Majors, Minors, and More

The University of Mary Washington offers many undergraduate degree programs, minors, special majors, and preprofessional programs. The undergraduate catalog and Undergraduate Admissions office are excellent resources for high school seniors or prospective transfer students. Those who have completed bachelor’s degrees can consider master’s programs through the College of Education and the College of Business.

Undergraduate Majors

Learn about our major program requirements and admissions at UMW.

American Studies
Anthropology
Art (Studio Art)
Art History
Biology
Business Administration with emphases in Accounting, Management, Management information systems, and Marketing
Chemistry
Chemistry (ACS certified degree)
Classical Civilization
Classical Archaeology
Computer Science
Computer Science with Information Systems Concentration
Computer Science with GIS Concentration
Economics
Education
English
English with concentration in Creative Writing
Environmental Science – Natural
Environmental Science – Social
Environmental Geology
French
Geography
Geology
German
Historic Preservation
History
Interdisciplinary Science Studies
International Affairs
Latin
Leadership and Management Studies (adult degree completion program only)
Mathematics
Music
Philosophy
Philosophy concentration in Pre-Law
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Religion
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre
Women’s and Gender Studies

Special Majors

Students also have the option to design a special major that combines courses from two or more academic disciplines into a coherent plan of study. Special majors are developed with a faculty advisor and approved by a curriculum committee. Examples of some of the special majors UMW students have developed are Journalism, Digital Media Studies, Italian Studies, Linguistics, Biochemistry, Communication, Arts Management, and Latin American Studies.

Minors and Certificates

What is a minor?

Applied Mathematics
Asian Studies
Biology
Business Administration
Business French
Business German
Business Spanish
Chemistry
Computer Science
Data Sciences
Digital Studies
Economics
Environmental Sustainability
French
German
Linguistics
Mathematics
Middle Eastern Studies
Museum Studies
Musical Theatre
Neuroscience
Physics
Security and Conflict Studies
Social Justice
Urban Studies
Certificate – Geographic Information Science

Pre-Professional Programs

At UMW, designated faculty advisors assist students with course selection leading to certain career paths or professional schools. Specialized advising is available for the following:

  • Accounting
  • Health Sciences
  • Pre-Medical
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Veterinary
  • Pre-Law

Courses also offered in…

Arabic
Chinese
Communication
Dance
Greek
Health Education
Interdisciplinary Studies
Italian
Library Science
Military Science
Physical Education
…see a complete list! »

Graduate Degrees

Learn about our graduate admissions process and deadlines.

Master of Education Initial Licensure Five-Year Pathway Programs (M.Ed.)
Master of Education Initial Licensure Programs in Post- Baccalaureate Pathways (M.Ed.)
Master of Education for Professional Development or Added Endorsement (M.Ed.)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)