There is no doubt that the academics at Lewis & Clark can be challenging, and students know when they need to be focusing. Every student has to fulfill the general education requirements, one of which is called Exploration and Discovery. This class is required for all freshmen and transfer students, and each "E and D" class, as it is casually called, has a distinct theme that the class is based on. While it can sometimes be an interesting and thought-provoking class, at other times, it can be the bane of students' existence. It all comes down to two things: how interested the professor is, and how invested the class is, which is usually pretty minimal.
As with most schools, there are "filler" classes and the classes that students have to put time into. At LC, it’s the teachers that make the difference between a "class" and a great class, and the great teachers are usually well-known throughout campus. Psychology is definitely the most popular major at LC, and the department does its best to help students find internship opportunities, which are sent out to students by email. LC is known for its massive study abroad program, which covers all corners of the globe, from Australia to India, and a good majority of undergraduate students participates in one of the many study abroad programs available. On the whole, while the size of the College may sometimes be stifling, students need to be willing and proactive in pursuing opportunities outside of the school.