- Apply for admission to Central Washington University online at www.cwu.edu/admissions. Submit official electronic or hard copy transcripts from any colleges or universities you have attended to Admissions in Ellensburg and provide the Des Moines Center with a student copy for advising purposes.
- To apply for the IDS major, contact the program director. For more information, visit www.cwu.edu/sciences/interdisciplinarystudies-socialsciences.
It is recommended that the student complete as many 100- and 200-level courses as possible in their field of interest during their freshman and sophomore years.
|Courses Approved for the Interdisciplinary Studies Major|
|All courses for:|
|Economics||IDS - Social Sciences||Religious Studies*|
|Environmental Studies||Latino & Latin American Studies*||Sociology|
|Ethnic Studies||Law and Justice||Theatre|
|Family Studies||Philosophy||Women's and Gender Studies|
Approved courses only for:
Africana and Black Studies: all 300- and 400-level courses
Biology: BIOL 302, 304
English: all 300- and 400-level courses
Health Education*: HED 101, 209, 210, 230, 310, 317, 387, 412, 450
Information Technology and Administrative Management*: ADMG 385, ADMG 372, RMT 366
Library Science: LIB 345
Management: HRM 381, MGT 380, MKT 360
*Effective Fall 2012
Additional Degree Requirements
Meet CWU's general education requirements through a community college direct transfer agreement (DTA) associate degree, bachelor's degree, or equivalent from any state accredited college or university.
Students must earn a minimum grade of C- in each course in an approved interdisciplinary studies major plan and achieve a minimum 2.25 GPA in the major. Courses in a student's minor or second major may not be included in the interdisciplinary studies major plan without advisor's consent. Students will not be allowed to enroll in IDS 289 and IDS 489 concurrently.
A minimum of 180 quarter credits is required for a baccalaureate degree. Central allows a maximum of 135 quarter (90 semester) credits to transfer from regionally accredited four-year institutions, including no more than 105 quarter (70 semester) credits of lower-division (100-200 level) coursework from a regionally accredited community college. A minimum of 60 credits of upper-division study is required.