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The College of Arts & Sciences

Forgeyour Future

Don't just prepare for the future – prepare to create it. At the College of Arts & Sciences, disciplines collide, preparing you to generate new thinking across industries.

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The Breakdown

We've got the numbers. Take a closer look at our stats to see how we stack up.

  • graduates who complete within four years or less

    average mid-career salary

    countries for study abroad

    undergraduate majors and programs

How are you Creating your Future?

Kawika Kalama - Religious Studies | Civic Communication and Media - 2021
Max Berner-Hays - Psychology - 2021
Gianna Marchese - Economics & MBA - 2022
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Experience the New Liberal Arts

Dynamic. Practical. Connected. We don’t just prepare you for the future. We show you how to shape it.

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From the Heart of the Pacific Northwest

Adventure starts here. Be close to the forests, coasts, mountains, and cities of the Pacific Northwest.

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  • 1859

    First Graduate

    In a time when women were frequently barred from college, Emily York is Willamette's first graduate.

  • 1976

    First female elected official

    A political powerhouse and trailblazer, Norma Paulus advanced women’s rights, education and environmental protection. In 1976, she became the first woman to be elected to statewide office in Oregon as secretary of state.

  • 1997

    Special Teams

    Liz Heaston was the first female to play and score in a college football game. Since 1997, Willamette has had two more female kickers.

  • 1935

    First Black graduate

    George Cannady was a Senior Scholar who was involved in football and track. He later became an attorney in Los Angeles and died in 1968.

  • 2017

    Resilience Baked In

    Carina Corner has grown through her experiences of cancer and navigating a sighted-world as a blind person. She's founded a Scandinavian-inspired, vegan bakery in Beaverton where she employs people with disabilities.