GHC Affiliated Baccalaureate Programs

Dream big and consider the BA and BS programs offered through our campus, close to home.

Grays Harbor College

Central Washington University

Central Washington University

CWU-Grays Harbor
Planning to attend a 4-year college next year?

Consider completing your bachelor's degree and staying on the Harbor with Central's Law and Justice program at GHC.

CWU knows that students have families, jobs, and commitments that don't always allow them to attend a traditional campus. CWU University Centers are co-located on community college campuses around the state to provide greater access to higher education. CWU-Grays Harbor is located at Grays Harbor College in Aberdeen, Washington. This partnership provides the opportunity for students to earn their first two years of a bachelor's degree at GHC and stay on campus to complete their bachelor's degree at CWU-Aberdeen.

Initially, CWU-Grays Harbor will offer a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Law and Justice, but more degree programs and certifications that meet individual and community needs may be added later.  

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The Bachelor of Arts major in Law and Justice (LAJ) is designed to prepare students for professional employment in the criminal justice system and/or entry into graduate or law school. It retains the humanistic emphasis of the liberal arts while assisting students to prepare for graduate school, careers in law enforcement, corrections, paralegal professions and the practice of law following law school. Classes will be available through face-to-face, interactive television, and online.

Central Washington University & GHC- Partners in Education!

About Central Washington University
CWU is a comprehensive university that provides high quality programs to more than 13,000 people at eight locations. CWU is co-located with community colleges in Aberdeen, Edmonds, Everett, Des Moines, Steilacoom/Puyallup, Kent, Yakima, Moses Lake, and Wenatchee, where students can complete baccalaureate degrees without leaving their communities. A new dual admission program allows community college students to be admitted to CWU when they are admitted to a college, streamlining the admissions, advising, and transfer processes. CWU also serves more students on-line than any other comprehensive university in Washington.
For more information, contact JEB Thornton, 360-538-4022

CityUniversity of Seattle

CityUniversity of Seattle

CityUniversity of Seattle


Bachelor of Arts in Education: Elementary Education

with Teacher Certification and optional Dual Endorsements

Program Details
City University of Seattle's Bachelor of Arts in Education degree provides a route for first time bachelor's students to become certified teachers. We offer our B.A. in education with an elementary education focus (information on this page) or a special education focus. You can complete the elementary education focus on its own or combine it with any of the following emphasis areas to work toward dual endorsement:

CityU of Seattle's Albright School of Education is accredited by the Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board and has a long history as one of the foremost teaching schools in Washington state.

Flexible, Online Learning Options
We offer our B.A. in education: elementary education degree program with flexibility in mind. Choose from online coursework, Saturday classes, or mixed-mode delivery so you can fit your schooling around your current responsibilities. Whichever mode you choose provides you with more hands-on field experience than traditional teacher certification programs, ensuring that you're better prepared for the realities of today's classrooms. Contact our advisors to learn more today.

Where CityU Can Take You
When you complete your Bachelor of Arts in Education at CityU, you will meet requirements for a Washington State Residency Teaching Certificate with an Endorsement in Elementary Education (K-8). That means you'll be qualified to work as a certified teacher in any public or private elementary school in Washington State.

Get Started Today!
To start CityU's Bachelor of Arts in Education: Elementary Education program, you must first complete your lower division requirements, pass the Washington Educator Skills Test—Basic® (WEST–B), then apply with our advisors. We are dedicated to helping you achieve your goal of becoming an elementary school teacher. Get in touch with our advisors and we'll walk you through the process.

For more information, contact:

Margaret Carthum, CityU Associate Program Director
Room 203A in the 200 Building, Grays Harbor College
Office hours: Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday 9:30-2:00 / Fridays or evenings by appointment
(360) 538-2524 /


About City University of Seattle
Founded in 1973 in Seattle, Washington, City University of Seattle is a private, not-for-profit university that has awarded over 45,000 degrees and certificates worldwide. City University of Seattle’s goal is to change lives for good by offering high quality and relevant online and in-class education options to any person in the world with a desire to learn. The university is comprised of The School of Management, The Gordon Albright School of Education, and The Division of Arts and Sciences. Headquartered in the Pacific Northwest, City University of Seattle offers classes at locations throughout Washington, Hawaii, Australia, Canada, Mexico, Slovakia, Greece, Bulgaria, Roma

For more information, contact Margaret Carthum, 360.538-2524

The Evergreen State College

Evening and Weekend Studies

The Evergreen State College

Evergreen offers a full curriculum of conveniently scheduled evening and weekend classes designed for students with busy lives.

The Evergreen State College offers a unique educational experience at Grays Harbor College (GHC). Each quarter, we offer a program conveniently scheduled on weekends and taught by Evergreen faculty on the Grays Harbor campus.

The focus of the Grays Harbor program changes from year to year but centers on interdisciplinary management, leadership, and the health of individuals, communities, and organizations. Students benefit from meaningful instruction as they develop critical thinking and analytical skills, refine problem-solving techniques, and become effective team players. You can complete your bachelor's degree without leaving the Harbor!

The program was begun in 2000 with the stated objective of giving students who have graduated from GHC the opportunity to obtain a bachelor in liberal arts without having to leave that campus, but the program is open to all Evergreen students and often includes a broad mix of students from beyond the Grays Harbor area.

The Evergreen State College continues to offer an upper-division program with a focus on management for the Grays Harbor community. In general, this program meets from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on selected Saturdays and Sundays. During the 2013-14 academic year we will also offer evening courses. The first class of each quarter is held on the Olympia campus. All other classes meet at GHC.

For information about registering or getting started, contact us at 360.867.6691