William & Mary's reputation for academic excellence speaks for itself. Your son or daughter is joining a community of independent thinkers, each one with a distinct set of interests and goals. It's never too early for your student to start gathering information and considering options.
The Office of Academic Advising will answer any of your questions about degree requirements and transfer credits (AP, IB, summer school and beyond). They also assign each incoming student an academic advisor for freshman and sophomore year. This faculty advisor will work with your student to develop a personalized course of study.
With our freshman seminar program, all first-year students engage in critical thinking and independent learning – the first step toward becoming creative, engaged scholars.
Through the General Education Requirements (GERs), students choose from courses throughout Arts & Sciences to explore seven different areas of knowledge – a range and breadth that’s fundamental to the liberal arts education.
Starting with the Freshman Seminar and continuing through the GERs, students build a course of study that reaches broadly and deeply into various fields of study. Learn about the handful of additional specific requirements.
Most students declare their major(s) after they complete 39 to 54 credits. They can declare one major, two majors, or a major and a minor.
One of the best resources on campus! This office provides students with various resources, including with credit transfers, class registration, transcripts, exam schedules, plus more!
A program that strives to support the development of select first-year students through the integration of academic studies, community engagement, and research. A great program for students to take concepts from the classroom and apply them to the real world.
The home of international studies on campus. This center contains the Global Education Office, the Office for International Students, Scholars, and Programs at William & Mary. If a student is interested in studying abroad this center will get them there.
Through this program, students are given the opportunity to earn credit and gain internship experience while spending a semester in Washington, D.C.
The Military Science Department at the College offers courses that can be applied toward an undergraduate degree and can lead to a future commission in the United States military.
The Charles Center is dedicated to supporting interdisciplinary and Honors programs. It is also a resource for students seeking scholarships, research opportunities, and internships.