Gain an understanding of how our world works, and then use that understanding to address the challenges we face. As a species, we have always faced challenges in staying alive. Today, however, our world is profoundly more complicated. We organize ourselves into complex systems in the workplace, and in our communities, and these require infrastructure, from water management to computer circuitry. Use your knowledge of math and science to solve problems related to food production, changes in our climate, energy resources, and more.
In addition to coursework in math, science, and engineering majors, you'll find a variety of student organizations, and volunteer projects—such as Solar Spring Break and Village Aid Project—to supplement your studies. You will also have the opportunity to work closely with faculty on your own original research and gain valuable experience in presenting your findings.
Anthropology is the study of humans across time and space. It is made up of unique and complementary subfields: sociocultural anthropology, linguistics, biological anthropology, and archaeology. As an Anthropology major, you'll be introduced to each, giving you the opportunity to find your path.
Somewhere between biology and chemistry lies Biochemistry. In pursuing this major, you’ll dive right into the building blocks of life to learn about the interconnectedness of life at the tiniest level.
Studying Cellular and Molecular Biology allows students to explore how life works at the molecular level.
All matter on Earth is made up of chemicals. As a Chemistry major, you’ll study the relationships between molecules that give our world (and other worlds) substance. From human health to climate and the environment, you can make a significant contribution to our world through chemistry.
Learn to develop computer hardware and software. This major combines computer science with electronic engineering to examine how computer systems work and how they fit into the bigger picture. This leads to work in robotics as well as building embedded microcontrollers, analog sensors, software, and more.
Businesses today rely on complicated and elaborate systems to manage information. In this major you'll learn essential programming languages such as C++ and Python. You'll also look at the bigger picture of network infrastructure and systems design, as well as specific and practical topics like IT security and project management.
As an Engineering major, you’ll apply mathematics and science to real-world problems. Engineers design complex machines, structures, and technology such as tunnels, buildings, vehicles, water systems, electrical grids, and more.
The Environmental Biology: Wildlife, Plant, and Ecological Science major combines coursework in fundamental biology with specific field and laboratory applications to give you the educational background required to enter natural resource and wildlife management fields.
Learn about Earth’s subterranean processes and how they bear the materials we use to build our lives. You’ll explore the ways we impact our planet when we tap these resources, as well as the ways that Earth’s processes impact political, social, and economic decisions.
Biology used to be "you study animals, or plants, or the cell." Today, some of the most innovative insights in Biology involve understanding interactions between the genetic code and the ability of an organism to interact with its environment.
As a Mathematics major, you’ll explore the nature of the universe through the language of numbers and statistics. Sure, you’ll develop a clear, rigorous, analytical way of thinking, but you’ll also explore both concrete and abstract concepts along the way.
Many students complement their major with a minor or certificate that adds depth or specificity to their primary academic focus. Most majors are also offered as minors, but additionally, the following stand-alone minors and certificates may support your studies in storytelling.
Don’t just learn science. Do it. At FLC you’ll have opportunities to get your hands dirty solving real-world problems before you even graduate.
Design and build humanitarian projects in developing nations. You’ll work alongside faculty with communities around the globe to find sustainable solutions to important engineering problems. You’ll learn firsthand about real-world issues, discover the richness of other cultures, and use your education to build a better world.
At FLC, you’ll have the chance to work directly with faculty on your own original research. Small class sizes and an emphasis on experiential learning mean you’ll get graduate level research experience before you even go to grad school. At large universities, undergrads often learn from grad student TAs. At FLC, you learn from our faculty.
Maybe designing our future is close, but not quite right for you. Check out these other directions you can go.
Ensure the well-being of our one planet
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