The Department of Biological Sciences provides the biological component of the liberal arts education at Central Washington University. We promote student understanding of biological concepts relevant to the individual and to society, and foster an appreciation of scientific inquiry. Evolution is the unifying theme of our curriculum. Our students obtain a broad education covering a wide variety of biological disciplines. Our teaching philosophy and facilities support a rich education experience with small class sizes, hands-on experience, regular interaction with expert faculty, and opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate research. We offer a full complement of competitive pre-professional programs, strong programs in regional field biology, and a high-quality program for secondary biology educators.
Science Building, Room 338
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7537
Phone: (509) 963 2731
Guided Nature Walk: Mushrooming at McCabeSunday, October 9, 3 - 4 pm (please note time change$250K Grant Allows Students To Study Rare Species In A Unique Tropical Dry Forest
Professors Daniel Beck and Gabrielle Stryker, from CWU’s Department of Biological Sciences, recenCWU Biology Professor Awarded $285,000 To Study Environmental Effects On Food Crop
How will climate change affect the production of essential food crops? Food security depends on pro