Nearly one-third of Art students pursue combined studies—dual degrees, second majors, and minors in other undergraduate divisions at Washington University. These academic investigations result in work informed by anthropology, architecture, biology, marketing, history, linguistic studies, computer science, and countless other subjects. The broad-based knowledge, professional depth, and creative flexibility that result from this experience benefit our students and distinguish our alumni.
Art students may earn a second major in the College of Arts & Sciences, the Olin Business School, or the School of Engineering & Applied Science (Computer Science) while completing the requirements for the BFA degree. If you choose to take advantage of this option, you will graduate with a BFA degree with two majors: one in art and one in another school. You must successfully complete all of the degree requirements for the BFA and all of the requirements for the second major. The second major option can be completed within four years if careful planning begins during the first year. If you are interested in this option, you should consult with the Associate Dean of Students or the Assistant Dean/Registrar of the College of
Students may pursue a second bachelor's degree from another division within the University. To do so, you must satisfactorily complete all of the degree requirements in both schools; generally, this takes five years.