Academics

What Will You Discover?

At Western, you will be encouraged to explore your academic interests, challenged to think critically, and will gain the knowledge and skills you’ll need to make your mark on campus and in the world.

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The Western Difference

Western is an academically rigorous institution that is neither too large, nor too small. A 16,000-student campus with classes that average 27 students and 175+ majors to choose from, Western provides the benefits of a small liberal arts college with the academic opportunities and campus resources you would expect from one of the largest universities in Washington. You will receive a well-rounded and transformative education that thrives on curiosity and determination, and fosters close working relationships with faculty and other students.

Choose from 175+ Majors

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Challenge Your Inner Scholar

Western's selective Honors Program brings high-achieving students and outstanding faculty together in a small and highly-interactive learning community. Honors isn't more work – it's different work. Honors classes provide the opportunity to explore thought-provoking topics through small, roundtable discussions and writing assignments. If you thrive on challenge and want to get the most of out of your college experience, the Honors Program may be a perfect fit for you.

Explore the Honors Program

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Research, Design, Create

Take your learning to the next level. Work directly with renowned faculty on research that will change lives. Develop solutions, digital experiences and works of art that will open minds. See your ideas come alive and make a difference.

Create the Future

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Intern, Study Abroad, Serve

Dive into your interests while getting real-world experience and personal satisfaction. Gain valuable experience and earn credit toward your degree with an internship, while traveling the world, or dedicating yourself to a good cause.

Learn in the Real World

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Where the Best Come to Teach

Nationally renowned for research and scholarship, our professors choose Western because they're passionate about teaching and working directly with students.

Get to Know the Faculty

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More than Just a Degree

Earn experience inside the classroom and out that will give you a serious advantage in applying to graduate school and equip you with the top attributes employers seek: communication and problem-solving skills, leadership, ability to work on a team, and a strong work ethic.

Life After Western

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