Undergraduate Education

  • A memoir of Prague

    Study abroad programs are back, and with them comes the opportunity to become studious explorers in a new location. To see what adventures might await you on your own trip, join photographer Claire McCreery as she walks us through her time in the Czech Republic with the Comparative History of Ideas program, "History, Memory, and Human Rights in Central Europe.”

    The Daily
  • Opinion: There are too few women in computer science and engineering

    "Only 20 percent of computer science and 22 percent of engineering undergraduate degrees in the U.S. go to women. Women are missing out on flexible, lucrative and high-status careers. Society is also missing out on the potential contributions they would make to these fields, such as designing smartphone conversational agents that suggest help not only for heart attack symptoms but also for indicators of domestic violence," write Sapna Cheryan, professor of psychology at the UW; Andrew Meltzoff, professor of psychology and co-director of the UW Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences; and Allison Master, professor at the University of Houston.
    Scientific American
  • A Milestone for Integrated Social Sciences

    Integrated Social Sciences, ranked #2 among online bachelor's degree programs in the social sciences, graduated its 500th student this year. 

    August 2022 Perspectives
  • Arts & Sciences' Fab Four for 2022

    Four Dean's Medalists were selected by the College of Arts & Sciences for their varied and impressive work as UW undergraduates. 

    July 2022 Perspectives
  • With tuition up and enrollment down, many are asking, 'Is college worth it?'

    High schoolers across the state are gearing up for the ceremonial walk across the stage — the hand shake, the diploma, throwing their mortarboard into the air. And these new grads are prepping for the numerous times they’ll be asked, “So, what are you going to do next?” Sarah Stroup, professor of classics at the UW, is interviewed.

  • Celebrating Pride Month

    Celebrate Pride Month and the history, progress and power of the LGBTQIA+ community through a collection of works by College of Arts & Sciences faculty, students and alumni.

  • A Tlingit Leader in the Making

    Her exploration at the UW has led Stephanie Masterman (BA, American Indian Studies; Arctic Studies minor; 2022) to leadership roles in her tribal community.

    June 2022 Perspectives
  • A Fresh Voice in Theater

    Despite the pandemic, Darby Sherwood (BA, Drama; Political Science minor, 2022) graduated with a robust resume that includes directing, acting, and playwriting experience.

    June 2022 Perspectives
  • Networking for Change

    Will Sanchez (BA, Comparative History of Ideas, 2022) has developed connections to build on — with leaders in nonprofit, tech, and political circles.

    June 2022 Perspectives
  • A Passion Takes Root

    During her time at the UW, Ava Kloss-Schmidt (BS, Biology, 2022) has surrounded herself with plants — in a lab, in a greenhouse, and on mountaintops.

    June 2022 Perspectives
  • In Classics, a Different Take on Race

    A new Classics course looks at conceptions of race in antiquity and how ancient racial categories “put the arbitrariness of race as we know it into relief.”

    May 2022 Perspectives
  • Cool Courses for Autumn 2022

    It's time to think about autumn quarter course registration! Check out these cool Arts & Sciences courses to be offered this fall.

  • Connecting Promise Programs to Community College Transfer

    Anyone keeping an eye on the U.S. Congress senses that free community college across the country looks increasingly unlikely. However, one emerging model may provide a road map for other institutions. It’s the Path to UW — a transfer partnership between the Seattle Colleges Seattle Promise program and the University of Washington Seattle campus. The UW's Joslin Boroughs, associate director of undergraduate advising; Cynthia Caci, director of advising at the UW College of Arts and Sciences; and Michaelann Jundt, associate dean of undergraduate academic affairs, are quoted.

    Inside Higher Ed
  • Rome the Roller Coaster

    Communication major Jean Wong shares the ups and downs of her UW study abroad experience in Rome. 

    April 2022 Perspectives
  • A Digital Life for Print Texts

    While studying the impact of the digital revolution on texts, students created digital editions using print publications in UW Special Collections.

    April 2022 Perspectives