Academic Programs

Mount Vernon Campus is home to many academic programs and departments. Classes for both undergraduate and graduate students take place on campus.

Women’s Leadership Program

An academic program for freshman women that emphasizes the development of women’s leadership.

University Honors Program

A four year academic program designed to provide students with an intense intellectual challenge.

Politics & Values Program

A selective academic program for freshman that explores questions and issues in contemporary society through readings, discussion and community engagement.

Department of Forensic Sciences

A graduate-level academic program that emphasizes skills and techniques needed to launch a career in forensic sciences.

Department of Interior Architecture

A CIDA-accredited design program with a focus on conceptual thinking and the design process.

University Writing Program

A program that offers courses to strengthen students' writing ability. All first-year writing courses take place on Mount Vernon Campus.

Dean’s Scholars in Shakespeare

A two-year living and learning program that offers a select group of students the opportunity to explore the works of William Shakespeare in a global and multimedia context.

Pre-College Program

This program provides high school students the opportunity to explore academic interests in courses taught by GW faculty and field experts.