What is a Pre-major?
After being admitted to Western, students start out in the Engineering & Design Department as a pre-major in one of the programs. Pre-majors spend anywhere between 1 and 2 years taking foundational math, science and engineering and design courses. Performance in these courses helps to determine if students are admitted into their major of choice or not. For specific information on major admission requirements, see each individual program under Majors.
Incoming Freshman and Transfer students, who plan to start fall quarter, can declare as a pre-major at Fall Advising & Orientation and Transitions orientations over the summer. Students will also receive advising and register for classes at that time.
How do I declare a Pre-major?
|Major||How and where?||When?|
|Electrical Engineering||Sign declaration card in ET 204||Anytime after acceptance to WWU, usually at summer orientations.|
|Manufacturing Engineering||Sign declaration card in ET 204||Anytime after acceptance to WWU, usually at summer orientations.|
|Plastics & Composites Engineering||Sign declaration card in ET 204||Anytime after acceptance to WWU, usually at summer orientations.|
|Industrial Design||An Entrance Portfolio must be submitted and accepted. (see Admissions section)||After Entrance Portfolio has been accepted. Submissions are accepted once per quarter.|