The College is the heart of the W&L liberal arts education. It is the home of twenty-one departments, four interdepartmental majors, and seven interdepartmental programs in the humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, computer science and in certain social sciences. Students may earn either the B.A. or B.S. degree in forty different majors, and may also pursue one or more of fifteen minor programs, including Creative Writing, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Environmental Studies, and Museum Studies. All students, whether they intend to pursue majors in the College or in the Williams School, are enrolled in the College during their first year.
Schools and Centers
Washington and Lee's two undergraduate divisions share a single admissions process, and all undergraduate students, whether they intend to pursue majors in the College or in the Williams School, are enrolled in the College during their freshman year. Although each has its own faculty and is administered by its own dean, there is a close relationship between the two divisions, and students are free to take electives in each during their time at Washington and Lee.
The School of Law, with approximately 400 students, offers both the Juris Doctor and Master of Laws degrees. The school's innovative Third Year Program expands upon the lessons and law of the first- and second-year curriculum, moving students out of the classroom and into the real world of legal practice.