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Norwich University awards the following degrees: Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Science; Master of Arts, Master in Science, Master of Architecture; Master of Business Administration; Master of Civil Engineering.

Degree candidates are subject to the degree/Major requirements of the class year to which they are assigned at the time of their admission, or readmission, to the degree program.

Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts degree is awarded with Majors in Criminal justice, Chinese, English, History, International Studies, Political Science, Psychol­ogy, Spanish, and Studies in War and Peace.

BA Requirements:

  1. Thirty-six semester courses of at least three credits each.
  2. Eight semester courses of 3 or more credits each in the major field of concentration approved by the department concerned and completed with a grade of C or higher.
  3. EN 201 or EN 205 , and EN 202 or EN 206 .
  4. Knowledge of a foreign language as indicated by: satisfactory scores (570) on the College Entrance Examination Board Listening and Reading Achievement tests; or by passing an achievement test administered by the Department of Modern Languages; or by passing six credits of a foreign language at the 112 level; or by passing three credits of a course taught in a foreign language at the 206 level or higher. Modern Language Topics courses taught in English do not satisfy this requirement. Students who test out of modern language courses at the 111 and/or 112 level have six credits of modern language waived for 111 and six credits waived for 112. The waived credits must be replaced with free electives. Students who demonstrate knowledge of a foreign language by passing modern language at the 206 level or higher have 12 credits waived that are replaced with free electives. This requirement must be completed prior to the start of the junior year.
  5. Four semester courses each of three or more credits, representing two or more of the following areas:
    Communications courses: CM 109 , CM 261 , CM 335 , and CM 436 .
    English courses: All catalog courses above 206 EXCEPT EN 240 , EN 241 , and EN 242 . Fine Arts courses: FA 221 , FA 222 , FA 240 , FA 250 , and Music and Philosophy courses: MU 101 , MU 271 , and all catalog courses in Philosophy. Modern Language courses: All courses in Chinese, and all other language courses above 112.
  6. Four semester courses of 3 or more credits each representing two or more of the following areas:
    criminal justice (exclusive of CJ 102 and CJ 301 ), economics, cultural geography, history, psychology, political science and sociology. The University requirement for a history course may be one of these four courses.
  7. Two semester courses in mathematics, exclusive of MA 005 Preparatory Mathematics and MA 103 College Algebra I and MA 160 Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I .
  8. Two semester courses in laboratory science with a laboratory component and offered, or approved by the School of Mathematics and Sciences.

Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science degree is awarded in accounting, architectural studies, athletic training, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, civil engineering, communications, computer security and information assurance, computer science, education, electrical and computer engineering, construction management, environmental science with concentrations in engineering or science, and outside the sciences, geology, management, mathematics, mechanical engineering, nursing, physical education, physics, and sports medicine.

BS Requirements:

For BS requirements, refer to the specific major section of this catalog.  

Two Degree Programs

Well-qualified students may elect to fulfill the requirements of the Bachelor of Arts and Bach­elor of Science, or two Bachelor of Science degrees, in a program directed toward two degrees; subject to the approval of the departments or schools concerned. Two degrees may take more than four years to complete.

Two Majors

A student may elect to earn two majors. Such action requires the approval of both departments.