Majors and Minors

Encouraging intellectual growth, passionate focus, and professional preparation is the objective of all our programs. From more than 60 areas of study, you can tailor your academic experience to the topics that match your ambitions. Explore our programs and imagine the future you can build with a W&J College education.

Classifications of Programs

Major

A major comprises a set of courses of demonstrated intellectual rigor and depth in a specific discipline. While completing a major, you will develop skills in writing, communication, and information technology appropriate to that discipline. You will also complete a capstone requirement that will allow you to integrate knowledge and skills learned while completing your major through a culminating project appropriate to the field.

Major Emphasis

An emphasis is a course of study providing a particular focus or degree of specialization within the context of a particular major. Typically, you complete an emphasis by using elective courses within the major to provide the degree of specialization.

Minor

Academic minors are courses of study that provide less depth than the major. A minor may provide focused study within a discipline or from across more than one discipline.

Concentration

A concentration is a course of study providing a particular focus or degree of specialization that is offered only by interdepartmental/interdisciplinary programs or special programs at the College.

Dual-Degree

Dual-degree degree programs allow a student to capitalize on the strengths of the liberal arts education offered by W&J while pursuing certain professional interests. Students in these programs complete specific graduation requirements at W&J, often in just three years, and then commence study in an accredited graduate or professional program. The student is then eligible for a bachelor of arts degree from W&J, in addition to being eligible for a second degree from the other institution.

Pre-Professional

These programs support and advise students interested in gaining admission to professional school after completing their degree at W&J.

Other Opportunities

W&J gives students the chance to explore numerous subject areas not formally associated with a specific course of study.  Students may take these courses to satisfy graduation requirements or simply to satisfy their own curiosity.   

             

Accounting

Major, Minor

African-American Studies

Concentration

American Studies

Concentration

Arabic

Other Opportunities

Art

Major

Art Conservation

Minor

Art Education

Major

Art History

Minor

Biochemistry

Major

Biological Physics

Major Emphasis

Biology

Major, Minor

Biomedical Science

Major Emphasis, Minor

Business Administration

Major, Minor

Cell and Molecular Biology

Major Emphasis, Minor

Chemical Physics

Major Emphasis

Chemistry

Major, Minor

Child Development and Education

Major

Chinese

Minor

Communication Arts

Major, Minor

Computational Science

Concentration

Computer Science

Major Emphasis

Computing & Information Studies

Major, Minor

Conflict & Resolution Studies

Concentration, Minor

Conservation Biology

Major Emphasis

Creative Writing

Major Emphasis, Minor

Data Science

Major Emphasis

Digital Media

Major Emphasis

Earth and Space Science

Other Opportunities

East Asian Studies

Minor

Economic Development

Major Emphasis

Economics

Major, Minor

Education (Teacher Certification)

Minor

Engineering and Applied Science Dual-Degree Programs

Pre-Professional and Dual Degrees

English

Major, Minor

Entrepreneurship

Major Emphasis, Minor

Environmental Science

Major

Environmental Studies

Major, Minor

Experimental Physics

Major Emphasis

Finance

Major, Minor

First Year Seminar

Other Opportunities

Forensic Science

Minor

French

Major, Minor

Gender & Women’s Studies

Major, Minor

German

Major, Minor

Health and Society

Minor

History

Major, Minor

Human Resource Management

Major Emphasis

Interaction Design

Major Emphasis

Interfaith Leadership Studies

Concentration

International Business Administration

Major Emphasis

International Studies

Major

Latin American Studies

Minor

Marketing

Major Emphasis, Minor

Mathematical Physics

Major Emphasis

Mathematics

Major, Minor

Media Studies

Major Emphasis

Mind and Language

Minor

Modern Languages

Other Opportunities

Music

Major, Minor

Music Literature & Theory

Major Emphasis

Music Media

Major Emphasis

Music Performance

Major Emphasis

Neuroscience

Major, Minor

Philosophy

Major, Minor

Philosophy & Physics

Major Emphasis

Physical Activity and Wellness

Other Opportunities

Physics

Major, Minor

Political Science

Major

Pre-Health Professions Program

Pre-Professional and Dual Degrees

Pre-Law

Pre-Professional and Dual Degrees

Professional Writing

Concentration, Minor

Psychology

Major, Minor

Public Policy

Major, Minor

Public Relations

Major Emphasis

Religious Studies

Minor

Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC)

Pre-Professional and Dual Degrees

Russian

Other Opportunities

Russian Area Studies

Concentration

Scientific Foundations

Minor

Social Justice Studies

Minor

Sociology

Major, Minor

Spanish

Major, Minor

Studio Art

Major, Minor

Theatre

Major Emphasis, Minor

Thematic Emphasis

Major Emphasis

Thematic Major

Major

Web and Mobile Technologies

Major Emphasis

Expand Your Area of Study

To enhance your study in select fields, W&J College has partnered with other top-tier institutions to establish dual-degree or pre-professional programs. These unique programs extend your education and experience in biostatistics, engineering, or pre-health professions.

Summer Program

W&J College Summer Program courses allow you to enhance your education and satisfy degree requirements during the summer months. Learn more about tuition, schedules, housing and other Summer Program logistics.

Students study in the atrium of Swanson Science Center during the Creosote Affects photo shoot May 2, 2019 at Washington & Jefferson College.