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High Point University is committed to academic excellence. With small classes, caring professors and a myriad of student success stories, we have positioned our University as a place for learners to thrive. The array of majors is vast and each has been uniquely designed to challenge, inspire and transform. Our core curriculum emphasizes the study of the liberal arts in the belief that there is no better way to encourage communication skills, critical thinking and personal integrity. HPU’s signature experiential learning program differentiates this collegiate experience from others, and reinforces what is taught in the classroom while providing students with resources for professional networking and practical knowledge of their fields.

Explore Before You Declare

Entering college as an undeclared major is not uncommon. With 44 majors and 43 minors to choose from, HPU provides courses of study for almost every interest. During the freshman year, students have the opportunity to discover their interests through our First Year Seminars. From art and baseball to genetics, music, fashion and psychology, HPU’s First Year Seminars are one-of-a kind courses that encourage freshmen to broaden their horizons. Based on individual faculty members’ research and creative expertise, these seminars introduce examples of sophisticated intellectual inquiry and life-long learning.

Top Ten Majors

1. Business Administration
2. Communication
3. Exercise Science
4. Biology
5. Elementary Education
6. Criminal Justice
7. Interior Design
8. Psychology
9. Business Entrepreneurship
10. Human Relations

Liberal Arts Education

In keeping with High Point University’s historical commitment to the liberal arts, students are required to complete general education requirements. University core courses come from the following
subject areas:
• Written Communication Skills
• Language Skills
• Quantitative Reasoning
• Ethical Reasoning
• First-Year Seminar
• President’s Seminar/Health and Wellness Colloquia
• Physical Education Course Activity

Additionally, students choose electives from the Humanities and Arts as well as from the Natural and Social Sciences. Because of the breadth of choices within the General Education requirements, students will have the opportunity to explore a variety of disciplines and interact with a diverse faculty before committing to a major.


FRESHMAN SUCCESS COACHES Students are assigned a Freshman Success Coach who serves as their academic advisor during their first year. In addition to advising, the
coach connects students to appropriate resources including tutoring, counseling, Student Life and Career Services.

CENTER FOR STUDENT SUCCESS Parents of current High Point University students have committed to fully fund the cost of the new Center for Student Success. The two-story, 40,000-square-foot building will house the Office of Career and Internship Services, the Office of Study Abroad, the Center for Entrepreneurship, Service Learning, the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Works and more. This vibrant center will provide valuable resources and expert guidance for students preparing for job interviews, seeking job opportunities and looking for ways to diversify their career skills. The Center will open in the Fall of 2014.

CAREER SERVICES High Point University’s Career & Internship Services Office offers assistance in all aspects of the career planning, internship and employment process. The office helps you explore your interests, identify your strengths and develop an action plan that will prepare you for life after graduation. For undeclared students, the office will also help you explore different majors and minors and related career paths.

For more information about High Point University, please contact:

Dr. Lynne Murray
Freshman Success Coach


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