Nexus: Curriculum to Career

A Professional Track in the Liberal Arts

Mount Holyoke’s Nexus Program enables students to link their liberal arts education with their career goals. 

Nexus Requirements


  • Three academic courses (two 200-level and at least one 300-level for 12 credits)

  • A pre-experience course (college 210 or substitute for at least 2 credits) -COLL 210 will not be offered in Spring 2015 

  • A practical experience (an internship, research project or summer job)

  • A post-experience course (College 211 for two credits). This includes a presentation at the LEAP Symposium.

Experiential Components 

There are 8 approved Nexus tracks: 

Development Studies
Educational Policy and Practice
Global Business
Journalism, Media, and Public Discourse
Law, Public Policy and Human Rights
Non-Profit Organizations
Public History, Archives, and Museums