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The academic heart of GW and home of the engaged liberal arts.



GW Columbian College of Arts and Sciences students in varying subjects

As an undergraduate in Columbian College, you are in a unique position to maximize your #OnlyatGW experience. From exclusive academic courses to enriching research opportunities, Columbian College is dedicated to providing you with experiential and engaged learning experiences both in and outside the classroom. And, with more than 160 majors, minors and combined degree programs (bachelor’s + master’s), we offer a program of study suited for virtually every interest.

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"My undergraduate experience at GW has been filled with impactful moments, individuals and experiences so it is hard to pinpoint just one. I feel very fortunate to have been able to meet so many amazing and uplifting individuals through my time in the direct GW community."

Halea Kerr-Layton
BA '19, Spanish & Latin American Language,
Literatures and Cultures


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