Washington and Lee University requires at least 120 credits to complete a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at Washington and Lee, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. Washington and Lee accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, Washington and Lee does not offer classes during the summer.
NOTE: Around 94% of students who start college at Washington and Lee graduate within six years.
Washington and Lee offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Washington and Lee may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Washington and Lee has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are required to fulfill a language requirement
Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.
Reminder: Check with Washington and Lee directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Washington and Lee students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Washington and Lee.
Student Designed Majors
Washington and Lee allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.
Washington and Lee does not require a senior project for all students.
Double Majoring at Washington and Lee
Washington and Lee offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Declaring a double major may require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.
✅ Washington and Lee offers services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
❌ Washington and Lee does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.
✅ Washington and Lee offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ Washington and Lee offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Washington and Lee.
❌ Washington and Lee does not require an internship for any students.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.
The main library on campus is the James G. Leyburn Library and there are 2 other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.
Washington and Lee does not have any dual degree programs available for students.
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does Washington and Lee have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Washington and Lee has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Washington and Lee include:
•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
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