Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA

Western Washington University

516 High Street
Bellingham, WA 98225-9008
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Western Washington University Review

A Excellent
4.3611 Based on 9 Reviews
Career Preparation
A-
Students and Culture
A
Facilities
A
Activities and Groups
A

Degree Overview

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Western Washington University.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

1154 Human and Social Sciences Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
American/United States Studies/Civilization
 
9
 
 
 
Anthropology
 
71
2
 
 
Anthropology, Other
 
12
 
 
 
Archeology
 
17
 
 
 
Canadian Studies
 
1
 
 
 
Chinese Language and Literature
 
10
 
 
 
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
 
22
 
 
 
Comparative Psychology
 
 
2
 
 
Developmental and Child Psychology
 
10
 
 
 
East Asian Studies
 
18
 
 
 
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
 
3
 
 
 
Historic Preservation and Conservation
 
 
 
6
 
History, General
 
88
1
 
 
Human Services, General
 
124
 
 
 
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
 
7
 
 
 
Linguistics
 
47
 
 
 
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
 
 
6
 
 
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
 
109
 
 
 
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
 
93
 
 
 
Philosophy
 
17
 
 
 
Political Science and Government, General
 
100
 
 
 
Psychology, General
 
201
 
 
 
Sociology
 
144
 
 
 
Sustainability Studies
 
34
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1061 Education and Liberal Arts Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
 
 
21
 
 
Applied Mathematics, General
 
15
 
 
 
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
 
9
 
 
 
Art Teacher Education
 
10
 
 
 
Art/Art Studies, General
 
74
 
 
 
Biology Teacher Education
 
7
 
 
 
Chemistry Teacher Education
 
1
 
 
 
Chinese Language and Literature
 
10
 
 
 
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
 
34
 
 
 
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
 
 
6
 
 
Creative Writing
 
234
12
 
 
Curriculum and Instruction
 
 
0
 
 
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
 
15
 
 
 
Earth Science Teacher Education
 
0
 
 
 
Education/Teaching of Individuals In Early Childhood Special Education Programs
 
3
 
 
 
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
 
 
22
 
 
Elementary Education and Teaching
 
28
3
 
 
English Language and Literature, General
 
99
9
 
 
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
 
1
 
 
 
French Language and Literature
 
17
 
 
 
French Language Teacher Education
 
0
 
 
 
German Language and Literature
 
6
 
 
 
German Language Teacher Education
 
0
 
 
 
History Teacher Education
 
5
 
 
 
Japanese Language and Literature
 
10
 
 
 
Mathematics Teacher Education
 
7
 
 
 
Music Teacher Education
 
13
 
 
 
Outdoor Education
 
 
 
1
 
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
 
12
 
 
 
Public/Applied History
 
 
6
 
 
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
 
9
19
 
 
Secondary Education and Teaching
 
 
33
 
 
Social Science Teacher Education
 
6
 
 
 
Social Studies Teacher Education
 
0
 
 
 
Spanish Language and Literature
 
61
 
 
 
Spanish Language Teacher Education
 
3
 
 
 
Special Education and Teaching, General
 
78
 
 
 
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
 
106
 
 
 
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
 
 
17
 
 
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/Esl Language Instructor
 
 
 
39
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

569 Business Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
 
81
5
 
 
Business Administration and Management, General
 
91
20
 
 
Economics, General
 
53
 
 
 
Economics, Other
 
44
 
 
 
Finance, General
 
74
 
 
 
International Business/Trade/Commerce
 
37
 
 
 
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
 
113
 
 
 
Operations Management and Supervision
 
51
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

474 Mathematics and Science Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biochemistry
 
46
 
 
 
Biological and Physical Sciences
 
28
 
 
 
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
 
49
6
 
 
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
 
50
 
 
 
Chemistry, General
 
36
6
 
 
Geography
 
32
0
19
 
Geology/Earth Science, General
 
47
5
 
 
Geophysics and Seismology
 
6
 
 
 
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
 
17
 
 
 
Mathematics and Computer Science
 
13
 
 
 
Mathematics and Statistics
 
9
 
 
 
Mathematics, General
 
41
11
 
 
Neuroscience
 
28
 
 
 
Physics, General
 
25
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

377 Engineering Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician
 
10
 
 
 
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
 
26
 
 
 
Environmental Science
 
137
6
 
 
Environmental Studies
 
111
7
 
 
Industrial and Product Design
 
7
 
 
 
Manufacturing Engineering
 
25
 
 
 
Polymer/Plastics Engineering
 
48
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

220 Computer Technology Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences, General
 
125
13
7
 
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
 
11
 
2
 
Management Information Systems, General
 
62
 
 
 

170 Healthcare Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
 
28
 
 
 
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
 
48
7
 
 
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies
 
38
 
 
 
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
 
37
 
 
 
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor
 
 
12
 
 

127 Communication and Media Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Design and Visual Communications, General
 
55
 
 
 
Journalism
 
72
 
 
 

79 Art and Design Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Dance, General
 
7
 
 
 
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
 
50
 
 
 
Music History, Literature, and Theory
 
0
 
 
 
Music Performance, General
 
9
 
 
 
Music Theory and Composition
 
2
 
 
 
Music, General
 
7
4
 
 
Visual and Performing Arts, General
 
0
 
 
 

58 Hospitality Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
 
58
 
 
 

26 Agriculture Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other
 
26
 
 
 

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Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Western Washington University.

Program
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
 
 
 
 
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/Esl Language Instructor
 
 
 
 

Accreditation Information

This institution is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Specialized Institution Accreditations
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs (Communication Sciences and Disorders)
  • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
Council on Education for Public Health
  • Public Health Programs (PHPB) ? Baccalaureate only level programs offered outside a school of public health
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

* Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)

Alumni & Student Reviews

A- Excellent
Career Preparation

What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?

4.1111111111111 Based on 9 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Education, Class of 1975

    Interviewing training and support; referral services; networking through alumni

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    English Literature with an Education Emphasis, Class of 2011

    Practicum, internships, career advisory/counseling, career/job fairs

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BS in Community Health, Class of 2000

    No idea. It was a long time ago.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Computer Science, Class of 2001

    Professors directly from the industry Courses that focus on real life work

    4 Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Students and Culture

What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?

4.5555555555556 Based on 9 Reviews
  • Alumni
    English Literature, Class of 2008

    Hippies walking around without shoes on. Good liberal arts classes though.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Education, Class of 1975

    Open and supportive of others; aware of life and world issues; part of a larger community

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    English Literature with an Education Emphasis, Class of 2011

    Variety of students, diverse culture, and an open embrace and encouragement for expressing individuality and building community

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Political Science, Class of 2012

    Liberal arts, "hippie", hipsters, environmentally friendly, politically driven

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Bachelor's, Class of 2003

    Very broad - all kinds of students and cultures

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BS in Community Health, Class of 2000

    Tree hugger, kind hearted, community focused.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Computer Science, Class of 2001

    The culture at my school was rather lopsided and not overly open to views different from those of the majority of the school population. Professors, as a whole, were very open to communication with students on multiple levels, making them very helpful.

    3 Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities

What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.

4.3333333333333 Based on 9 Reviews
  • Alumni
    English Literature, Class of 2008

    Very nice, clean and well maintained.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Education, Class of 1975

    I haven't visited the campus in the last 5 years, but the alumni news indicates that the university has maintained the high quality of services for students.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Design, Class of 2014

    Old charm and latest innovations

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    English Literature with an Education Emphasis, Class of 2011

    Evolving, well-facilitated computer labs with opportunities to engage and work with updated technologies; clean, well-taken care of dorms with updated facilities and retro character; mostly well-structured classrooms and updating old rooms to better suit current technologies and teaching practices; clean, open dining halls with a variety of food at a pretty good quality, if not a little expensive.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Political Science, Class of 2012

    Dorms were outdated, dining halls were pretty grimy, the newer buildings were really nice and tech driven

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BS in Community Health, Class of 2000

    They were great when I was there....new buildings & updates being done.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Computer Science, Class of 2001

    At the time that I went to the school, everything had a new feel to it overall, with only a couple dorms that were dated.

    4 Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Activities and Groups

What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?

4.4444444444444 Based on 9 Reviews
  • Alumni
    English Literature, Class of 2008

    Going to see Death Cab for Cutie would they would come play for the 10000x time.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Education, Class of 1975

    Outdoor recreation and social support groups

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    English Literature with an Education Emphasis, Class of 2011

    Quidditch Club, Ultimate Frisbee as a school sport (and not football), Beyonce club, political organizations that spend time in Olympia, clubs that meet the diverse needs of diverse students.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Political Science, Class of 2012

    Rugby, basketball, outdoor center, etc

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Computer Science, Class of 2001

    Lots of activism in the main square of the school when I went there. At the time this felt fairly unique, though it likely happened on many other campuses. There were lots of movie viewings and clubs for a variety of interests.

    4 Rated January 2016

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