Ampersand Programs

Ampersand Programs are special multi-semester seminar programs open only to matriculating first-year students. An Ampersand Program combines a coherent, group-oriented learning experience with out-of-classroom activities while still allowing time for electives.

Ampersand Programs change each year and have included such topics as Biotech Explorers Pathway; Democracy and Myth in Ancient Greece; Encountering China; Examining America; Global Citizenship Program; History, Memory & Representation of the Holocaust; Literary Culture of Modern Ireland; Law and Society; Medicine and Society; Mind, Brain, Behavior; Pathfinder Fellows in Environmental Leadership; Phage Hunters; (Re)Imaging the Urban; Safe Asylum: Refugee Politics and Pathways; Text and Traditions; The Hallmarks of Cancer and Patient Care; Shakespeare’s Globe: All the World’s a Stage; Slavery's WashU: The Lives and Afterlives of Slavery at Washington University and in the St. Louis Region, 1853-Present; The History and Culture of the Venetian Republic; Theater as a Living Art; and Women in Science. Enrollment in each Ampersand Program is limited to ensure closely mentored personalized instruction. All Ampersand Programs constitute integrations and therefore fulfill one of the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree. Ampersand Programs are open to all Arts & Sciences students, regardless of their intended majors, and they complement any major or pre-professional curriculum.

Contact:Trevor Sangrey