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2009-2010 Graduate Catalog 
    
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of the Sciences


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Administration and Organization
Dean: Kirk A. Johnson, PhD (Dean Hall, Room 130)
Associate Dean: David M. Darda, PhD (Dean Hall, Room 130

Ellensburg
Dean Hall, Room 130

509-963-1866
Fax: 509-963-1977
www.cwu.edu/~cots/

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 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, 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 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 357
509-963-3201
Biological Sciences:
Paul James, PhD
Science Building, Room 338
509-963-2731
Chemistry:
JoAnn Peters, PhD
Science Building, Room 302
509-963-2811
Computer Science:
James Schwing, PhD
Hebeler Hall, Room 219
509-963-1495
Geography:
James Huckabay, PhD
Dean Hall, Room 301
509-963-1188
Geological Sciences:
Wendy Bohrson, PhD
Lind Hall, Room 220
509-963-2701
Law and Justice:
Charles Reasons, LLB
Psychology Building, Room 463
509-963-3208
Mathematics:
Aaron Montgomery, PhD
Bouillon Hall, Room 108
509-963-2103
Physics:
Michael Jackson, PhD
Lind Hall, Room 201A
509-963-2727
Political Science:
Todd Schaefer, PhD
Psychology Building, Room 414
509-963-2408
Psychology:
Stephanie Stein, PhD
Psychology Building, Room 421
509-963-2381
Science Education:
Martha Kurtz, PhD
Science Building, Room 107
509-963-2929
Sociology:
Hong Xiao, PhD
Farrell Hall, Room 409
509-963-1305

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

American Indian Studies:
Delores Cleary, PhD
Farrell Hall, Room 409
509-963-2172

Energy Studies:
Holly English
Dean Hall, Room 324
509-963-1159

Environmental Studies:
Greg Brown, PhD
Dean Hall, Room 322
509-963-3699

Ethnic Studies:
Delores Cleary, PhD
Farrell Hall, Room 409
509-963-2172

Gerontology:
Jeffrey Penick, PhD
Psychology Building, Room 461
509-963-3669

Organization Development:
Anthony Stahelski, PhD
Psychology Building, Room 422
509-963-2368

Primate Behavior and Ecology Program:
Lori Sheeran, PhD
Dean Hall, Room 335
509-963-1434

Public Policy:
Rex Wirth, PhD
Psychology Building, Room 482
509-963-2353

Resource Management Program:
Karl Lillquist, PhD (Natural Resources)
Dean Hall, Room 319
509-963-1184
Pat Lubinski, PhD (Cultural Resources)
Dean Hall, Room 338
509-963-3601

School Counseling:
Robert Brammer, PhD
Psychology Building, Room 421
509-963-2501

School Psychology:
Eugene Johnson, EdD
Psychology Building, Room 121
509-963-2391

Science Education:
Martha Kurtz, PhD
Science Building, Room 107
509-963-1422

Science Honors:
Audrey Huerta, PhD
Hebeler Hall, Room 110A
509-963-2718

Science Talent Expansion (STEP):
Wendy Bohrson, PhD
Lind Hall, Room 101
509-963-2835

Women’s Studies:
Cynthia Coe, PhD
Language and Literature Bldg., Room 318
509-963-2008

Affiliated Centers and Institutes

Center for Excellence in Science and
Mathematics Education:
Martha Kurtz, PhD
Science Building, Room 107
509-963-2929

Center for Spatial Information:
Anthony Gabriel, PhD
Dean Hall, Room 320
509-963-1166

Central Washington Archaeological Survey,
Anthropology:
Patrick McCutcheon, PhD
Dean Hall, Room 340
509-963-2075

Chimpanzee and Human Communication
Institute:
Deborah Fouts, MS
Psychology Research Center
509-963-2244

Community Counseling and Psychological
Assessment Center:
Robert Brammer, PhD and
Gene Johnson, EdD
Psychology Building, Room 461
509-963-3669

Geodesy Laboratory and Pacific
Northwest Geodetic Array (PANGA)
Data Analysis Facility:
Tim Melbourne, PhD
Hebeler Hall, Room 110A
509-963-2799

Health Career Education Resources:
Tracy Andrews, PhD
Dean Hall, Room 351
509-963-3220

Science Honors Research
Ellensburg
Lind Hall, Room 300-D
509-963-2723
www.cwu.edu/~cots/scihonors
    See the Web site for how this program could be used for educational and career purposes.

Program Director
Andrew Piacsek, PhD

Program Information
The two-year Science Honors Research program is centered on a faculty-mentored student research project that culminates in an honors thesis. Applications to the program consist of a research proposal developed under the guidance of a faculty mentor. All proposals are reviewed by a faculty committee. Application deadline is in January.

Students are normally admitted to the program during their junior year and are employed for nine weeks during the summer, when they are expected to perform the bulk of their research activities. Required coursework consists of SHP 301 (2 credits) and SHP 401 (2 credits). Research continues during the senior year, concluding with a written honors thesis and an oral presentation at the CWU Symposium on University Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE).

Admission Requirements
Admission to the program is competitive, based on the quality of the research proposal submitted by the applicant and faculty mentor. Approximately ten students are admitted each year. Application forms, criteria, and deadline are posted on the Science Honors Web site.

Exit Requirements
Satisfactory completion of SHP 497, which requires the submission of an honors thesis that is approved by faculty mentor and program director, is required for participation in honors convocation and to receive an honors designation on the transcript.

Required Extracurricular Activity
Students are expected to work full time on their proposed research project for nine weeks during the summer and to participate in group activities and weekly meetings. Students should not be working more than 15 hours per week at another job, nor be enrolled in other classes during the summer. Exceptions may be made for certain required summer courses, such as GEOL 489.

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