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Professors who really know you

From Day One, your professors are here to guide you. At McDaniel, 90 percent of faculty are full time and hold the highest degree in their field. They are also dedicated mentors who enjoy authentic relationships with students in the classroom, at sporting events and over lunch in the dining hall.

You’ll have opportunities to conduct research with professors, travel with them to academic conferences and join study tours led by them. They will get to know you well enough to offer sound advice if you find yourself stuck deciding on a major, which internship to choose or on a personal issue.

Learn more about our exceptional faculty.

See also

Honors Societies
The Honor Code

Build Your Education

Build Your Education picture of a McDaniel student studying

Opportunity and flexibility are the hallmarks of a McDaniel education. We offer courses of study in more than 60 areas, including pre-professional programs and teaching certification. Don’t see a major course of study that appeals to you? Self-design your own. Below is how you can make the most of your four years here.


Pick a First-Year Seminar (FYS) that intrigues you. Your professor and peer mentor who will help you transition to college.


During your second year, you’ll select at least one course from the Sophomore Interdisciplinary Studies (SIS) program.


In your third year you’ll focus your course of study and become adept at writing in your chosen discipline.


Your Senior Capstone project will be your crowning achievement, an in-depth investigation of a topic in each of your majors.

Or, build your own course catalog.

Learn more about how you'll be supported along the way.