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Academics & Majors

Graduation Statistics

89%

graduate within six years
  • 89% within eight years
  • 85% within four years
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510 Graduates
Bates College offers bachelors degrees.
Bachelor's

Faculty Overview

355 Faculty
Full Time
  • 193 Instructional
  • 0 Research
  • 0 Public Service
Part Time
  • 162 Instructional
  • 0 Research
  • 0 Public Service

Study Options

Study Abroad Opportunities

This college has programs to study and gain cultural experiences in countries around the world.

Teacher Certification Offered

This college offers teacher certification.

Reviews Academic Rigor
  • Logan from South Berwick, ME
  • 5
  • Classes are very hard, but the small sizes make for a great learning environment. Professors here want the best work, and they push you because they know your potential. You…

  • May-02-2012 Read More
  • Joseph from Kansas City, MO
  • 5
  • If you are looking for an easy school you might not want to consider Bates. It is considered a Little Ivy and boasts studies that compete with the Ivy League…

  • Jul-07-2012 Read More

Programs & Majors

Graduates in 2009/2010 academic year.

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies Bachelor
African-American/Black Studies 3
American/United States Studies/Civilization 6
East Asian Studies 4
Women's Studies 4
Biological and Biomedical Sciences Bachelor
Biochemistry 6
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 23
Engineering Bachelor
Engineering, General -
English Language and Literature/Letters Bachelor
English Language and Literature, General 20
Rhetoric and Composition 9
Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor
Chinese Language and Literature 7
French Language and Literature 11
German Language and Literature 2
Japanese Language and Literature -
Russian Language and Literature 1
Spanish Language and Literature 13
History Bachelor
History, General 47
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities Bachelor
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other -
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies -
Mathematics and Statistics Bachelor
Mathematics, General 12
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor
Ancient Studies/Civilization 11
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 9
Neuroscience 12
Natural Resources and Conservation Bachelor
Environmental Studies 15
Philosophy and Religious Studies Bachelor
Philosophy 17
Religion/Religious Studies 10
Physical Sciences Bachelor
Chemistry, General 5
Geology/Earth Science, General 9
Physics, General 7
Psychology Bachelor
Psychology, General 55
Social Sciences Bachelor
Anthropology 20
Economics, General 54
Political Science and Government, General 52
Sociology 22
Visual and Performing Arts Bachelor
Art/Art Studies, General 32
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 6
Music, General 6