Academics

Global scholars. World-class thinkers.
Mentors for life.

Our professors are world-class scholars and teachers who engage with the issues facing our world. From research assistantships and independent study projects to summer experiences and excursions abroad, Colby faculty view collaboration with students as essential to the work they do.

15
Median class size
68%
Classes with fewer than 20 students
10:1
Student-to-faculty ratio
100%
Full-time faculty with Ph.D or terminal degree

The Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence

The Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence at Colby is the first cross-disciplinary institute for artificial intelligence (AI) at a liberal arts college. Building upon existing partnerships and developing new relationships with leading organizations and institutions, the Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence will position Colby as a national center for training faculty and students in the use of AI and the creation of new systems and capabilities.

Interdisciplinary Exploration

It’s the hallmark of the liberal arts experience: the opportunity to explore your interests broadly and to specialize in the field (or fields) of your interest. At Colby our centers, partners, and multidisciplinary curriculum give you the flexibility to always be discovering and the skills and connections you need to stake your path.

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Lunder Institute for American Art

Exists at the crossroads of scholarship and creative production, establishing opportunities for research and collaboration with leading artists, scholars, and curators.

Dual-Degree Engineering

Allows students to graduate from Colby and obtain an engineering degree from either Dartmouth College or Columbia University.

Interdisciplinary Computation

Combines the study of computer science with any field across the curriculum and helps students gain tailored expertise in cutting-edge technologies.

Center for the Arts and Humanities

Fuels an annual campus-wide discussion of an interdisciplinary humanities topic, runs experiential learning labs, and hosts an annual colloquium series.

Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs

Inspires active citizenship and exploration of creative, interdisciplinary approaches to complex challenges.

Oak Institute for Human Rights

Works with students to generate fieldwork opportunities that build the tools needed to advance human rights advocacy around the world.