Mission and Commitments


The College of the Sciences prepares students for enlightened and productive lives through the intertwined endeavors of learning and research in the classroom, laboratory, and field.

As practitioners of scientific inquiry, students and faculty create and apply knowledge to solving human, social and environmental problems. The college values instruction, research, and service as interdependent activities that enable human curiosity and discovery.

Our Commitments

All departments within the CWU College of the Sciences are committed to teaching excellence; faculty and student research; scholarship and professional service; and community outreach, demonstrating the practical applications of our academic specialization.

Inclusivity and Diversity

The College of the Sciences strives to create an environment of inclusive excellence. A place for our faculty, staff, and students to lead and succeed whatever their background, ethnicity, gender, religion, spiritual beliefs, age, 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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Ellensburg, WA 98926-7519

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