Washington College - Bachelor's Degree

Founded under the patronage of George Washington, Washington College is one of the nation's leading liberal arts institutions, located in the historic town of Chestertown on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

School Description

Washington College is the 10th oldest institution of higher learning in the country. Maryland granted Washington College its charter in 1782. George Washington supported the founding of the college by consenting to have the "College at Chester" named in his honor. Washington College was the first college chartered after American independence. The school became coeducational in 1891.

Bachelor Programs

  • 300 Washington Ave, Chestertown, MD 21620, United States

    Accountancy

    USD 42,844 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the profession or duties of an accountant. The curriculum focuses on the process by which financial information about a business is recorded, classified, summarised, interpreted and communicated

  • 300 Washington Ave, Chestertown, MD 21620, United States

    American Studies

    USD 42,844 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of one or more of the Hispanic peoples of the North and South American Continents outside Canada and the United States, including the study of the Pre-Columbian period and the flow of immigrants from other societies.

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    Anthropology

    USD 42,844 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human beings, their antecedents and related primates, and their cultural behavior and institutions, in comparative perspective. Includes instruction in biological/physical anthropology, primatology, human paleontology and prehistoric archeology, hominid evolution, anthropological linguistics, ethnography, ethnology, ethnohistory, socio-cultural anthropology, psychological anthropology, research methods, and applications to areas such as medicine, forensic pathology, museum studies, and international affairs.

  • 300 Washington Ave, Chestertown, MD 21620, United States

    Art History

    USD 42,844 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the study of the historical development of art as social and intellectual phenomenon, the analysis of works of art, and art conservation. Includes instruction in the theory of art, art history research methods, connoisseurship, the preservation and conservation of works of art, and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

  • 300 Washington Ave, Chestertown, MD 21620, United States

    Biology

    USD 42,844 Tuition Fee

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

  • 300 Washington Ave, Chestertown, MD 21620, United States

    Chemistry

    USD 42,844 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

  • 300 Washington Ave, Chestertown, MD 21620, United States

    Computer Science

    USD 42,844 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

  • 300 Washington Ave, Chestertown, MD 21620, United States

    Dance

    USD 42,844 Tuition Fee

    A general program that prepares individuals to express ideas, feelings, and/or inner visions through the performance of one or more of the dance disciplines, including but not limited to ballet, modern, jazz, ethnic, and folk dance, and that focuses on the study and analysis of dance as a cultural phenomenon. Includes instruction in technique, choreography, Laban notation, dance history and criticism, and dance production.

  • 300 Washington Ave, Chestertown, MD 21620, United States

    Economics

    USD 42,844 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

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    Education

    USD 42,844 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

  • 300 Washington Ave, Chestertown, MD 21620, United States

    Engineering

    USD 42,844 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the solution of practical problems.

  • 300 Washington Ave, Chestertown, MD 21620, United States

    English

    USD 42,844 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the structure and use of the English language and dialects, speech, writing, and various aspects of the literatures and cultures of the English-speaking peoples.

  • 300 Washington Ave, Chestertown, MD 21620, United States

    History

    USD 42,844 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

  • 300 Washington Ave, Chestertown, MD 21620, United States

    Humanities

    USD 42,844 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on combined studies and research in the humanities subjects as distinguished from the social and physical sciences, emphasizing languages, literatures, art, music, philosophy and religion.

  • 300 Washington Ave, Chestertown, MD 21620, United States

    Information Systems

    USD 42,844 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to provide and manage data systems and related facilities for processing and retrieving internal business information; select systems and train personnel; and respond to external data requests. Includes instruction in cost and accounting information systems, management control systems, personnel information systems, data storage and security, business systems networking, report preparation, computer facilities and equipment operation and maintenance, operator supervision and training, and management information systems policy and planning.

  • 300 Washington Ave, Chestertown, MD 21620, United States

    International Relations

    USD 42,844 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of international politics and institutions, and the conduct of diplomacy and foreign policy. Includes instruction in international relations theory, foreign policy analysis, international law and organization, the comparative study of specific countries and regions, and the theory and practice of diplomacy.

  • 300 Washington Ave, Chestertown, MD 21620, United States

    Management

    USD 42,844 Tuition Fee

    A program that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to adapt in a rapidly changing, dynamic, and competitive global marketplace

  • 300 Washington Ave, Chestertown, MD 21620, United States

    Mathematics

    USD 42,844 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • 300 Washington Ave, Chestertown, MD 21620, United States

    Music

    USD 42,844 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

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    Nursing

    USD 42,844 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

  • 300 Washington Ave, Chestertown, MD 21620, United States

    Performing Arts

    USD 42,844 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the creation and interpretation of works and performances that use auditory, kinesthetic, and visual phenomena to express ideas and emotions in various forms, subject to aesthetic criteria.

  • 300 Washington Ave, Chestertown, MD 21620, United States

    Pharmacy

    USD 42,844 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent or employed practice of preparing and dispensing drugs and medications in consultation with prescribing physicians and other health care professionals, and for managing pharmacy practices and counseling patients. Includes instruction in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacognosy, pharmacy practice, pharmacy administration, applicable regulations, and professional standards and ethics.

  • 300 Washington Ave, Chestertown, MD 21620, United States

    Philosophy

    USD 42,844 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

  • 300 Washington Ave, Chestertown, MD 21620, United States

    Physics

    USD 42,844 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of matter and energy, and the formulation and testing of the laws governing the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Includes instruction in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mechanics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, quantitative methods, and laboratory methods.

  • 300 Washington Ave, Chestertown, MD 21620, United States

    Political Science

    USD 42,844 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

  • 300 Washington Ave, Chestertown, MD 21620, United States

    Psychology

    USD 42,844 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

  • 300 Washington Ave, Chestertown, MD 21620, United States

    Religious Education

    USD 42,844 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the theory and practice of providing educational services to members of faith communities, within the context of a particular religion, and that prepares individuals to serve as religious educators. Includes instruction in planning and teaching lessons, organizing and supervising instructional activities, designing and developing instructional materials, and administering religious education programs and facilities.

  • 300 Washington Ave, Chestertown, MD 21620, United States

    Sociology

    USD 42,844 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

  • 300 Washington Ave, Chestertown, MD 21620, United States

    Studies in Law

    USD 42,844 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals for the legal profession, for related support professions and professional legal research, and focus on the study of legal issues in non-professional programs.

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  • US News (Liberal Arts)
    US News (Liberal Arts) 96
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 460

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum SAT 1040
  • Minimum ACT 24

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    Established in 1782

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    In 2015, Washington College was ranked by The Princeton Review as 16th in the United States for "Colleges With The Happiest Students In 2015-16"

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          • Testimony
            1963-1967, Bachelor of Science

            I left Washington college in 1967 with a BS in Organic Chemistry. I got a job with EI DuPont and continued employment there for the next 43 years culminating in a role as Sales Head for a $30B corporation. Upon arrival, I felt adrift in a sea of chemical engineers from big name schools. How would I survive and prosper in this very competitive environment? YYThe answer was clear ... clear written and spoken communications. I discovered that the only thing more important than knowing/understanding something was the ability to express this knowledge and its consequences in a clear and powerful fashion. This skill was not one generally possessed by my peers with technical degrees from big engineering schools. The communication skills I learned at Washington College enabled me to standout as an articulate and effective communicator, attributes that are admired and rewarded in the corporate world. Skills that are as rare as they are valuable.

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            1961-1964, Bachelor of Arts

            The entire experience at Washington College-academic and social-involved learning to listen, think and to express yourself so that you could be understood. The essence of the liberal arts education at WC is to see the connections between things and people across lines that are normally drawn and not crossed.

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            1970-1974, Bachelor of Arts

            What I value most about Washington College and still hold dear to this day, is having learned to appreciate and better understand the complexities and dynamics of our challenging and ever changing world. That has tremendous value for me and highlights one of the principal benefits of an excellent liberal arts education.