GW’s academic life is defined by not only our faculty and students’ unique abilities to put knowledge in action, but also for taking full advantage of our vast access to world-class partnerships, policy-research initiatives, and one-of-a-kind learning opportunities.

We offer seven undergraduate schools and colleges, and more than 75 majors.



Undergraduate Schools & Colleges 


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Elliott School of International Affairs

Prepares students for challenging global careers through interdisciplinary programs that draw on anthropology, economics, political science, languages, history, and science.

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GW School of Business

Trains students to be socially-conscious global leaders in the classroom and with proximity to organizations such as the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. 


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Corcoran School of the Arts & Design

Trains artists, designers, photographers, and educators in D.C., a recognized epicenter for art and culture providing a rich palette for creative inspiration for students.

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School of Media & Public Affairs

Mixes practice and theory to hone students’ journalism skills and explain how media influences policy and politics with instructors who are experienced journalists.


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Milken Institute School of Public Health

The only school of public health in D.C., fosters the next generation of thought leaders, practitioners, policymakers, and scientists who seek to improve health worldwide.

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Find Your Major

Not sure what your future holds? Explore the more than 75 undergraduate programs we offer, and see where a GW degree could take you.



Learning Beyond the Classroom



You'll study with peers that push you to excel, taught by faculty at the top of their fields but at GW, you also have opportunities every day to take your education beyond the walls of the traditional classroom.