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Celebrating Innovation & Inquiry

2022-23 Annual Report

Every year students, faculty and staff in Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences come together in discourse about deep issues facing our country and the world. As a community of learners, our shared conversations emphasize the importance of factual information in reaching reasoned conclusions. Students explore an evolving knowledge-base that is generated across diverse academic disciplines, with faculty and staff as their guides and mentors. Now, more than ever, we need graduates who have developed skills through the study of the liberal arts and sciences. In addition to seeing reflections of those skills in this year’s annual report, I hope you also get a sense of the deep joy experienced as our students explore, debate, test, design, reflect, depict, and perform their academic studies actively.

All the best,

Gabie E. Smith
Dean of Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences

Gabie Smith portrait

Branches at a Glance

Arts & Humanities

7departments Art, English, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Religious Studies, World Languages & Cultures
122full-time faculty
563enrolled in majors

Natural, Mathematical & Computational Sciences

8departments Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Exercise Science, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics
93full-time faculty
984enrolled in majors

Social & Behavioral Sciences

6departments History & Geography, Human Service Studies, Political Science & Policy Studies, Public Health Studies, Psychology, Sociology & Anthropology
87full-time faculty
1,011enrolled in majors

Interdisciplinary Studies

144enrolled in majors
823enrolled in minors


Classical Studies, Dance Science, Drama & Theatre Studies, Independent Major, International & Global Studies


African & African-American Studies; American Studies; Asian Studies; Classical Studies; Criminal Justice; Expressive Arts; Food Studies; Game Design; Geographic Information Systems; German Studies; Islamic Studies; Italian Studies; Jewish Studies; Latin American Studies; Leadership Studies; Middle East Studies; Multimedia Authoring; Museum Studies & Public History, Neuroscience; Peace & Conflict Studies; Philosophy, Politics & Economics; Poverty & Social Justice; Professional Writing Studies; Sustainable Enterprises; Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages; Women’s, Gender & Sexualities Studies

Graduate Outcomes

95% of Class of 2022 graduates reported employment or enrollment in post-graduate programs

92% of Class of 2022 graduates said their employment is directly related to their career objective

Members of the Class of 2023 secured jobs at companies and organizations including Apple, Booz Allen Hamilton, Credit Suisse, General Dynamics Missions Systems, ICON Clinical Solutions, the National Institutes of Health, and Raytheon Technologies.

Those pursuing post-graduate education were accepted into programs including Duke University, Stanford University, Michigan State University, University of Melbourne, Carnegie Mellon University, Tulane University, and North Carolina State University.


220internships completed for academic credit
112internships completed in North Carolina, followed by 17 in California, 15 in New York and 10 in Virginia
5international internships: Tel Aviv and Haifa, Israel; Medellin, Columbia; and London

67% of internships were completed in-person

Our undergraduates interned for companies including:

  • Amazon
  • Facebook
  • Delta Airlines
  • Duke Clinical Research Institute
  • SAS Software and Analytics
  • NBCUniversal
  • The New York Times
  • Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art