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2014-2016 CATALOGUE

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2008-2010 CATALOGUE

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2006-2008 CATALOGUE

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2014-2016 COURSE CATALOGUE

This Catalogue has been prepared for the benefit of students, faculty, and administrators of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and others wishing to know more about the Colleges’ programs and activities. This Catalogue is the primary reference for information about the curriculum, academic policies, majors and minors, and courses. Updated and supplemental information can be found in these additional publications:

  • The Handbook of Community Standards: a full listing of institutional policies—academic, social, and residential. Available online and from the Deans Offices. Published annually.

  • The Hobart and William Smith Colleges Website: the Colleges’ presence on the World Wide Web, with a variety of information about the Colleges and their programs, particularly upcoming activities and events, and links to departments, programs, students, and faculty. Updated regularly.

  • Crime Statistics: The HWS Advisory Committee on Campus Safety will provide upon request all campus crime statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education. To access this information, click here or, contact Martin Corbett, Director of Campus Safety at 315-781-3000. Additionally, the United States Department of Education's web site for campus crime statistics is located here.


The information in this Catalogue is accurate as of the date of publication (October 2014) but this information is constantly being updated. For the most up-to-date information available, view the Catalogue online. The Colleges reserve the right to make additional changes at any time, with or without prior notice, including, but not limited to, changes in rates and fees, deadlines, program offerings, course offerings, and course and program descriptions and requirements.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to providing a non-discriminatory and harassment-free educational, living, and working environment for all members of the HWS community, including students, faculty, staff, volunteers, and visitors. HWS prohibits discrimination and harassment in their programs and activities on the basis of age, color, disability, domestic violence victim status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected under the law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual assault, other forms of sexual misconduct including stalking and intimate partner violence, and gender-based harassment that does not involve conduct of a sexual nature.