Bachelor's Degree Information
Western's path to graduation is a 3 step process:
- Meet with a major and/or minor advisor to complete a Major and/or Minor Evaluation.
- Complete a Degree Application and attach a signed Major and/or Minor Evaluation.
- Turn in all supplemental material to the Registrar’s Office in OM 230
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.
Degree Works compares WWU and transfer course work against degree requirements for students with a catalog year of 2016-2017 and later. Degree Works is not designed to replace advisors, but it is a great tool to make the path to graduation day an easier one. Students can access Degree Works via Web4U.
CAPP Degree Evaluation
CAPP Degree Evaluation compares WWU and transfer course work against degree requirements for students with a catalog year of 2003-2004 to 2015-2016. Students can initiate a CAPP Degree Evaluation via Web4U.
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.
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.
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.