Jun 19, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Online Learning

The Office of Multimodal Learning seeks to assure that Central Washington University maintains the highest standards of excellence in online learning and is recognized regionally and nationally for offering outstanding online programs that provide increased access of educational opportunities to diverse, place-bound, traditional, and non-traditional students.

Online offerings at CWU are meant to:

  • provide more flexible access to content and instruction for learners who are unable to attend traditional face-to-face offerings
  • provide greater educational course and program selection for students
  • improve time-to-degree completion by offering students greater course scheduling flexibility

More information about online learning at CWU is available on the web at: www.cwu.edu/online-learning.


Students interested in entering an online program may submit an application at www.cwu.edu/admissions. Once admitted to the university, students must also apply for their online major.

Continuing students follow the same procedures as noted in the registration part of this catalog. Students may register via MyCWU, phone, or in person during their assigned enrollment appointment. Non-matriculated students may register for classes on a space-available basis during open enrollment.

Online students are encouraged to visit the Online Student Resource Center webpage at www.cwu.edu/student-achievement/online-student-resource-center to explore all the advising resources and services available. General transfer advising is available by e-mailing onlineadvisor@cwu.edu and specific program advising is available by contacting your faculty advisor. A list of advisors for the online programs is available on the web at: www.cwu.edu/online-learning/online-programs-list. Final official transcripts must be received for articulation of all transfer courses.

See current tuition rates and fees or refer to the Registrar Services home page at www.cwu.edu/registrar. Continuing Education courses are offered on a self-support basis. The self-support tuition schedule is separate from full-time tuition and fees. Visit the Continuing Education web site at www.cwu.edu/ce. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Student Services  
Questions regarding services that accommodate physical- and learning-disabled students can be directed towards Disability Services at DS@cwu.edu. CWU also offers career counseling through our Career Services office. They can be contacted by e-mailing career@cwu.edu. Tutoring is available for some subjects, including math and writing. Students can e-mail onlinetutoring@cwu.edu for additional information.

Financial Aid   
Students enrolled in an online program are eligible to apply for financial aid. You can apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

For more information about financial aid, visit www.cwu.edu/financial-aid. All students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to begin the process.

Information on veterans benefits is available through the Veterans Center on the Ellensburg campus by calling 509- 963-3028 or by e-mailing va@cwu.edu.

Access to library services is available to students enrolled in the online programs through the CWU Brooks Library, which is available by logging on to www.lib.cwu.edu. Assistance in acquiring reference materials may also be obtained by calling 800-290-3327. On-site library resource centers are also located at CWU- Ellensburg, CWU-Des Moines, and CWU-Lynnwood.

Textbooks may be purchased through the Wildcat Shop at wildcatshop.net/.

Final Exam Schedule  
Online Learning final exam dates can be different from the Ellensburg or Center campus schedule. Please review your syllabus and confirm with your instructor for the appropriate date and, if applicable, time.

Out-of-State Students
Central Washington University has authorization to deliver online courses and degree programs to out-of-state students under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) and individual state authorizations. Please check www.cwu.edu/online-learning/out-of-state-students for a list of authorized states and requirements.


Online Graduate Degree Programs

EdS School Psychology (Hybrid)
MA English: Professional and Creative Writing
MEd Higher Education
MEd Literacy
MEd Master Teacher
MEd School Administration
MS Athletic Administration
MS Health and Physical Education (Hybrid)
MS Information Technology and Administrative Management

Online Undergraduate Degree Programs

BS Aviation Management
BS Business Administration
BA English: Professional and Creative Writing
BS Information Technology and Administrative Management
• Administrative Management Specialization
• Administrative Management Specialization (FlexIT Competency Based)
• Cybersecurity Specialization
• Project Management Specialization
• Retail Management and Technology Specialization
• Retail Management and Technology Specialization (FlexIT Competency Based)
BAS Information Technology and Administrative Management
• Administrative Management Specialization
• Cybersecurity Specialization
• Information Technology Specialization
• Project Management Specialization
BS Interdisciplinary Studies: Social Sciences
BA Law and Justice
BS Paramedicine (Hybrid)
BA Psychology
BS Public Health
BS Social Services
BA Sociology

Online Minors

Accessibility Studies Minor
Administrative Management Minor
Anthropology Minor
Cybersecurity Minor
Data Analytics for IT Managers Minor
Digital Forensics and Incident Response Minor
Family Science Minor
Geography Minor
Human Resources Management Minor
Information Technology Minor
Latino and Latin American Studies Minor
Law and Justice Minor
Library and Information Science Minor
Non-Profit Organization Management Minor
Project Management Minor
Psychology Minor
Public Health Minor
Retail Management and Technology Minor
School Library Media Studies Minor
Sociology Minor
Sports Business Minor 

Online Certificates/Endorsements

Accessibility Studies Certificate
Administrative Management Certificate
Cybersecurity Certificate
English Language Learner Endorsement
Global Literacy Development Certificate
Information Technology Certificate

Library Media Endorsement
Non-Profit Organization Management Certificate
Project Management Certificate

Retail Management and Technology Certificate
Rural and Community Health Graduate Certificate
Teacher Certification (Hybrid)