Academic Centers



Center scholar David Urbaneja-Furelos '09 interned in Beijing with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Investment and Technology Promotion Office.

One of Connecticut College's greatest traditions is in academic innovation — creating powerful ways to learn deeply and across disciplines.

The College's unique centers are a good example. They foster discovery, creativity and invention, and sponsor events from artist performances to community service to environmental symposia that create intellectual excitement on campus.

Four of the centers offer students the opportunity to enrich their majors in dramatic ways, while two others shape the classroom experience. All five centers have a powerful influence on our community, catalyzing both formal and informal collaborations among students, faculty, community leaders and organizations around the world.

Four Centers Grant Certificates

A center certificate program is one of your most creative opportunities to combine academic disciplines and widen your intellectual horizons, through a challenging combination of special coursework, in-depth research, a paid summer internship either abroad or in the U.S. and a senior project — in addition to the requirements for your major.

These four centers offer interdisciplinary certificate programs:

Ammerman Center for Arts & Technology
Focus on the fascinating relationships between technology and the arts — If you wish, across international boundaries.

Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy
Become an active, engaged citizen in any kind of community to advance human rights, fight for criminal justice, promote equity in education and other issues — locally or globally.

Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment
Examine contemporary ecological challenges through the different lenses of science, economics, sociology, ethics and politics — here and abroad.

Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts
Become a global citizen - culturally sensitive, well-informed about international issues, politically and socially engaged and proficient in a foreign language. This academically rigorous program lets you internationalize any major.