You can create your own path at Washington University. Choose one major or more. Add a minor in an area that intrigues you. Cross the boundaries among academic disciplines in our ﬁve undergraduate divisions: Architecture, Art, Arts & Sciences, Business, and Engineering & Applied Science. We’re known for our ﬂexibility—and we can help you ﬁnd your direction.
We’re committed to interdisciplinary studies because we recognize the intermingling of academic disciplines can energize new pursuits and discoveries. Sixty-eight percent of our students earned a major and a minor, or more than one major. Thirty-eight percent completed requirements for two majors. And some students earned degrees from more than one Washington University school.
Ways to Combine Your Interests:
- Major in one subject and minor in another (for example: computer engineering and art; accounting and German; classics and communication design) This approach gives you an intensive focus in one subject and a solid introduction in another.
- Two majors, one degree (for example: Bachelor of Arts with majors in history and French.) This combination provides equal depth in two subject areas. Or, you can earn one degree with two majors from different schools. (for example: Bachelor of Arts with a major in English literature from the College of Arts & Sciences and a second major in health care management from the Olin Business School.)
- Two degrees from two different schools (for example: Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from the College of Arts & Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the School of Engineering & Applied Science.) If you’re looking for a challenge, this is an excellent option. Your program may require five years of study.
- Combined undergraduate and graduate degrees (for example: an undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Science in Finance from the Olin Business School.) These programs have special application and admissions requirements. The time needed to complete these programs will vary, depending on the program you pursue.