Welcome from Dean Keith Russell

News from the College

CHSS at a Glance

We are proud to be the largest college at WWU with fourteen departments and three interdisciplinary programs, offering over 50 bachelor's degrees and 12 graduate degrees. Our faculty have a record of excellence in their scholarly activities, teaching, and service to the community, college, and university.


Undergraduate Degree Programs




Graduate Students


Job/Graduate School Placement

College Showcase

Meet the 2023 CHSS Presidential Scholars

Petra Ellerby

Petra Ellerby in a blue top

Humanities Division

Lily Rayor

Lily Rayor in a blue sweater

Social Science Division




Western Give Day

poster collage for wwu giveday

CHSS Community, we ask you to join our commitment to making higher education an accessible reality to every student who has a dream of attending Western. WWU Give Day is an annual celebration of our campus culture. It’s also an endorsement of the power and potential of our students and their future contributions to our communities. 

Save the Date for Thursday, April 25, WWU Give Day