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Earn Your Bachelor's Degree at Goddard College 

Goddard is pleased to announce a formal partnership with the Port Townsend School of Woodworking and Preservation Trades (PTSW). Inspired by a shared emphasis on “learning by doing,” our institutions have partnered to enhance opportunities for students interested in pursuing the craft of woodworking and earning a Bachelor of Arts degree.

  • Study at home in a community that will shape your learning.
  • Connect with students, faculty and staff during an 8-day on-campus residency each semester.
  • Design your degree with individualized guidance from faculty advisors.


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How the partnership works


A sample of undergraduate student senior study topics includes: 

  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Place-based approaches to sustainability
  • Global lesson in sustainable practices
  • Strengths & limitations of localist movements
  • Green building
  • Ethical dimensions of global trade and legislation
  • Starting a Time Bank
  • Principles and practices of socially responsible businesses

Graduates of The Port Townsend School of Woodworking and Preservation Trades' 12-Week Woodworking Foundation Course are eligible to receive 12 credits toward the Bachelor of Arts degree at Goddard College. Goddard offers three low-residency degree tracks, including Sustainability, Individualized Studies, and Health Arts & Sciences. Program residencies are held in Port Townsend, Washington at Fort Worden State Park's Lifelong Learning Center and at the main campus in Plainfield, Vermont.  This transfer-credit opportunity is retroactive to October of 2012.

Goddard accepts a maximum of 75 undergraduate transfer credits, including credits available from PTSW.  To earn a BA degree at Goddard, a student completes 120 semester-hour credits as well as specific requirements related to their fully accredited liberal arts degree.

The Undergraduate Bachelor of Arts Degree Program emphasizes personal and social transformation born of thoughtful action, positive self-development, and wide knowledge. The progressive pedagogy at Goddard encourages you to pursue areas of unique interest that contribute to the global community and the earth through holistic and multidisciplinary approaches to learning.


Different  Than Online Education

Goddard's model honors students as individuals, with specific interests, goals and needs, unlike disembodied online programs or faceless, increasingly larger university lecture halls.

Goddard invented the low-residency model in 1963, which has since been adopted by many others.  Low-residency education offers the best of what distance education, online programs, and traditional campus-learning offer.

Low-residency means that at the beginning of each semester you come to either Goddard's Plainfield, VT or Port Townsend, WA campus for eight days of intensive study. Residencies are a time to explore, network, learn, share, and celebrate with peers, staff, and faculty. While students work with advisors to forge individualized study plans for the semester, they also have the opportunity to attend workshops, advising groups, keynote addresses, large celebrations and a host of other rich and interesting events where they also learn from other adult students.

For 150 years, Goddard College has been committed to providing accessible and affordable education.  Give one of our admissions counselors a call today at 800.906.8312 or request more information here.

  • FLEXIBILITY -  Goddard offers a flexible degree program that allows you to pursue a degree without uprooting or disrupting your life,
  • COMMUNITY - Students have the opportunity to spend 8 days of intensive study per semester in a community of their peers.
  • INDIVIDUALIZED LEARNING:  At Goddard, you can earn a bachelor's degree that intimately connects the life you're living with what you're learning, with study that is directly relevant to the degree you want.