List of Undergraduate Majors

This is a list of UW-Seattle undergraduate majors and minors. 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    minimum minimum    capacity-constrained capacity-constrained    * minor available

College of Arts and Sciences


minimum Art 
     —Interdisciplinary Visual Art
     —Painting and Drawing
     —Three Dimensional Forum: Ceramics, Glass, Sculpture
minimum Art History *
capacity-constrained Composition (Music) 
minimum Dance *
     —Creative Studies
     —Dance Studies
capacity-constrained Design 
     —Industrial Design
     —Interaction Design
     —Visual Communication Design
minimum Drama 
     —History, Theory, and Criticism
capacity-constrained Guitar 
capacity-constrained Jazz Studies 
capacity-constrained Music *
     —Music History
     —Early Music
     —Music Theory
capacity-constrained Music Education 
capacity-constrained Orchestral Instruments 
capacity-constrained Organ (Music) 
capacity-constrained Percussion 
     —Orchestral Percussion
     —Mallet Keyboard
capacity-constrained Piano 
capacity-constrained Voice (Music) 


minimum Chinese *
minimum Cinema and Media Studies 
open Classical Studies *
open Classics 
open Comparative History of Ideas *
minimum Comparative Literature *
open Comparative Religion *
open Danish *
minimum English *
     —Creative Writing
open Finnish *
open French 
minimum Germanics *
open Greek *
open Italian *
minimum Japanese *
open Jewish Studies *
minimum Korean *
open Latin *
minimum Linguistics *
     —Romance Linguistics
open Near Eastern Languages and Civilization *
     —Near Eastern Culture and Civilization
     —Comparative Islamic Studies
     —Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies
open Norwegian *
open Scandinavian Studies *
open Slavic Languages and Literatures *
     —Russian Language, Literature, and Culture
     —Eastern European Languages, Literatures, and Culture
minimum South Asian Languages and Literature (Hindi and Sanskrit) *
minimum Spanish *
open Swedish *

Natural Sciences

capacity-constrained Applied and Computational Mathematical Sciences 
     —Biological and Life Sciences
     —Discrete Mathematics and Algorithms
     —Engineering and Physical Sciences
     —Mathematical Economics
     —Scientific Computing and Numerical Algorithms
     —Social and Behavioral Sciences
     —Data Sciences and Statistics
minimum Astronomy 
capacity-constrained Biochemistry 
capacity-constrained Biology 
     —Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation
     —Molecular, Cellular, and Development
capacity-constrained Chemistry *
capacity-constrained Computer Science 
     —Data Science
capacity-constrained Mathematics *
minimum Microbiology *
capacity-constrained Neuroscience 
minimum Physics *
     —Comprehensive Physics
     —Applied Physics
     —Teacher Preparation
capacity-constrained Psychology 
capacity-constrained Speech and Hearing Sciences 
capacity-constrained Statistics *

Social 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
     —Indigenous Archaeology
open Asian Studies 
open Canadian Studies *
capacity-constrained Communication 
capacity-constrained Economics 
capacity-constrained Ethnomusicology 
open European Studies *
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 History *
     —History of Empire and Colonialism
     —History of Religion and Society
     —History of Race, Gender, and Power
     —History of War and Society
minimum History and Philosophy of Science 
minimum Individualized Studies 
     —Disability Studies
capacity-constrained Integrated Social Sciences 
capacity-constrained International Studies *
open Latin American and Caribbean Studies *
capacity-constrained Law, Societies, and Justice *
minimum Philosophy *
minimum Political Science *
     —Political Economy
     —International Security
minimum Sociology 

College of Built Environments

capacity-constrained Architectural Design *
capacity-constrained Architecture *
capacity-constrained Community, Environment, and Planning *
capacity-constrained Construction Management 
capacity-constrained Landscape Architecture 

College of Education

capacity-constrained Early Childhood and Family Studies 
minimum Education, Communities, and Organizations 

College of Engineering

capacity-constrained Aeronautics and Astronautics *
capacity-constrained Bioengineering 
     —Nanoscience and Molecular Engineering
capacity-constrained Chemical Engineering 
     —Nanoscience and Molecular Engineering
capacity-constrained Civil and Environmental Engineering 
capacity-constrained Computer Engineering 
capacity-constrained Electrical and Computer Engineering 
     —Nanoscience and Molecular Engineering
capacity-constrained Environmental Engineering 
capacity-constrained Human Centered Design and Engineering 
capacity-constrained Industrial & Systems Engineering 
capacity-constrained Materials Science and Engineering *
     —Nanoscience and Molecular Engineering
capacity-constrained Mechanical Engineering 
     —Nanoscience and Molecular Engineering

College of the Environment

open Aquatic and Fishery Sciences *
open Atmospheric Sciences *
     —Climate Science
     —Atmospheric Chemistry
capacity-constrained 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 Marine Biology *
open Oceanography *
     —Biological Oceanography
     —Chemical Oceanography
     —Marine Geology and Geophysics
     —Ocean Technology
     —Physical Oceanography

Information School

capacity-constrained Informatics *
     —Human-Computer Interaction
     —Information Architecture
     —Data Science

Michael G. Foster School of Business

capacity-constrained Business Administration *
     —Human Resources Management
     —Information Systems
     —Operations and Supply Chain Management

School of Medicine

capacity-constrained Medical Laboratory Science 

School of Nursing

capacity-constrained Nursing 

School of Public Health

minimum Environmental Health *
minimum Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health 
capacity-constrained Health Informatics and Health Information Management 
capacity-constrained Public Health - Global Health 

School of Social Work

capacity-constrained Social Welfare