Majors, Minors, and Courses of Study

MAJORS

The following majors, minors, certificates, and courses of study are available at the University of Mary Washington.  The list includes all programs approved as of the fall 2012 semester.

Links below go to the Academic Department sites for each of the majors listed. See the Academic Catalog for further descriptions of the programs listed below.

SPECIAL MAJORS

Students may also request to pursue a special major, an interdisciplinary program approved on a case by case basis. BA/BS students and BLS students follow different procedures for the approval of a special major. For more information about these procedures.

MINORS

Undergraduate students may also pursue a minor. All minors are approved by the Curriculum Committee. All minors must adhere to General Requirements for Minors, as approved by the College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Senate. For more information about minors.

The University also offers a number of graduate programs in Business and Education.

Undergraduate Majors

Undergraduate Minors and Certificates

 

Minors

American Studies  Applied Mathematics
Anthropology  Asian Studies
Art History  Biology
Biology  Business French
Business Administration  Business German
Chemistry  Business Spanish
Chemistry – ACS Certified  Chemistry
Classics  Computer Science
Computer Science - Traditional Track  Data Science
Computer Science – Information Systems Concentration  Digital Studies
Economics  Economics
English  Environmental Sustainability
English - Creative Writing Concentration  French
Environmental Science  German
- Natural Science Concentration  Linguistics
- Social Science Concentration  Mathematics
French  Middle Eastern Studies
Geography  Museum Studies
Geology  Musical Theatre
German  Neuroscience
Historic Preservation  Physics
History  Security and Conflict Studies
Interdisciplinary  Social Justice
International Affairs  Urban Studies
 Latin  
Mathematics  
Music  
Philosophy  
Philosophy- Pre-Law Concentration  
Physics  
Political Science  
Psychology  
Religion  
Sociology  
Spanish  Certificates
Studio Art   Geographic Information Science
Theatre  
Women’s and Gender Studies  

EDUCATION PROGRAMS

The College of Education offers, as electives toward the bachelor’s degree, courses designed to prepare the liberal arts student to meet requirements for licensure as a teacher. Those students who are pursuing licensure at the elementary (preK-6) level enter the Master of Science in Elementary Education Program, which is a five-year undergraduate-graduate program. Students complete education course work and field experiences at the undergraduate level; graduate with their class receiving their
bachelor’s degree with a liberal arts or sciences major; and return for one more year during which they complete graduate education course work, an internship, and a research study.

Students interested in pursuing licensure for Special Education enter the Master of Education Five Year Initial Pathway Program, which is a five-year undergraduate/graduate program. Students major in subjects such as biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, history, English, or mathematics, complete education coursework and field experiences at the undergraduate level; graduate with their class receiving their bachelor’s degree with a liberal arts or sciences major; and return for one more year during which they complete graduate education coursework, an internship, and a research study.

The College also offers for students pursuing licensure at the preK-12 level and the Master of Education Initial Teacher Licensure Five-Year Pathway: Secondary for licensure in grades 6-12 in a number of subject areas.

Full details for all courses of study in education are found in the education section of the Undergraduate Academic Catalog.

Course Areas

The following are areas in which the University of Mary Washington offers courses but does not offer formal majors or minors.  In the case of pre-dental, pre-med, and pre-veterinarian areas, faculty advisors assist students in selecting the courses they should take in other to be well prepared for pursuing these career paths.

Arabic Greek  Pre-Dental
Chinese Health Education  Pre-Med
Communication Italian  Pre-Veterinarian
Dance Military Science* Undergraduate Research
First-Year Seminar Physical Education  

*University of Mary Washington is an affiliate of the George Mason University Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Patriot Battalion. Additional information about the Military Science program may be found online at: http://arotc.gmu.edu

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