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Ellensburg, WA 98926-7537
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Quarterly Course Schedules

CWU Biological Sciences Current and Upcoming Course Schedules

Winter 2023 Course Offerings

Fall 2022 Course Offerings

PDF of Anatomy & Physiology Courses 2022-2023

PDF of Biological Sciences Multi-Year Tentative Schedule  [Excel]

The multi-year schedule provides a timeline of when courses are generally offered.  In many cases, multiple sections of courses are offered. Specific information, including class meeting times, assigned instructors, etc. will be available before pre-registration each quarter. However, please realize that changes to these schedules may occur due to enrollment pressures, personnel changes, or program needs.

Students in biology courses who require a service animal to perform a task should contact Disability Services (Hogue Hall 126, 509-963-2214, Disability Services will then work with faculty to determine what accommodations can be made for the service animal.

Course Flyers for Current and Upcoming Courses

PDFFlyer for BIOL 352 Parasitology of BIOL 352 Parasitology Winter 2023
Learn about: Biological relations of animal parasite and host; structure, classification, and methods of diagnosis of parasitic protozoa, worms, and arthropods.
5 credits. Biological Diversity Group.  Prerequisite: BIOL 183
Lecture WF 10:00-10:50AM.  Lab WF 2:00-4:50 PM
Questions?  Please contact Dr. Gabrielle Stryker at / Office SCIE 236G




PDF of BIOL / GEOL 377 and 377 LAB Regional Natural History Field Course  Winter 2023
5 credit elective for Biology & Geology (also fulfills field requirement for Environmental Studies).
This is a hybrid field course, taught by Dr. Lisa Ely, CWU Geology ( with guest presentations from the Biology, Geography and Anthropology Departments. 
Held Wednesdays 3-6pm with additional online content and field research projects. 
Questions? Please contact Dr. Ely at




Flyer for Winter 2023 BIOL 441 Plant PhysiologyPDF of BIOL 441 Plant Physiology Winter 2023
Learn about: Plant Metabolism and Water Balance, Photosynthesis, Plant Responses to Light, Nutrients and Water, Plant Responses to Pathogens and Herbivores and more.
5 credits. Structure/Function and Molecular Cell Group.  Prerequisites: BIOL 183, BIOL213, CHEM 361
Lecture MWF 9:00-9:50AM. Lab T 1:00-4:50 PM
Questions?  Please contact Dr. Mary Poulson at / Office SCIE 236K














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