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2008-2009 Graduate Catalog 
2008-2009 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of the Sciences

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Administration and Organization

Dean: M. Meghan Miller (Bouillon 203)
Co-Associate Dean, Curriculum and Undergraduate Studies: Kirk Johnson
Co-Associate Dean, Resource Development and Undergraduate Research: TBD

Web Site: http://www.cwu.edu/~cots/

The College of the Sciences (COTS) is comprised of 12 departments and eight interdisciplinary programs representing disciplines in the behavioral, natural and social sciences and mathematics. The departments and programs of the college offer undergraduate baccalaureate degrees, master’s degrees and coursework at the graduate level, minors which supplement other degree programs and a comprehensive range of service coursework. As an essential part of its mission, the college offers an extensive general education curriculum. The departments play a major role in Central’s teacher education programs, offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees for students preparing to be secondary teachers and providing coursework in educational foundations and discipline-specific content and methods.

Departments within the college are committed to teaching excellence, to active engagement by faculty in research, scholarship and professional service activities, to student involvement in research and to community service, employing practical applications of academic specializations.


All departments offer baccalaureate degree programs and, in some cases, minors and master’s degrees. In addition to consulting department/program headings in this catalog, students are encouraged to contact individual department and program offices directly.

Anthropology and Museum Studies: Kathleen Barlow (Farrell 309)
Biological Sciences: David M. Darda (Science Bldg. 338)
Chemistry: Martha Kurtz (Science Bldg. 302)
Computer Science: James Schwing (Hebeler 219)
Geography & Land Studies: Robert Khulken (Lind 119)
Geological Sciences: Lisa L. Ely (Lind 220)
Law & Justice: Mary Ellen Reimund (Psychology Bldg. 463)
Mathematics: Stuart Boersma (Bouillon 108)
Physics: Bruce Palmquist (Lind 201A)
Political Science: Todd Scheafer (Psychology Bldg. 414)
Psychology: Stephanie Stein (Psychology Bldg. 422)
Sociology: Kirk Johnson (Farrell 409)

Affiliated Programs

These programs offer specialized coursework, interdisciplinary baccalaureate majors or minors, master’s degrees or research and public service functions related to instruction.


Affiliated Programs
Program Unit Director/s Office Phone
American Indian Studies COTS Patrick McCutcheon Farrell Hall 337 509-963-2075
Central Washington Archaeological Survey Anthropology Patrick McCutcheon Farrell Hall 337 509-963-2075
Community Counseling Services Center Psychology Jeffrey Penick &
Gene Johnson
Psychology 461 509-963-3669
School Psychology Services Psychology Gene Johnson Psychology 121 509-963-2391
Energy Studies   James Huckabay Lind Hall 117A 509-963-1185
Environmental Studies   Carey Gazis Lind Hall 219 509-963-2820
Ethnic Studies   Delores Cleary Farrel Hall 409 509-963-2172
Geodesy Laboratory & Pacific Northwest
Geodetic Array (PANGA) Data Analysis Facility
Geological Sciences Tim Melbourne Hebeler 110A    509-963-2799
Gerontology   Jeffrey Penick Psychology 461 509-963-3669
Health Career Education Resources   Tracy Andrews Farrell Hall 338 509-963-3220
Organization Development   vacant Psychology 422 509-963-2381
Primate Behavior & Ecology Program   Lori Sheeran Farrell Hall 323 509-963-1434
Public Policy   Rex Wirth Psychology 482 509-963-2353
Resource Management Program   Anthony Gabriel (Natural Resources)
Pat Lubinski (Cultural Resources)
Science Education   Martha Kurtz Science 107 509-963-1422
Women Studies   Bang-Soon Yoon Psychology 473 509-963-2961


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