List of Majors

Below is a list of all undergraduate majors offered at the University of Washington, Seattle campus. Check the links for information about the admission and graduation requirements of each program.

Many departments offer several programs. In some cases these are separate majors; in other cases, these are options or concentrations available within one major.

You can also look at the list of minors.

A PDF version of this chart is also available.

open admission
minimum admission requirements
competitive admission

Arts and Sciences, College of

African American Studies
Asian/Pacific American Studies
Chicano Studies
Comparative American Ethnic Studies
Medical Anthropology and Global Health
Anthropology of Globalization
Archaeological Sciences
Interdisciplinary Visual Art (BA)
Painting and Drawing (BA)
Painting and Drawing (BFA)
Photomedia (BFA)
Three Dimensional Forum (BFA)
Industrial Design (BDES)
Interaction Design (BDES)
Visual Communication Design (BDES)
South Asian Languages
Biochemistry (B.A.)
Biochemistry (B.S.)
General Biology (B.A.)
Ecology, Evolution, & Conservation Biology (B.S.)
Molecular, Cellular, & Development Biology (B.S.)
Physiology (B.S.)
Plant Biology (B.S.)
General Biology (B.S.)
Chemistry (B.A.)
Chemistry (B.S.)
Chemistry (ACS certified) (B.S.)
Classical Studies
Cinema Studies
Literary Studies
Creative Studies
Dance Studies
History, Theory, and Criticism
Creative Writing
Language and Literature
Geographic Information Systems
Economic Geography
Urban, Social, and Political Processes
Regional Geography and International Development
Society and Environment
Humanities (Evening Degree Program only)
Student-designed Interdisciplinary majors
Disability Studies
Asian Studies
Canadian Studies
Comparative Religion
European Studies
International Studies
Jewish Studies
Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Romance Linguistics
General Linguistics
Standard Option (B.A.)
Standard Option (B.S.)
Philosophy Option (B.A.)
Comprehensive Option (B.S.)
Teacher Preparation (B.A.)
Early Music Option (B.A.)
Music History Option (B.A.)
Voice Option (B.A.)
Instrumental Option (B.A.)
Guitar (B.M.)
Orchestral Instruments (B.M.)
Organ (B.M.)
Piano (B.M.)
String Instruments (B.M.)
Voice (B.M.)
Composition (B.M.)
Jazz Studies (B.M.)
Music Education (B.M.)
Near Eastern Languages and Civilization
Near Eastern Culture and Civilization
Comparative Islamic Studies
Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies
Comprehensive Physics
Applied Physics
Teaching Preparation
International Security
Political Economy
Scandinavian Area Studies
East European Languages, Literature, and Culture
Russian Language, Literature, and Culture
Social Sciences (Evening Degree Program only)

Built Environments, College of

Business, Michael G. Foster School of

Accounting Option
Entrepreneurship Option
Finance Option
Human Resources Management Option
Information Systems Option
Marketing Option
Certificate of International Studies in Business
Retail Management Program
Sales Certificate Program
Operations and Supply Chain Management Option

Dentistry, School of

Dental Hygiene (completion program; currently not accepting students)

Education, College of

Engineering, College of

Nanoscience and Molecular Engineering
Nanoscience and Molecular Engineering
Nanoscience and Molecular Engineering
Nanoscience and Molecular Engineering

Environment, College of the

Bioresource Science and Engineering (School of Environmental and Forest Sciences)
Geology Option
Biology Option
Environmental Earth Sciences Option
Physics Option
Environmental Science and Resource Management (School of Environmental and Forest Sciences)
Landscape Ecology and Conservation
Restoration Ecology and Environmental Horticulture
Sustainable Forest Management
Wildlife Conservation
Environmental Studies (Program on the Environment)
Biological Oceanography
Chemical Oceanography
Marine Geology and Geophysics
Physical Oceanography

The Information School

Medicine, School of

Nursing, School of

Public Health, School of

Social Work, School of

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