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Washington Mentorship Program: Curriculum

We understand that you have many options for fall semester, prior to beginning your degree program in the spring. WMP is flexible—allowing you to take 12 or 15 credits worth of classes. With IB or AP credits, you can easily stay on track to graduate with a 12-credit program. Even without IB or AP credits, you can stay on track to graduate if you enroll in additional classes in future semesters.

Your fall semester schedule consists of four or five 3-credit classes:

  • Mentored Field Practicum (an internship
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • College Writing
  • Introduction to Inquiry, and
  • your choice of either Politics in the US, a mathematics or a statistics course (to be determined by placement test and course availability)

Some of your classes will be learning laboratories—taking full advantage of our Washington, D.C., location. Classes include interactive lectures and guest speakers that could introduce you to diplomats, policy makers, members of Congress, journalists, and lobbyists.

You will experience a rich and rigorous curriculum and internship. Here is an example of a WMP student class week.

Quote from a student

“I really enjoyed the real-life aspect of the courses--it was such a different experience to learn about the Supreme Court and then visit the Supreme Court or have a lecture at the Capitol rather than sit in class and try to imagine. It's real life.” –Rebecca Taylor, WMP 2013