Purchase is as intense, collaborative, and unique as the artists and scholars who call this campus home.
The most successful students at Purchase face hard work and academic challenges head on. They take chances on new ideas. They put themselves out there and collaborate with others who complement—and contrast—their thinking.
Got a big idea? Burning passion? Or simply a desire to unearth what’s right for you? Purchase can make it possible.
Before you delve deep into a major course of study, our required core curriculum will expose you to a variety of coursework. Whether you pursue a BA, BFA, BS, or MusB, your core is the same—a rigorous plan to open your mind and broaden your experience.
Once you begin your major, expect things to get really intense, but exciting, too. You can broaden your horizons by spending a semester or break studying somewhere other than Purchase.
We encourage you to gain experience outside the classroom as well through internships, service learning, volunteerism, or any number of ways to enhance your academic foundation.
All students regardless of major will complete a senior project prior to graduation. It may sound daunting now, but rest assured you’ll be prepared when the time comes and you’ll leave here with an original work that’s a stepping stone to whatever is next.
You’ll have the skills and tools you need to tackle whatever the 21st-century world throws at you.
At Purchase, we teach you how to learn, to connect the dots, to reason, and to problem solve. And to get your hands dirty, so to speak. You can take that toolbox anywhere and succeed.