Champlain College has five academic divisions: business (BUS), communication and creative media (CCM), information technology and sciences (ITS), education and human studies (EHS), and core (COR). The best thing about Champlain's majors is the Upside-Down Curriculum, which allows students to take courses relevant to their major in their first year. Core begins freshman year and is a compilation of liberal arts topics that are useful in one's career (literature, history, art, psychology, science, global studies, and more).
Some Champlain College professors are doctors in their field, while some adjunct professors have decades of experience working in the field. This focus on academia versus real-world experience plays a huge role in teaching styles, although all professors are very knowledgeable and current. Champlain's small classrooms allow for a focus on in-class open discussions and hands-on projects and presentations over written exams. Your grade highly reflects in-class participation, homework assignments, and major projects. Many students prefer the hands-on work rather than tests, although it is undoubtedly more time-consuming. Champlain's advisers are very helpful, as long as you put forth the effort and show that you want to get a job when you graduate. Advisers are not only great references for class scheduling (all done online in scheduled time frames depending on major and completed credits), but are also great networkers for getting internships and jobs.