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Come to University of Mary Washington and pursue your passion. Studio Art. Music. Theatre. Professional training with master teachers in a liberal arts environment: Small classes. Individual mentoring. Extraordinary opportunities.

The University of Mary Washington is a public arts and sciences institution in Fredericksburg, Virginia. It attracts intellectually curious undergraduate and graduate students in search of rigorous academics. The university - located midway between Richmond, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. - provides a rich array of academic, research, internship, and recreational opportunities that not only train students for the real world, but allow them to interact closely with faculty members.

As a liberal arts and science university, the University of Mary Washington offers a broad approach to learning designed to help students deal effectively with complexity, diversity, and change. The world "liberal" traces its roots to the Latin "liber," meaning "free." True to that origin, UMW's academic programs will help students free their minds for an infinite range of possibilities. A liberal education helps develop a sense of social responsibility, and also builds strong and transferable skills in communication, analysis, problem-solving skills, and the ability to apply knowledge in real-world settings.

Undergraduate majors include American Studies, Anthropology, Art (Studio Art), Art History, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Classical Civilization, Classical Archaeology, Computer Science, Economics, Education, English (also with concentration in Creative Writing), Environmental Science, Environmental Geology, French, Geography, Geology, German, Historic Preservation, History, Interdisciplinary Science Studies, International Affairs, Latin, Leadership and Management Studies, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Pre-Law, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Spanish, Theatre, and Women's and Gender Studies.

Those who have completed bachelor's degrees can consider master's programs through the College of Education, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the College of Business. Offered are the Master of Science in Geospatial Analysis, the Master of Education Initial Licensure Five-Year Pathway Programs (M.Ed.), the Master of Education Initial Licensure Programs in Post-Baccalaureate Pathways (M.Ed.), the Master of Education for Professional Development or Added Endorsement (M.Ed.), and the Master of Business Administration (MBA).

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