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1 Orientation Summer 2013 Academics at UMW Fred A. Pierce III Associate Provost, Enrollment Management and Student Services

2 University of Mary Washington Enrollment 4,515 undergraduate students 578 graduate students Student-to-Faculty Ratio 14:1 UMW ranks sixth among public southern universities in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 edition of America’s Best Colleges, and 16th among all southern universities in the same category. Mary Washington has been ranked in the top 20 among southern universities each year for more than five consecutive years.

3 Liberal Learning The value of exploration: Knowledge acquisition Become a well-rounded scholar with an education grounded in broad exposure to knowledge in many fields Enhance critical thinking, sound reasoning abilities, and effective communication skills

4 UMW’s Academic Structure College of Arts & Sciences College of Business College of Education Students are undeclared during the freshman year

5 Components of a B.A./B.S. Undergraduate Degree General Education (30-43 credits) The common core curriculum that underscores our liberal arts foundation Major (30-45 credits) Focus on knowledge and discovery in the primary field, or fields, of interest Electives (32-47 credits) Courses a student elects to take Minor Optional (15-28 credits) Students graduate when they have fulfilled the required components of an undergraduate degree with a minimum of 120 credit hours.

6 Defining the General Education Requirements First Year Seminar (1 course) Quantitative Reasoning (2 courses) Natural Science (2 courses) Language (through 202 level) Arts, Literature and Performance (2 courses) Human Experience and Society (2 courses) Global Inquiry (1 course) Experiential Learning (1 course) - Study Abroad -Internships for Academic Credit - Undergraduate Research -Community Service Speaking Intensive Requirement (2 courses) Writing Intensive Requirement (4 courses)

7 30+ Undergraduate Programs of Study American Studies Anthropology Art History Biology Business Administration Chemistry Classics Computer Science Economics English, English with a Creative Writing Concentration Environmental Science - Natural Science and Social Science Concentration French Geography Geology German Historic Preservation History Interdisciplinary International Affairs Latin Mathematics Music Philosophy, Philosophy with a Pre- Law Concentration Physics Political Science Psychology Religion Sociology Spanish Studio Art Theatre Women’s and Gender Studies

8 Academic and Career Advising First year academic planning is offered through the Office of Academic Services and Career Services. Major academic advising is provided by a faculty member from a student’s chosen academic discipline.

9 Part-time Implications: Students who fall below full time status or take less than 12 credits may run into issues related to financial aid/scholarships, housing, insurance and NCAA team eligibility Overload: To take more than 18 credits in any given semester, you must seek permission by contacting the Office of Academic and Career Services Athletes: Remember to plan for practice, generally athletes should try to schedule morning classes and avoid scheduling classes during the 3-6pm time period when many teams practice Credit Hours/Course Load Balancing Academics and Activities Full time course load:12 credits Maximum course load:18 credits Average course load per semester: 14-16 credits

10 Undergraduate Catalog Tutoring Focus Seminars and Study Skills Workshops: Note Taking Avoiding Procrastination Test Taking Study Groups Organization Stress Management Time Management Academic Internship Program Major Exploration Job/Internship Search Resume/Cover Letter Preparation Interview Preparation Graduate School Preparation Alumni/Employer Networking Events Academic and Career Services Resources

11 Faculty Academic and Career Services, Lee Hall 2 nd floor window Center for International Education, Lee Hall Suite 434 Disability Resources, Lee Hall 401 Resources Inspiring Student Excellence (RISE) Peer Mentor Program, Lee Hall 211 Speaking Center, Combs 101 Writing Center, Trinkle 107-A Additional Resources

12 Participate in study abroad Intensive academic experiences Pursue experiential learning (i.e. internship or community service) related to your professional interest Using Summers Strategically Build your professional contacts through intentional networking Prepare for graduate school

13 Fall 2013 tuition bills sent/viewable through EaglePAY: Early July Fall 2013 tuition bills due: End of July Move-in day: Aug. 23 nd First day of classes: Aug. 26 th Last day to add a class: Aug. 30 th Last day to drop a 16-week course without a grade of “W”: Sept. 13 th Fall Break: Oct. 12 th -15 th Last day to drop with a grade of “W”: Oct. 25 th Last day of classes: Dec. 6 th Reading days: Dec. 7 th -8 th Finals exams: Dec. 9 th -13 th Important Dates

14 Class Registration: schedules-and-registration/ Class Registration Academic Calendar: Academic Calendar Academic and Career Services: Academic and Career Services Technology: Technology Useful Websites


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