The Chatham Plan
The Chatham Plan offers a distinguishing educational profile for all undergraduate students, providing them world and work readiness through four credits of Job Skills & Career Preparation delivered collaboratively by a world-class faculty and talented staff, culminating in a 3-credit Internship or Experiential Learning practicum.
Students are strongly encouraged to participate in international travel with faculty. Students earn college credits during these trips while they focus on a specific topic within an academic discipline. Past and upcoming trips include South Africa, Belgium, Iceland, Taiwan, and Italy.
The Words Without Walls program, in which MFA in Creative Writing students go into the Allegheny County Jail to teach inmates creative writing, is only one of several outreach programs developed and run by Chatham students that offers transformative experiences for both students and underserved populations.
Across the nation, schools are only now beginning to realize what Chatham has always known: infusing education in arts and humanities into science, technology, engineering, arts, and math majors produces graduates who are articulate, creatively nimble, and better poised to succeed in a constantly-evolving world.