Academic Programs

  • Asian Studies

    The Asian Studies major equips Whitman students with the knowledge, skills and cultural tools they need to become service-minded global citizens and leaders.

  • Gender Studies

    Gender studies courses focus upon gender identity and gendered representation as central categories of analysis.

  • Global Studies Initiative

    The Global Studies Initiative seeks to address historical and contemporary interconnections to enable Whitman students — future humanitarians, teachers, diplomats and business people — to interact effectively and meaningfully with people from all corners of the world.

  • Language Learning Center

    The Language Learning Center provides support to anyone in the Whitman community who either speaks a foreign language or is seeking to acquire or improve skills in a foreign language.

  • Race and Ethnic Studies

    Race and Ethnic Studies brings together students and faculty interested in exploring ideas about race and ethnicity with analytical tools and approaches developed in a range of academic disciplines.

  • Religion

    The Religion program's objectives are to convey knowledge in Asian Religions, Modern Western Religious Thought, Near Eastern Religion, and Religion in America, and to develop students' analytical, interpretive and communication skills.

  • Semester in the West

    Semester in the West is an interdisciplinary field program focusing on public lands conservation and rural life in the interior American West.

  • State of the State for Washington Latinos

    The State of the State for Washington Latinos is a community-based research project at Whitman College.