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About this catalog

The material in this catalog has been compiled and organized to provide the reader with a comprehensive view of the programs and courses at the University of Washington Tacoma. It includes academic requirements and procedures necessary for admission and graduation. Because UW Tacoma’s programs and policies are rapidly evolving, changes will occur during the period this catalog is in circulation. Students should assume the responsibility to contact their advisors or program for the most current information. The registration website ( gives information on courses offered, class hours and classroom locations and has the latest calendar dates, fees and details on registration. The content of this catalog is subject to change without notice and does not constitute an agreement between the University of Washington Tacoma and the student. The catalog is produced by the Office of the Registrar at the University of Washington Tacoma, Andrea Coker-Anderson, Registrar.

Discrimination Policy

The University of Washington reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran. This policy applies to all programs and facilities including, but not limited to, admissions, educational programs, employment, and patient and hospital services.

Any discriminatory action can be a cause for disciplinary action. Discrimination is prohibited by Presidential Executive Order 11246 as amended; Washington State Gubernatorial Executive Orders 89-01 and 93-07; Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Washington State Law Against Discrimination RCW 49.60; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; State of Washington Gender Equity in Higher Education Act of 1989; Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 as amended; Age Discrimination Act of 1975; Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Act of 1972 as amended; other federal and state statutes, regulations; and university policy. Coordination of the compliance efforts of the University of Washington with respect to all of these laws and regulations is under the direction of the Director for Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, Lorre Allen, University of Washington Equal Opportunity Office, Box 351240, 442A Gerberding Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, 206-543-1830 or

Additional information concerning the equal opportunity and affirmative action policies and procedures, including complaint procedures, is in the Operations Manual, D46.1, D46.2, D46.3 and D46.4, and the UW Handbook, Vol. IV, p. 44.

For information on reasonable accommodation for students with disabilities, call Disability Support Services, 253-692-4522 or 253-692-4413 (TTY) or