Since 1993, Western’s College of the Environment on the Peninsulas has offered students the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree on the Olympic Peninsula.
Originally established with funding provided to retrain workers impacted by the Northwest Forest Plan and subsequent Rayioner Mill closure, today’s self-sustaining programs continue to serve the educational needs of the community of Port Angeles and the surrounding Clallam County area.
Ready to learn more about enrolling at Western in Port Angeles?
Guaranteed Transfer Admission
Any transfer student who completes a transferable associate degree at Peninsula College or Olympic College, and meets the eligibility requirements, is guaranteed admission to Western Washington University.
Degree Programs in Port Angeles
- Environmental Studies, B.A.
- Environmental Studies - Geographic Information Science Emphasis, B.A.
- Environmental Studies - Environmental Policy Emphasis, B.A.
- Environmental Science, B.S.
- Multidisciplinary Studies, B.A. (Environmental focus)
Reduced Tuition starting in 2020
Washington State Legislature provided funds to reduce tuition rates and enhance access for resident undergraduate students in most four-year degree programs offered by Western on the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas.
Aim Higher with a Washington College Grant
Through the Washington College Grant, more families are eligible for state aid. The Grant does not need to be paid back. There is no separate application for the Washington College Grant. Completing a state (WASFA) or federal FAFSA application is the first step to accessing these funds.
Western is a military friendly university offering veteran tuition assistance waivers, credit for military training, and priority registration. Learn more about these services provided through Western’s Veteran Services office.
Connect One-on-One with a Program Counselor
Schedule a 30-minute video chat with a program counselor.
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