This college is the combine corporation of two colleges namely Hobart College for men and William Smith College for women. This college was establishes in 1797 and offers Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in teaching. The system of this college is based on two-college system which is rooted in interdisciplinary teaching and research. Both colleges shares similar faculty, study material, campus, administration and curriculum but the only difference is that women graduate from William Smith College and men from Hobart College. The main aim of these colleges is to create student- centered learning environment. Different programs offered by the college are listed below
American Studies – this program takes American culture which combines humanities approach and critical social science.
Arts and Education Program- it gives students an opportunity to inspect the role of arts in nurturing cultural and personal development.
Classics- this program explores different aspects of culture and language of ancient Rome and Greece.
Dance – this degree program makes students expertise in choreography, performance and teaching.
European Studies- this program gives space to students to discover and accept the culture, language, philosophy and history of different nations.
LGBT Studies- this program is for those who want to study about different genders and their identities as they exists today and their evolution overtime also.
Media and Society – this program draws attention upon art, cultural, psychological studies and literary theory to observe the media’s representation of views and ideas.
Religious Studies- this program simply gives an opportunity to study different religions
Writing and Rhetoric- this program approaches writing as both art and craft. Students learn to express their ideas and thoughts in creative ways by paying attention to flair of writing and grammar.
Aesthetics – through this program student understands the importance of artistic expression and they also gain an insight to look into nature.
Child Advocacy- this minor program helps student to understand the children related issues specially the problems faced by them regarding education, emotional support, health and social contacts.
Development Studies – in this minor student get to know different perspective on the meaning of development and the ways to achieve it
Men’s Study- in this student study about the evolution, identity and lives of men through sociological and historical framework.
Theatre-this minor is for those who have interest in acting and they also explore literature and performance of the theatre.