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.

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.

The Western Difference

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Western is all about the undergraduate experience. You'll get hands-on experience and personal attention from professors who know your name.

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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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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

Challenge Yourself

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Western’s Honors Program appeals to students who challenged themselves in high school and are seeking to get the most out of college. Small, diverse classes promote thought-provoking discussions that will challenge perceptions and foster a strong sense of community.

Explore the Honors Program

Something for Everyone

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With more than 175 majors to choose from and several ways to design your own major, you'll find your academic passion here.

Find Your Major

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