“Curry offers great opportunities in and out of class, as well as a safe place for you to be who you are and move outside your comfort zone to try new things that help you make the most of your life.”
Kelly Nichols '12
2nd Grade Teacher
Major: Elementary Education, Integrated Liberal Studies
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At Curry College, you'll be able to take advantage of numerous special programs that will enhance your learning. Among them are the following:
Program for Advancement of Learning (PAL Program)
The internationally recognized Program for Advancement of Learning (PAL) at Curry College is a structured support program providing assistance to bright, college-able students with specific learning disabilities and/or AD/HD. PAL has been widely recognized as the country's first college program of its kind and for its leadership role over the years. Since its inception, PAL has focused on providing comprehensive, strength-based support to college students with learning disabilities in a proactive environment.
This 2-credit course is taught by an interdisciplinary team of faculty and student instructors and is a great way for students to transition to college. While in the course, students will learn about their own personality and learning style, campus resources, time management, relationships, wellness and decision making, while strengthening their academic skills and potential for college success.
Curry College offers two Honors Programs, each tailored to the learning context of Honors students. The First Year Honors Program, open to Curry scholarship winners and to students whose high school record demonstrates a capacity for high academic achievement, provides to first year students an opportunity to form a learning community on a core topic with peers, faculty, and student mentors. The Honors Scholar Program is offered to sophomore, junior, and senior students that ultimately leads to the presentation of an Honor Thesis. In addition to GPA or departmental honors, Honors Scholars are graduated "With Distinction in the Honors Scholar Program" announced at commencement and inscribed on their diploma.
Exploratory Health Professions (EHP) Program
The Exploratory Health Professions (EHP) Program at Curry College is designed to help students interested in health services fields identify and pursue a major that will lead to internships and employment in the health care industry following graduation. Students selected for this program will take a common set of courses their first year and have the opportunity to participate in workshops and events throughout the year that assist with identifying strengths and interests and expose them to options in health related professions. At the end of the first year, EHP students will have the opportunity to declare their major and plan their pathway to graduation.
Read more about the Exploratory Health Professions (EHP) Program
Pre-Health Profession Studies
If you are considering pursuing a career as a physician, dentist, veterinarian, physician assistant, or other medical careers requiring an advanced degree, you should consider Curry's Pre-Health Profession Studies Program (This encompasses what are popularly called pre-med programs, pre-dental programs, pre-vet programs, etc). This program is designed to offer advice, guidance, and coursework to prepare students for a variety of career paths in medicine.
Internships are facilitated through the Center for Career Development. If eligible, you'll be able to experience the world of work, for academic credit, in a variety of settings, from large television and radio stations to smaller not-for-profit startups. Supervision is provided by onsite managers and by Curry faculty. All academic majors may participate. Here's a great chance to get a jump-start on your career!
Global Experiences & Study Abroad Opportunities
Explore the world and earn academic credit at an officially approved site in Europe or elsewhere. You may study abroad for one semester or for one year, and transfer your earned credits back to Curry. Travel and learning the culture of another country are experiences that will last you a lifetime, and Curry will help you accomplish your international dreams.