Champlain College is a private, coeducational college established originally as Burlington Collegiate Institute by G.W. Thompson in 1878.
Overlooking Lake Champlain, Champlain’s Victorian-era style campus consists of 42 buildings spanning more than two city blocks in Burlington, Vermont
Through its Business Division, Division of Communication & Creative Media, Division of Education & Human Studies and Division of Information Technology & Sciences, Champlain confers bachelor’s degrees in over 30 diverse fields of study with emphasis on business, education, digital game design, hospitality, human services, and pre-professional studies spanning subjects such as Computer & Digital Forensics, Electronic Game Programming, Graphic Design and Radiography.
It also offers graduate degree programs: MS in Digital Investigation Management; MS in Managing Innovation and IT; MS in Mediation and Applied Conflict Studies; MS in Law; and an MBA.
Champlain has an innovative curriculum featuring:
• Upside-down curriculum to allow incoming freshmen to study their major subjects beginning in their first semester
• An interdisciplinary core curriculum combining three to four diverse disciplines in one course with emphasis on self-development during the first-year, focus on community during the second-year, and global issues during the third year. Through courses such as Rhetoric, Concepts of the Self, and Concepts of Community, students gain a background in the liberal arts and sciences.
• Bring Your Own Business or BYOBiz program where students can propose and set up their own businesses while they earn their college degree
• Study Abroad Program in Canada, China, India and Ireland.
It has a total enrollment of more than 2,000 full-time undergraduate students coming from more than 30 states and 15 countries. Average class size is 22 students.
Academic cost for 2009-2010 for students living on campus include tuition of $25,850 (maximum 33 credits combined fall and spring), residence hall charge of $7,150, dining hall charge (carte blanche) of $4,620, and SGA Student Activities Fee of $50.
For more information about admissions, financial aid or online learning opportunities such as distance education degree programs and online classes, please contact Champlain College.