The page uses Browser Access Keys to help with keyboard navigation. Click to learn moreSkip to Navigation

Different browsers use different keystrokes to activate accesskey shortcuts. Please reference the following list to use access keys on your system.

Alt and the accesskey, for Internet Explorer on Windows
Shift and Alt and the accesskey, for Firefox on Windows
Shift and Esc and the accesskey, for Windows or Mac
Ctrl and the accesskey, for the following browsers on a Mac: Internet Explorer 5.2, Safari 1.2, Firefox, Mozilla, Netscape 6+.

We use the following access keys on our gateway

n Skip to Navigation
k Accesskeys description
h Help
 
University Catalog
    Western Washington University
   
 
  Oct 17, 2017
 
 
    
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

President's Message


Welcome to the start, or the continuation of, your personal adventure in learning here at Western! When I look through the sheer breadth and quality of the offerings in Western’s catalog, I’m reminded of the special thrill I felt as a student eager to explore the myriad pathways in the life of the mind.

Here at Western we talk about Active Minds Changing Lives, meaning not only the potential for you to put your higher education to higher purposes in service to others, but to transform your own life through learning. This catalog is your gateway to understanding the animating ideas of the future and the past - from the latest discoveries shaping the world of tomorrow, to the foundations of culture, sciences, mathematics, history and art that have defined the world of today. At Western you not only have the chance to learn from some of the country’s finest faculty, but to collaborate and contribute your new ideas to further our understanding of ourselves and the world.

Beyond the classroom, Western is recognized as a place where service learning, community engagement and love of the outdoors are an integral part of the learning experience. I encourage you to use your time at Western to discover those life-changing opportunities as well, and chart a course to making the positive difference you want to see in the world.

Above all else, as you look through this catalog, and throughout your time at Western, I hope you will take advantage of these special opportunities to be adventurous and step outside your comfort zone. We learn and grow not only by building upon what we already know, but by keeping an open mind to explore new frontiers as well.

 




President

Return to: Student Services