Jun 02, 2023  
2023-24 Western Washington University Catalog 
2023-24 Western Washington University Catalog

What’s New for 2023-24

WWU Poulsbo location at Olympic College.

One of several Western Washington University locations in the state of Washington is at Olympic College in Poulsbo. This partnership between WWU and Olympic College allows the space to offer residents of Kitsap County and Olympic Peninsula bachelor’s degree programs such as Cybersecurity, Environmental Studies and more..

Catalog Policy Updates

Policies effective fall 2023

  • Grades and Grade Reporting: University-approved updates to the Incomplete (K) grade.
  • Honors: University-approved updates to the Outstanding Graduate award that recognizes excellence among Western’s students.
  • Prerequisites: University-approved updates to satisfying prerequisites for registration. 

Policies effective fall 2022

Withdrawal From a Course (temporary policy during 2021-22 academic year)

Graduation Requirements for Bachelor’s Degrees (exceptions made for ACC approved dual degree programs)

2023-24 University Catalog Highlights

WWU Locations for programs of study

Effective for the 2023-24 University Catalog programs of study (undergraduate majors, graduate degrees, and certificates) will include the WWU campus location they are offered at. This information may be useful for prospective students interested in the Bellingham location as well as other WWU locations in the state. WWU programs of study may be offered at the following locations:

  • WWU - Bellingham (main campus)
  • WWU - Bremerton
  • WWU - Burien
  • WWU - Distance Learning (programs with 50 percent or more requirements available online)
  • WWU - Everett
  • WWU - Kirkland
  • WWU - Port Angeles
  • WWU - Poulsbo
  • WWU - Renton

Visit Programs by Location  for a list of programs offered by location site, or visit WWU Locations for more information on the locations.

2023-24 Curriculum Highlights

Academic department name change

Early Childhood, Elementary, and Multilingual Education  (was Elementary Education)

New programs of study

New certificates

Programs of study with title changes

New course prefixes

  • ASLC (American Sign Language and Culture)
  • DIAD (Disability and Advocacy)

New courses

List of new courses approved for the 2023-24 academic year  

2023-24 University Catalog road map

  • Redesign of programs of study template.
  • List of courses approved for hybrid and online modalities.