Housed in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Physics, the astronomy and astrophysics program includes coursework on the origins of the cosmos, life in the universe and space astrophysics.
Athletic trainers are unique health care professionals who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses.
Developed by GW’s College of Professional Studies, this bachelor’s degree completion program is for the individual who currently holds an associate's degree or has earned at least 60 credit hours toward their undergraduate degree.
As one of the natural science departments in GW’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, biological sciences explores the science of life, from biomolecules to ecosystems. Faculty members are engaged in research on campus and around the world, regularly collaborating with other leading researchers at the National Institutes of Health and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.
Students engage in cutting-edge research alongside expert faculty and graduate students studying problems of critical importance to our world. Housed in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, GW’s chemistry program provides a hands-on approach to modern laboratory practices and instrumentation supported by a balanced introduction to the basic divisions of chemistry that emphasizes problem-solving skills.
GW is proud to partner with the U.S. Navy to tailor an academic program that allows Independent Duty Corpsman to enhance their medical care skills and be eligible for promotion.
This field continues to evolve. New discoveries and practices open career opportunities in the development of products—including drugs, devices, biologics and vaccines—and treatments to improve patient health.
GW contracts with the Army Medical Department Center and School to provide educational services for the Interservice Cytotechnology Program. The program educates military personnel on the science of human cells.
The study of economics investigates the consequences of scarcity, which forces people, organizations and governments to choose among competing objectives. Economics looks at these choices and how they affect the production of goods and services, market prices, national output, unemployment, inflation, economic growth and the use and distribution of resources within and across nations.
This program prepares EMS providers for leadership roles as initial supervisors, mid-level managers and administrators, encompassing emergency preparedness, incident management, deployment, disaster response, special operations, injury prevention and homeland security.
Part of GW’s Department of Geography in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, the environmental studies program offers coursework related to sustainability with an emphasis on the science of the environment. It includes a variety of offerings in the social sciences, physical and life sciences, and the humanities. The program serves as preparation for analyzing broad-based environmental and development policy, both domestically and internationally.
GW’s program offers outstanding educational and professional opportunities. We prepare undergraduates to become skilled in the basic exercise and/or nutritional sciences in order for them to practice these skills in a laboratory-, clinic-, school-, or community-based environment.
A geographic information system (GIS) captures, analyzes, stores and presents data linked to location. Housed in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Geography, the geographic information systems program covers geographic data acquisition, geospatial database construction and management, spatial analysis and geovisualization.
Geological sciences’ faculty members are engaged in research on the geology and paleontology of the Appalachian and Rocky mountains, Asia and elsewhere. They collaborate with scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey and other international organizations. Research scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey, environmental firms, the Smithsonian Institution and other agencies in the Washington, D.C., area augment the full-time faculty, providing a broad capability for education and hands-on training.
Entry-level military personnel are eligible to earn an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree after successfully completing the 60-hour health science laboratory certificate program through our contract with the U.S. Army or Navy.
The GW Department of Mathematics is committed to high-quality teaching and research. The undergraduate mathematics major has three tracks: pure, applied and computational. Each is designed to give students a solid background in the theory and practice of modern mathematics.
Bachelors’ degrees provide students with broad-based knowledge in clinical and basic sciences so they may immediately enter the field as laboratory scientists providing health care research and support.
GW partnered with Shenandoah University’s (SU) Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy to design a program that facilitates real-world experiences in drug development, genomics, pharmacology, toxicology, and drug policy. Students experience an exciting lab-based curriculum—both in class and online.
Through GW’s physics program, you can study the fundamental laws discovered in physics and see how they apply to all the sciences and the world in which we live. Physics is part of the natural, mathematical and biomedical sciences discipline in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. Through courses ranging from classical mechanics to electromagnetic theory, the physics program aims to strengthen students’ abilities to use mathematical logic, deductive reasoning, developed intuition and careful observation.
Psychology is one of the most popular majors at GW and the second largest undergraduate program in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. As part of the social and behavioral sciences division within the school, students are exposed to basic psychological theory. They develop research skills and learn how to approach issues within communities and societies.
GW is one of only a handful of schools that offers the full array of public health opportunities for our students; you can major or minor in Public Health, or take advantage of our five-year BS/MPH dual-degree program. Of course, all students may take Public Health classes even if you are not enrolled in one of our programs. Students must apply to our programs.
Statistics plays an important role throughout society, providing methodologies for making advances in medicine, genetics and other research arenas and for making decisions in business and public policy. At GW, students learn the reasoning and methods for analyzing and understanding data. They also explore how those skills can be applied to develop new initiatives. Statistics is one of the natural, mathematical and biomedical sciences programs in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences.