Although I enjoy the classes in my major, the classes offered at Tufts make it impossible to favorite just one. From Queer Pop, to Gospel Choir to even Entrepreneurial Leadership, Tufts has many courses to fill students’ schedules. I think that it’s so important to select a course outside of one’s major at least every year. Since Tufts abides by liberal arts guidelines, students are required to take classes that are outside of their major. This is one of the reasons I transferred to Tufts. The university enables you to broaden your knowledge while allowing you to meet peers and professors you may never have if you did not branch out. Additionally, you never know… the course you select could be so intriguing that you decide to change your major altogether (this has happened to many of my friends)!
As an upperclassman, maintaining my academic goal of taking one course “for myself” becomes more and more difficult. However, it is rewarding to participate in classes that shed light on other curiosities. Tufts also offers courses by way of the Experimental college. The Experimental college (or Ex college) refers to a collection of courses taught by Tufts students for Tufts students. Courses in film, gender studies, and even brain sciences are offered for academic credit. The Ex College is an entertaining way to be exposed to ideas and topics in a different learning environment. Check it out HERE!
Tufts students are famous for having many different intertwined passions and interests. One may be a Math major, but in the ballroom dance club and also on the ultimate Frisbee team. Another could be a psych engineer but also participate in the Tufts Film Series, while also maintaining his art passion. These are the types of students that I’ve met at Tufts (precisely two of my suite-mates from last year)! College is a time to explore all your passions. So get to it!