Teaching and learning are at the heart of our mission to build a better future for all.
In and out of the classroom, world-class faculty nurture diverse thinking to fuel discussion and guide students in their exploration of what’s possible. The result? A rich educational journey for students and faculty alike.
We highly value experiential learning opportunities as well, so you’ll discover a broad array of hands-on research opportunities, fieldwork, internships, practicums, and study-abroad programs.
Explore more than 200 academic fields, ranging from animal sciences and athletic training to political science and water resource engineering. Many academic programs have achieved noteworthy recognition.
As a WSU graduate or professional student, you’ll collaborate with world-renowned faculty to advance your knowledge while also getting involved in research projects that address some of the world’s critical issues. Many of our grad students have teaching, research, or graduate assistantships or internships that provide a stipend or grant.
Each year the university chooses a single book to be read by all first-year students, which creates a common academic ground and dialogue as students begin their WSU experience. Related programming helps students realize the scope and innovative quality of the university’s world-class research.
Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement (DAESA)
DAESA and its many units and programs offer educational and transformative academic experiences that help students excel personally and professionally. DAESA helps to foster core competencies and broad learning outcomes.
Students can spend the summer on the WSU Pullman campus conducting research in a wide variety of fields alongside award-winning professors. The summer concludes with a symposium showcasing student efforts.
One of the oldest such programs in the country, the Honors College curriculum offers an integrated and flexible curriculum that emphasizes preparation and understanding of research within all fields, development of transferable skills, and global awareness. The curriculum satisfies general education requirements, so it works well with all areas of study.
We offer a full lineup of resources to support the academic journey of more than 5,000 WSU Pullman students who are first in their families to attend college.
Our services focus on access and connections, expertise and guidance, and strengths and skills development. We’ve been recognized nationally as a First-gen Forward institution due to those efforts, one of 80 higher education institutions so designated, as well as being named a First Scholars institution in 2021.
Ensuring equitable and just educational opportunities for all students is a top priority here. A suite of WSU services ensures students of color feel supported on their educational and personal journey.
Experts and resources to assist you in your career choices and boost your personal development are readily available. Specially trained career coaches, for example, will help you increase your self-understanding, knowledge of the work world, and decision-making skills.