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The second-oldest college in the United States and the oldest university in Scotland are forming an unusual joint degree program.
Starting in fall 2011, students may enroll at either the College of William & Mary or the University of St Andrews in Scotland and complete a four-year bachelor's degree split between the two schools. The degree will bear the insignias of both.
The St Andrews William & Mary Joint Degree Programme (note cool British spelling) will allow joint degrees in economics, English, history and international relations. The idea is to "blend the best elements of William & Mary's liberal arts education and the more specialized curriculum at St Andrews, where students select an area of concentration during the university application process and take more courses in a major area of study," according to a W&M release.
The program(me) will begin with 20 students at each college. Students will spend year one at their home school, year two abroad, and will split their final two years between the two campuses. W&M's Board of Visitors has already approved the program; it awaits action by the Court of the University of St Andrews on Friday.
"William & Mary began more than three centuries ago as a trans-Atlantic experiment and today we move forward with another international initiative, a quintessentially 21st-century one," said Taylor Reveley, W&M president, in the statement.
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Daniel de Vise
May 19, 2010; 1:01 PM ET
Categories: Liberal Arts , Pedagogy , Publics | Tags: College William Mary, University St Andrews, WM joint degree program; College William Mary joint degree
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