Community Based Learning Initiative (CBLI)
The Community-Based Learning Initiative is the collaborative effort of students, faculty, administration, and community experts working to provide students with opportunities for community involvement and hands on research in the classroom.
Community-based learning enriches coursework by encouraging students to apply the knowledge and analytic tools gained in the classroom to the pressing issues that affect local communities. Working with faculty members and community leaders, students develop research projects, collect and analyze data, and share their results and conclusions with the organizations and agencies that need the information, as well as with their professors. Not only does the community benefit, but students' understanding of the subject is also greatly enhanced.
The University and the community have much to teach and much to learn from each other. Princeton students are eager to build connections between their academic work on campus and the large --and very real-- world beyond the campus. The CBLI enables Princetonians to make a difference in the community with their work at the University.
Office of the Dean of the College (ODOC)
The Office of the Dean of the College is responsible for overseeing the undergraduate curriculum and for supervising services and agencies designed to promote the academic development of undergraduates, including study abroad, fellowships, and the residential colleges, as well as the redesign of the residential college system.
Freshman Scholars Institute (FSI)
The Freshman Scholars Institute (FSI) is an academically rigorous, seven-week summer program for entering Princeton University students. FSI provides invited students with an early opportunity to experience Princeton's curriculum, work closely with members of our faculty from a range of academic disciplines and fields, and engage in a vibrant community of highly motivated peers. Freshman Scholars live on campus in a residential college and take two credit-bearing courses; they also participate in workshops and activities designed to help them realize the full promise of their college careers.
Global Health at Princeton
Princeton University’s Global Health Initiative generates the scholarship fundamental to health improvements, and educates students who will become leaders in the fields of health and health care. Its defining elements are a cross-disciplinary approach, hands-on field research, and a focus on the policy dimensions of global health.
Program in Global Health & Health Policy
The Program in Global Health and Health Policy (GHP) is an interdepartmental program in which undergraduates can study the determinants, consequences, and patterns of disease across societies; the role of medical technologies and interventions in health improvements; and the economic, political, and social factors that shape domestic and global public health.
The Grading Policy
Integrated Science Curriculum (ISC)
Integrated Science Curriculum is a revolutionary introductory science curriculum developed at Princeton, intended for students considering a career in science. By breaking down traditional disciplinary barriers, a series of courses taken in the freshman and sophomore years provides students with first-rate preparation for a major in any of the core scientific disciplines, and in such a way that helps retain the connections to the other disciplines. This program is offered through the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics.
Office of International Programs (OIP)
The Office of International Programs, home to the Study Abroad Program (SAP), and Fellowships Advising serves as Princeton's primary resource for undergraduates seeking to gain experiences abroad and for undergraduates, graduating seniors, and alumni seeking to apply for fellowships and scholarships.
For more detailed information on studying abroad as a premed student, click here.
The links, resources, and events you will find on the Major Choices website have been compiled by the directors of studies in the residential colleges in collaboration with peer advisers and departmental representatives to assist you in making informed choices about which major to select by the end of your sophomore year at Princeton.
McGraw Center for Teaching & Learning
The McGraw Center views teaching and learning as processes of inquiry. For students, that inquiry involves the self-conscious questioning and awareness of their approaches to learning. Thus effective teaching and successful learning depend on an understanding of the research on human learning. In our consultations, programs and publications, we translate that research into meaningful ideas for practice for both teachers and students. The McGraw Center offers many programs on effective study strategies as well as weekly study halls of relevance to the pre-health student.
An initiative of the Princeton Writing Program, the Writing Center offers student writers free, one-on-one conferences with experienced fellow writers trained to consult on assignments in any discipline.
Located in Whitman College, the Writing Center welcomes all Princeton students, including:
- undergraduates working on papers for courses,
- juniors and seniors working on independent research projects,
- bilingual or multilingual students not used to the conventions of American academic writing,
- graduate students working on seminar papers or dissertations,
- students writing essays for graduate school applications or fellowships.
Office of the Registrar
The Office of the Registrar provides academic and enrollment services in support of Princeton's diverse academic community. The Office is the steward of student academic records. We coordinate services in the areas of course information, course selection, grading, concentration declaration, degree progress, classroom assignment, certification of enrollment and degrees awarded, administration of final examinations, and protection and release of academic records.