With guided access to internships, study abroad, research, service learning, and hands-on classroom experiences, Compass gives every student the tools to navigate his future toward top jobs and graduate programs.

The experiential learning course helped me to connect with the work in front of me in ways I had never thought of before.
Andrew's Service Learning...

Andrew Howell '20
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology major

It was my first time leaving the United States—a global adventure that took me to four continents, 11 countries, and 12 cities.
Tillmon's Study Abroad ...

Tillmon Cook riding a camel

Tillmon Cook '18
Mathematical Economics major

It was refreshing to work on the site and meet people instead of just sitting behind a computer or even a camera.

George's Visual Arts Course...

George Marshall '21
Psychology major

The ability to develop independent and critical thinking skills that can be used to ask and research provocative questions is central to a H-SC education.
Travis' Research...

Travis Stackow '19
English major

Helping scientists monitor bird populations provides a unique opportunity to see colonial nesting birds up close.

Jacob's Internship...

Jacob Whitney '21
Biology major


Work with faculty, peers, and expert mentors to solve practical problems and answer big questions.


Build connections—between ideas, across classes, and beyond—to reach your goals and career aspirations.


Whether in the classroom or the workplace, learn the best ways to articulate where you are and where you need to go next.

Ready to chart your course?

Compass courses are ones you’ll want to take. Imagine a class that helps plan your own business, publish original research, exhibit your artwork, travel to another country, or contribute to a local nonprofit. All along the way, you will reflect on how the skills you are practicing fit into your future.

Explore Your Possibilities

Begin by exploring Majors & Minors, or get help from the Ferguson Career Center. A little direction goes a long way.

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