The Integral Program

 

Discover the interconnected nature of math, science, poetry, and philosophy. Explore the nature of thought itself. Ask precise and incisive questions, and give intuitive, informed responses.

A College Within a College

Our students discover the interconnected nature of a broad spectrum of fields, learning to think mathematically, scientifically, poetically, and philosophically. You'll not only study ways of thinking, you'll explore the nature of thought itself. Each Integral class learns to converse on multiple levels, ask precise and incisive questions, and give intuitive, informed responses. Integral is a unique program, with only a small handful of comparable curricula nationwide. And as a four-year integrated Great Books curriculum within a larger college, you won’t find another option like Integral: it’s one of a kind.

Integral Curriculum 

You will study the classics of literature, philosophy, theology, psychology, political science, economics, history, mathematics, laboratory sciences, and music. No textbooks are used. The individual books are read in roughly chronological order, beginning with ancient Greece and continuing to modern times. All classes are discussion-based. There are no class lectures; instead, you meet together with faculty members (called tutors) to explore the books being read.

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Integral Degree Requirements 

The Integral Program is a special community with its own curriculum, requirements, faculty, and degree. The demands of the program differ significantly from those of more conventional departments and majors. Transferring into the Integral Program after the first semester of your first year is nearly impossible due to the chronological nature of its curriculum. The program attracts talented and committed students from all backgrounds, but it is not an honors program.

Degree Requirements