What is the difference between a college and a university?
And why does Western have colleges as part of its university structure?
非常广泛的, an institution that calls itself a college is generally smaller than a university, offers only undergraduate degrees, and has fewer fields of study than its larger cousins. 被称为大学, an institution must have at least three graduate fields of study that are separate from its undergraduate programs; however, Western has more than 30 graduate programs for you to discover.
So how is Western a university with colleges? When they are within a university structure, colleges are used to house departments by area of study.
Western’s 理学院 and 工程, 例如, encompasses departments such as 地质, 物理, 工程, and Math; while College of Humanities and Social Sciences oversees departments such as 英语, 心理学, 历史, 政治科学, 和更多的.
Academic Programs, 研究院, and Centers
除了大学, Western is home to a number of Academic Programs, 研究院, 和中心(APICs). APICs provide an opportunity for study in a cross-disciplinary or otherwise specialized programs, as well as for community outreach.
- Border Policy 研究 Institute
- Center for Canadian-American Studies
- Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programs
- Institute for 全球合作
- Ray Wolpow研究所
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is the largest at Western and contains many different departments: 英语, 心理学, 健康 & 人类发展, and 东亚研究 are all within this college.
通信科学 & 障碍
Global Humanities and Religions
健康 & 人类发展
现代 & 古典语言
Student/Faculty 设计ed 专业
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
理学院 and 工程
The 理学院 and 工程 is perfect for STEM-interested students, as it offers everything from 生物学 to 计算机科学 to 物理 & 天文学. Don’t forget to check out the 先进材料科学 & 工程项目!
先进材料科学 & 工程
工程 & 设计
物理 & 天文学
科学数学 & 技术
College of Business and 经济学
In the College of Business and 经济学, students develop people and analytical skills with an emphasis on sustainability. It includes popular majors like 会计 and Manufacturing Supply Chain 管理. You can also get your 工商管理硕士 here.
College Of Fine and Performing Arts
The College of Fine and Performing Arts promotes a lifelong relationship with the arts that enhances, challenges and inspires both the individual and the community. Whether you want to dance or design, you’ll learn how to be successful in this college.
Arts Enterprise and Cultural Innovation
Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies
The Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies believes that if you can design your own education, 你可以设计自己的生活. It is committed to transformative, 有创意的, inquiry-based learning that empowers students to pursue social, 经济, 环境正义. At Fairhaven, you can take an interdisciplinary major or design your own.
Audio 技术, 音乐, and Society
Interdisciplinary Concentration: 法律,多样性, and 正义
法律,多样性 & 正义
The 环境学院 is one of the oldest environmental colleges in the US. It offers both 环境科学 and 环境研究. Whether you’re interested in using hard sciences to protect our environment or learn how human and ecological systems can work together, the 环境学院 is the place for students who want to solve environmental problems.
Urban and Environmental Planning and Policy
The 伍德林教育学院 is for those who are dedicated to education or community health. It offers the Human Services major and several majors and endorsements for future teachers, from Early Childhood Education onward.
特殊教育 & 教育领导能力
Teacher Education Outreach Programs