William & Mary requires at least 120 credit hours to graduate with a bachelor’s degree.
If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program. William And Mary accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, William And Mary does not offer classes during the summer.
NOTE: Around 91% of students who start college at William And Mary finish the requirements for graduation within six years.
William And Mary offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
Academic Options Yes No Accelerated Degree Program √ Transfer Credits Accepted √ AP Credit Accepted √ IB Credits Accepted √ Summer Classes Available X New Student Orientation √
Reminder: William And Mary may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
What Classes Do I Have To Take At William And Mary?
William And Mary has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are required to fulfill a language requirement
Students are required to take a computer class to fufill the graduation requirements for William And Mary.
Course Required? 2nd Language Yes Math true Science true Computer Yes
Reminder: Check with William And Mary directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
Majors at William And Mary
When choosing a major, William And Mary students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at William And Mary.
Student Designed Majors
William And Mary allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.
William And Mary does not require a senior project for all students.
Double Majoring at William And Mary
William And Mary offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Declaring a double major may require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.
Frequently Asked Questions About William & Mary
Does William And Mary Have Services For Students With Disabilities?
✅ William And Mary offers services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college’s Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
Does William And Mary Offer Online Classes?
✅ William And Mary has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
Does William And Mary Offer Credit for AP Classes?
✅ William And Mary offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
Does William And Mary Have An Honors Program?
✅ William And Mary offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at William And Mary.
Does William And Mary Require Internships?
❌ William And Mary studets are not required to complete an internship.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While William And Mary does not require internships for students of any major, internships can help students gain hands-on work experience for their resume, and explore career paths that interest them without committing to one path.
Additional Information About William & Mary
William & Mary Library
The main library on campus is the Earl Gregg Swem Library and there are 5 other libraries on campus.
Dual Degree Programs at William And Mary
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree.
William And Mary offers these dual degree programs:
•Elementary education, secondary education, special education, chemistry, public policy
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does William And Mary have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
William And Mary has an Army ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at William And Mary include:
•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus
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