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Undergraduate Study Options

The George Washington University offers students a breadth and depth of learning opportunities that are integrated not only with one another, but also with the rich resources of the nation’s capital. For our students, GW’s wide range of majors and undergraduate courses are just the beginning. Our outstanding study options include:

Combined Degrees

GW’s combined degree programs offer exceptional students with a clear sense of direction an opportunity to accelerate their studies through compressed coursework, reducing the number of years required to earn an advanced degree.

University Honors

For a select group of GW students, the University Honors Program enhances the educational experience through intellectual engagement with each other and their faculty mentors, special problem-based seminars and classes and intensified academic challenge.

Preparing for Law or Medicine

GW advocates a strong and broad liberal arts education as a foundation for students preparing for law and medicine. Advisers in the Office of Undergraduate Studies assist students in matching their majors and interests with courses that may be helpful in graduate school—or required for most medical schools.

Academic Housing

GW students can make their housing an eye-opening extension of the educational experience through living and learning cohorts. These are student-led interest groups within a house that connect the living experience with academic pursuits and self-exploration.

Summer Opportunities

GW offers an integrated array of resources for students from both GW and other universities who want to make the most of their summer months— through courses on campus, online and abroad, as well as through access to Washington’s numerous world-class institutions.

To begin examining the countless possibilities that will shape your academic vision, use GW’s Explore Tool—a guide to the full spectrum of courses, majors and concentrations.