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The English Department offers courses in literature, theater, and film that empower you to write, speak, and think critically.
An English degree is excellent preparation for many professions and occupations, including law, medicine, teaching, journalism, communications, business, government and military service. Many of our English students pursue post-graduate study. Norwich also offers an English minor that will enhance any course of study.
A broad range of electives is open to every student, and provides period and thematic emphases across the literary canon. Specialty classes, from Military Literature to Third World Literature, broaden perspectives and allow students to study what interests them. Writers and artists will also have an outlet to express themselves in the Chameleon, our literary journal. A writing laboratory and computer clusters enable technology-assisted writing instruction.
There aren’t enough people with the knowledge and skills to fill all the open security positions in today’s information economy.
As a graduate of Norwich’s Computer Security and Information Assurance (CSIA) program, your services will be in high demand by private industry, government, law enforcement, the military, health services, and academia. Whether you’re focused on computer network security, malware, forensics or cyber investigation, you will be well prepared for the kind of job that never gets stale and protects our country and private interests.
CSIA majors at Norwich choose a concentration in Advanced Information Assurance or Digital Forensics. (Norwich is on a very short list of colleges where the latter concentration is available.)
With a focus on both theory and hands-on experience, Norwich provides a truly unique program utilizing state-of-the-art forensic tools unheard of at other institutions of this size. Our faculty make sure majors have a command of the basics, and then find opportunities for them to work with real companies on real cases. The National Security Agency has designated Norwich University a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education, an honor of great value in the security profession.
Norwich University was founded on the idea that people learn better by doing, and our engineering students have never shied away from getting their hands dirty. The program stresses lab work, internships and a focus on solving real-world problems.
Electrical engineers have the greatest variety of devices to work with of any field of engineers. They work with nano-components, so small that you need a microscope to see them, and with mega-components that are so large they need to be housed in buildings the size of a football field.
And the applications for these devices are just as wide. Electrical engineers design and build computers, cell phones, and networking equipment to interconnect a host of devices. They have designed instruments to help medical doctors diagnose and cure diseases. Others work on devices that increase the efficiency of energy used in manufacturing plants. In fact, almost anything that uses electricity, whether it is from the smallest battery, a wall plug, or an ultra-high voltage transmission line, relies to some extent on the work of an electrical engineer.
Computer engineering is interdisciplinary, bridging electrical engineering and computer science to bring hardware and software together. Computer software engineers first analyze the needs of users and companies, then design, construct, test and maintain the necessary software or systems through knowledge of electronics, programming and coding.
With hands-on learning and a wide range of thoughtful electives in the humanities and social sciences, Norwich’s Computer Science program is creating leaders for an information society.
When business people need solutions, computer science experts deliver. Students in our program gain extensive technical preparation in data structures, data systems and mathematics, leading to advanced courses in:
The bachelor’s-degree program in Computer Science is an intense and demanding course of study. Students will graduate with in-depth knowledge of hardware, software and the applications required to perform complex functions. Technical studies happen in the classroom, computer lab and the real world.
The philosophy "learn by doing” drives our education curriculum. As an education major, you’ll spend a full semester teaching in an elementary or secondary school classroom, and throughout your program, you'll engage in hands-on classroom teaching experiences.
Upon completing your BS in education, you’ll receive elementary licensure for grades K-6 or secondary education licensure for grades 7-12. Our program requires all students to have an additional major. Students pursuing elementary education may select from the majority of majors offered at Norwich University. Students pursuing secondary education must major in mathematics.
Communication is an essential skill in today’s information economy. We’ll teach you how to do it through hands-on video production and writing.
Like sports, music, or news? How about working at ESPN, MTV, Fox News, Sony Studios, or the NFL? All of these major corporations have Norwich communications grads working for them. Our network of well-placed Norwich alumni offers an outstanding foot in the door that can and does make all the difference. Our program continues its excellent record of placing majors with national networks and publications.
As a communications major, you’ll also learn about the pressing issues arising from the convergence, collaboration, and decentralization brought by the digital age. These include the rise of new multimedia platforms, collaborative social networks, and other developing media platforms. And you’ll explore and think critically about new media and digital technology issues, from security, privacy, and surveillance to creative expression, intellectual property, and beyond.
We cultivate a commitment to the principles of justice, ethics, and public service in our students, as well as the necessary leadership skills to become federal agents, lawyers, foreign-service officers, police officers, and game wardens.
As a Criminal Justice major at Norwich, you’ll develop a broad understanding of crime, criminal law, criminal-justice procedures, and the socio-cultural environment in which human behavior occurs. Exceptional faculty, guest lecturers, and field trips showcase the interdependence between theory, research-based knowledge, and practice.
You’ll gain hands-on experience and real-world knowledge through internships with court, correctional, and law-enforcement agencies and receive career counseling and pre-law advising. Many courses incorporate case analyses, police and court observation, simulations and guest lectures by judges, lawyers, correction commissioners, and lawmakers. Internships and work-study opportunities are also available at the Vermont Center for Justice Research.
Further opportunities to extend classroom learning can be found in student clubs, such as the Alpha Phi Sigma honor society and the Criminal Justice Student Association, and through study abroad. We also offer a Criminal Justice minor and specialty minors in Transnational Crime and Cyber Crime and Computer Forensics.
Our program's dedicated faculty prepare you to become a leader in civil engineering and related fields by fostering creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills and awareness of the environmental impact of your work.
Civil engineering is perhaps the oldest of all engineering disciplines and the first to be recognized and developed as a field of study. The field encompasses the planning, design, construction and maintenance of structures and the alteration of natural geography to meet human needs. Civil engineers design and build suspension bridges, dams, tunnels, skyscrapers, the interstate highway system, airports, ports, shopping centers, residential developments, water delivery and purification facilities and irrigation systems.
One of the rare historical records of civil engineering within academia is contained in the first catalogue of this university, dated August 1821. Among the description of offerings to students in 1820 was . . . "Civil Engineering, including the construction of roads, canals, locks and bridges." Norwich University was the first private school in the United States where students were taught engineering as a separate branch of education. What better place to launch your own career.
The disciplines of business, engineering, management, and architecture converge on every construction site. As a construction management major, you'll learn to assess, strategize, and execute projects using skills learned in the classroom and the real world.
Our program teaches you the multidisciplinary skills necessary to take projects from the conceptual stage to the grand-opening ceremony. This is a big-picture degree. Along with business, engineering and architecture courses, you'll take construction management classes specifically designed to prepare you for challenges on the job site and in the office.
As a construction management major, you'll have the opportunity to obtain at least two national certifications prior to graduation.
The words “I’m fluent in the Chinese language" will open many doors.
The Chinese program at Norwich has its sights set on the needs of our country’s future. With a population of 1.3 billion and skyrocketing influence in the world’s economic and political stages, China is a vast and diverse world power. There is an urgent need for business people, diplomats and military personnel who understand its language and culture and a wealth of opportunities for graduates who do.
Through dedicated and innovative classroom instruction, study-abroad opportunities and club activities, students become comfortable with the language and develop a nuanced understanding of the Chinese character through history, literature and cultural studies.