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academ

noun; clipping
Student who majors in the Humanities or Social Sciences at Rice University. Another college subject area that is clipped; many college subjects and areas of study are clipped as part of student slang. The majors of the Humanities and Social Studies divisions of Rice are part of a special group; they major in the traditional academic subjects, unlike those who major in the Hard Sciences, Engineering, Music, or Architecture.
 
Also, as an Academ you have the opportunity to take a wide variety of classes.
Etymology : Clipping of academ(ic)
Source : Martel O-week Book
Last modified: 10 June 2008