Skip to main content Skip to navigation
CAS in the Media Arts and Sciences Media Headlines

WSU online criminal justice degree ranks best in nation

WSU’s online criminal justice bachelor’s degree in the College of Arts and Sciences is the best nonprofit program in the nation, according to a new ranking by Criminal Justice Degree Online.

The group emphasized its thorough methodology:

“To reach number one, a program had to pass a gauntlet of tests: be a part of a university with stellar graduation and retention rates, provide more department resources than others, amaze us with useful answers to our survey and even answer more questions over the phone. WSU did it all.”

The group praised the faculty’s strong professional affiliations and found that the criminal justice program had the nation’s ninth highest graduation rate and 12th highest retention rate, as well as high placement in rankings from U.S. News and World Report, Forbes and Washington Monthly.

Find out more

Arts and Sciences faculty webinars available online

The WSU Global Campus Digital Academy, a free educational resource open to the public, features hour-long webinars hosted by WSU faculty. Current offerings from CAS faculty (and a Ph.D. candidate) include discussions on mural making, dream analysis, home-brewed beer, and the role in history and literature of two iconic superheroes.

“College is about more than classes,” said Global Campus Vice President Dave Cillay. “It’s also about access to WSU’s wide range of extracurricular educational resources, whether it be the passion and expertise of our WSU faculty or the diversity of our cultural events.”

Learn more and register at

Global campus earns national award

Sloan Consortium
Sloan Consortium

The WSU Global Campus has been honored with a national award from the Sloan Consortium for its commitment to assessing and improving the quality of online education programs through quantitative application of five quality pillars: access, learning effectiveness, cost effectiveness, student satisfaction and faculty satisfaction.

As it does for the WSU brick-and-mortar campuses, the College of Arts and Sciences provides a significant percentage of the coursework and instruction for the WSU Global Campus.

Read more about the Sloan award

Sound scholarship: Inaugural world arts festival coming in October

Enjoy music, art, food and dance during Humanitas! The free public festival, scheduled for October 3, 4, and 5, celebrates the world arts with performances and activities around the WSU-Pullman campus.

First-come, first-served evening concerts are scheduled for all three days of the festival; workshops and school outreach programs are scheduled for Friday; and Sunday’s free outdoor festival includes food, performances, a beer garden, and family-friendly art activities.

Find out more about Humanitas at WSU News

WSU to Offer In-state Tuition to All Online Students

Washington State University’s Board of Regents has voted to offer an in-state tuition rate to Global Campus online students, regardless of their location. The change is expected to take effect for the fall 2013 academic year.

“This positions us well in an ever increasing and competitive global market,” said David Cillay, vice president of the Global Campus. “Last Friday’s decision is another important step in WSU’s long efforts to bring education beyond geographical boundaries.”

The College of Arts and Sciences offers online degrees in criminal justice, psychology, humanities (with concentrations in disciplines such as English, history and philosophy), and social sciences (with concentrations in disciplines such as anthropology, political science, and sociology).

Learn more about the Global Campus >>