Learning by doing
Learning at Bluffton is not confined to a classroom, but is infused throughout the Bluffton experience.
Student research and internships
Bluffton encourages an internship, practicum, field placement or student research opportunity to students who are ready and willing to engage in this challenge, either a part of your class requirements or on your own.
>>> examples of student research and internships
General education courses and integrative learning
One of the ways Bluffton students prepare for life is by actively making connections between coursework from across the curriculum and then by sharing that knowledge
>>> examples of integrated learning
Student employment and leadership development
Bluffton offers a wide range of leadership and professional development opportunities, from campus jobs and the Leadership Development Program, to student-led organizations and ministry.
>>> examples of leadership development opportunities
Service-learning and cross-cultural options
Service-learning opportunities and a cross-cultural requirement provide the opportunity to put your classroom learning into action.
>>> examples of service-learning
Juniors and seniors with a GPA of at least 3.3 may be recommended by faculty and invited to apply for membership. Members may serve as a professor's assistant, attend seminars and special field trips. More about C. Henry Smith Scholars >>>
Through the Washington Community Scholars Center, students will explore the city, analyze current issues, take classes and gain experience through a 20-hour per week internship. More about a semester in D.C. >>>
Civic engagement Theme
Bluffton's honor code is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2018. We will explore Bluffton's legacy of honor on campus and among graduates in the context of larger conversations about integrity and truth. More about our Civic Engagement Theme