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Admission to WWU Majors

While many academic programs are open to all interested students, others are selective and require a separate application process, completion of prerequisite course work, and/or an elevated grade point average. Admission to the University does not guarantee admission to particular majors nor assure enrollment in specific courses.

Prior to confirming you intent to enroll at Western, you should familiarize yourself with the steps required to declare your intended major. Access to prerequisites at Western may be limited, so it is in your best interest to have as much prerequisite coursework completed as possible prior to enrolling at Western. This is particularly important for students who will enter Western with 90 credits or more. Access to upper-division major courses may be restricted to declared majors during the initial phase of registration and some courses may be available to majors only. Therefore, by declaring your major early you will be best able to take full advantage of all the academic opportunities available at Western.

The Academic Planning pages in the Transfer Planning Guide are designed to acquaint you with program prerequisites, course recommendations, and admissions requirements for each of Western's programs and majors. To receive a paper copy of this publication, submit the online information request form.

Western's Academic Advising Center, which serves as a resource for undecided students enrolled at Western, also provides easy access to departmental advising information and everything you need to know about major preparation and major declaration. Major Planning Guides for individual Western majors are available.

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