Western Washington University (WWU)

Bellingham, WA

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Most Popular Majors

All Majors & Degrees

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Bachelors Masters
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies

Arts & Humanities

Major Bachelors Masters
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies
Creative Writing
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Language and Literature
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
Foreign Languages and Literatures
French Language and Literature
General Music
General Studies
German Language and Literature
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Japanese Language and Literature
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Performance
Music Theory and Composition
Product and Industrial Design
Public/ Applied History and Archival Administration
Spanish Language and Literature
Visual and Performing Arts


Major Bachelors Masters
Business Administration and Management
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems
Marketing/Marketing Management
Operations Management and Supervision

Communication & Media

Major Bachelors Masters
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Design & Visual Communications
Other Design and Applied Arts
Other Journalism


Major Bachelors Masters
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Biology Teacher Education
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education
Educational Leadership and Administration
Elementary Education and Teaching
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Other Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education
Secondary School Administration/Principalship
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Family and Consumer Science Professions

Major Bachelors Masters
Child Development

Fitness, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Health and Physical Education
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Health & Medical Services

Major Bachelors Masters
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
Other Health/Medical Preparatory Programs
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Accounting and Computer Science
Biological and Physical Sciences
Historic Preservation and Conservation
Mathematics and Computer Science
Other Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies

Life Science

Major Bachelors Masters
Biology/Biological Sciences
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Bachelors Masters
Applied Mathematics

Natural Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
Geology/Earth Science
Geophysics and Seismology
Other Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences

Security and Protective Service Careers

Major Bachelors Masters
Human Services

Social Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Canadian Studies
Comparative Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Developmental and Child Psychology
East Asian Studies
Other Anthropology
Other Economics
Political Science and Government

Technician Careers

Major Bachelors Masters
Automotive Engineering Technology
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Plastics Engineering Technology/Technician


Major Bachelors Masters
Computer and Information Sciences

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WWU Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 2 Reviews

50% of students gave Western Washington University 5 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Academics Rating

The academic opportunities within WWU are incredible. The opportunities for internships are abundant, as well as amazing study abroad opportunities. Each program on campus has a multitude of opportunities for their students. The programs on campus allow for students to not only follow the broad topic of their passion, but they create focussed opportunities for students to become involved in the programs and degrees they choose. The professors are more than willing to meet with students, and they actually encourage having close academic relationships with their students. The class sizes vary as there is opportunity for larger lecture classes or more intimate small class experiences. Even with varying class sizes, the opportunity to meet with professors during office hours creates an outstanding learning environment. While the professors are all different and come from many backgrounds, the majority of them are incredible and bring amazing learning experiences for the students on campus. They are all very passionate about their line of work and bring that passion out within the student body as well.

Academics Rating

The classes that are offered at this school are fantastic and diverse. I have not yet started my first year here but I greatly look forward to starting the classes here. The workload (classes that are required per quarter) are small, which I personally find awesome.

WWU Academic Details

Academic Calendar Quarter
Retention Rate 85%
Carnegie Class Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in July and August and at start of each quarter.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Other: physical therapy

Class Sizes at Western Washington University

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 36%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 13%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 48%
  • 100+ Students: 4%
Fewer than 20 Students 36%
50 - 100 Students 13%
20 - 49 Students 48%
100+ Students 4%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 84
  • Unknown and Other: 7
  • Asian: 4
  • Latino: 2
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 2
  • African American: 1
Caucasian 84
Unknown and Other 7
Asian 4
Latino 2
American Indian or Alaska native 2
African American 1

Faculty at Western Washington University

Total Faculty 783
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 21
Full-Time Professors 1,518
Male Faculty 399
Part-Time Professors 413
Women Faculty 384

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