MCLA has more than 80 areas of study, including plenty of minors and concentrations. See our list of programs.
MCLA’s curriculum is designed to be broad, meaning you’ll learn way more than what your major requires. You’ll begin your studies with an interdisciplinary core curriculum designed to challenge you.
Our professors want to ensure that once you’re out making your impression on the world, you’re prepared to solve complex problems and communicate effectively with people from all backgrounds—invaluable skills that employers look for when hiring (or considering you for a promotion).
We don’t just teach you in class and hope you apply your knowledge in the world someday—MCLA students put that knowledge to the test through what we call impact experiences. These take many forms, depending on your interest and major, but include things like leadership opportunities, internships, research, and travel.
Things you might do:
Did you know you can complete a business degree in three years (then stick around to finish your MBA)? Or transfer seamlessly into law school, or a doctor of physical therapy program?
If you’re up for the challenge, join a close-knit community of scholars dedicated to exchanging innovative ideas and personal knowledge.
MCLA started as a teachers’ college. Today, students who complete our teacher licensure courses have a 98% pass rate on the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure.
In the past ten years, over 1,900 MCLA students have completed 22,262 community based learning hours for 31 professors. These students have helped identify and solve pressing community needs, worked with and learned from community leaders, and enriched their academic learning.
MCLA students are creative, active, and motivated—many double-major, or choose minors and concentrations that enhance their educational experience, offer a creative outlet, or connect to their primary area of study.
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375 Church Street
North Adams, MA 01247