Cores & Concentrations

Degrees at Mitchell center on core fundamentals with room to explore your individual strengths and interests and how they will uniquely power your education. The difference? Your education will be unique to you and you’ll be able to apply your new skills and knowledge across the curriculum, in on-campus career labs and with internships and professional experiences in our region. Students may choose to major in one Core alone…or add one or two concentrations to the Core to meet your career aspirations as they are revealed during your time at Mitchell.

Human Services Core

Diving into the fascinating topics of human behavior, psychology, social policy, and criminal justice, you will learn to analyze and solve for challenges across the societal spectrum with a degree in Human Services. Concentrations include:

  • Behavioral Sciences/Psychology
  • Criminal Process
  • Human Development & Family Studies

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Leadership & Business Management Core

We prepare business leaders to not only solve problems, but to think critically and lead creatively. And with flexibility built right into the program, you’ll be able to concentrate in an area that turns your passion into a fulfilling career. Concentrations include:

  • Communication (Graphic Design/Video Production, Performance & Technology)
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Sport Management

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Sciences Core

Whether you’re interested studying our local marine and estuarial life, the complexities of global environmental issues, or the biology, chemistry and psychology of human health, the Sciences Core opens the door to numerous career options. Concentrations include:

  • Environmental Science
  • Health Science
  • Marine Biology

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Teaching & Learning Core

Tapping into your passion and compassion is the hallmark of the Teaching & Learning Core. Through high-interest courses, innovative approaches in curriculum and teaching, and opportunities for professional on and off campus career experiences, you’ll be fully prepared to make a difference in the lives of learners as an educator or professional. Concentrations include:

  • Early Childhood Studies (with optional Teacher Certification)
  • Liberal & Professional Studies
  • Physical Education & Sport Fitness

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A few words on fit.


"Fit” is the modern buzzword of the college search process. And frankly, rightly so. As you consider your college experience, we encourage you to look for a place that feels right. It’s also a good idea to make a list of the qualities and characteristics that make a college and you a winning combination.


If you are looking for a college that: 


  • Gets to know and understand each student as a uniquely talented individual

  • Identifies potential and encourages students in very intentional ways

  • Fosters growth in each student, giving them a foundation for life and career success

  • Is small enough to deliver on the promise of a personalized experience

  • Goes beyond “career services” and offers a progressive 4-year career development model, partnering with local businesses and nonprofits for professional experience

  • Promotes an inclusive culture that encourages students to experiment in new clubs and activities

  • Is nationally recognized for its academic support systems, from professional content tutors (not students) to proven comprehensive support for students with learning differences

  • Connects students to service opportunities that impact their world

  • Is in a location that offers access to New England’s natural places and some of America’s greatest cities




…Mitchell College delivers in a powerful way.

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