Find Programs

Last updated: August 11, 2022

Overview

MyPlan’s program exploration feature provides students with a central place to browse, compare, and assess undergraduate degree programs at the UW. You can browse undergraduate degree programs by Areas of Study and Schools or Colleges, filter programs by admission type and major/minor/certificate, view degree requirements for degree programs, and view college and department contact information.

Find Programs

Step 1. Select or verify your campus

Screenshot of the Find Programs page with the campus selection section highlighted at the top of the page.
For current students, program exploration defaults to the campus where you are enrolled. To change campuses, select change campus and select your desired campus.

For prospective students, select your desired campus to explore programs specific to that campus.

Step 2. Search programs by ‘Schools or Colleges’, ‘Areas of Study’, or keywords

Screenshot of the Find Programs page with the different filter highlighted and the dropdown expanded.

When you enter MyPlan’s program exploration feature, by default all UW undergraduate programs will display. You can search programs by Schools or Colleges or Areas of Study. Searching by School or College allows you to select programs by the associated school or department, such as “College of Arts & Sciences”. Areas of Study allows you to browse programs by a topic that interests you, such as “Education” or “Biological and Biomedical Sciences”. The Search tab allows you to search for programs by keywords.

Step 3. Apply filters

Screenshot of the Find Programs page with the left sidebar filters highlighted

Refine your search by selecting any of the filters listed on the left hand side of the search results. You can filter by Program Type, Admission Type, or Department.

Step 4. Review Programs

Based on your search filters, you will see programs that match your criteria.
Screenshot of the search results categorized by departments. Department info and bookmark stars are highlighted.

  • Bookmarking programs: Bookmark programs to view later by selecting the star icon listed to the right of the program title. You can also bookmark the program from the program overview page.
  • Viewing department details: Select the “Department Info” link which displays contact information for the department, including email address and social media links.
    A screenshot of a modal pop-up that displays the department, address, phone number, website link, email, social media links, and description of the department

Step 5. View program overview

Select a program you would like to explore further by clicking the title. The program overview page displays the program description, degrees offered, and program admission type.
Screenshot of the Biology program overview.

Step 6. View degree details

On the program overview page, you may see one or several degree options for that program. Each degree has a link at the bottom for Degree Requirements.
Screenshot of a degree in Biology with the "Degree Requirements" link highlighted.
Click Degree Requirements to view additional information and degree requirements.
Screenshot of the popup when degree requirements is clicked.

Step 7. Run a degree or plan audit

If you are a current student, you can select the ‘Degree Audit’ link from the degree details page to run a degree audit and check your current progress towards that degree. You can also select the ‘Plan Audit’ link to audit any planned courses.