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Undergraduate Majors

This is a list of UW-Seattle undergraduate majors. Options and concentrations are listed when available. Each major links to the General Catalog, where you can learn more about its admission and graduation requirements.

open open    competitive competitive    minimum minimum    mixed mixed    * minor available

College of Arts and Sciences

open American Ethnic Studies 
     —African American Studies
     —Asian/Pacific American Studies
     —Chicano Studies
     —Comparative American Ethnic Studies
minimum American Indian Studies *
open Anthropology *
     —Anthropology of Globalization
     —Archaeological Sciences
     —Human Evolutionary Biology
     —Medical Anthropology and Global Health
competitive Applied and Computational Mathematical Sciences 
     —Biological and Life Sciences
     —Discrete Mathematics and Algorithms
     —Engineering and Physical Sciences
     —Mathematical Economics
     —Operations Research
     —Scientific Computing and Numerical Algorithms
     —Social and Behavioral Sciences
minimum Art History *
open Asian Studies 
minimum Astronomy 
competitive Biochemistry 
competitive Biology 
     —Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation
     —Molecular, Cellular, and Development
open Canadian Studies *
competitive Chemistry *
minimum Chinese *
open Classical Studies *
open Classics 
competitive Communication 
open Comparative History of Ideas *
minimum Comparative Literature *
     —Cinema Studies
open Comparative Religion *
competitive Composition (Music) 
competitive Computer Science 
     —Data Science
mixed Dance *
     —Creative Studies
     —Dance Studies
open Danish *
minimum Drama 
     —History, Theory, and Criticism
competitive Economics 
competitive English *
     —Creative Writing
competitive Ethnomusicology 
open European Studies *
open Finnish *
open French *
open Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies *
open Geography *
     —Cities, Citizenship, and Migration
     —Environment, Economy, and Sustainability
     —Globalization, Health, and Development
     —GIS, Mapping, and Society
minimum Germanics *
open Greek *
competitive Guitar 
minimum History *
minimum History and Philosophy of Science 
minimum Individualized Studies 
     —Disability Studies
     —Musical Theater
competitive Industrial Design 
competitive Integrated Social Sciences 
competitive Interaction Design 
minimum Interdisciplinary Visual Arts 
competitive International Studies *
open Italian *
minimum Japanese *
competitive Jazz Studies 
open Jewish Studies *
minimum Korean *
open Latin *
open Latin American and Caribbean Studies *
competitive Law, Societies, and Justice *
minimum Linguistics *
     —Romance Linguistics
competitive Mathematics *
minimum Microbiology *
competitive Music *
     —Music History
     —Early Music
     —Music Theory
competitive Music Education 
open Near Eastern Languages and Civilization *
     —Near Eastern Culture and Civilization
     —Comparative Islamic Studies
     —Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies
competitive Neurobiology 
open Norwegian *
competitive Orchestral Instruments 
competitive Organ (Music) 
minimum Painting and Drawing 
competitive Percussion 
     —Orchestral Percussion
     —Mallet Keyboard
minimum Philosophy *
competitive Photomedia 
minimum Physics *
     —Comprehensive Physics
     —Applied Physics
     —Teacher Preparation
competitive Piano 
minimum Political Science *
     —Political Economy
     —International Security
competitive Psychology 
open Scandinavian Studies *
open Slavic Languages and Literatures *
     —Russian Language, Literature, and Culture
     —Eastern European Languages, Literatures, and Culture
minimum Social Science (Evening Degree) 
minimum Sociology 
minimum South Asian Languages and Literature (Hindi and Sanskrit) *
minimum Spanish *
competitive Speech and Hearing Sciences 
competitive Statistics *
open Swedish *
minimum Three Dimensional Forum 
competitive Visual Communication Design 
competitive Voice (Music) 

College of Built Environments

competitive Architectural Design *
competitive Architecture *
competitive Community, Environment, and Planning *
competitive Construction Management 
competitive Landscape Architecture 

College of Education

competitive Early Childhood and Family Studies 
minimum Education, Communities, and Organizations 

College of Engineering

competitive Aeronautics and Astronautics 
competitive Bioengineering 
     —Nanoscience and Molecular Engineering
competitive Chemical Engineering 
     —Nanoscience and Molecular Engineering
competitive Civil and Environmental Engineering 
competitive Computer Engineering 
competitive Electrical Engineering 
competitive Human Centered Design and Engineering 
competitive Industrial Engineering 
competitive Materials Science and Engineering *
     —Nanoscience and Molecular Engineering
competitive Mechanical Engineering 
     —Nanoscience and Molecular Engineering

College of the Environment

open Aquatic and Fishery Sciences *
open Atmospheric Sciences *
competitive Bioresource Science and Engineering 
open Earth and Space Sciences *
     —Environmental Earth Sciences
open Environmental Science and Terrestrial Resource Management *
     —Natural Resource and Environmental Management
     —Restoration Ecology and Environmental Horticulture
     —Sustainable Forest Management
     —Wildlife Conservation
open Environmental Studies *
open Oceanography *
     —Biological Oceanography
     —Chemical Oceanography
     —Marine Geology and Geophysics
     —Ocean Technology
     —Physical Oceanography

Information School

competitive Informatics 
     —Human-Computer Interaction
     —Information Architecture
     —Data Science

Michael G. Foster School of Business

competitive Business Administration *
     —Human Resources Management
     —Information Systems
     —Operations and Supply Chain Management

School of Medicine

competitive Medical Laboratory Science 

School of Nursing

competitive Nursing 

School of Public Health

competitive Environmental Health *
competitive Health Informatics and Health Information Management 
competitive Public Health 

School of Social Work

competitive Social Welfare