Whitman College

Whitman College is a four-year undergraduate liberal arts college with roughly 1,500 students and a staff of 200. The college is located in Walla, Walla, Washington. Whitman is regionally accredited through Northwest Association of School and Colleges to award bachelor's degrees. The college is recognized for being the first colleges in the United States to require comprehensive exams for all its students before graduation.

Curriculum and coursework at Whitman focuses almost exclusively on the liberal arts. Once students have completed all general education courses during their first year, they can declare a major in one of 42 fields and, if they choose, complete a minor in one of 46 areas of study. Students can also choose to develop their own "self design" major as Whitman provides quite a bit of flexibility within their independent studies program. The most popular fields of study at Whitman are Economics, English and Politics. The college also has a very strong undergraduate science program.

Whitman has strategic partnerships with several other universities whereby enabling Whitman students to participate in various dual-degree programs. Academic partnerships with Columbia University, the California Institute of Technology, University of Washington, Duke University, and Washington University allow students to complete a master's degree in engineering, an MBA, a B.S. in Oceanography, or master's degree in elementary education in conjunction with their B.A. from Whitman Universty.

General Information

Phone Number: (509) 527-5111
Address: 345 Boyer Ave, Walla Walla, Washington 99362
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Size: Small ( 1,500+ undergrad )
Award Levels: Batchelor's
In-State Tuition $ 36,677
Out-of-State Tuition $ 36,692
Online Degrees Offered: NO
Student-to-Faculty Ration: 10 to 1
Website Address: www.whitman.edu

Majors and Degrees

Majors/Degrees BS/BA
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biology Biological Sciences
Environmental Biology
Neurobiology and Neurosciences
Communication and Journalism
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
General Engineering
English Language and Literature Letters
English Language and Literature
Ethnic, Cultural and Group Studies
Asian Studies
Ethnic, Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
Latin American Studies
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities
Humanities Humanistic Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Geological and Earth Sciences Geosciences
Geology Earth Science
Geophysics and Seismology
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Drama and Dramatics Theatre Arts
Fine Studio Arts
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Performance
Music Theory and Composition

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