President's Message

To our students:

What an honor it is for me to introduce our growing catalog of courses to both Western Colorado University students and those considering enrolling at our university.

The Western academic experience continues to improve in both breadth and quality, as we continue to add academic programs and challenges to support your academic growth and prepare you for life after college. Our university has a century-long tradition of offering a high-quality, customized education at a value you won’t find anywhere else. With an outstanding faculty and staff and average classes of just 17 students, we offer a private-college experience for a public-university price.

This publication describes Western’s courses and academic-degree programs. In addition, you’ll see it spells out requirements you must complete to earn your university degree. Please note these requirements as you plan your academic schedule and career.

If you need help understanding our academic offerings or planning your future, please know our dedicated faculty and staff are here to help you grow academically and personally. Western’s culture of quality academics and close faculty-student mentorship reflects our commitment to your success. We want to ensure you get a phenomenal education here at Western, and we are here to help you chart a path for continued growth after graduation.

While you study here at Western, we will push you to expand your horizons, broaden your sense of community, and explore and pursue both academic and practical skills excellence that will put you a step ahead of your peers.

That’s why we call the Western experience Learning, Elevated.

Best wishes for your academic success this year at Western.

Greg Salsbury, Ph.D.
President, Western Colorado University