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Programs

Accessibility Studies Minor Online
College of Education and Professional Studies
Aviation Management Online
College of Education and Professional Studies
Business Administration Online
College of Business
Information Technology and Administrative Management (ITAM) Online
College of Education and Professional Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies - Social Sciences Online
College of the Sciences
Law and Justice Online
College of the Sciences
Paramedicine (Hybrid) Online
College of Education and Professional Studies
Professional and Creative Writing Online
College of Arts and Humanities
Psychology Online
College of the Sciences
Public Health Online
College of Education and Professional Studies
Social Services Online
College of the Sciences
Sociology Online
College of the Sciences
Accessibility Studies Minor Online
Degree Type:
Minor, Certificate
Department Contact:

Naomi Petersen
509-963-1481
Naomi.Petersen@cwu.edu

Introduction

One fifth of the population is affected by disability, and laws protect their rights as individuals to have access. To be accessible, an environment—work, home, school, shopping, medical, leisure, and virtual/digital—must be functional for everyone. Central's accessibility studies program provides opportunities to learn about barriers that exclude people with disabilities. Moreover, it serves to ensure that every environment will accommodate everyone, regardless of ability.

Opportunities

Starting fall 2017 students can earn a minor or a certificate online in accessibility studies. A fast-track certificate is also offered over the summer. At CWU, almost 30 pre-professional degrees across disciplines—from business and information technology, to social services and safety and health management—have added the accessibility minor as an option to broaden their student’s employment opportunities.

Why this program?

CWU's program is the first in the country dedicated to increasing accessibility by applying universal design principles to all fields of study and careers.

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Aviation Management Online
Degree Type:
Bachelor of Science
Department Contact:

Sundaram (Raj) Nataraja
509-963-2386
sundaram.nataraja@cwu.edu

Introduction

The CWU Aviation Department wants people like you, with a passion for the combined art and science of aviation. Coursework in the Aviation Management Degree will prepare students for a variety of administrative and management positions in the aviation community including maintenance management positions. Management career options related to aviation activities, such as airport manager, general operations manager, and air carrier management exist in the industry.

Opportunities

CWU offers an online Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management. CWU's aviation program is the only fully accredited public university aviation program in the Pacific Northwest. Our students have access to the most up-to-date flight simulation equipment on the West Coast.

Why this program?

Our students get jobs! The CWU Aviation Department has or is in the process of having direct-hire agreements with nearly a dozen airlines including Alaska/Horizon, Sky West, and Mesa Airlines.

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Business Administration Online
Degree Type:
Bachelor of Science
Department Contact:

Amber Darting
509-963-2930
cbaadvising@cwu.edu

Introduction

CWU’s online business administration degree program boasts small classes that are taught by distinguished faculty who interact with the students through state-of-the-art online communication tools. Online courses are flexible so they fit into the student’s individual schedule. 

Opportunities

The bachelor of science online degree in business administration allows students entering with a Washington Associate's degree in business with a direct transfer agreement to easily obtain a business administration degree with a general business specialization.  

Why this program?

This program can accommodate a variety of preferred course loads, from part-time students to full-time students. Full-time students could finish in as little as 5-6 quarters. CWU’s online business administration program is rated as one of the top 50 online bachelor’s programs in the U.S., according to U.S. News and World Report.

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Information Technology and Administrative Management (ITAM) Online
Degree Type:
Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Applied Science
Department Contact:

Laurie Stehle
509-963-2228
ITAMinfo@cwu.edu

Introduction

CWU's offers two options for an an online Information Technology and Administrative Management (ITAM) degree that prepares students for information technology, administrative management or retail management and technology careers. Students can earn a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Applied Science in ITAM. Both degrees are entirely online. 

 

 

Opportunities

According to Forbes magazine, 14 of the top 25 highest paying in-demand jobs in America today are technology related. Students in Central's ITAM program choose to specialize in administrative management, information technology, cybersecurity, and retail management and technology. 

Why this program?

This program is 100 percent online and is designed for students who have already completed an associate degree or a bachelor degree in any field. CWU accepts ITT transfer credits. 

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Interdisciplinary Studies - Social Sciences Online
Degree Type:
Bachelor of Science
Department Contact:

Nicole Dunn
509-859-4930
nicole.dunn@cwu.edu

Introduction

Central’s Interdisciplinary Studies-Social Sciences degree allows you to choose courses from several disciplines to meet your interests and professional goals.

Opportunities

Graduates of this degree find jobs in a variety of occupations, ranging from corporate to social services, depending upon their primary emphasis among the various disciplines within the social science category. This degree also provides excellent preparation for graduate studies in psychology, sociology, social work, and political science.

Why this program?

The Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies Social Sciences is conveniently offered online and is for students who are interested in broader options in course selection than are possible within a traditional departmental major and who want to specialize their course of study according to individual interests and professional/educational aspirations. 

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Law and Justice Online
Degree Type:
Bachelor of Arts
Department Contact:

Cody Stoddard
509-963-3252
Cody.Stoddard@cwu.edu

Introduction

Protecting the rights of others and ensuring the public’s safety and security is not only noble but satisfying. The study of law and justice prepares students for employment and to respect the rights of individuals in their professional roles.

Opportunities

Graduates of this program go on to serve as correction officers, juvenile justice officers, law enforcement officers, and wildlife agents.

Why this program?

CWU's online law and justice program was name #2 in the Top 50 Best Value Online Criminal Justice Programs of 2016. 

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Paramedicine (Hybrid) Online
Degree Type:
Bachelor of Science
Department Contact:

Keith Monosky
509-963-1145
Keith.Monosky@cwu.edu

Introduction

The online component of the EMS Paramedicine Major is designed for students who already possess a current and valid certification as a paramedic from an authorized training institution and want to complete their Bachelor Degree in Paramedicine at Central Washington University.

Opportunities

Central Washington University EMS Paramedicine Program has a long history of maintaining high academic standards and skill requirements for our graduates that often exceed both state and national minimum standards for paramedic programs. 

Why this program?

The online paramedicine program at Central is accredited and meets all of the national and Washington State standards in paramedic education. CWU's program is recognized as one of the best, with content that meets or exceeds the National Education Standards for EMS. About 97 percent of graduates pass the National Registry exam on the first attempt and a job-placement rate of nearly 100 percent

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Professional and Creative Writing Online
Degree Type:
Bachelor of Arts
Department Contact:

Katharine Whitcomb
509-963-1530
Katharine.Whitcomb@cwu.edu

Introduction

CWU's online writing program is designed to prepare students for success in the contemporary work environment. It combines the rigor of creative writing in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, playwriting, and screenwriting with the practical elements of professional and technical writing and editing.  

Opportunities

Students in Central's online professional and creative writing program graduate with an adaptable, tech-savvy, professional degree and and in-depth understanding of multiple genres. The major's interdisciplinary range allows students to shape their major with courses that best suit their interests and goals.

Why this program?

Students learn written communication skills that are easily transferred to any career. Graduates of CWU's online writing program work for businesses, agencies, publications, government offices, and non-profit organizations.

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Psychology Online
Degree Type:
Bachelor of Arts
Department Contact:

Sara Bender
509-963-2381
sara.bender@cwu.edu

Introduction

CWU has a long history of providing excellent training to students seeking a career as a psychologist. 

Opportunities

CWU offers a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology that's completely online. This program prepares graduates for graduate school or for work in fields such as social work, family studies, business, forensics, primate behavior, and other fields for which training in behavioral science would be useful. At Central students can choose a 45-credit BA degree or a 30-credit minor in psychology. Both are completely online. 

Why this program?

CWU's psychology program was the first in the state of Washington to be nationally approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). Central's online psychology degree program received recognition as a top 30 online program in the nation. 

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Public Health Online
Degree Type:
Bachelor of Science
Department Contact:

Casey Mace
509-963-2492
casey.mace@cwu.edu

Introduction

The online bachelor of science degree in public health (population health specialization), offers students a solid background in the field of public health, with a broad range of courses that can be tailored to the student’s particular interests.

Opportunities

At CWU, students in the online public health program can pursue careers in the fields of mental health, drugs and health, sexual health, police, advocacy, child and maternal health, environmental health, health administration, and more.

Why this program?

Understanding issues and situations that harm people’s potential for health, well-being, and quality of life enables public health professionals to develop effective strategies to deal with those issues.

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Social Services Online
Degree Type:
Bachelor of Science
Department Contact:

Kelly Zakel-Larson
509-963-1305
kelly.zakel-larson@cwu.edu

Introduction

The social service major is designed for students interested in working in the human services delivery systems.

Opportunities

Students in this major have a strong grounding in sociology as well as the applied field of social services. They study critical issues in the field and work within agencies in the community.

Why this program?

Online social sciences students are encouraged to organize their program of study to include a minor in an area of interest or specialization outside of sociology. Some areas that fit well with this major include psychology, ethnic studies, family studies, gerontology, women’s studies, and community health.

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Sociology Online
Degree Type:
Bachelor of Arts
Department Contact:

Kelly Zakel-Larson
509-963-1305
kelly.zakel-larson@cwu.edu

Introduction

Sociology is the study of why humans do the things they do. Students learn research techniques, creative reasoning, and communication methods—core skills that can translate into a wide variety of careers including in counseling, marketing, criminal justice, or psychology.

Opportunities

About two-thirds of those who said their jobs were closely related to what they had learned as sociology majors were very satisfied with their jobs, according to a survey by the American Sociological Association. Additionally, more than three-quarters of majors said they were very satisfied with their choice of sociology as a major.

Why this program?

The Sociology Department provides opportunities for students to understand the conceptual and methodological tools used by sociologists to understand society.

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RANKED AMONG THE BEST VALUE ONLINE COLLEGE DEGREE PROGRAMS IN THE U.S.

CWU offers twelve outstanding online bachelor’s degree completion programs and ten online graduate degree programs. No more struggling to work classes into your busy schedule. No more putting off the degree program you need to improve your future. You can earn your university degree while attending flexible, online classes no matter where you are. Our paramedicine bachelor’s degree program and two of our health related master’s programs are the only programs that include on-campus components combined with online learning. Otherwise, every course is completely online.

Each online program is affordably priced and non-resident online student tuition waivers allow out-of-state students to pay the same tuition as in-state students when they enroll in a fully online degree program. CWU’s accredited online learning programs give both working adults and traditional students a convenient way to gain the degree they need to improve their career and income. Best of all, you’ll be earning your online degree from one of Washington’s, and the entire country’s, best-value and most-respected universities.

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ONLINE PROGRAMS SERVE STUDENTS ACROSS THE NATION

Non-Resident Online Student Tuition Waivers: Non-resident students enrolled in online programs: Undergraduate, Post-baccalaureate, and Graduate students pay 100% of resident tuition after the waiver is applied. Non-resident students enrolled in online classes: Undergraduates and Post-baccalaureate students pay 150% of resident tuition. Graduate students pay 125% of resident tuition. Please review the Waiver Policy Guidelines and contact the CWU Financial Aid Office to identify yourself as a student eligible for a non-resident online student tuition waiver.

Qualifying States Disclaimer: Central Washington University is not authorized to accept students into online courses and online degree programs from the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, and Missouri. If you reside in a state listed above, you are ineligible at this time for admission. Please check back to our website periodically as new states will be added when we receive additional authorizations.

Internship Disclaimer: Internships are not allowed or are restricted in some states. If you reside in a state with an internship restriction, please contact the appropriate online program advisor about internship requirements prior to applying to the university.

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