Students in the BLS program can pursue any liberal arts major offered here at UMW, as well as our specially designed Leadership and Management major, which is only open to BLS students. This major was designed with our working students in mind and offers some 8-week core courses and evening courses, which allows for rapid completion and scheduling ease.
Another major open only to BLS students is the Managerial Economics major, which allows students to incorporate previous business-related coursework while exploring a more theoretical approach to business decision making and management planning. Managerial Economics is particularly recommended for students who are transferring to UMW with Associates degrees in Business Administration (General or Applied) or with more than 27 credits in business and business-related courses.
The Special Major in Criminal Justice is primarily designed for BLS students who have earned an Associate of Applied Science in Police Science within the VCCS, and wish to continue with the discipline. However, any BLS student who meets the pre-requisites for the major is free to pursue that major as well.
Students also have the option to work with our program director, and faculty advisors, to design a special interdisciplinary major if upon review of the Academic catalog there isn’t a major that meets a student’s career goals. Perhaps your line of work is Business Healthcare or Social Work, maybe you really love Physical and Life Science, or Urban Revitalization, you could create a special major using courses offered here at UMW and pursue that line of study instead of a traditional major.
The university has a diverse selection of minors to complement any major, and popular choices include Museum Studies, Economics and Information Security.
Major/Minor declaration forms need to be signed by the department chair and by you, then returned to the Registrar’s Office for processing. Major_Minor Declaration Form