty are internationally respected experts and dedicated teachers. Leaders in their fields of study, they are widely recognized for important research, publications, books, works of art, performances and productions.


Synthesize and apply the principles of your education in your career, in the community and as a leader.


Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education

Through a detailed career preparation program, a robust alum and parent network and a guaranteed internship or research opportunity, you will discover the career path that is right for you.


Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL)

Learning through service and active engagement are fundamental to an HWS education.


Centennial Center

Regardless of your academic interests or aspirations, the Centennial Center creates opportunities for student leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators at HWS.