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Achieve a depth of knowledge and a breadth of learning


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Education is a much more complex and dynamic process than once was understood, involving cultural, linguistic, and cognitive elements.



The Department of Music at Washington University was founded in 1946 and has since enriched the cultural and intellectual life of the university and the St. Louis area.


Music Major

As a music major, you will explore critical issues of tradition, individual composers, compositional craft, aesthetic interpretation, and music's social and cultural significance through a wide range of courses. In this varied course of study, music is approached as a liberal and fine art, rather than as an isolated, separate subject.



Many, if not most, of the nation’s and the world’s most significant social problems have an economic dimension. The Department of Economics at Washington University in St.


Jewish, Islamic, and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

The Department of Jewish, Islamic, and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (JINELC) at Washington University is highly interdisciplinary and aims to explore the historical experience, literary, religious, and cultural expression, and political and material life of the Jewish, Islamic, and Near Ea


Comparative Literature

Comparative literature transcends borders in order to engage with great works of literature from different places and times.


Art History and Archaeology

The Department of Art History and Archaeology at Washington University has a rich past and a vibrant present. One of the oldest art history programs west of the Mississippi, the department was an important force in establishing recognition for art history outside of the eastern United States.


Germanic Languages and Literatures

The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Washington University offers a diverse and challenging program of study that entails both the attainment of a proficiency in the language and a critical engagement with the history, culture, politics, and society in German-speaking countries