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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Individual Studies


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College of the Sciences
Ellensburg
Dean Hall, room 130
509-963-1866

Program Information
This academic program provides an opportunity for students to develop, with the assistance of a faculty advisor(s), a unique interdisciplinary program of study. Each program of study must be comprised of a coherent curriculum that supports student’s stated professional and education goals. Individual Studies majors may be assigned the BA or BS degree as deemed appropriate. The Individual Studies designation and the title of the major will be noted on the diploma and the student’s academic transcript (i.e., BS Individual Studies: Aviation Safety).

Admission Requirements
Applicants must have completed 60 credit hours of study with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and be in academic good standing. All proposal materials must be submitted to the associate dean of the College of the Sciences at least three quarters prior to anticipated graduation. Proposals are subject to review and approval of an advisory committee which meets quarterly.

Application Procedures
Students wishing to apply to the Individual Studies major must submit a proposal to include an application form with proposed degree title, a statement of purpose, an explanation of the primary learning goals of the major, a listing of courses comprising the major, and support from a faculty liaison. The course of study should include a minimum of 60 credits including at least two separate subject areas; 30 of the credits must be upper division. The proposal will be developed under the guidance of a faculty member during the required IS 200 - Introduction to Individual Studies course.

Degree Requirements
(NOTE: Students seeking a BA degree must complete one year college/university study or two years high school study of a single world language.)

Students must earn a minimum grade of C- in each course counted toward fulfilling major requirements and the overall GPA in the major must be a 2.5.

Required Courses


Individual Studies Program Information


College of the Sciences
Ellensburg
Dean Hall, room 130
Mail Stop 7519
509-963-1804
www.cwu.edu/sciences/individual-studies
    See website for how this program may be used for educational and career purposes.

Program Director
Tim Englund

Program Information
Students interested in pursuing an area of scholarly inquiry which falls outside the purview of an established academic department or program of the university may apply for admission to the Individual Studies Program. This academic program offers students an opportunity to develop, under the guidance of faculty advisors, a major which meets their specific needs. Major areas of study are typically interdisciplinary.

Admission
Applicants must have completed 60 credit hours of study with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and be in academic good standing for admission. All proposal materials must be submitted to the associate dean of the College of the Sciences at least three quarters prior to anticipated graduation. Proposals are subject to review and approval of an advisory committee which meets quarterly.

List of Degrees
The active programs available include:

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Music

(NOTE: Students seeking a BA degree must complete one year college/university study or two years high school study of a single world language.)

Proposal and Application
Detailed written procedures directing proposal preparation are available at
www.cwu.edu/sciences/individual-studies. The proposal must include an application form with proposed degree title, statement of purpose, a listing of courses comprising the major, an explanation of the primary goals of the major,  and support from a faculty advisor. The course of study should include a minimum of 60 credits including at least two separate subject areas; 30 of the credits must be upper division. IS 487, End-of-Program Assessment, must be included in the course of study. No more than 15 credits may overlap with a declared minor or second major.

Students must earn a minimum grade of C- in each course counted toward fulfilling major requirements and the overall GPA in the major must be a 2.5.

College of the Sciences Information


Administration and Organization

Dean
Tim Englund, PhD (Dean Hall, room 130)

Associate Dean
Mike Harrod (Dean Hall, room 130)

Associate Dean
Martha Kurtz, PhD (Dean Hall, room 130)

Staff
Brad Weekly, development officer
Velma Henry, administrative assistant
Cindy Klein, fiscal specialist
Janis Orthmann, administrative assistant
Colleen Falconer, program coordinator
Dannica Price, event coordinator

Mail Stop 7519
509-963-1866
Fax: 509-963-1977
www.cwu.edu/sciences

The College of the Sciences (COTS) is comprised of 13 departments and 12 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, minors that 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 Certification Programs, offering bachelors 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, active engagement by faculty in research, scholarship and professional service activities, student involvement in research, community service, and employing practical applications of academic specializations.
 

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

Anthropology and Museum Studies: Kathleen Barlow, PhD, Dean Hall, room 356, 509-963-3201
Biological Sciences: James Johnson, PhD, Science Building, room 338, 509-963-2731
Chemistry: Levente Fabry-Asztalos, PhD, Science Building, room 302, 509-963-2811
Computer Science: Aaron Montgomery, PhD, Hebeler Hall, room 219, 509-963-1495
Geography: John Bowen, PhD, Dean Hall, room 301, 509-963-1188
Geological Sciences: Carey Gazis, PhD, Lind Hall, room 108B, 509-963-2701
Law and Justice: James Huckabay, PhD, Farrell Hall, room 300, 509-963-3208
Mathematics: Stuart Boersma, PhD, Bouillon Hall, room 108, 509-963-2103
Physics: Bruce Palmquist, PhD, Lind Hall, room 201A, 509-963-2727
Political Science: Todd Schaefer, PhD, Psychology Building, room 415, 509-963-2408
Psychology: Stephanie Stein, PhD, Psychology Building, room 421, 509-963-2381
Science Education: Bruce Palmquist, PhD, Science Building, room 107, 509-963-2929
Sociology: Delores Cleary, PhD, Farrell Hall, room 409, 509-963-1305

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

American Indian Studies: Toni Culjak, PhD, Language and Literature, room 408D, 509-963-1531
Center for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Education: Martha Kurtz, PhD, Dean Hall, room 130, 509-963-2135
Environmental Studies: Carey Gazis, PhD, Lind Hall, room 108B, 509-963-2701
or Pam McMullin-Messier, PhD, Farrell Hall, room 441, 509-963-2222
Ethnic Studies: Nelson Pichardo, PhD, Farrell Hall, room 440, 509-963-1348
Interdisciplinary Studies - Social Sciences: Steve Schepman, PhD, Psychology Building, room 429, 509-963-2389
Museum of Culture and Environment: Mark Auslander, PhD, Dean Hall, room 334, 509-963-3209
Primate Behavior and Ecology Program: Lori Sheeran, PhD, Dean Hall, room 335, 509-963-1434
Resource Management Program: Karl Lillquist, PhD, Dean Hall, room 319, 509-963-1184
or Steve Hackenberger, PhD, Dean Hall, room 349, 509-963-3224
Science Talent Expansion Program (STEP): Lucinda Carnell, PhD, Science, room 338G, 509-963-2821
Women’s and Gender Studies: Judith Hennessey, PhD, Farrell Hall, room 436, 509-963-1574

Affiliated Centers and Institutes
Center for Spatial Information and Research: Anthony Gabriel, PhD, Dean Hall, room 320, 509-963-1166
Center for the Environment: Anne Johnasen, PhD, Science, room 207D, 509-963-2164
Central Washington Archaeological Survey, Anthropology: Patrick McCutcheon, PhD, Dean Hall, room 340, 509-963-2075
or Steve Hackenberger, PhD, Dean Hall, room 349, 509-963-3224
Community Counseling and Psychological Assessment Center: Heath Marrs, PhD, Psychology Building, room 346, 509-963-2349
or Elizabeth Haviland, PhD, Psychology Building, room 118, 509-963-2371
Geodesy Laboratory and Pacific Northwest Geodetic Array (PANGA) Data Analysis Facility: Tim Melbourne, PhD, Hebeler Hall, room 110A, 509-963-2799
Health Career Resources: Keith Monosky, PhD, Dorothy Purser Hall, room 108, 509-963-1145

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