Academic Programs

Living and Learning Together



The Office of Academic Programs cultivate distinctive and innovative academics through a holistic approach to empowering women. With a global framework, customized academic courses, and an eye towards the future, students participating in Douglass' academic programs will be prepared to take on the challenges and opportunities of the twenty-first century. All academic programs are facilitated through co-curricular events, experiential learning, in-class experiences, service learning, or mentorship programs. 


Knowledge and Power

Our mission course, Knowledge and Power: "Issues in Women's Leadership" (01:988:130), is a 3-credit course taken by all Douglass students. The class focuses on women harnessing their power across intersections of identity. Generations of Douglass women have cited this course as "transformational," "rewarding," and "life-changing." Click below to learn more about the course. 



A Message from the Associate Dean 

Welcome to the Office of Academic Programs at Douglass Residential College! I am so pleased that you will be engaged with Douglass through the dynamic and student-centered offerings in Academic Affairs. Whether you’re looking to get creative with the Gender and Arts program or ready to get started in the lab with our Introduction to Scientific Research course, Douglass has a superb and thought-provoking program that’s right for you! Check out our offerings below.

I look forward to meeting you on campus!

Dr. Elizabeth Gunn
Associate Dean


Academic Programs