Founded in 1819 as the nation’s first private military college, Norwich University helped pave the way for an innovative model of higher education that has since been adopted by hundreds of colleges and universities. Pioneered by Norwich founder Captain Alden Partridge, this model combined broad-based liberal arts studies with experiential learning that took students out of the classroom and into the field to observe and apply academic theories in real life. The overriding goal was to help students become in-depth thinkers as well as capable doers so that upon graduation, they would be ready to make tangible contributions to their workplaces and the world at large.
Rigorous and relevant, Norwich’s academic programs reflect the highest standards in teaching, curriculum development, and online education delivery. Norwich enlists academic subject matter experts from across the globe to develop courses that are highly informative and immediately applicable to students’ careers. Norwich faculty members, in turn, bring those courses to life in the Norwich virtual classroom. Characterized by both broad professional experience and exceptional academic credentials, our faculty members have specialized training in online teaching and are committed to providing students with personalized support and guidance.
Norwich's state-of-the-art Norwich University Online learning platform promotes a high level of interactivity among students and faculty. Classes are capped at 16 students to foster in-depth discussions and frequent one-on-one interactions. The high quality and flexibility of the online programs attract extremely motivated and talented students from diverse professional and cultural backgrounds. As a result, students often learn as much from each other as they do from their professors and leave our programs with valuable professional contacts and friendships.
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