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Yearlong Exploration in the Social Sciences Program
400 E. University Way
Science II, 111E
Ellensburg, WA 98926


The Yearlong Exploration of Social Sciences Program (YESS) is for students interested in exploring or majoring in a social science discipline at Central Washington University. 


  • Specifically designed social science courses for YESS cohort
  • Academic support and advising
  • Service Learning - Community Engagement
  • Faculty-mentored research experiences in the social sciences
  • Career exploration and development
  • YESS Living Learning Community (Optional)

YESS-Social Science Majors Supported:

  • Anthropology and Museum Studies
  • Geography
  • Interdisciplinary Studies - Social Sciences
  • Law and Justice
  • Political Science
  • Primate Behavior and Ecology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies

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