College of Science & Engineering

Application Process

You will need to apply to both Western Washington University (WWU) and to the Cybersecurity Program.

  • The WWU Admission Application priority submission deadline is March 1st (FAFSA Priority Deadline for WWU is January 31)
  • The Cybersecurity Program Application priority submission deadline is March 1st

*Applications will be accepted beyond March 1st for Fall 2020 and considered on a space-available basis.

Admission Application to WWU

Complete the online WWU Admission Application; please refer to the hyperlinks below for the program site location:

For the Bellingham Program: Transfer & Post-baccalaureate Admission Application
For the Poulsbo Program: Transfer & Post-baccalaureate Application for Location Program Admissio

A complete application requires:

  • A $60 non-refundable application fee (fee waiver may be available)
  • Official transcripts from every college/university attended, even if you do not expect or desire to transfer credit

Admission to the Cybersecurity Program


  1. Complete an AAS-T, AAS, or ATA in the following degree programs with the corresponding Washington State Community College partnerships:
  • Bellingham Technical College: AAS-T in Computer Networking- Computer Programming Track
  • Edmonds Community College: ATA in Cyber Defense and Digital Forensics
  • Green River College: AAS-T in Information Technology- Systems and Security
  • Highline College: AAS in Network Security Engineer or AAS in Digital Forensics & Investigations
  • Lake Washington Institute of Technology: AAS in Computer Security and Network Technology
  • Olympic College: AAS-T in Information Technology-Security
  • Peninsula College:  AAS-T in Cybersecurity and Computer Forensics
  • Whatcom Community College: AAS-T Degree in Cybersecurity
  1. Achieve a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5
  2. Complete CSCI 141, CSCI 145, and MATH 124, or recognized equivalents



E-mail the following Cybersecurity Program Application components to the e-mail address on Page 2 of the Program Application.

  1. A completed WWU College of Science and Engineering Cybersecurity Program Application
  2. A Statement of Purpose, explaining why you wish to obtain a BS in Cybersecurity, and how this relates to your career interest. Not to exceed one page.
  3. One letter of reference (faculty preferred)