At W&L, students enjoy small classes and close relationships with professors, while choosing from a remarkable variety of majors and minors, courses, and in-depth study opportunities a spectrum of options usually found only at large universities.

Students have access to study abroad, accredited journalism and business programs, and independent or collaborative research. Outside of class, on a beautiful and historic campus, they form a lively and supportive community.

Majors and Minors

Areas of Study
We offer 36 majors and 37 minors. You’ll be encouraged to dive in, explore, and discover connections that will broaden your perspective, enrich your education, and lend depth to your experience.

A Liberal Arts University

Educational Philosophy
We augment the liberal arts and sciences with offerings not commonly found at a small college. Our core curriculum, combined with the breadth of our course catalog, encourages students to make connections across disciplines.

Ways We're Different

Distinctive Programming
We offer programs that support the education of the whole person for students who are intellectually curious, eager to engage with communities, inclined to critical thinking and prepared to lead lives of consequence.