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Academics & Majors

Graduation Statistics

92%

graduate within six years
  • 93% within eight years
  • 85% within four years
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384 Graduates
Whitman College offers bachelors degrees.
Bachelor's

Faculty Overview

394 Faculty
Full Time
  • 215 Instructional
  • 14 Research
  • 0 Public Service
Part Time
  • 151 Instructional
  • 14 Research
  • 0 Public Service

Study Options

Study Abroad Opportunities

This college has programs to study and gain cultural experiences in countries around the world.

Reviews Academic Rigor
  • Geneva
  • 5
  • Whitman is well known for its rigorous academics. To start with all freshmen must take an encounters course, which includes the study of texts most people would not have studied…

  • Nov-13-2010 Read More
  • Diana from Walla Walla, WA
  • 5
  • I can honestly say I have grown so much in the past year both in and out of the classroom. I am academically stimulated and challenged in my courses but…

  • Jul-31-2011 Read More

Programs & Majors

Graduates in 2009/2010 academic year.

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies Bachelor
Asian Studies/Civilization 5
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other 7
Latin American Studies 3
Biological and Biomedical Sciences Bachelor
Biochemistry/Biophysics and Molecular Biology 12
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other 1
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 24
Environmental Biology 9
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Bachelor
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric 16
English Language and Literature/Letters Bachelor
English Language and Literature, General 29
Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 6
French Language and Literature 5
German Language and Literature 1
Spanish Language and Literature 13
History Bachelor
History, General 22
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities Bachelor
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 8
Mathematics and Statistics Bachelor
Applied Mathematics 3
Mathematics, General 5
Mathematics, Other 5
Philosophy and Religious Studies Bachelor
Philosophy 11
Religion/Religious Studies 8
Physical Sciences Bachelor
Astrophysics 1
Chemistry, General 14
Geochemistry 1
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other 4
Geology/Earth Science, General 6
Geophysics and Seismology 1
Physics, General 1
Physics, Other 1
Psychology Bachelor
Psychology, General 28
Social Sciences Bachelor
Anthropology 3
Economics, General 27
Economics, Other 1
Political Science and Government, General 32
Political Science and Government, Other 9
Social Sciences, Other 7
Sociology 14
Visual and Performing Arts Bachelor
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 4
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 8
Fine/Studio Arts, General 17
Music History, Literature, and Theory 2
Music Performance, General 5
Music Theory and Composition 1
Music, General 4