Department of Human Services and Rehabilitation, Woodring College of Education
Admission and Declaration Process
Human services program applicants must have a 2.75 GPA or higher overall college level work or over the last 45 credits (with some exceptions as noted below) and must submit the following materials to be considered for admission to the major:
- A completed Human Services program application, including written essay
- A completed self-assessment of competency in technology use and integrated software
- A criminal history background check, which may also include fingerprinting
- A signed contract indicating an understanding and intention to comply with the program’s essential functions and expectations for academic and professional performance
Interviews may be required for admission to the program. Prospective students are encouraged to seek information online at www.wwu.edu/hs or in Miller Hall 318, 360-650-7759, prior to submitting an application. Please contact the program for application deadlines. Students with a Washington state transferable Associate of Arts degree must apply both to Western and the major.
Human Services applicants with a GPA below 2.75 may contact the department to discuss the admissions exceptions policy. A personal interview will be required.
Human Services applicants within 10 credits of completing Western’s GURs or within 5 credits of receiving a direct transfer degree (AA) from a Washington state community college are eligible to enter the program.
A minor in Human Services is not available. Non-matriculated students, undeclared majors, and/or students from other majors at Western are able to enroll in some courses on a space available basis, with permission of the department.
Technology Competency and Access
Many courses in the major have an online learning component. Therefore, students admitted to the Department of Human Services and Rehabilitation are expected to maintain regular internet access and possess competence in the use of word processing, spreadsheet and database applications. All applicants are required to complete and submit the Technology Self-Assessment Statement when applying to the program.
A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.