Academics

Arts & Sciences

Arts & Sciences is a center of intellectual life at Washington University in St. Louis, offering choices in 20 departments, 26 programs and centers, and numerous other academic fields. More than 70 percent of all University courses are taught by Arts & Sciences professors.

George Warren Brown School of Social Work

The Brown School creates positive social change through its path-breaking research and educational excellence. The school’s collaborative and entrepreneurial community has a long tradition of service to society, and rich intellectual history – which spans more than a century – has elevated the school to national prominence.

Olin Business School

The 12 degree and nondegree programs at Olin Business School collectively serve more than 1,750 students, making it one of the top business schools in the nation. “Research-driven thinking, applied” is the organizing principle, emphasizing rigorously analytical, critical-thinking skills; applied learning; global competence; and communication and collaboration skills needed to solve today’s complex, unstructured business challenges.

Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

The Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts is a collaboration in architecture, art and design education, dedicated to excellence in learning, creative activity, research and exhibition.

School of Engineering & Applied Science

As an engineering school in service to society, the School of Engineering & Applied Science aims to contribute to solving society's challenges by promoting the discovery of new knowledge and by preparing students for leadership roles in a global society.

School of Law

For over 135 years, Washington University Law has been bringing together talented students, accomplished faculty members, and a challenging curriculum. Areas of study cover time-honored traditional subjects as well as new and emerging legal areas.

School of Medicine

Throughout its 118-year history, the Washington University School of Medicine has been committed to its mission of advancing human health through outstanding clinical care, innovative research and the education of tomorrow’s leaders in biomedicine.

Undergraduate Admissions

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a great university experience filled with knowledge, discoveries and service. Through more than 90 programs and 1,500 courses, students develop intellectually, personally and professionally.

University Libraries

The Washington University community is served by a network of libraries designed to meet the teaching and research needs of faculty and students. With more than four million books and other holdings within 12 libraries on three campuses, the university Libraries are the academic heart of Washington University in St. Louis.

Undergraduate Research

Research, the creation of new knowledge, is fundamental to the mission of the University. Likewise the education of undergraduates is fundamental to the mission: the learning opportunity in research is the experience of intellectual inquiry.

Registering for Classes

Students must be admitted to one of the schools or colleges of Washington University in order to register. Only students with open major programs will be able to use the on-line registration system.

Student Records

Parents often play a critical role in a student's education and personal growth, particularly during the undergraduate experience. Advice, counsel, and support from parents can frequently be a deciding factor in a student's academic progress.

Campus Stores

Campus shopping opportunities include the Campus Bookstore, the Medical Bookstore and the not-for-profit gift store Bear Necessities.

Academic Support Services

Study Abroad

Overseas Programs offers a variety of study abroad programs worldwide, through which students may experience other cultures, improve foreign language skills, and study specialized subjects. The experience is designed to enhance a student’s academic field of study and career direction, and is often life-changing.

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