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Academic Programs

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Central provides you with an excellent education in a wonderful environment with all the resources you need to explore your interests, experience new things, prepare for your future, and enjoy life. 

The William O. Douglas Honors College (DHC)

The William O. Douglas Honors College (DHC) is an independent course of study offering an enriched academic environment for exceptional students through an integrated curriculum of general studies and major coursework. Key subjects include literature, philosophy, politics, science, and religion. For more information visit

Science Talent Expansion Program (STEP)

Science Talent Expansion Program (STEP). The STEP Freshman Science Seminar Series is an innovative and exciting science program designed for students in their freshman year at Central. Through an integrated sequence of classes and enrichment activities, students gain hands-on experience in modern scientific research methods, explore theme-based interdisciplinary scientific issues, and develop mentoring relationships with CWU science faculty. The program is open to all students with an interest in and aptitude for science, technology, and the mathematics fields. For more information visit 

SOURCE (Symposium On University Research and Creative Expression)

Central professors are passionate about what they're doing. They do more than lecture. They generate research publications, productions, and performances, and involve students directly in their work at more than twice the national average. CWU seniors collaborate with Central professors on projects early in their college careers. Many students get the opportunity to travel to many locations throughout the U.S. and the world to assist their professors in research. Students are encouraged to present their findings in conferences and forums, including Central's annual Symposium on University Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE). for more information visit

Office of International Studies and Programs

Central's Office of International Studies and Programs provides students with an opportunity to heighten their cultural experiences and broaden their perspective on the world. CWU students study in more than forty-five countries around the world through Central's Study Abroad and Exchange Programs. Students can also explore the United States while they study in more than 100 universities throughout the U.S., U.S. Territories of Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information visit

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