A major comprises a set of courses of demonstrated intellectual rigor and depth in a specific discipline. While completing a major, you will develop skills in writing, communication, and information technology appropriate to that discipline. You will also complete a capstone requirement that will allow you to integrate knowledge and skills learned while completing your major through a culminating project appropriate to the field.
An emphasis is a course of study providing a particular focus or degree of specialization within the context of a particular major. Typically, you complete an emphasis by using elective courses within the major to provide the degree of specialization.
Academic minors are courses of study that provide less depth than the major. A minor may provide focused study within a discipline or from across more than one discipline.
Dual-degree degree programs allow a student to capitalize on the strengths of the liberal arts education offered by W&J while pursuing certain professional interests. Students in these programs complete specific graduation requirements at W&J, often in just three years, and then commence study in an accredited graduate or professional program. The student is then eligible for a bachelor of arts degree from W&J, in addition to being eligible for a second degree from the other institution.
These programs support and advise students interested in gaining admission to professional school after completing their degree at W&J.
W&J gives students the chance to explore numerous subject areas not formally associated with a specific course of study. Students may take these courses to satisfy graduation requirements or simply to satisfy their own curiosity.