Antioch College is the only liberal arts institution in the nation to require a comprehensive off-campus cooperative work program for all of its students. Democracy and shared governance are at the heart of Antioch College. Students are partners in developing the structure of community governance at the institution.
The College awards the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. The general education program includes courses in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences; global seminars in which students critically analyze global problems through an interdisciplinary study of resources and systems; theme-based writing and quantitative skills seminars; work portfolios, which are courses that are delivered online while students are on cooperative education work assignments; and the senior reflection paper.
As they advance in their studies, students declare a major in one of 11 areas of concentration or work with faculty to devise a self-designed major. Coursework in the major builds upon students' experiences in the general education curriculum while providing students with pathways to deepen their knowledge or further develop their passion in a particular area of study.