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College of the Sciences

Welcome to CWU College of the Sciences

Central Washington University’s College of the Sciences (COTS) is the largest of the four colleges within the university. With a robust fourteen departments and a wide range of marketable degrees to choose from, along with eight uniquely designed interdisciplinary programs, like Craft Brewing and Environmental Studies, 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.


Anthropology                                     Law & Justice            Biological Sciences                          Mathematics
Chemistry                                           Physics
Computer Science                            Political Science
Geography                                          Psychology
Geological Sciences                         Science Education
Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS)        Sociology


American Indian Studies                  Museum of Culture and Environment
Craft Brewing                                      Primate Behavior and Ecology
Environmental Studies                      Cultural and Environmental Resource Management
Integrated Energy Management      Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies

Ready to Apply?

To apply to the university click HERE. Interested in a specific major in College of the Sciences and have questions?  Please click on the departments and programs of interest above. Call the departments directly to meet with an advisor.

Here for You.

Whether you’re starting at CWU for the first time, you’re returning to CWU for a graduate degree, or whether you are already attending classes, we welcome you. It is our great honor to be on this journey with you.


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