Academics: Preparing students for life success

Washington State University provides a supportive learning community focused on preparing students for career success and a future as global citizens motivated to contribute to the common good.

The undergraduate curriculum requires completion of University Common Requirements (UCORE) courses that build skills in 7 key areas of development: critical and creative thinking, quantitative reasoning, scientific literacy, information literacy, communication, diversity, and depth, breadth, and integration of learning.

The institution-wide programs directed by the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education support academic excellence for all students and foster outstanding teaching and learning in a research-focused university setting.

The Academic Success and Career Center (ASCC) helps students create short- and long-term plans leading to educational and career success and graduates prepared to succeed in a complex, global, diverse world. Counselors engage students in critical thinking about coursework and career development. Students are encouraged to gain experiential learning through internships, community service, and study abroad.

The University’s nearly 150 graduate and professional programs attract top minds from 91 countries.