Two premier institutions of higher learning with more than 900 years of experience between them have joined forces to create one dynamic international honours baccalaureate degree programme.
The College of William & Mary, the nation's second-oldest college, has paired with the University of St Andrews, the third-oldest university in the English-speaking world to create the St Andrews William & Mary Joint Degree Programme. The joint degree program is specifically designed to combine the breath of a William & Mary liberal arts education with the specialization offered at St Andrews. The program includes joint degrees in four fields of study – economics, English, history and international relations. Now, applicants to W&M have the opportunity to study jointly at two of the most prestigious and historic universities in the world. The Bachelors of Arts International Honours Degree Programme combines the breadth characteristic of William & Mary's liberal arts tradition with the depth of study for which St Andrews is famous—for example, the minimum number of credits that Joint Programme students must take in their majors is more than the maximum number allowed in the standard W&M program. The Programme is ideally suited to accomplished students who are committed to their field of study but who appreciate the benefits of the range of knowledge that the liberal arts provide. Students complete two years at each institution and earn a single diploma—a Bachelor of Arts (International Honours)—with the insignia of both institutions.