Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA

Western Washington says that, "The General University Requirements (GURs) embody Western's belief that liberal education - education in breadth - is as important for informed and effective participation in contemporary life as specialized education. Western believes that liberal education enables people to lead fuller and more interesting lives, to perceive and to understand more of the world around and within themselves, and to participate more intelligently, sensitively and deliberately in shaping that world."[Source]

  • Website:http://www.wwu.edu/
  • Undergraduate Enrollment:14,592
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:40%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$7,903 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$21,847 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

    YES
  • 2. Literature

    NO

    See Note

    No credit given for Literature because a survey course in literature is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Communication", "Humanities", and "Social Sciences" requirements.

  • 3. Foreign Language

    NO

    See Note

    No credit given for Foreign Language because language study is only an option in the "Communication", "Humanities", and "Social Sciences" requirements.

  • 4. U.S. Government or History

    NO

    See Note

    No credit given for U.S. Government or History because a survey course in American government or history is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Humanities" and "Social Sciences" requirements.

  • 5. Economics

    NO

    See Note

    No credit given for Economics because a course in economics is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Social Sciences" requirement.

  • 6. Mathematics

    YES
  • 7. Science

    YES
  • General Education Assessment

    Western Washington University uses one or more of the following instruments to assess undergraduate progress in core collegiate skills: the Council on Aid to Education Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile, or the ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP). For more information, visit www.voluntarysystem.org.

Curriculum last evaluated: 07/10/2017

C

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