Why Arts & Sciences at Northwestern?
We help students develop into leaders with the knowledge and skills to navigate a rapidly changing world.
Interdisciplinary thinking for a complex world.
Take a Northwestern Direction
With 26 academic departments offering majors in 47 fields as well as 46 minors, your options are vast.
Weinberg College's 26 academic departments span the range of disciplines in the arts and sciences. From humanities to social sciences to the natural sciences, the College's departments foster rigorous interdisciplinary thinking and world-changing scholarship.
Chemistry Professor Fraser Stoddart was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Working with molecular machines, Stoddart and his colleagues have opened up a new field of chemistry in the past 25 years.
Our 47 major options are broad, particularly when paired with another major, a minor, or even a degree at another Northwestern school. And, if your interests don't fit into an existing major, you can work with professors to create a customized field of study.
Ever-Evolving Areas of Study:
For sheer challenge, for ambitious intellectual reach and for bonding over big questions, you won't find anything quite like the special programs at Weinberg College. When you are accepted into a special program, you become part of a close-knit community of students and professors who push, inspire, and support you.
Masters & PhD Programs
Our 30 graduate programs offer graduate degrees and certificates, including some accelerated bachelor's/master's degree options. Our graduate students participate in research across the University and fund research through competitive fellowships and grants.
Interdisciplinary Graduate Clusters:
Weinberg College operates on the quarter system, and students typically take four courses each quarter. That gives you the chance to explore a variety of academic disciplines, the hallmark of a liberal arts education, as well as your area of concentration.
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Whether you are an incoming first-year student or transfer to Weinberg College, find the information you need.
Meet Our Students
The Perfect Combination.
Ask students why they chose the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University, and that phrase will almost invariably emerge.
The Classroom and Beyond
Experience all the College has to offer our students. Take advantage of life-changing courses, research projects, study abroad, and more. As you progress toward your degree, use the website to track requirements and take advantage of College advising and support.
Discover What's Happening at the College
Stay informed about news, accomplishments and events.
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Seligman, an anthropologist, has been awarded a $102,000 research grant to study “Cultures of Care: Exploring Inequalities in Mental Health Services Among Mexican American Youth.”
Manfred H. Vogel Memorial Lecture in Judaic Studies - “The Jewish Encounter with American Freedom: A New Variation on an Old Theme”
5:00 PM, McCormick Foundation Center, Forum room, 1870 Campus Drive
Tony Michels presents. No theme has loomed larger in the scholarship on American Jews than freedom. Historians, and the Jewish community more generally, tend to agree that liberties established by the Constitution, starting with freedom of religion, have enabled Jews to flourish in the U. S. like nowhere else. Why has freedom come to dominate our understanding of the American Jewish experience? And does the notion of American Jewish uniqueness offer the most useful way to understand the Jewish past?
6:00 PM, Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh, 40 Arts Circle Drive
Artist Kristine Aono, whose work is featured in the Block Museum of Art's exhibition, If You Remember, I'll Remember, will be joined by Laura Fugikawa and Kelly Wisecup in a discussion about material, cultural, and psychological debts and reparations in the Native American and Japanese American context.