University description (as per official university website)
The University of Mary Washington combines long-standing traditions with state-of-the-art technological advances to provide one of the best undergraduate liberal arts educations in the country, as well as the leading regional graduate programs in education, business, and technology. Its location half-way between Virginiaís capital and Washington, D.C., as well as impressive internship and study abroad experiences, puts Mary Washington in a unique position to extend the classroom experience beyond Fredericksburg.
Type of Institution
The University of Mary Washington is a co-educational, public institution located in historic Fredericksburg, Va.
The University of Mary Washington celebrated its centennial during the 2007-08 academic year. Founded in 1908, the University is named to honor Mary Washington, famed Fredericksburg resident and mother of George Washington.
The Universityís residential campus in Fredericksburg houses the traditional undergraduate program. The campus features Jeffersonian architecture on 176 beautifully landscaped acres. The Universityís College of Graduate and Professional Studies is located in nearby Stafford County. Here, working adults have been taking classes at night or on weekends to complete a bachelorís degree or earn a masterís degree since the campus opened in 1999.
There are approximately 4,000 undergraduate students enrolled at the Fredericksburg campus from 43 states and many foreign countries. About 15 percent are members of minority groups. About 65 percent of students live on campus in one of 17 residence halls or campus apartments. The College of Graduate and Professional Studies has more than 1,000 students enrolled in degree programs and other credit-bearing courses.
UMW provides a strong undergraduate education grounded in the liberal arts and sciences with more than 40 majors and programs of study. Students may double-major or design their own interdisciplinary major. Many students also conduct independent research, hold internships, and study abroad.
Fredericksburg: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Liberal Studies, Master of Science in Education
Stafford: Bachelor of Professional Studies, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Science in Management Information Systems, MBA-MSMIS dual degree
- BA/BS - Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science
Traditional undergraduate programs for incoming high school graduates and transfer students
- BLS - Bachelor of Liberal Studies
Adult degree-completion program, offering daytime classes on the Fredericksburg campus
- BPS - Bachelor of Professional Studies
Adult degree-completion program, offering evening classes at the UMW College of Graduate and Professional Studies
Graduate Programs - UMW College of Graduate and Professional Studies
- MBA - Master of Business Administration
- MEd - Master of Education
- MSMIS - Master of Science in Management Information Systems
- Business Certificates
Non-Credit Professional Development
Professional Development and Certificate Programs
Colleges and Schools:
* College of Arts and Sciences
* College of Graduate and Professional Studies
* University Relations and Communications