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  • Science, Technology and International Affairs Program

    The Science, Technology & International Affairs (STIA) major aims to equip students with the tools needed to understand the complex problems at the intersection of scientific and technical issues and international affairs. The major combines work in the natural sciences with international affairs courses dealing with the environment, energy, business and economic development, information technology and communications, health and security, many of which are specially designed for the STIA program.

    Location: ICC, 301 Phone: (202) 687.5696 Visit the: Website Meet: Faculty Browse Courses
  • Security Studies Program

    The Center for Peace and Security Studies (CPASS) in the School of Foreign Service offers an expansive curriculum, in-depth research and critical dialogue on security issues. The center was created in 2000 with a fourfold mission to create a hub where the academic and policy communities meet, bring together experts and scholars from disciplines that study international peace and security issues, produce a new generation of scholars, analysts and policymakers who are fully aware of the complexities of international peace and security problems and sponsor projects that lead to the development of sophisticated strategies and policies for enhancing international peace and security in the 21st century.

    Phone: (202) 687.5679 Visit the: Website
  • Semester in Washington, D.C. Program

    The Semester in Washington, D.C. Program combines academic study with a professional internship for visiting undergraduate students. Students visiting Georgetown have the opportunity to experience life in Washington, D.C., while developing skills and relationships to help them advance academically, personally and professionally. Students can earn up to 15 undergraduate credits, which they can then transfer back to their home institutions to fulfill individual degree requirements.

    LOCATION: 640 Massachusetts Ave NW PHONE: (202) 687.8700 VISIT THE: Website
  • Slavic Languages, Department of

    The Department of Slavic Languages provides content-based instruction in Russian, Ukrainian and Polish and a wide variety of courses in Russian literature, culture and linguistics. The courses are taught in both Russian and English.The department offers an undergraduate major in Russian and Russian with Business Coursework and minors in Russian and Russian Literature and Culture and participates in the Russian and East European Studies Certificate program and the five-year Joint Bachelor of Arts/Master of Arts in Eastern European Studies degree program.

    Location: ICC, 307A-H Phone: (202) 687.6147 Visit the: Website Meet: Faculty Browse Courses
  • Social and Political Thought Interdisciplinary Program

    The Social and Political Thought Program offers a minor for students in Georgetown College and a certificate for students in the School of Foreign Service. It is intended to give students an opportunity to engage in sustained, in-depth exploration of theoretical issues that are today of shared interest to a wide variety of disciplines in the social sciences and humanities.

    Location: ICC, 674 Phone: (202) 687.5865 Visit the: Website
  • Social Impact Communication, Center for

    The Center for Social Impact Communication is a leading educational resource on social impact communication. The center conducts research that elevates the discipline by pioneering industry standards in responsible communication practices and by educating and inspiring professionals who lead the way in creating positive social impact through their work.

    LOCATION: 640 Massachusetts Ave NW PHONE: (202) 687.8700 VISIT THE: Website
  • Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service, Center for

    Building on a rich tradition, the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service is dedicated to supporting the justice mission of the university as it works with others to live out its own mission, which is to advance justice and the common good. The center promotes and integrates community-based research, teaching and service by collaborating with diverse partners and communities.

    Location: 1421 37th Street, NW, #130 Phone: (202) 687.5330 Visit the: Website Meet: Faculty
  • Sociology, Department of

    The Department of Sociology faculty is a community of scholars with diverse intellectual interests and expertise committed to excellence in teaching and research. Faculty members are intellectually innovative and informed and grounded in, but not bound, by their disciplines. The department is committed to developing its students’ capacities, which are variously scientific, ethnographic, interpretative, and critical for understanding the social and cultural forces that shape human experience. The sociology department strives to foster in students a lifelong engagement with questions of social justice.

    Location: ICC, 597 Phone: (202) 687.3658 Visit the: Website Meet: Faculty Browse Courses
  • Soft Matter Synthesis and Metrology, Institute for

    Georgetown’s Institute for Soft Matter Synthesis and Metrology, or I(SM)2, launched as the result of $6.9 Million construction grant from NIST, serves to catalyze the development of fundamental principles and practical measurement tools that can be applied to soft matter synthesis and precision measurement and characterization (metrology).

    Location: Regents Hall, 115 Phone: (202) 687.6239 Visit the: Website Meet: Faculty
  • Spanish and Portuguese, Department of

    The Department of Spanish and Portuguese falls under the administrative aegis of Georgetown College and forms part of the association of language departments in the College known as the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics (FLL). The department provides the Spanish and Portuguese language needs of all schools and departments at the university and offers its own vigorous programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

    Location: ICC, 403 Phone: (202) 687.6134 Visit the: Website Meet: Faculty Browse Courses
  • Sports Industry Management Program

    The Sports Industry Management Program features a comprehensive curriculum that delivers everything students need to get started in their sports industry career and leads to the Master of Professional Studies (MPS) degree. The program combines practical courses taught by industry leaders with internships, mentoring and other customized learning opportunities so students can stay apprised of the latest practices in sports management.

    LOCATION: 640 Massachusetts Ave NW PHONE: (202) 687.8700 VISIT THE: Website
  • Study Abroad Program

    Students who want to study abroad may enroll in a Georgetown-sponsored program or study on an independent program overseas. Independent programs must be pre-approved by the College dean. Students ordinarily matriculate directly into the foreign university, enrolling in the host university's courses with native students who are pursuing degree programs. By being fully integrated at the host university, Georgetown students are better able to make the most of the overseas experience.

  • Study of Learning, Center for the

    The center's goal is to conduct research that will shed light on the causes and effects of learning disorders, so that better programs for diagnosis and treatment can be developed. CSL's researchers have identified some of the important neurophysiological mechanisms of reading acquisition, disorders of reading and its remediation. Our mission is to use neuroscience research to help identify avenues for effective education and remediation for a variety of cognitive skills. Through this work we hope to enhance the academic and social quality of life of children and adults affected by learning challenges.

    Location: Building D, Suite 150 Phone: (202) 784.4407 Visit the: Website
  • Summer School, Department of

    Georgetown Summer School offers undergraduate and graduate students—both from Georgetown and from visiting institutions—more than 250 courses within 35 subject areas. Students can enroll in courses to fulfill their degree requirements or dig deeper into fields of interest.

    LOCATION: 640 Massachusetts Ave NW PHONE: (202) 687.8700 VISIT THE: Website
  • Surgery, Department of

    The Department of Surgery's program undergoes continuous revision to ensure maximal interaction between students and faculty members, and is designed to give the student a broad view of the wide scope of surgery. Emphasis is placed on the correlation of basic anatomical and physiological alterations produced by disease with rational treatment designed to definitively correct pathophysiologic changes. The entire program stresses the scientific approach to general and specific problem-solving as it relates to surgical aspects of disease and therapy.

    Location: Medical and Dental Building Phone: (202) 687.3922 Visit the: Website

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