Three-Year Option

Thinking of completing a degree in less than four years?

While we believe that a four-year experience at Houghton is one of the best ways to prepare for the workplace and to be shaped personally and spiritually, we realize that there are highly motivated students (like you) out there who may have already started taking college-level classes in high school and/or want to get a jump-start on their careers (not to mention saving a semester or two of college tuition, room and board).

We’d like to help you accomplish that goal at Houghton.

Emily Vandenbosch

Featured Testimonial

There are many opportunities available because of my Houghton education and incredible professors, so though I am not certain of what will manifest in the next few years, I am certain it will be filled with more excitement and learning.

Emily Vandenbosch '18

Save $22,000 (net price minus financial aid*) AND start earning a salary sooner by graduating a year early.


Qualifying Majors

Some majors are a better fit as a 3-year option. Your admission counselor can tell you more.

Find your counselor

"Best Fit" Majors

  • Bible
  • Communication
  • Data Science (BA)
  • English
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Intercultural Studies
  • International Development
  • Mathematics
  • Music (BA)
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Spanish
  • Theology
  • Writing

"Good Fit" Majors

  • Accounting
  • Applied Design & Visual Communication
  • Applied Physics
  • Art (BA)
  • Biology (BS)
  • Biology (BA)
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry (BS)
  • Chemistry (BA)
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science (BS)
  • Physics (BS)
  • Physics (BA)
  • Recreation: Equestrian Studies - Management Track
  • Recreation: Equestrian Studies - Performance Track
  • Sport, Recreation, & Wellness Management
  • Studio Art (BFA)