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.   

             

Arabic

Other Opportunities

Chinese

Minor

French

Major, Minor

German

Major, Minor

Modern Languages

Other Opportunities

Russian

Other Opportunities

Spanish

Major, Minor

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.