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Now accepting applications for Spring 2020.

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies at Western Washington University cultivates student responsibility for designing and assessing learning through interdisciplinary inquiry, creativity, and scholarship. With an emphasis on justice, social and environmental responsibility and cultural diversity, we challenge ourselves through active, innovative, and experiential learning to examine our choices, roles, and purposes in the world.

Fairhaven College is distinguished by:

  • Small, seminar-style courses at a public university
  • Narrative evaluations instead of grades
  • Close advising relationships with faculty
  • Opportunities for independent and international study
  • Student-designed interdisciplinary degrees


  • international ed week nv 18-22 2019
  • ALG info session nov 18 5:30pm
  • Ruth Kimani  World issues 11 20 2019

Fairhaven Courses

Taking Your First Fairhaven Course

Venn diagram of leadership and social responsibilty

We Are Fairhaven College

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Max Romey

Interdisciplinary Concentration in Filmmaking

Max premiered his documentary 3022 Ft...