Declare a Pre-major

What is a Pre-major?

After being admitted to Western, students start out in the Engineering & Design Department as a pre-major.  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

How do I declare a Pre-major?

Pre-major How and where? When?
Electrical Engineering Sign declaration card in ET 204 Anytime after acceptance to WWU
Manufacturing Engineering Sign declaration card in ET 204 Anytime after acceptance to WWU
Plastics & Composites Engineering Sign declaration card in ET 204 Anytime after acceptance to WWU
Industrial Technology - Vehicle Design Sign declaration card in ET 204 Anytime after acceptance to WWU
Industrial Design Accepted Entrance Portfolio (see Admissions section) The quarter before you start at WWU (see Admissions section)

Incoming Freshman and Transfer students, who plan to start fall quarter, can declare as a pre-major at Summerstart and Transitions Orientations over the summer.  Students will also receive advising and register for classes at that time.