Mount St. Mary's University requires at least 120 credits to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal. Mount St. Mary's accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Mount St. Mary's has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 62% of students who start college at Mount St. Mary's finish the requirements for graduation within six years.
Mount St. Mary's offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Mount St. Mary's may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Mount St. Mary's has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are required to fulfill a language requirement
Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.
Reminder: Check with Mount St. Mary's directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Mount St. Mary's students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Mount St. Mary's.
Student Designed Majors
Mount St. Mary's allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.
Mount St. Mary's does not require a senior project for all students.
Double Majoring at Mount St. Mary's
Mount St. Mary's offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Double majoring may mean taking more courses, but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.
✅ Mount St. Mary's does offer services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
✅ Mount St. Mary's has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ Mount St. Mary's offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ Mount St. Mary's offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Mount St. Mary's.
❌ Mount St. Mary's does not require an internship for any students.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.
The main library on campus is the Phillips Library and there are no other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.
Mount St. Mary's offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in nursing with University of Maryland and Shenandoah University
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does Mount St. Mary's have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Mount St. Mary's has an Army ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Mount St. Mary's include:
•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
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