Opportunities in the Arts and Sciences

Students seeking transfer degrees will find many exciting opportunities to explore and develop passions for the full range of academic and artistic pursuits. Each year their talents are celebrated through a week-long Spring Festival of Student Arts, which showcases student talent and craftsmanship in a variety  of areas, from acting to music to art and more. Included in the events are concerts by the PC Jazz and Vocal Ensembles, poetry and prose readings, a special Student Art show, a Junk Art Welding show, and an end-of-term concert by the Music Department.

Peninsula College Honors students work independently with faculty mentors on capstone projects which the students present each spring to the campus and community at the spring Honors Symposium. In addition, Honors students sponsor events and activities through Lyceum, the Honors Club.

Our journalism students work on a prize-winning student newspaper, The Buccaneer. They also regularly attend conferences to learn more about the art of journalism.

All of our students can contribute original writing, photographs, music, and works of art to Peninsula College’s award-winning literary arts magazine, Tidepools, which observed its 50th Anniversary in 2014 with the printing of a double issue. Volume One featured works by several North Olympic Peninsula residents, and Volume Two combined the best of the last 50 years of publication with new works by regional writers and artists. In 2014, Tidepools also introduced a Kindle version of the magazine. Cash prizes are awarded to first, second, and third place winners. All of the contributors are honored with a reception in the spring and give several readings in our local communities.

Numerous research and travel opportunities are available to our science students, who study and work in Keegan Hall, our Science and Technology Building. Research opportunities abound on the Peninsula. Outstanding outdoor resources, such as Olympic National Park and state and national forests, encourage scientific inquiry and lead to exciting projects. But this is only the start; many more opportunities exist and are waiting to be explored.

Under Guided Pathways, students interested in pursuing an Arts and Sciences transfer degree can choose an Area of Study in Arts & Communications, Social Science & Education, or Math & Science.