Exploration, critical thinking and discovery are at the core of the academic experience.

We challenge you to push the boundaries of learning, creating new knowledge and understanding for an ever-changing world.

Degrees, Majors and Programs

Through our seven schools, we provide you with opportunities for in-depth study in a range of subjects, as well as for collaboration across disciplines. We offer more than 90 fields of study and 1,500 courses. With our interdisciplinary approach, you will be able to fully explore your interests and follow your passions.


World-Class Faculty

Pratim Biswas

Our great faculty attract outstanding students. And our great students inspire the best faculty. Together, we continue making life-changing discoveries and providing leadership in our fields and communities.

Pratim Biswas, PhD, received the 2015 Lawrence K. Cecil Award in Environmental Chemical Engineering from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Global Education

Washington University infuses global awareness into all aspects of education and supports innovative research and bold entrepreneurial activity around the world. We offer international collaboration, research and learning opportunities that empower students, faculty and staff to create global impact.


“It really helps to study why a region is so important and so fragile and needs to be protected — then to go see it and actually touch it.”

Ray Arvidson, PhD, James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor



Our libraries, essential in meeting the needs of our students and scholars, cultivate intellectual growth, foster creative exploration and enrich our community’s scholarly pursuits.


John M. Olin Library is a 197,000-square-foot research library housing humanities, social sciences, engineering, and special collections; a technology center; Whispers Café; extended-hours study space; reading rooms; lounges; and small-group studies.