Apr 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Catalog Guidelines

Official Electronic Catalog
The Official Electronic Catalog (OEC) is the university’s official compilation for all curriculum. The OEC serves as the basis for major, minor, and program requirements for the academic year. For current policy and curriculum requirements, refer to the CWU online catalog.

The university catalog is prepared by the Office of the Registrar and the Public Affairs teams.

This catalog and its contents shall not constitute a contract between Central Washington University and prospective or enrolled students.

This catalog provides a general guideline of courses offered by the university. The classes and programs described herein are implemented at the sole discretion of the college and are subject to change at any time without notice. Information contained on classes and programs are illustrative only and are not intended to create any contractual obligation or covenant with the university.

Limitation of Liability
The university’s total liability for claims arising from a contractual relationship with the student in any way related to classes or programs shall be limited to the tuition and expenses paid by the student to the university for those classes or programs. In no event shall the university be liable for any special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages, including but not limited to, loss of earnings or profits.

The information contained in this catalog reflects the current policies and regulations of the university. However, the university reserves the right to make changes in its policies and regulations at any time. Accordingly, if policies or regulations of the university at any time conflict with information contained in the catalog, the policies and regulations will govern, unless expressly determined otherwise by the CWU Board of Trustees.

A file containing documents describing the university’s accreditation and approval by accrediting agencies is maintained in the Office of the Provost and Associate Provost and may be viewed by any current or prospective student upon request.

Central Washington University is an AA/EEO/Title IX Institution.

CWU’s policies and practices affirm and actively promote the rights of all individuals to equal opportunity in education and employment without regard to their race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, age, marital status, disability, genetic information, or status as protected veterans. The university administers an affirmative action program for employment purposes and complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and executive orders. Policy statements on affirmative action, gender equity, and sexual harassment, as well as discrimination complaint and resolution policy and procedures available at https://www.cwu.edu/about/policies-procedures/index.php.

The person responsible for institutional compliance with most federal and state discrimination laws and institutional policies is Thomas Pedersen, Director of Civil Rights Compliance and Title IX Coordinator. He also serves as the university’s ADA Compliance Officer. He may be reached at 509-963-2031 or thomas.pedersen2@cwu.edu. Contact Civil Rights Compliance and Title IX with any questions or concerns related to civil rights and/or disability-related laws and institutional policies, 509-963-2031 or thomas.pedersen2@cwu.edu. Office of Civil Rights Compliance and Title IX is in Barge Hall, Second Floor, Suite 202.

Availability of Safety Awareness Information

University Police and Public Safety is responsible for reporting crime statistics in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Central’s annual security report is available at: 


It contains information regarding crime prevention programs, the law enforcement authority of the University police, policies concerning the reporting of crime, crime statistics for the most recent three-year period and other information about security that is required by law. A paper copy of the information is also available upon request by writing to: Central Washington University, University Police and Public Safety, 400 East University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926-7527.

Office of the Registrar
Bouillon Hall, room 140
Central Washington University
400 East University Way
Ellensburg, Washington 98926-7465