Undergraduate Majors

While other universities talk about changing the world, our students and faculty have unique opportunities to do so — immediately. No matter what you study at the George Washington University (GW), you’ll have the opportunity to put your knowledge in action.

Not only will you feed your intellectual appetite through a broad study of the liberal arts, but you will also gain practical skills from the world’s most renowned policymakers, scientists, writers, and entrepreneurs.

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

A


Accountancy (B.S.)

Africana Studies (B.A.)

American Studies (B.A.)

Anthropology (B.A.)

Applied Science and Technology (B.A.)

Arabic Studies (B.A.)

Archaeology (B.A.)

Art History (B.A.)

Asian Studies (B.A.)

Astronomy and Astrophysics (B.A.)

B


Biological Anthropology (B.A.)

Biology (B.A. and B.S.)

Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)

Biophysics (B.A.)

Business (B.S.)

Concentrations:

Business Analytics (B.S.)

C


Chemistry (B.A. and B.S.)

Chinese Language and Literature (B.A.)

Civil Engineering (B.S.)

Optional concentrations:

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Medical Preparation

Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies (B.A.)

Cognitive Neuroscience (B.S.)

Cognitive Science of Language (B.S.)

Communication (B.A.)

Computer Engineering (B.S.)

Computer Science (B.A. and B.S.)

Criminal Justice (B.A.)

D


Dance (B.A.)

Data Science (B.A.)

E


Economics (B.A. and B.S.)

Electrical Engineering (B.S.)

Optional concentrations:

  • Energy
  • Medical Preparation

English (B.A.)

English and Creative Writing (B.A.)

Entrepreneurship and Innovation (B.S.)

Environmental and Sustainability Studies (B.S.)

Environmental Studies (B.A.)

Exercise Science (B.S.)

Optional concentrations:

  • Pre-athletic training/sports medicine
  • Pre-medical
  • Pre-physical therapy

F


Finance (B.S.)

Fine Arts (B.A., B.A. with a concentration in Photojournalism, or B.F.A.)

French Language and Literature (B.A.)

G


Geography (B.A.)

Geological Sciences (B.A. and B.S.)

German Language and Literature (B.A.)

Graphic Design (B.F.A.)

H


History (B.A.)

Human Services and Social Justice (B.A.)

I


Information Systems (B.S.)

Interaction Design (B.F.A.)

Interior Architecture (B.F.A.)

International Affairs (B.A. and B.S.)

Concentrations (required for B.A. and optional for B.S. students who declare a second major):

  • Comparative Political, Economic, and Social Systems
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Contemporary Cultures & Societies
  • Global Public Health
  • International Development
  • International Economics
  • International Environmental Studies
  • International Politics
  • Security Policy
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Europe and Eurasia
  • Latin America
  • Middle East

International Business (B.S.)

J


Japanese Language and Literature (B.A.)

Journalism and Mass Communication (B.A.)

Judaic Studies (B.A.)

K


Korean Language and Literature (B.A.)

L


Latin American and Hemispheric Studies (B.A.)

M


Marketing (B.S.)

Mathematics (B.A. and B.S.)

Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)

Optional concentrations:

  • Aerospace
  • Biomechanical
  • Medical Preparation
  • Patent Law
  • Robotics

Middle East Studies (B.A.)

Music (B.A.)

N


Neuroscience (B.S.)

Nutrition Science (B.S.)

Optional concentration:

  • Pre-medical professions

O


Organizational Sciences (B.A.)

P


Peace Studies (B.A.)

Philosophy (B.A.)

Philosophy (Public Policy) (B.A.)

Photojournalism (B.F.A.)

Physics (B.A. and B.S.)

Political Communication (B.A.)

Political Science (B.A. and B.S.)

Political Science (Public Policy) (B.A.)

Psychology (B.A.)

Psychological and Brain Sciences (B.A. and B.S.)

Public Health (B.S.)

Optional concentrations:

  • Pre-health
  • Pre-medical professions

Q


No majors

R


Religion (B.A.)

Russian Language and Literature (B.A.)

S


Sociology (B.A.)

Spanish and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (B.A.)

Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (B.A.)

Statistics (B.A.)

Systems Engineering (B.S.)

T


Theatre (B.A.)

U-V


No majors

W


Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (B.A.)

X-Z


No majors

 

Africana Studies (B.A.)

American Studies (B.A.)

Anthropology (B.A.)

Arabic Studies (B.A.)

Archaeology (B.A.)

Astronomy and Astrophysics (B.A.)


Biological Anthropology (B.A.)

Biology (B.A. and B.S.)

Biophysics (B.A.)


Chemistry (B.A. and B.S.)

Chinese Language and Literature (B.A.)

Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies (B.A.)

Cognitive Neuroscience (B.S.)

Cognitive Science of Language (B.S.)

Communication (B.A.)

Criminal Justice (B.A.)


Data Science (B.A.)


Economics (B.A. and B.S.)

English (B.A.)

English and Creative Writing (B.A.)

Environmental and Sustainability Science (B.S.)

Environmental Studies (B.A.)


French Language and Literature (B.A.)


Geography (B.A.)

Geological Sciences (B.A. and B.S.)

German Language and Literature (B.A.)


History (B.A.)

Human Services and Social Justice (B.A.)


Japanese Language and Literature (B.A.)

Judaic Studies (B.A.)


Korean Language and Literature (B.A.)


Mathematics (B.A. and B.S.)


Neuroscience (B.S.)


Organizational Sciences (B.A.)


Peace Studies (B.A.)

Philosophy (B.A.)

Philosophy (Public Affairs) (B.A.)

Physics (B.A. and B.S.)

Political Science (B.A. and B.S.)

Political Science (Public Policy) (B.A.)

Psychology (B.A.)

Psychological and Brain Sciences (B.A. and B.S.)


Religion (B.A.)

Russian Language and Literature (B.A.)


Sociology (B.A.)

Spanish and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (B.A.)

Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (B.A.)

Statistics (B.A.)


Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (B.A.)

 

Art History (B.A.)


Dance (B.A.)


Fine Arts (B.A., B.A. with a concentration in Photojournalism, and B.F.A.)


Graphic Design (B.F.A.)


Interaction Design (B.F.A.)


Interior Architecture (B.F.A.)


Music (B.A.)


Photojournalism (B.F.A.)


Theatre (B.A.)

Asian Studies (B.A.)


International Affairs (B.A. and B.S.)

Concentrations (required for the B.A. and optional for B.S. students who declare a second major):

  • Comparative Political, Economic, and Social Systems
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Contemporary Cultures and Societies
  • Global Public Health
  • International Development
  • International Economics
  • International Environmental Studies
  • International Politics
  • Security Policy
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Europe and Eurasia
  • Latin America
  • Middle East

Latin American and Hemispheric Studies (B.A.)


Middle East Studies (B.A.)

Exercise Science (B.S.)

Optional concentrations:

  • Pre-athletic training/sports medicine
  • Pre-medical professions
  • Pre-physical therapy

Nutrition Science (B.S.)

Optional concentrations:

  • Pre-medical professions

Public Health (B.S.)

Optional concentrations:

  • Pre-health
  • Pre-medical professions

Applied Science and Technology (B.A.)


Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)


Civil Engineering (B.S.)

Optional concentrations:

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Medical Preparation

Computer Engineering (B.S.)


Computer Science (B.A. and B.S.)


Electrical Engineering (B.S.)

Optional concentrations:

  • Energy
  • Medical Preparation

Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)

Optional concentrations:

  • Aerospace
  • Biomechanical
  • Medical Preparation
  • Patent Law
  • Robotics

Systems Engineering (B.S.)