Majors, Minors and Programs of Study

All schools say they have the "most majors" - but at Washington and Lee we believe in something different. Instead of a vast array of specialized subjects, we offer majors and minors that will give you a complete experience. Our programs teach you beyond textbook, offer experiences in and out of the classroom, and prepare you for beyond graduation - whether that's graduate school, a job, or something totally different. Our programs, coupled with our liberal arts philosophy, prepare each student individually and uniquely. Each student chooses their own path, their own focus, their own passion. Find your passion below.

Our list of majors, minors, and programs of study is listed below. See something you like? Check out the University Catalog to search for more details. Something missing? Don't worry - Washington and Lee students are known for being able to create their own major based on their specific interests.

37Majors
21Minors
1200+Courses
Majors Minors Programs & Languages
Accounting and Business Administration (BS) Africana Studies Arabic Language
Art History (BA) Animal Biology Chinese Language
Biochemistry (BS) Art History Digital Humanities
Biology (BA) Classics First Year Seminar
Biology (BS) Computer Science Greek Language
Business Administration (BS) Creative Writing International Studies
Chemistry (BA) Dance Italian Language
Chemistry (BS) East Asian Studies Japanese Language
Chemistry-Engineering (BS) Ecology Latin Language
Classics (BA) Education Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Computer Science (BA) Education Policy Legal Studies
Computer Science (BS) Environmental Studies Literature in Translation
East Asian Languages and Literatures (BA) Film and Visual Culture Physical Education, Athletics, and Recreation
Economics (BA) French Language Portuguese Language
Engineering (BS) German Language Poverty and Human Capability Studies
English (BA) Mass Communications Sanskrit Language
Environmental Studies (BA) Mathematics Statistical and Technical Literacy
French Language (BA) Molecular/Cell Biology Writing
Geology (BA) Museum Studies
Geology (BS) Music
German Language (BA) Philosophy
History (BA) Physiology
Journalism (BA) Quantitative Biology
Mathematics (BA) Russian Language and Culture
Mathematics (BS) Studio Art
Medieval and Renaissance Studies (BA) Theater
Music (BA) Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Neuroscience (BS)
Philosophy (BA)
Physics (BS)
Politics (BA)
Psychology (BA)
Psychology (BS)
Public Accounting (BS)
Religion (BA)
Romance Languages - French Emphasis (BA)
Romance Languages - Spanish Emphasis (BA)
Russian Area Studies (BA)
Sociology and Anthropology (BA)
Spanish Language (BA)
Strategic Communication (BA)
Studio Art (BA)
Theater (BA)