At Evergreen, you’ll go beyond the ordinary and experience your education the way you imagine.
Beyond Formal Majors
Choosing an Area of Emphasis puts the power in your hands.
At Evergreen, you create your own course of study from offerings in more than 60 subjects. Over your time here, you'll develop a pathway that meets your goals and interests. You can connect your studies together into an area of emphasis.
You will also reflect on your development annually through an evolving Academic Statement.
Beyond Disconnected Classes
Interdisciplinary programs reflect the real world.
Most Evergreen classes, called programs, cover more than just one subject. Full-time programs combine subjects taught by several faculty from different fields. A program connects these fields with an overarching theme, reflecting the interconnectedness of the real world.
As an upper-level student, you can create your own program with an individual learning contract. You'll set your own goals and develop your syllabus with the help of a faculty sponsor.
You may also have the opportunity to do research or internships. In addition, focused courses (2-6 credits) are available to complement your course of study.
Beyond Letter Grades
Narrative evaluations are more meaningful.
Narrative evaluations help you make sense of what you‘ve learned. Your faculty will give you more than just a single letter grade. They‘ll take the time to write about what you did well and how you can improve. You‘ll meet with them to discuss your experience before they add it to your transcript.
You can also write a self-evaluation at the end of each program. This process gives you a chance to reflect on what you‘ve learned.
The thoroughness of this noncompetitive approach is valuable to many graduate schools and employers. Your individual achievements and strengths will stand out.
Value-Based Graduate Studies
Get your Master of Environmental Studies, Master of Public Administration, or Master in Teaching degree at Evergreen.
If you’re pursuing your graduate degree, our three graduate programs are grounded in values of service, community, social justice, and stewardship. Interdisciplinary approaches to learning, close collaboration, and narrative evaluations are distinctive features of our graduate studies.