What’s Your Ampersand?

Peanut butter & jelly.

Art & music.

Movies & popcorn.

Summertime & swimming.

Cougar Gold & game days.

Some things are just better together.

The WSU College of Arts & Sciences can help you find your ampersand.

Life isn’t an either/or proposition.

We have biology students who play the piano, a statistics professor who writes poetry, study abroad options for a week or a year, field researchers who climb mountains, PhD candidates who are parents and caregivers, alumni business leaders with degrees in psychology, history, general studies, English, and more—the list goes on and on.

Whatever you envision, Arts & Sciences can help you make it happen.

Connect with us & discover the many ways you can add depth, diversity, & joy to your life.

Join the Ampersand Scavenger Hunt
Earn raffle prize entries while you learn about the Arts & Sciences academic units and our footprint on the WSU Pullman campus.

Inspire others
Share the ampersand you’re working on, enjoying, or want to pursue. #ThisIsMyAnd

Talk about your goals
Regularly review your educational, personal, and career goals with mentors and supportive family, friends, or colleagues—and, of course, with your academic and/or professional advisors.



  • The character or sign representing the word and.
  • An unusual feature of the English language which denotes things that go together.
  • The symbol can be traced back to the 1st century A.D. and the old Roman cursive, in which the letters E and T occasionally were written together to form a ligature.
  • The word itself is a shortened version of the phrase “and per se and” used in the early days of the Roman Empire.