Tufts University

Academic Highlights

  • Tufts offers more than 150 majors and minors across three undergraduate schools and colleges: School of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering, and School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts. Programs of study range from Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora Studies to Computer Science, and include unique interdisciplinary programs like Civic Studies, International Literary and Visual Studies, and Human Factors Engineering.

  • Through the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, students can pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in interdisciplinary studio art, or a five-year combined degree BFA + BA/BS with the School of Arts and Sciences.

  • The student-to-faculty ratio is 10:1 and approximately 60% of classes contain 20 students or fewer.

  • Undergraduates may enroll in combined degree programs, special degree paths, and early admission programs with Tufts graduate schools.

  • At the Experimental College, students enroll in or teach small, participation-based courses that engage with ideas shaping the contemporary world, including issues in politics, popular culture, world religions, technology, law, communications, social issues, business, healthcare, ethics, and more. Courses vary each semester and have included “Innocence and Systemic Racism in the American Criminal Legal System,” “Games, Film, and Existential Escapism,” “Who Wrote This? Chat GPT, LLMs, and the Future of Learning,” “Unfair Housing,” and “Politics of Emotion: Guilt, Anger, and Morality.”

  • Tufts is also home to the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, a national leader in civic education and research. Through an intensive leadership program, summer internship experiences, semester-long international service-learning programs, and other initiatives, Tisch College seeks to prepare students for a lifetime of engagement in civic and democratic life.

  • A signature program of Tisch College is the Tufts Civic Semester, a transformational first-semester program that combines academic and experiential learning with a focus on community engagement and social and environmental justice. Based in either Urubamba, Peru or Chiang Mai, Thailand, participants join a small cohort of 8-12 peers to create a living and learning community which engages deeply with important social issues through Tufts coursework and hands-on learning with local community organizations.