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Washington University in St. Louis Available Degrees, Graduation Requirements, & Faculty Information

St. Louis, MO

Academic Calendar System
Summer Session
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • African Studies
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American Literature (United States)
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Archeology
  • Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Architectural Technology/Technician
  • Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology
  • Architecture
  • Architecture and Related Services, Other
  • Area Studies, Other
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other
  • Biophysics
  • Biopsychology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
  • Cognitive Science
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Creative Writing
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Drawing
  • East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • East Asian Studies
  • Ecology
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, General
  • Engineering, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
  • English Literature (British and Commonwealth)
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Literature
  • General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other
  • Geochemistry
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • German Language and Literature
  • Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Hebrew Language and Literature
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Illustration
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • International Economics
  • International Finance
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Islamic Studies
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Latin American Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Marketing, Other
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Microbiology, General
  • Modern Languages
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Painting
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
  • Philosophy, Other
  • Photography
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology, General
  • Psychology, Other
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
  • Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign)
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Russian Studies
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Sculpture
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Statistics, General
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Systems Engineering
  • Systems Science and Theory
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Theatre Literature, History and Criticism
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Voice and Opera
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Engineering, Social sciences, Biological/life sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, engineering, social work, art, occupational therapy, physical therapy
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Not required

Faculty and Instruction

Full-Time Faculty
Part-Time Faculty
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 26% of classes
10-19 students: 39% of classes
20-29 students: 12% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 8% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 21% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 44% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 31% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Library Available on Campus
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education

Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Laws, Master of Arts, Master of Juridical Studies, Master of Business Administration, Master of Information Management, Master of Science in Environmental Engineering, Master of Science, Master of Construction Management, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Master of Engineering, Master of Control Engineering, Master of Project Management, Master of Accountancy, Master of System Integration, Executive Master of Business Administration, Master of Engineering Management

Master's Programs of Study

  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Law
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Juridical Science, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Science, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Business Administration

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • German
  • Human Genetics
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Law
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Molecular Biophysics
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Plant Biology
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Romance Languages
  • Spanish

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