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St Andrews Joint Degree Programme

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.

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 breadth of a William & Mary liberal arts education with the specialization offered at St Andrews. The program includes joint degrees in the following fields of study – economics, English, history, international relations, classical studies and film studies. 

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.

Joint Degree Programme Information Session & Panel

The Joint Degree Programme is a unique experience where WaMStA students spend two years at William & Mary and two years at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. Learn about program majors, campus life at both universities, academic opportunities where depth meets breadth, and so much more. Hear from an Undergraduate Admission dean, the director of the Joint Degree Programme, as well as students and peer advisors within the program by viewing a recording of the panel on our YouTube channel.