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.

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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