Summer aerials with a drone on the campus of Washington State University, Monday, June 22, 2020.

Learn at WSU

Education to serve your needs

Our award-winning faculty is here to guide you through research opportunities, fieldwork, internships, and in-depth labs that inspire you to explore and innovate in your field. Small class sizes, undergraduate research programs, and an alumni network that spans all 50 states and 146 countries provide the hands-on knowledge and connections you need to advance your career.

16:1 student to faculty radio
80% classes have fewer than 50 students
60% classes have fewer than 30 students

Academic program offerings

With 11 academic colleges, WSU offers more than 200 undergraduate and graduate fields of study. No matter what major you decide to pursue, we can help you build a successful future.

Mentoring, tutoring, and support services

No matter what your academic goals are, WSU offers the support you need to reach them. Our student centers offer tutoring and mentoring programs from peers with a range of backgrounds, including international, multicultural, LBGTQ+, first generation college students, undocumented, military affiliation, and more. You’ll receive the culturally relevant support you need to transition to and succeed at WSU.

Academic support

For students needing support with academics, WSU offers services through the Academic Success and Career Center. Students with physical, sensory, and psychological disabilities are also supported with accommodations through the WSU Access Center.

14 Among public US universities for student internships

Internships, jobs, and career readiness

Whether you’re looking for a part-time job or a summer internship to further your studies, you can find a position that fits you. Browse hundreds of opportunities both in Pullman and throughout the U.S. on our student job board, Handshake.
Get career advice and coaching, explore internship opportunities and student employment, and even have your cover letters and resumes reviewed at the Academic Success and Career Center.

Top Producer of Fullbright Scholarships

(The Chronicle of Higher Education)

Research opportunities

Research isn’t just lab coats and gloves. It’s about making new contributions and advancing knowledge in your field. At WSU, undergraduate research opportunities are available in all majors and disciplines, guided by mentors who are experts in their fields. Most importantly, it helps students like you gain professional experience and communication skills while testing out a career.

In Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, you could:

  • Compose music with an instrument built from a vacuum cleaner
  • Write dialogue for a VR video game script
  • Fire pottery in a kiln modified to amplify solar power
  • Investigate historical records to see how intercultural communities evolve

In Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, you could:

  • Develop new spacesuits that keep out moon dust
  • Design new catalysts that burn renewable biodiesel instead of conventional diesel
  • Engineer wheat to better handle drought conditions
  • Study coronavirus and other infectious diseases to predict potential outbreaks

$335.2 Million Total research and development expenditures in 2020

Study abroad

Choose from 560+ study abroad programs across all 7 continents, learn about course preapproval and credit prerequisites, and research scholarship and financial aid opportunities to help you with the cost of travel.

The Honors College

Through an enriched curriculum, mentoring by expert faculty, undergraduate research, and study abroad programs, the Honors College provides students the opportunity to challenge themselves in an engaged academic community.