You think differently. And so do we.

We believe you should get a greater return on your investment than simply learning accounting basics, mastering the periodic table or knowing the circulatory system. Yes, those are important, but we think that education should expand your intellectual engine, tickle your emotions and give you a constructive framework to positively question the status quo. We think your education should propel you forward into action for making the world a better place.

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Major Decision. Major Flexibility.

As if choosing a school isn't already daunting enough, then you have to choose a major. At Hanover, we understand that is a major decision and we don't take it lightly. And, we don't want to pigeonhole you either. That's why there is maximum flexibility built into our majors and how they work. You can even design your own major.

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Liberal arts in action

While working towards your degree, our liberal arts education provides you with the opportunity to experience a wide variety of topics. Liberal arts students develop critical thinking, problem solving and top-notch communication skills, which are the skills employers value most - even more than a specific major.

Learn more at Liberal Arts in Action

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Faculty Research

Lifelong inquiry is a guiding principle for Hanover faculty and students alike, and our faculty model this, in large part, by remaining active students of, and contributors to, their disciplines.

"Hanover is a beautiful environment, and it's a place where beautiful minds thrive. I can honestly say that I've learned a lot about myself during my undergraduate career, and I'm confident in the person I have become."

Savanna Wofford '14


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At Hanover, learning is not a solitary activity - it is a cooperative venture. We have many people and resources available to help you through your educational journey. Each student works with a faculty advisor that will meet with you regularly to help you reach your ambitions.

For major, career and graduate school counseling, the Levett Career Center has a myriad of resources at your disposal, even after you graduate.

For research and study assistance, we offer our Duggan Library as well as the Gladish Center for Teaching and Learning, which offers academic tutoring, mentoring and coaching free to all Hanover students.

The Office of Experiential Learning helps bridge theory to the real world.

The Office of the Registrar facilitates class registration, transferring of credits and academic transcripts.

Find your Major

We know that choosing an academic major is an overwhelming process. That's why we made this handy quiz to help you figure out what programs at Hanover fit your interests!

If you had a celebrity professor for class, who would you choose?
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Barack Obama
Amada Gormon
Ellen DeGeneres
Lin Manuel-Miranda
What word grabs your attention?
You are happiest when you are...
Singing or playing music
Sharing a story or idea
Reading or writing
Persuading someone in an argument
Helping a friend through a hard time
Diagnosing a problem and finding a solution
Which class are you least likely to sleep through?
Computer Science
Band or choir
Health or Anatomy
Foreign Languages
I don't sleep (at school)
What is your ideal spring break trip?
A trip to New York City so I can hit up some art museums and see a Broadway show
Studying the environment in Belize
Traversing England like Shakespeare or Jane Austen
Climbing through national parks like the Grand Canyon
Studying communication in Ireland
Observing language and culture in Madrid
When it comes to your career, you can't wait to:
Find solutions to real world problems
Be surrounded by interesting people
Help others
Challenge yourself intellectually
You have a group project for class, what do you volunteer to manage?
Building the slide deck or props
Project management
Writing the paper
Compiling the data
Surveying people for data
After school, where are you most likely to be found?
In an art studio
Competing in a debate team
Tutoring a classmate
Sports practice
Science experiments
Rehearsing lines for a play
Practicing your instrument
Majors we recommend based upon your answers

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A culture of discovery, exploration, dedication, scholarship and service.

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