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Program for

Chesapeake Studies

Welcome to our world.

The Chesapeake Bay is such a central part of our region—without it, there would be no “Eastern Shore” and we wouldn’t call ourselves Washington College “Shoremen.”

The Chesapeake Regional Studies program, an interdisciplinary concentration which can include courses in natural science, social science, and humanities, was developed to enable students to take advantage of our connection to the bay.

Our location in historic Chestertown provides unique opportunities for field research in biology, environmental studies, and history, and makes studying the Bay and its environment a natural fit.


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