Choose a Nexus Track and Create a Plan of Study

Steps for creating a Nexus plan of study

  1. Choose a Nexus track and schedule an appointment with the Nexus Track Chair. 
    It is beneficial to start thinking about the Nexus program early. Most students do their required internship after their sophomore or junior year.
     
  2. Review the Nexus Program Requirements: four academic courses composed of 12 credits above 100-level, and including at least one 300-level course; an internship, an additional 2-credit post-internship course, College 211, "Reflecting Back" where you reflect on your internship experience with your peers; and a LEAP (Learning from Application) Symposium presentation.

    (If you are graduating in 2017 or 18, complete the old Nexus Requirements: three academic courses, two 200-level and one 300-level course, an internship, a 2 credit pre-internship course (COLL 210) or equivalent, the 2 credit post-internship course, College 211, and a LEAP Symposium presentation).

  3. In consultation with your track chair, choose courses in your Nexus track. Our current list of courses will help you begin to develop your plan. Please note: other courses may count toward your Nexus, such as five college courses, study abroad courses, or courses not on the list and will need advisor approval. 
     
  4. Submit your Plan of Study Form to the Nexus Coordinator in Dwight 217g or Director, Eleanor Townsley.
     
  5. Finally, submit the Declaration or Change of Minor form to the Registrar's Office.

The Nexus Program offers 9 interdisciplinary, pre-professional tracks for students to explore their career goals and integrate their learning across the breadth of the College curriculum.

Data Science

Data Science Nexus

Use different types of data to create an accessible narrative, pose new questions, identify patterns, visualize trends, and make predictions.
Development Studies Nexus

Development Studies Nexus

Explore the relationships among history, politics, economics and power that shape the world.
Educational Policy and Practice

Educational Policy and Practice Nexus

Conduct a cross-disciplinary exploration of an education related topic that you are passionate about.
Engineering Nexus

Engineering Nexus

Combine your math/science major and summer internships with Nexus coursework to prepare you for future graduate work or employment in related fields.
Non-Profit Organizations Nexus

Non-Profit Organizations Nexus

Make a life out of making a difference. Equip yourself to become a change-maker.
Journalism, Media and Public Discourse Nexus

Journalism, Media, and Public Discourse Nexus

Master the nuts and bolts of reporting and fact-checking a news story, examine the history of the New York Times or analyze the role of the media.
Global Business Nexus

Global Business Nexus

Become knowledgeable about the contemporary corporate world, the role of global markets, and debates about appropriate regulation & long-term implications.
Public History, Archives, and Museums Nexus

Public History, Archives, and Museums Nexus

Become fluent in understanding, analyzing, & communicating about visual artifacts, material culture/objects, historical landscapes, and digital sources.
Law, Public Policy and Human Rights Nexus

Law, Public Policy and Human Rights Nexus

Learn about policies and legislation and how you can help to shape the future.