—Sumit Kapur, Class of 2021
CHC’s curriculum is balanced with exposure to a variety of academic disciplines taught by experts from across the UO campus. It was designed specifically to actively develop oral and written communication skills as you progress through your four years here, with an emphasis on critical thinking skills. It also provides the flexibility to structure your schedule around your major, minor, study abroad, etc. Your thesis project brings the threads of your work in the CHC and in your major together, allowing you to combine your writing, research, and oral communication skills to solve a problem, create original knowledge, and lay the groundwork for your future. The thesis project puts all the skills our students have acquired into practice. The thesis launches careers, and offers a solid stepping stone to graduate degrees.
Each year CHC students compete for, and win, distinguished national scholarships, such as the Fulbright, Truman, Mitchell, and Marshall. These awards often cover the full cost of graduate school, either domestically or abroad. Pictured is Mikala Capage, Goldwater Scholarship recipient of 2021.