Jun 25, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

What’s New

Students from John Lund’s EECE 491 “Project Proposal” class discuss hardware designs for their senior project in an Electrical and Computer Engineering lab on Western’s campus. (Photo courtesy of the Engineering and Design department.)

Catalog Policy Updates

Policies effective fall 2017

Policies effective fall 2018

Biology department admission policy changes

The Biology department has a new admission policy for its majors and minors effective 2020-2021 academic year. The changes addressed two fundamental goals that lie at the heart of the mission of the department and the College of Science and Engineering: increasing inclusivity and maintaining access to high quality education. The policy will enable the department to manage enrollment in a manner that is more sustainable, allows continued work to improve equity and inclusion, and flexible enough to enable quick responses to shifts in enrollment at Western and in the interests of Western students.

More information:

Biology department catalog section  

Biology department website: biology.wwu.edu

Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Engineering and Design department has renamed its electrical engineering program of study and course prefix effective 2020-2021 academic year. The program name is titled Electrical and Computer Engineering, BS (was Electrical Engineering, BS) while the course prefix changes from EE (Electrical Engineering) to EECE (Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering). The department’s rationale for the name changes is reflective of the content currently taught in the curriculum, a majority of other programs in the U.S. undergoing a similar name change, and for future accreditation.

More information:

Electrical and Computer Engineering, BS   

Electrical and Computer Engineering program website: cse.wwu.edu/engineering-design/electrical-and-computer-engineering

Coming soon

  • New section for pre-professional programs that will provide more clarity and depth to the 12 options Western students have.
  • New section for Western’s Global Pathway Program.
  • Redesign of the programs of study pages.

New programs of study

New certificates 

Programs of study with title changes

New prefix

  • EECE (Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering)
  • EXCE (Exceptionalities)
  • TEOP (Teacher Education Outreach Program)

New courses