My son is a senior majoring in Studies in War and Peace. This major has been around since at least 2018 when my first of two students began attending Norwich. It’s a major that combines Political Science, History and Military History. A few required courses and the freedom to choose others from a large list. Happy to answer any other questions you may have. My son has a double minor, so a double major is doable, especially if you take 18 hours per semester and/or add summer school classes. I’d say 15 hours is a usual class load.Thank you again for your willingness to answer questions!! Our DD is starting to think about majors and course planning for next year. If you dont mind sharing, which major did you select? And do you have any knowledge/feedback/suggestions regarding either the majors in biochem or Studies in War and Peace (which seems to be a new major)? Is it unusual to double major? Thanks for any feedback you may have, and good luck with finals!!
Leadership and Philosophy. Also, Studies in War and Peace hosts a center which brings in speakers, study abroad’s, etc. And if your daughter is interested in this major, also check out Model UN. My son is very involved in Model UN and they go to the big international conference each year hosted by Harvard.Thank you!!! This is super helpful! What is he studying for his two minors?
My son got Belleville's to start and they seem to have held up well. He didn't get the winter boots until October before FTX weekend and he didn't even end up using them then. He bought the Rocky's from the campus uniform store because that's what they had and they were expensive, but he says worth every penny for keeping his feet warm and dry.Boots! Are the ones that Norwich recommends any good? Would like to get them soon so they get broken in. Should we get the temperate ones and winter ones now or wait for winter ones until needed?
Thanks for starting this thread. All of the questions above have helped us here too.
Criminal Justice is a popular major and my son has said that a lot of cadets have a double major or multiple minors. I'm sure there are tougher majors than CJ there so it might depend on the major. My son managed 18 credits his first semester. There is a lot of study time built into their schedule (assuming not on a sports team because that probably makes a difference) so it hasn't been too overwhelming most of the time.sorry- one more question- what is a typical course load/number of credit hours for a freshman? my husband and I went to a small liberal arts college where the expectation was four classes ( + labs if relevant) per semester, so we weren't really one a credit hour system. thank you!
Currently there is not a minor in SWAP. However, your daughter could minor in History and take the same History courses that would be offered for a SWAP major. Some of the basic History courses also count as a general requirement to graduate, so double bonus.Could you minor in SWAP at Norwich? My DD is a Biology major right now but is interested in the SWAP program as well. She eventually would like a career in medicine but wants to commission after Norwich for at least 4 years. I guess she could major in SWAP and minor in Biology or Health Sciences and still get all the pre-recs needed for PA school or medical school.