Academics

Choosing a major

Consider your interests: Which classes do you enjoy most?
Assess your abilities: What are your strengths and challenges?
Explore your options: Use the buttons below to explore UW majors, or search by keyword for what interests you.

Questions about direct to major or direct to college admissions? Get answers here.

Types of majors

There are three types of majors at the UW: open, minimum requirements and capacity-constrained. Your requested major on the application may be used as a factor in your admission decision. Learn more about admission to majors.

Areas of interest


With over 180 majors at the UW, many paths can lead from a single interest. The program that’s right for you might be one you haven’t considered (or even heard of) yet.


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