An inspiring intellectual community that brings together students and faculty, the Honors Program complements the superior undergraduate education available at Western Washington University.
The WWU Honors Program is a community of students and faculty who actively seek to challenge themselves and each other. Honors here is not more work, it’s different work. WWU Honors students have access to small classes taught by award-winning professors that emphasize discussion and writing. The Honors Program curriculum, compatible with any major at WWU, consists of a First-Year Sequence, Lower Division Colloquia, Upper Division Seminars, and a capstone Senior Project. These classes are not extra — they allow students to complete General Education requirements in an Honors setting (intimate and intellectual). The Honors housing option in historic Edens Hall provides a vibrant atmosphere for first and second year Honors students. The value of participating in Honors through a public university is hard to quantify, but comparing our tuition to that of private colleges is easy. To better understand the benefits, we recommend that you look at Frank Bruni’s New York Times article A Prudent College Path.