Academics

A Washington and Lee education combines the best aspects of both college and university life. Students enjoy small classes and close relationships with professors, while choosing from a remarkable variety of majors and minors, courses, and in-depth study opportunities--a spectrum of options usually found only at large universities.

Additionally, W&L students have access to study abroad opportunities, accredited journalism and business programs, law school resources, and funding for independent or collaborative research. Outside of class, on a beautiful and historic campus, they form a lively community, pursuing rich residential and co-curricular lives.

The W&L Difference

In a world transformed by science and technology, globalization and new economic, political and cultural realities, the solutions to problems require moral insight as well as analytical and technical skills. Washington and Lee prepares its students to meet this daunting set of challenges through programs that educate and nurture strong leaders, visionary thinkers, compassionate citizens and ethical decision makers.

Departments and Programs

Washington and Lee University offers 37 majors and 22 minors, including a number of interdisciplinary programs. The University prides itself on the depth and breadth of our curriculum, in which traditional liberal arts courses are augmented by offerings from the only fully-accredited business school and fully-accredited journalism program among the nation's top-tier liberal arts colleges.