Hampshire students pursue their intellectual passions by designing their own program of study, recruiting a faculty committee to guide them, challenge them, and negotiate a rigorous path of discovery.
Hampshire’s motto, Non Satis Scire, To Know Is Not Enough, informs the curriculum by encouraging students and faculty to make active connections between their academic pursuits and their participation in the wider world.
Through active, engaged learning students become producers and creators of knowledge rather than passive consumers of information. The faculty do not give grades but instead provide feedback in extensive narrative evaluations. The environment fosters intellectual engagement, questioning, exploration, and a willingness to experiment. The model has been described as “graduate school for undergraduates,” with critical thinking the hallmark of Hampshire’s pedagogy.https://hampshire.edu