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Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences at Mary Baldwin University.

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The College of Arts and Sciences embodies MBU's core liberal arts mission, incorporating more than 80% of our major and minor offerings and including most of the courses in the common curriculum experienced by all undergraduates.

The university’s programs in arts, humanities, and natural and social sciences prepare students for personal and professional accomplishment.

Most undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences programs are designed for traditional students with on-campus classes, but several are also available completely or mostly online through our Baldwin Online and Adult Programs.

This college also includes MBU’s one-of-a-kind graduate program in Shakespeare and Performance, in partnership with the world-renowned American Shakespeare Center in downtown Staunton.

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Art Professor Receives Prestigious Fellowship

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has chosen Professor of Art Paul Ryan as one of its visual arts fellows for 2016–17. Ryan, a painter, is among 12 professional artists each awarded $8,000. The fellowships are funded through a private endowment administered by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. “We are grateful to the late […]

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Gift will Enhance Performing Arts Center

A charitable trust that bears the name of an alumna has been known for its support of the arts for years. Now, that trust will bring enhancements to Mary Baldwin University’s Bertie Murphy Deming Fine Arts Center just as the arts programs are undergoing a strategic and energizing realignment at MBU. The $119,000 gift from […]

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After earning his bachelor’s degree in exercise science and finding work at a distribution center, Donte Montague ’15 quickly realized that many of those who shaped his life shared a common characteristic: They were teachers.

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Let’s get started turning your big ideas into action. Mary Baldwin University’s Leadership Advantage empowers you to be resilient, confident in your strengths, and ready to be the architect of your life.

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You can earn a bachelor of science in several majors at Mary Baldwin University. In general, the degree carries these additional requirements: six semester hours of math at the 200-level or above, three semester hours emphasizing quantitative reasoning or data analysis, two 200-level lab science courses.

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