About College of the Sciences

Comprised of 13 departments spanning the natural and social sciences, multiple interdisciplinary programs, and a robust public outreach program, the College of the Sciences at CWU provides students with a comprehensive education in a vibrant and collaborative learning environment.  With a commitment to hands-on experiential learning, students engage in research, fieldwork, and practical applications of their studies while being guided by dedicated faculty members who inspire critical thinking and intellectual curiosity.  The College of the Sciences emphasizes equity and belonging while preparing students for real-world challenges, promoting exploration, innovation, and community involvement. The college's commitment to excellence in education makes it a thriving hub for academic achievement and personal growth.  

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With a robust thirteen departments and a wide range of marketable degrees to choose from, along with ten uniquely designed interdisciplinary programs, we think you'll find the course of study meant just for you. In a university the size of CWU, and in a community the size of Ellensburg, you will value the easy access to unique academic opportunities, exciting campus activities, and diverse community goings on.

CWU Lydig Planetarium

Gaze at the starts in the Lydig Planetarium at CWU!

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Student Resources

Student Resources

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About Us

All departments within the CWU College of the Sciences are committed to teaching excellence

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Faculty and Staff Resources

College of the Sciences Faculty and staff

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College of the Sciences Dean's List

Achievement of the College of the Sciences Dean's list is a significant accomplishment.

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Major Advising

Access tools to help you make the most of your college experience at CWU.

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Science Olympiad

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Departments and Programs


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Geology professor, Dr. Meaghan Wetherell wrote a PBS Eons video on Megalodon that went viral and has 3.2 million views.

Located in Dean Hall on the CWU Ellensburg campus, the Museum of Culture and Environment explores our diverse and changing world through a variety of exhibits and public events.

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College of the Sciences

400 E. University Way
Dean Hall 130
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7519

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