Whitman College Reviews - Bachelor's in Liberal Studies
Whitman is a college for learners. High schoolers who were not satisfied by only textbook learning, but wanted to debate, to push questions further, to engage those with perspectives unlike theirs. I found that in every class, I evaluated the framework with which I saw the world, and felt challenged to never accept the status quo.
I am the Interim Director of Intercultural Programs and Services at Whitman College. My Whitman College career began in 2005 as a first-year student from Zillah, WA. Now, I supervise the office I worked so closely with as a student. I cherish my new role as adviser, mentor and facilitator on campus. As Interim Director, I collaborate with campus departments and organizations that expose students to diverse perspectives and experiences. I aid college committees and diversity initiatives. I provide students with academic advice as well as information regarding internship, scholarship and award opportunities. My staff and I also support student clubs with program and event planning, leadership development, and community outreach. I majored in Race and Ethnic Studies and minored in Politics. I did, however, take a substantial leave of absence from Whitman to study, travel and work abroad. I lived with a Maori host family while in New Zealand and attended classes at Heritage University, on the Yakama Nation, upon my return to the United States. Indigenous politics and race relations are of much interest to me; I examined both in my senior thesis, “Race, Rights, and Work on the Yakama Nation: An Argument Against a Proposed Guest Worker Program.” As Interim Director of Intercultural Programs and Services, I thoroughly enjoy working with the same people, issues, and activities I benefited from as a student.
Whitman was fantastic.
Same degree, most definitely. I'm passionate about it and it's pretty east to either get a job or go to grad school with it.
Do what makes you happy and don't feel rushed to figure that out.
I would definitely recommend Whitman - the atmosphere of the entire school and attitude of the students toward learning, and then the ability and desire of the staff/faculty/profs to help you out
Yes, it's very applicable to what I want to do in the future and good for employment
Enjoy the time you have in undergrad! It goes by too fast.
Excellent fit. Lots of one on one with professors, small community, close friends close to campus cheap rent.
I would choose the same degree in a heartbeat. Chemistry makes the world make sense to me.
If you think you want to do it, just do it. If that means going to college, then go. If that means going straight into the real world, then go. Don't worry about being afraid of anything. Sometimes the best thing you can do is take the risk and jump into it, especially if you have no idea what is going to happen next.
Yes, 100% religious studies was a perfect fit for me. Many times people ask me what I will do with it and I honestly don't know, but I do know that the different cultures and traditions that I have learned about and have developed empathy and compassion for will help me in my future career in the non-profit sector.
Do what you love and worry about a career later. Your career will fall in place with your interests and values. You should pick a major that fits with your passions and morals so that it can give you a better sense of self and what you want for your future.
Whitman was a perfect fit for me! I enjoyed every minute that I spent there. The relationships students form with peers and professors are amazing, and Whitman offers support and opportunities for growth very frequently.
Whitman was a great fit for me. The one-on-one support and guidance from faculty and staff was amazing. I felt a lot of support in whatever I was doing academically.