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COLLEGE PROFILE

Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA

Academic Calendar SystemQuarter
Summer SessionOffered
General Catalog/Bulletin

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

Undergraduate Majors
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Anthropology, Other
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Archeology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Canadian Studies
  • Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
  • Computer Teacher Education
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance, General
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Developmental and Child Psychology
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Drawing
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics, General
  • Economics, Other
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
  • Finance, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Human Services, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • Intermedia/Multimedia
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Journalism
  • Journalism, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Optics/Optical Sciences
  • Painting
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology, General
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Sculpture
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
 
Most Popular DisciplinesBusiness/marketing, Social sciences, Interdisciplinary studies, Visual and performing arts
Combined Liberal Arts/
Professional Degree Programs
None
Special ProgramsDouble major, Honors program, Independent study, Student-designed major, Teacher certification, Internships
Study AbroadOffered
Online DegreesSome online degree programs

CURRICULUM AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
ComputerNot required
Foreign LanguageNot required
Math/ScienceRequired for all students

FACULTY AND INSTRUCTION

Full-Time Faculty598
Part-Time Faculty330
Full-Time Faculty with
Ph.D./Terminal Degree
87%
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 25% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 12% of classes
Over 100 students: 4% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab
Class Size
2-9 students: 8% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 22% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 51% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 7% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 8% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs

ADVANCED PLACEMENT

International BaccalaureateAccepted
Advanced Placement (AP) ExaminationsAccepted for placement and credit
Sophomore StandingAvailable through AP examinations

ACADEMIC RESOURCES

Libraries
Library Available on CampusYes
Holdings1,142,988
Computing
Computer OwnershipStudents not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus2708
Internet/E-mail AccessNot reported

ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES

Remedial Instruction 
TutoringAvailable
Services for Learning
Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically
Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL EDUCATION

Master's Degrees Offered
Master of Professional Accounting, Master of Music, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master in Teaching
Master's Programs of Study
  • Adult Education
  • Anthropology
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Communication Disorders
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Marine Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
Doctoral Degrees Offered
Not reported
Doctoral Programs of Study
Not reported
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.55 3.85 630 631 27
Low 2.55 3.00 420 540 19
High 4.00 4.75 760 700 32
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