Students may also choose to complete an off-campus major at one of the other Claremont Colleges in order to satisfy the “major” component of the curriculum. In this case, the student must also complete a minor in one of the Harvey Mudd College major-granting departments, along with all other graduation requirements, including the Common Core, the Integrative Experience and the program in Humanities and Social Sciences.
An off-campus major (OCM) is overseen by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. A student contemplating an OCM in lieu of a regular HMC major should consult with the Associate Dean about the application process. Since the requirements of the other college may be less than the HMC requirements for an OCM (10 courses), it is important that the student begin this consultation early. All students taking off-campus majors will be required to write a senior thesis or engage in some approved capstone experience (e.g., research, Clinic, internship) as well as completing a technical minor with one of the HMC major departments. In cases where courses in the off-campus major overlap with either or both of the HMC humanities and social sciences concentration or the HMC minor, up to four overlapping courses may be allowed to satisfy more than one of these departmental graduation requirements. Students are not allowed to seek off-campus majors that are offered as on-campus HMC majors.