Bachelor's Degree Information

Western's path to graduation is a 3 step process:

  1. Meet with a major and/or minor advisor to complete a Major and/or Minor Evaluation.
  2. Complete a Degree Application and attach a signed Major and/or Minor Evaluation.
  3. Turn in all supplemental material to the Registrar’s Office in OM 230

Degree Application

A student's degree application is the final step in the registration process of their degree. The application will need to be submitted along with signed Major and/or Minor Evaluation Forms to our Degree Evaluators.

Online Degree Evaluation

Degree Evaluation compares WWU and transfer course work against degree requirements. Degree Evaluation is not designed to replace advisors, but it is a great tool to make the path to graduation day an easier one. Students can initiate an online Degree Evaluation via Web4U.

Transfer Credits

Western allows a maximum of 135 quarter (90 semester) credits to transfer from any combination of regionally accredited institutions, including no more than 105 quarter (70 semester) lower division credits. Additional coursework, which exceeds this amount, may be used to meet specific requirements, but additional credits will not be allowed to count toward the 180 credit requirement for graduation.

Please note: Official transcripts are required from all colleges attended.

GUR

The General University Requirements apply to all students in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the College of Business and Economics, the College of Science and Engineering, the College of Fine and Performing Arts, Woodring College of Education, and Huxley College of the Environment. Students enrolled in Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, see the Fairhaven College section of the university catalog for requirements.  

Graduation Honors

The Honors Grade Average is computed using only the grades earned at Western Washington University after the quarter in which the student attains junior standing, but excluding grades in courses subsequently repeated and excluding all grades earned prior to approval of a “fresh start” grading average.

Degree Frequently Asked Questions

For FAQs regarding degree information, please visit our Degree FAQs page.



Who Should I Contact About Degree Information?

Degree Evaluators
Email: Degreeeval@wwu.edu | Phone: (360) 650-3985