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Gordon College Undergraduate Majors and Concentrations




Gordon College Faculty

  • 81 full-time and 145 part-time faculty
  • 88% of full-time faculty have terminal degrees
  • 42% of full-time faculty are tenured

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Leadership and Honors Programs at Gordon College

Kenneth L. Pike Honors Program
The Pike Honors program is an opportunity for exceptional students to design individualized majors or to meet unique academic goals beyond existing Gordon programs.

Jerusalem and Athens Forum
The Jerusalem and Athens Forum is a one-year great books honors program in the history of Christian thought and literature.

Gordon Presidential Fellows
Modeled on the highly competitive, highly effective White House Fellowship, the Presidential Fellows Program affords Gordon students the chance to work directly with members of College leadership (known as the Fellow’s "Principal"), who mentors the student through a yearlong fellowship.

Gordon Honors Institute
The Gordon Honors Institute is home to four unique four-year honors scholarship programs, emphasizing the role of faith in positive global engagement and the pursuit of creative, entrepreneurial solutions.

Departmental Honors
These allow students to extend their learning in a way that fits their specific interests. Options range from independent or joint research projects to practical applications within these areas of study.

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Global Education and Study Abroad Opportunities

According to the 2016 Open Doors report, about 20 percent of American students receiving Bachelor’s degrees this past year have studied abroad at some point during their undergraduate programs. In contrast, more than 39 percent of Gordon’s graduates receive academic credit through literally dozens of off-campus study options around the globe, including options for short-term, semester or year-long experiences.

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Grant Funding

Gordon received $5.67 million in grant funding in 2021, 2022, and 2023:

  • $1.47 million in support of faculty-led academic research.
  • $844,000 from private foundation partners to support scholarship aid. 
  • $84,000 from the Cecil B. Day Foundation to support spiritual formation and discipleship.
  • $250,000 in federal and state grants to strengthen campus security. 
  • $380,000 from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center for science equipment supporting workforce development. 
  • $300,000 from the Christian Education Charitable Trust/Maclellan Foundation for student leadership. 
  • $570,000 from the Kern Family Foundation to launch the Advanced Pastoral Ministry/Dokes Scholars Program.

Centers and Institutes

The many centers and institutes that are housed at Gordon show the dynamic nature of our academic programs and their emphasis on global responsibility and action.

  • Association of Christian Economists
  • Barrington Center for the Arts
  • Center for Balance Mobility and Wellness
  • Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Center for Evangelicalism and Culture
  • Center for Faith and Inquiry
  • Data, Research, and Strategy Lab
  • Institute for Public History
  • The Hermann Lectures on Faith and Science
  • La Vida Center for Outdoor Education and Leadership

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