Georgetown College offers Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees in over 40 majors.
HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
The study of philosophy, theology, languages, history, literature, and the arts are among the oldest components of university education and compel us to transcend our experiential, cultural, and temporal limitations. The study of social sciences fortifies compassion and understanding with the knowledge necessary to hope and believe that we can become agents for the common welfare on a global scale.
College students who major in the humanities and social sciences develop skills of perception, analysis, interpretation, and expression. Able to sustain a life of curiosity and creativity, these students are capable of solving the problems of individuals and communities and are prepared for any future career path.
THE FACULTY OF LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS
The Faculty of Language and Linguistics (FLL) consists of seven modern foreign language departments, the Department of Classics, the Department of Linguistics, and the Comparative Literature Program. These departments play a crucial role in the international character of a Georgetown education and in the scholarly exploration of languages, literature, and cultures.
The FLL offers courses in 19 languages and intensive and non-intensive tracks. More than 25 percent of College students major or minor in a foreign language. After advanced language study at Georgetown, nearly 70 percent of our students who study abroad enroll directly in an overseas institution.
In the FLL, students develop language skills and acquire a cultural education, empowering them to transcend international barriers. The FLL aims to produce graduates who are sensitive to the needs of the world community, open to exploring new ways to improve life, and ready to approach complex issues from an intercultural perspective.
SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS
Engaging students in authentic inquiry is the hallmark of a science and mathematics education at Georgetown College. Through more than a dozen science and mathematics majors and minors, our students focus on developing knowledge through hands-on learning in order to move from studying science to being scientists.
In 2012, the College opened Regents Hall—a state-of-the-art research and teaching center—as a part of the College’s Leadership in the Sciences efforts. Its facilities will support innovative science education and research at Georgetown. Regents Hall will be home to the departments of biology, chemistry, and physics, which offer undergraduate students opportunities to work in research laboratories throughout the year.
Georgetown College offers a joint-degree program with the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University. This science and engineering program provides students with the opportunity to receive both and A.B. degree from Georgetown and B.S. degree from Columbia in five years. Students complete the requirements for the liberal arts degree along with a pre-engineering course of study in three years at Georgetown and then complete two years at Columbia.