Majors, Minors, and Courses of Study


The University of Mary Washington offers several majors, special major options and certificates for course of study. The links below lead to the Academic Department sites. See the Academic Catalog for further descriptions of the programs listed below.


Students may request to pursue a special major, an interdisciplinary program approved on a case by case basis. BA/BS students and BLS students follow different procedures for the approval. For more information about these procedures.


Undergraduate students may also pursue a minor. All minors are approved by the Curriculum Committee and must adhere to General Requirements for Minors. For more information about minors.

The University also offers a number of graduate programs in Business and Education.

Undergraduate Majors

Undergraduate Minors and Certificates


American Studies  Applied Mathematics
Anthropology  Asian Studies
Art History  Biology
Biology  Business French
Business Administration  Business German
Chemistry  Business Spanish
Chemistry – ACS Certified  Chemistry
Classics  Computer Science
Computer Science – Traditional Track  Data Science
Computer Science – Information Systems Concentration  Digital Studies
Economics  Economics
English  Environmental Sustainability
English – Creative Writing Concentration  French
Environmental Science  German
- Natural Science Concentration  Linguistics
- Social Science Concentration  Mathematics
French  Middle Eastern Studies
Geography  Museum Studies
Geology  Musical Theatre
German  Neuroscience
Historic Preservation  Physics
History  Security and Conflict Studies
Interdisciplinary  Social Justice
International Affairs  Urban Studies

Philosophy- Pre-


Law Concentration

Political Science
Spanish  Certificates
Studio Art   Geographic Information Science
Women’s and Gender Studies


The College of Education offers, as electives toward the bachelor’s degree, courses designed to prepare the liberal arts student to meet requirements for licensure as a teacher.

Full details for all courses of study in education are found in the education section of the Undergraduate Academic Catalog.

Course Areas

The following are areas in which the UMW offers courses but does not offer formal majors or minors.  In the case of pre-dental, pre-med, and pre-veterinarian areas, faculty advisors assist students in selecting the courses they should take in order to be well prepared for pursuing these career paths.

Arabic Greek  Pre-Dental
Chinese Health Education  Pre-Med
Communication Italian  Pre-Veterinarian
Dance Military Science* Undergraduate Research
First-Year Seminar Physical Education

*University of Mary Washington is an affiliate of the George Mason University Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Patriot Battalion.

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