Office of Academic Affairs
2 East South Street
Galesburg, IL 61401-4999
What makes a Knox education a Knox education?
1. It's an experience.
It's not something you sit and watch—it's something you go out and do. Experiential learning is part of our curriculum; more to the point, it's in our DNA. We're a college with a proud history of supporting student-developed ventures—civic and scientific, academic and artistic. In fact, it was a student who developed our Honor Code.
We offer more than $350,000 in grants to support independent study and advanced research and creative projects by our students. We also offer access to hundreds of internships, dozens of off-campus (sometimes way off-campus) programs, and an award-winning service program.
2. It's rooted in a singular intellectual community.
We come from all walks of life, from all parts of the globe, bringing radically different stories and experiences and ideas to a handsome campus in Western Illinois. And we begin exploring this intellectual community from the first day of classes with First-Year Preceptorial.
Our radical idea is that everyone—faculty, students, and staff—has a voice. We're more diverse in more ways than nearly any college campus in the country—and that's a major reason why we're exceptionally active, effective, and engaged in the world.
3. It gets results.
Our students do good, hard work in the world—and then, after they graduate, they take that spirit, that experience, and do great things. They run Fortune 500 companies and grassroots nonprofits, they conduct major research at sites around the world, they found startups and music festivals, they see a human need and they meet it.
We offer more than 60 courses of study, including 38 majors and 49 minors in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. We also have nine pre-professional and cooperative programs, including business, engineering, and law.
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