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The minor in philosophy provides a chance to engage in open-ended, critical thinking about basic ideas in ethics, politics, religion and science, both in relation to current debates and as they have developed since the beginnings of philosophy in ancient Greece.

Philosophy originally meant the pursuit of any sort of knowledge or wisdom. During the 2,000 years since its inception in ancient Greece, philosophy has gradually divided into more specialized academic disciplines, each with its own subject matter and evolving methods of inquiry. Today, philosophy seeks to clarify the boundaries, fundamental assumptions and relationships of the natural and social sciences, as well as mathematics, law, medicine and theology. Philosophers are also concerned with the logical norms implied in clear and critical thinking and the ethical norms involved in problems of personal and political behavior.

Norwich’s Philosophy program offers courses in logic and general ethics, the applied ethics of various professions (medicine and nursing, business, the military, criminal justice and environmental studies), and a four-semester sequence on the history of philosophy. For a minor in philosophy, a student must complete six courses in philosophy with a grade of “C” or better.

Have you ever wanted to travel or conduct business with other cultures? A major in International Business would provide a great education for you to meet your goals.

International business studies the markets, people, and places involved in trade, commerce, and exchanges throughout the world. Students in this field are challenged to think globally and to develop an awareness of the cultural, political, and economic aspects of business.

Through a comprehensive approach to project-based learning led by expert faculty, a degree in International Business will help you develop a framework to increase your cultural literacy and broaden your perspective. Flexible elective credits allow you to customize your degree through adding a minor, creating the highly specialized skill-set that employers seek.

The sociology minor provides students with a distinctive social perspective on the realities of everyday life and the relationships within societies, institutions, organizations, and groups.

Students are introduced to methods of social science research and the social, cultural, and political dimensions of domestic and global issues. Students are also exposed to the interstices between sociology and other social and behavioral sciences.

Norwich was founded on the idea that people learn better by doing, and our students who pursue an engineering degree never shy away from getting their hands dirty.

The program stresses lab work, internships and a focus on solving real-world problems. Majors are encouraged to form relationships with colleagues and professors in other departments and universities to better understand the dynamics of real-world projects. Whether you join an Antarctica-based science expedition or work to improve a NASA minisatellite, increase the efficiency of solar panels, or revive a hydropowered electrical plant, you'll apply the knowledge you gain in the classroom to solving grand challenges of the 21st century.

Mechanical engineering majors learn to design, develop and manufacture machines that produce, transmit and use power. Wherever machines are produced or used, there are mechanical engineers. The mechanical engineering program stresses lab work, internships, and a focus on solving real-world problems.

Learn the underlying science as to how exercise positively impacts the human body and become an expert educator who can teach others how to get or stay fit without causing injury.

Exercise science provides majors with a fundamental background in human physiology and a solid foundation in the natural sciences. Students acquire scientific literacy related to the biological and exercise sciences. Majors demonstrate their competency through written and oral expression. Exercise science majors conduct laboratory research, learning hands-on experimental methodology, approach, design, and statistical analysis.

Whether you want to lead a large organization or a small team, a management degree from Norwich will prepare you for many career paths in a tough, competitive world.

Our flexible program prepares majors for leadership and management positions in small- and medium-sized businesses, governmental organizations, and the military. Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur, leaning toward a corporate career, or planning to manage a family business, our program can be tailored to your needs. Leadership and management skills necessary for a military or international career are emphasized, and a minor degree is also available.

Management majors choose from one of five concentrations: computer information systems, financial economics, leadership, marketing, and sports management. Many management majors frequently double major in accounting, a path that requires as few as two additional courses.

Learn how to ask probing questions, problem solve, manage information, draw conclusions, and communicate your ideas.

Ever been on a road trip, get to your destination, and realize the journey was the most exciting and rewarding part? Studying history can be like that. Arriving at conclusions is crucial. But getting there is often the most interesting and important part of the process.

As a history major, you’ll learn and sharpen a vast range of skills. You’ll learn how to find answers by asking the right questions. What do you want to know? Why does it matter? You’ll also develop the tools of an investigator. To solve a puzzle, you have to know how. Historical Methods shows you the way.

History majors develop strong problem-solving skills, and you will too. Beginning with a mountain of information and what seems to be a very broad topic, you’ll learn how to manage that information, separate out the treasure, and make sense of it of all. And when you do, you learn how to communicate your answers and solutions, using language with precision to share your findings and analysis.

You’ll learn about politics, economics, art, religion, science, and foreign languages. You’ll become conversant in the major areas and eras of the human experience—from ancient Rome and China; to the American, French, and Russian revolutions; to the making of the modern Middle East. You’ll learn through simulations, debates, discussions, and independent research. You learn that there are a variety of ways to learn.

Do you dream of exploring European capitals, African wildernesses, South American villages, or the wonders of rapidly evolving China?

When you major in international studies, you learn about foreign languages and cultures at the source. The program is designed to help majors better understand the times we live in and develop the capacity to function effectively within them. As a major, you'll take courses in history, political science, economics, the humanities, modern language, and international studies itself.

Requirements include at least one semester in a study-abroad program where you'll develop language proficiency and cultural understanding. Students are prepared for their overseas experience through the course work they take on campus, including advanced studies in Spanish, French, German or Chinese.

Minor in German at Norwich and enrich any degree you pursue.

German is the mother tongue of about 100 million Germans, Austrians, and Swiss. Historically, it has been a leading language of the natural sciences, psychology, philosophy, political theory, poetry, prose and drama. Germany is the world’s third-largest economy, second-largest exporter, and second-largest donor of development aid. Germany hosts the strongest concentration of American investments in Europe, while German companies employ 780,000 people in the U.S.

The German program at Norwich includes beginning and intermediate courses followed by a cycle of six survey courses. Some focus on cultural and political history, while others survey German, Austrian and Swiss literature. Courses are conducted in German, and open to students who have completed the intermediate German year.

Coursework is supplemented by weekly lunch-hour screenings of German films. There are drill sessions with assistant teachers two evenings a week for beginning students. Once a week, there is the informal Stammtisch — an hour of lunch and conversation (auf Deutsch, natürlich!) in the dining hall.

Students who have completed the intermediate level can participate in study-abroad programs in Germany or Austria, usually during the fall semester of their senior year. Exceptional students in the Corps of Cadets may be eligible for the ongoing student exchange with Universität der Bundeswehr, the German military university.


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The School of Architecture + Art is challenging, fun and dedicated to producing architects who will serve the needs of people.

Our intimate scale fosters natural, effective mentoring relationships between faculty and students; courses take a balanced approach to the art and science of architecture. We embrace environmental sustainability as part of Vermont’s ethos and because they understand integrated design processes, our graduates' enter the profession well prepared.

Norwich’s School of Architecture + Art is ranked No. 3 in the United States of the “most hired from” universities.

Source: DesignIntelligence 2020

As part of the nation's oldest private military college, we offer a four-year bachelor of science in architectural studies degree (preprofessional); a one-year, National Architectural Accrediting Board-accredited master of architecture degree (first professional); and two art minors. All are designed for practical people who want to immerse themselves in an experiential academic lifestyle.

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