2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

A Message From the President

Welcome to Bridgewater College. I’m delighted that you have chosen to join our academic community—a community of scholars, a community of teachers and learners. In and out of the classroom, you will be challenged to grow in myriad ways. My goal—and it should be yours, too—is for you to graduate from BC ready to lead an educated, purposeful and ethical life: a life of professional accomplishment and personal fulfillment. That kind of life is a journey, and it begins here, where the faculty, staff and your fellow students will contribute to an education in mind, body and spirit.

The policies and courses described in this catalog are just a framework, and just a starting point. You’ll find enrichment not only in the classroom, but also when putting your learning into action, through internships, while volunteering or participating in a student organization, when traveling to other continents on a study abroad adventure, by your participation in the Center for Engaged Learning, and much, much more. The Bridgewater Experience is now your experience, the foundation on which an entire life can be built.

Thank you for accepting the challenge to learn and grow with us.


David W. Bushman, Ph.D