Find Your Passion
The academic programs in the College of Arts and Sciences will inspire you, open your mind, and prepare you to be an engaged global citizen of the 21st century.
All across the college, you'll find stimulating environments and opportunities for hands-on experiences. You'll learn from professors who are nationally and internationally known for their expertise and transformational contributions to industry, science, business, government, and society.
More importantly, our professors, our researchers, and our staff are known locally for their commitment to you and your classmates. They mentor you, guide you, and help propel you toward the future.
Majors and Specializations
Click on a field of study to learn more, or download the Arts and Sciences Overview (pdf).
- Basic Medical Sciences
- Biology Teaching
- Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
- General Biology
- Pre-Physical Therapy/Pre-Occupational Therapy/Pre-Physician's Assistant
- Art History
- Studio (includes ceramics, digital media, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture)
- Computational Physics
- Continuum Physics and Acoustics
- Environmental Physics
- Materials Physics
- Optics and Electronics
- Physics Teaching
Minors and Certificates
A secondary area of study can enhance your education and improve your employment prospects.
Most majors listed above are also offered as minors. Additional minors and certificates are available in the following:
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Work alongside faculty members in scholarly and artistic pursuits and in laboratories. Learn how to employ research methodogies, gain artistic insight, and use advanced research equipment to perform the latest research procedures. This hands-on experience is often cited by businesses and industries as one of the top reasons they prefer to hire Washington State University arts and sciences graduates.
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