One quality that can help today’s students become tomorrow’s successful professionals is the ability to function well in an increasingly global and high-tech workplace. In fall 2012, Marymount University will launch four undergraduate minors and an undergraduate certificate designed to give students the right tools for success in today’s workplace.
The new minors are in Spanish, French, Sustainability, and Writing. Dr. Chris Domes, vice president for enrollment management and student services, says, “With Marymount being next-door to Washington, DC, our students are already exposed to an international atmosphere, which gives them a great advantage. The ability to achieve fluency in a foreign language will further strengthen their multicultural competency.”
The new undergraduate certificate is in Computer Networking and Cybersecurity; it can also be taken as a track within the Information Technology bachelor’s degree. Dr. Domes notes, “MU is surrounded by federal agencies, the defense contracting industry, and the northern Virginia high-tech corridor. This certificate will facilitate our students’ entry into a job market that increasingly relies on technology.”
Constantly evaluating and updating its academic offerings to respond to market demands is one of the ways that MU strives to give students every advantage for a successful future. But it’s not the only way. Marymount also provides:
- caring faculty who are accomplished experts in their fields and have valuable professional connections
- small classes where students get focused personal attention
- integration of the rich resources of Washington, DC, into the living and learning experience of every student
- a commitment to making quality private higher education accessible and affordable