The core curriculum consists of 56 credits that satisfy the general education requirements of Central Washington University. Students in the DHC program do not complete the Basic Skills Requirements or the Breadth Requirements of the regular CWU General Education Program. Most first-year students entering the DHC will complete these 56 credits.
Students who are entering the DHC with several credits from Running Start, Advanced Placement (AP), or International Baccalaureate (IB), or who are transferring from another university or a community college without a Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) degree, may participate in our “hybrid” option. Using this option, students satisfy CWU’s General Education Program requirements by completing the Basic Skills requirements and substituting DHC courses for Breadth Requirements as applicable. Students should speak with a DHC advisor prior to choosing this option.
Interdisciplinary Honors Minor
The Interdisciplinary Honors minor is a 35-credit program. Most students satisfy the requirements of the minor by completing the DHC Breadth Requirements and one additional five-credit course, DHC 380. Students using the hybrid option may also complete the minor by taking the appropriate courses.
The Upper-Division Honors is a faculty-mentored research experience in either the arts, humanities, or the sciences (natural and social). With the help of a DHC advisor, students choose the appropriate track in which to enroll. The program is 17 credits and consists of two five-credit courses in the DHC and seven thesis and research credits in either the DHC or the Science Honors Research Program (SHP). These experiences complement all majors and minors offered at CWU.
Students planning to conduct research in the empirical sciences should be familiar with the guidelines for writing a research proposal.