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University Catalog
    Western Washington University
   
 
  Oct 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

180 Minimum Total Credits


Minimum of 180 quarter hours of credit. Western Washington University’s baccalaureate degrees require a minimum of 180 credit hours. Some fields require a larger number of credit hours, and students who major in these fields should anticipate that they may require more than four years to complete their programs. Students majoring in these fields are encouraged to seek advisement early in their academic careers. Also, programs that are highly sequential necessitate careful planning, the lack of which may result in extended work beyond the minimum required. 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 course work 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; no more than 15 credits taken in the Extended Programs (EXT) subject area can be applied toward a degree at Western Washington University. A student must be admitted to Western to apply credit to a degree. A maximum of 45 credits earned as a non-matriculant may be accepted toward a bachelor’s degree at Western.