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Because of the accelerating COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing stay-at-home order from the State of Illinois, Knox College has made the decision to teach the entirety of spring term remotely. More Information

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Three ways to describe a Knox education:

1. 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. Our talented faculty—97% hold the most advanced degrees in their fields of study—are committed to your education, beginning with First-Year Preceptorial. Our students come from 48 states and 51 countries, making Knox more diverse in more ways than nearly any college campus in the country. We're exceptionally active, effective, and engaged in the world.

2. It's an experience. 

A Knox education is not something you sit and watch—it's something you do. Our students test their knowledge by applying theory to practice both in and out of the classroom. That can take the form of advanced research and creative work, internships, off-campus (sometimes way off-campus) programs, community service, or some combination of your own devising. We help make these experiences possible with a $2,000 Power of Experience Grant available to all incoming students during their junior and senior years.

3. It has power. 

Our students take the knowledge they gain in the classroom and apply it to real-world experiences. And these experiences, combined with opportunities to live and learn with students from different backgrounds and to develop leadership skills in clubs and organizations, all empower graduates to find success after Knox. 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.

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class of 2014 and 2015

students were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

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What do you want to study at Knox?

With five new minors in arts administration, astronomy, design, health studies, and statistics, we now offer more than 60 courses of study, including 42 majors and 51 minors in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. We also have nine pre-professional and cooperative programs, including business, engineering, and law. 

Knox also offers our science students a choice between either a bachelor of arts degree (B.A.) or a bachelor of science degree (B.S.) in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, mathematics, neuroscience, psychology, and physics. It's a great option for students who are considering a professional career or planning to attend graduate school in the sciences.

Learn more about majors, minors, pre-professional, and cooperative programs at Knox.

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Printed on Sunday, April 5, 2020