Bridgewater College requires at least 120 credits to complete a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at BC, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. BC accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, BC has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 62% of students who start college at BC finish the requirements for graduation within six years.
BC offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: BC may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
BC 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 do not have to take a computer class.
Reminder: Check with BC directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, BC students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at BC.
Student Designed Majors
Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.
BC does not require a senior project for all students.
Double Majoring at BC
BC 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 require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.
✅ BC 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.
✅ BC has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ BC 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.
✅ BC 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 BC.
❌ BC 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. While BC does not require internships for students of any major, internships can help students gain hands-on work experience for their resume, and explore career paths that interest them without committing to one path.
The main library on campus is the John Kenny Forrer Learning Commons 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.
BC offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with Virginia Tech
•Veterinary Science Program with Virginia Tech
Does BC 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.
BC does not have any ROTC programs.
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