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Find Your Passion

Your future is waiting! Here in the WSU College of Arts and Sciences you’ll find stimulating classes, diverse environments, and engaging opportunities that will help you find your passion and expand your personal and professional potential.

You’ll learn from professors who are known for their expertise and contributions to industry, science, and society, and join your fellow Cougs in asking bold questions that drive knowledge forward.

Majors and Specializations

Check out the dozens of degrees and focus areas available in the College of Arts and Sciences at Washington State University:

Undergraduate Research

Gain valuable hands-on experience working alongside faculty members on scholarly and artistic pursuits and in laboratories. Businesses and industries cite experiential learning as one of the top reasons they prefer to hire Washington State University arts and sciences graduates.


  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Cultural and physical anthropology


  • Art History
  • Studio
  • General


  • Basic Medical Sciences
  • Biology Teaching
  • Plant Biology
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Entomology
  • General Biology
  • Human Biology
  • Pre-Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy
  • Pre-Physician’s Assistant

Chinese Language and Culture


  • Professional Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Standard Option
  • Secondary Education   

Comparative Ethnic Studies

Criminal Justice and Criminology

Data Analytics

  • Actuarial Science
  • Agricultural & Environmental Systems
  • Business
  • Computation
  • Data Visualization
  • Economics
  • Life Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Social Sciences

Digital Technology and Culture

Earth Sciences

Earth & Space Science Teaching Certificate


  • Creative Writing
  • English/Language Arts Teaching
  • Linguistics
  • Literary Studies
  • Rhetoric and Professional Writing
  • Integrative English Studies

Environmental and Ecosystem Sciences

Forest Ecology and Management

French Language and Culture

  • French Teaching
  • French for the Professions (second major)


  • General History
  • History Teaching
  • Pre-Law
  • Social Studies
  • Social Studies Teaching

Human Biology



Mathematics & Statistics

  • Actuarial Science
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Theoretical Mathematics
  • Secondary Mathematics Teaching
  • Statistics


  • Composition & Theory
  • Music
  • Music Business
  • Music & Pre-Health

Music Education

Choral, instrumental, and broad instruction options

Music Performance

Audition required:

  • Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, Strings
  • Keyboard
  • Keyboard Pedagogy
  • Voice
  • Jazz Emphasis (Saxophone, Trumpet, Percussion and Bass)


  • General Philosophy
  • Pre-Law


  • Applied
  • Standard
  • Astrophysics

Political Science

  • General Political Science
  • Global Politics
  • Pre-Law

Pre-Health (human)

A preparatory track that can be incorporated into any major.

  • Basic Medical Sciences
  • Zoology


Several majors offer a curriculum option:

  • History
  • Natural Resource Policy
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science


A preparatory track that can be incorporated into any major.

  • Wildlife Ecology
  • Zoology


Social Sciences



  • Spanish Language & Culture
  • Spanish Teaching
  • Spanish for the Professions (second major)

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Sciences

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


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: