As students at William & Mary, we have so many opportunities available to us! One of the more exciting opportunities that you may not know about are our joint degree programs at St Andrews and Columbia.
Check out this fancy robe!
If you’ve seen a picture of a William & Mary student wearing a mysterious red robe, that student probably studied abroad at St Andrews! If you choose to follow this program, you spend 2 years each at William & Mary in America and St Andrews in Scotland. You get one diploma, with International Honors! However, the only majors the program currently offers are Economics, English, History, International Relations, Classical Studies, and Film Studies. You also have less wiggle room with your major, as unlike the typical William & Mary experience, the St Andrews Programme wants you to declare your major before you start college, and it’s more difficult to change this once you decide. If you applied to William & Mary, you spend your first year here and have pretty much the same amazing freshman experience as everyone else! The only difference is your curriculum can be a bit different from your peers, and you cannot join ROTC or certain varsity sports. For your second year, you travel to St Andrews and experience everything Scotland has to offer! From there, it’s up to you and your advisors to decide how you want to plan your next two years. Reach out to Elizabeth Barnes for more information!
Doesn’t St Andrews look like Hogwarts? Fulfill your childhood dreams!
Our other combined degree program is through Columbia University, in which you receive a Bachelor’s of your choosing at William & Mary and a Bachelor’s in Engineering from Columbia. For this program, you spend either three or four years at William & Mary and then two years at Columbia. If you enter William & Mary after Fall 2019, unfortunately admission is not guaranteed. If you entered the university before Fall 2019 and wanted to pursue guaranteed admission to this program, you just need to meet the program’s prerequisites. If you have any questions, reach out to Professor Eugeniy Mikhailov in our Physics Department. There’s also a mailing list if you’re interested!
Look at how beautiful Columbia’s campus is! Not as beautiful as William & Mary’s, but that’s just a personal opinion 😉
Check back on our blog in a few weeks for information on our accelerated Master’s degree programs here at W&M!
See you next time TWAMPs!