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Get your degree in three years

Hartwick’s extraordinary Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree program doesn’t require summer study and is available for most majors. This your chance to get the full college experience while saving a full year’s tuition. It’s also your chance to get a jump on graduate school or the job market. Win-win.

Do it all, just faster

You’ll work with your Guidance Team to plan the perfect path for you, whether you’re coming to Hartwick with college credits or plan to take extra credits each semester. Compete in athletics, lead a club, complete an internship (or two), conduct research with a professor, study abroad. You can do it all.


  • Complete 120 academic credits, two physical education credits and one WICK 101 credit in the course of three years at Hartwick.
  • Complete 40 credits per year (averaging 18 credits in the fall, four credits January Term, and 18 credits in the spring).
  • Sign a declaration of intent.

To be considered for the Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree program, a student needs to have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA (out of a 4.0 scale, or an 85 average) except for the nursing program which requires a minimum of a 3.5 GPA (out of a 4.0 scale, or an 90 average).


Hear from Hawks

Check out the stories of two recent graduates who completed their degree in three years.

lauren obrien

“I got the most out of Hartwick and had a full college experience in the three-year program. My academics, three internships, J Term in Arizona, so many extracurriculars, becoming a leader on campus, and the networking and social experience of being part of two classes of students – it all helped me meet my goals personally and professionally. I'm very happy with my choice."

Lauren O’Brien ’16

MPA, CAMS Senior Consultant in Investigations and Compliance, Guidehouse Political science major, Psychology minor MPA Northern Arizona University

“During my three years at Hartwick I worked, was involved in clubs, learned to become a leader, took two J Term classes abroad, built my confidence in an internship, and balanced an 18+ credit hour load. I know it must have been really hard, but it was all so good in the end. I thank Hartwick for giving me the opportunity to stretch myself to new limits so I can be where I am today."

Gina Profetto ’16

PhD candidate, integrative biology, University of New Orleans, Biology major, Environmental Science & Policy minor

“I chose Hartwick because of the three-year degree program. No other school had what Hartwick has. Taking extra classes and playing a sport in college kept me disciplined. I made connections with other three-year students and we had priority in choosing classes. I recommend Hartwick's three-year program now. Not only will you save money and a year of time, it adds value to your character. When you’re busy, you excel.”

Jefferson Monastoque '15

Business and Economics double major, Multi Asset Risk Analytics Associate, BlackRock, Inc.

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