Marlboro didn’t actually have majors—at least not in the sense you might be used to.

A “major” sounds, well, major—like a label you apply to yourself that’s hard to change. At Marlboro we expected your interests to change over time; the field of study you pursue could change too. You could combine fields, or even create new ones; it was up to you to make the connections. As your interests (and career plans) evolved, your field of concentration evolved as well. And you were supported throughout by your faculty advisor, who helped you map out the appropriate courses, tutorials, and experiential learning.

The list below represents the general academic fields Marlboro offered.