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College of the Sciences

College of the Sciences

Dean's List

Expanding Your Horizons Registration

Samuelson Construction Cam

COTS Outreach Calendar

Science II Planetarium Name-A-Seat Campaign

Turing: The CWU Supercomputer

The CWU IBM Cluster                                Minsky computer with two Tesla P-100 GPUs

Message from the Dean

Welcome to the College of the Sciences.

The College of the Sciences is comprised of thirteen academic departments and  eight interdisciplinary programs in the natural, behavioral, social, and computational sciences. The college is also home to a number of affiliated programs focused on education, student learning, and research projects. We are proud of our emphasis on personalized instructional settings, faculty-student collaborative research partnerships, and small classes. Faculty and staff are located on our main campus in Ellensburg and at the Des Moines, Lynnwood, Pierce, Wenatchee, and Yakima University Centers. These highly dedicated professionals constitute the bedrock of the college and its programs. It is their expertise as educators and researchers, as well as their provision of service to the common good that has increasingly brought the college onto the regional and national stage.

I encourage prospective students and their parents to take a few moments to explore the college and department websites. You will find we offer a wide choice of quality undergraduate and graduate majors, minors, and course topics which blend scientific theory and practice. I trust it will be evident that our mission statement (see below) is reflected in the work of the faculty, staff, and students as they apply knowledge gained through scientific inquiry to solving human, social and environmental problems. Please contact us if you have any questions. We are here to serve you and hope to have the opportunity to share our passion for education, research, and service with you.

With Warm Regards,

Tim Englund
College of the Sciences Dean
Central Washington University



The College of the Sciences strives to create an intentional environment of inclusive excellence—a place for our faculty, our staff and our students to lead and succeed whatever their background, ethnicity, gender, religious and spiritual beliefs, age or sexual orientation, national origin, and other differences.  We share a responsibility to ensure that the College truly reflects the diversity of the world we live in. In the College of the Sciences inclusive excellence means that students will graduate with understanding and skills to live, work and play in an environment that is marked by diversity.  The College of the Sciences will nurture a campus community that is made up of a wide range of diversity among the faculty, staff and students.  The workplace and classroom will offer a safe, respectful, interculturally responsive and stimulating environment that supports educational and professional development.

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