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Other Off-Campus Study Options in the U.S.

In addition to the Dickinson Program in New York, the Dickinson Partner Program at The Washington Center (TWC), and the Dickinson Partner Program at the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), Dickinson College offers the opportunity for students to study off campus at other institutions within the United States. The three types of domestic programs include Dual-Degree Programs, Consortium Programs and non-Dickinson programs. Students who desire to study at a U.S. institution where Dickinson does not currently have a Dual-Degree Program or a consortium agreement may submit a proposal to the executive director and associate provost of global education. The proposal must demonstrate the compelling academic reasons why study at another institution should be considered.

Dual-Degree Programs

3-3, Joint Baccalaureate and Law Degree Program
Students attending Dickinson have the opportunity to earn both a baccalaureate degree and a law degree through a joint Dickinson College/Penn State Dickinson School of Law program. This arrangement allows a student to begin law school during his or her senior year. To qualify for this program, Dickinson students need to complete all college degree requirements within three years (save for the final year’s electives), attain a 3.5 cumulative grade point average and achieve a score on the LSAT (Law School Admissions Test) within the top 30 percent of all national test-takers. After successfully entering the 3-3 program through the Career Center, students must register for off-campus study status through the Office of Global Education.

Consortium Programs

Central Pennsylvania Consortium (CPC) Exchange Program: Dickinson, Franklin & Marshall and Gettysburg Colleges
Students have the opportunity to register at one of Dickinson’s neighboring central Pennsylvania institutions. Any Dickinson student who is approved for study at Franklin & Marshall or Gettysburg Colleges may take a course, several courses, a full semester or a full year at the other college. Except for summer programs at the other colleges, the normal tuition fee is paid to Dickinson. No fees are paid to the other college except residence fees where appropriate. Grades, in addition to course credit, are transferred to Dickinson. The Consortium Exchange Program is coordinated by the associate provost for academic programs. Contact Karen Weikel at:

Domestic Non-Dickinson Programs

The Duke University Marine Laboratory
Dickinson College is a member of the Marine Studies Education Consortium at Duke University. Located on an island in Beaufort, N.C., the Marine Lab offers excellent academic programs that focus on Marine science.  For more information, go to

The Gettysburg Semester at Gettysburg College
Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pa., offers a semester-long exploration of Civil War studies. Students from across the United States study at Gettysburg as visiting students in an intensive, interdisciplinary examination of topics related to the Civil War.  For more information, go to

SEA Semester, Sea Education Association (SEA) in Woods Hole, Mass.
Undergraduates throughout the United States have an opportunity to participate in an academic study abroad program called the SEA Semester. The program combines intensive research in the areas of oceanography, maritime studies and nautical science with hands-on experience aboard a traditional sailing ship. Piloting, celestial navigation and practical seamanship are learned together with oceanographic sampling techniques and marine laboratory procedures. SEA Semester is appropriate for students in marine biology, geology and physical science, environmental studies, American studies and most other areas within the liberal arts and sciences. Academic credit for SEA Semester is obtained through Boston University.  For more information, go to

Semester in Environmental Science at the Marine Biological Laboratory of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Dickinson is a charter member of a group of outstanding undergraduate colleges that offer their students the opportunity to spend a semester studying and conducting hands-on research in the field of aquatic and terrestrial ecology at one of the world’s foremost research and teaching institutions. The Marine Biological Laboratory of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, located on Cape Cod, Mass., employs some of the most influential and best-known marine scientists in the country. This program is offered during the fall semester only. Students take regular course work and electives while at Woods Hole, and they complete research projects and participate in a seminar on writing in the sciences. For more information, go to

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