Programs: Undergraduate program: bennington college holds a distinguished place among american colleges and universities. It was the first to include the visual and performing arts in a liberal arts education, and it is the only college to require that its students spend seven weeks - every year - at work in the world (field work term). Bennington's center for the advancement of public action is an expression of the college's commitment to engaging the world: by embedding in the curriculum an ongoing dynamic between public responsibilities and private ambitions, bennington aims to ensure that its graduates are committed to, and capable of, effective action in the world. Bennington students draw on the full breadth of the college's curriculum which offers classes in the humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, social science, and visual and performing arts - to design individual courses of study that are unified and fueled by their intellect and imagination, guided by their faculty, and shaped by their experience working in the world each year.
graduate programs: bennington's graduate programs are built on the belief that making new work is at the heart of the educational process. The college's graduate programs are small, intensive, and selective. Bennington offers two low-residency graduate programs: a master of fine arts in writing, which is nationally recognized and a master of fine arts in performing arts. The college also offers a post baccalaureate premedical program. In 2016-17, these programs served approximately 125 students.