Undergraduate Programs

College is a journey. Draw your own road map.

At William & Mary, we believe our students deserve a one-of-a-kind education.

Our students and faculty engage in a four-year intellectual conversation — a journey of discovery — that begins in the classroom and extends into the theatre, laboratories, communities and the furthest reaches of the globe. You’ll graduate with the knowledge and experience to engage your future on your own terms.

Through our undergraduate program you will engage the range of human knowledge across dozens of departments and programs — from neuroscience to Elizabethan poetry to algorithms. Our core College Curriculum extends through all four years, helping you explore, create and connect ideas across the disciplines.

When it’s time to declare your major, you can choose from programs in Arts & Sciences as well as majors in the Raymond A. Mason School of Business and a secondary major in the William & Mary School of Education, or design your own major. Some of our interdisciplinary majors — like Global Studies, Environmental Science and Policy, Film and Media Studies, and Africana Studies — were inspired by student interest and demand. View W&M's Majors & Minors.

The hallmark of a W&M education — no matter which major you choose — is the high level of student engagement that often translates into independent study, faculty-mentored student research projects, or even opportunities to become full-fledged members of research initiatives by the faculty.

Another way to experience in-depth, independent research is through departmental honors, working with a faculty advisor and defending your research project or thesis before a faculty committee. For incoming and current students who have demonstrated exceptionally strong academic skills, we’ve designed generous programs to provide the financial and faculty support for summer research projects and beyond.

Start planning the roadmap to your degree today. Find out more about William & Mary’s unique undergraduate offerings: