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AcademicsEWU offers more than 100 fields of study and an exceptional learning environment that provides an opportunity for hands on experience in your area of interest, courses taught by student-centered faculty, and numerous academic resources to help our students prepare for their chosen careers.
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The Department of Art provides programs leading to the following degrees: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts in Education, Major in Art
The Asia University America Program at Eastern Washington University, a unique component of Asia University, Tokyo, Japan, provides students with an opportunity to participate in an innovative study abroad program.
Students may obtain a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing or a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a Creative Writing option. The program offers writing workshops, literary studies, and form and theory courses in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.
"I touch the future. I teach." - Christa McAuliffeThe mission of the Department of Education is to prepare student-centered educators to be professionals, leaders, scholars, and practitioners.
Our English degrees provide students with strong writing skills, a background in critical analysis, the structure of language, and literary history.
Our intensive horizontally and vertically integrated program of screenwriting, production and theory/criticism prepares students for creative roles in the film and television industry.
The humanities are more than one thing; they include many ways of expressing and understanding human values. Thus, the Humanities Program is designed for innovative, integrative, and interdisciplinary study, including some of the sciences and many of the social sciences.
Journalism is an essential part of American life and culture, which makes journalists among the most influential people in our society. Journalists are in the unique position of interpreting the political, social, economic, cultural and everyday events that affect all members of society, influencing the choices we each make.
Language is one of the foundations of ethnic and cultural diversity, and the study of languages and cultures is one of the hallmarks of an educated person.
The Music program at EWU is committed to students who seek careers in music as well as to providing music instruction and experience for the general university student. Graduates are prepared to become performers, composers, conductors, theorists, teachers, or scholars.
The philosophy program at Eastern offers a set of introductory courses that figure prominently in general education requirements, under-gird the more advanced courses, and address some of the haunting why questions we carry with us from childhood, when we were all philosophizing.
The Department of Physical Education, Health and Recreation is committed to enhancing quality of life through the promotion of wellness. Our mission is accomplished by educating students who are professionally and academically prepared and dedicated to addressing the wellness of a diverse society in a variety of environments.
This minor is designed for those students majoring in an allied discipline and preparing for graduate seminary study, or for students majoring in any other discipline but wishing to pursue the subject of religion for its importance in other fields.
The Theatre Program offers: The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, for those who wish to enter the profession or for those who wish to prepare for graduate school; and the Bachelor of Arts in Education, with a major in Theatre, for those who wish to teach grades 4-12. Minors are available in both degree programs.
A BAE: Business & Marketing Education allows a graduate to teach any business or marketing subject at the junior high, middle, or high school levels in Washington State.
EWU's MBA program prepares graduates to make an immediate impact on their current career or to prepare for a new career.
The Economics Program provides students with the skills and insights of scientific analysis and social perspective to understand the complex economic forces at work in society and the causes of contemporary economic issues.
The Finance major is for those students with career objectives in the financial management of business firms, banking and other financial institutions, insurance and the securities industries
Students admitted to the program would study a curriculum that blends three disciplines: health services administration, management information systems and computer science.
The major or minor in International Business will enhance the business educational experience by providing an in-depth international dimension that complements any major area of study in business.
The management program at Eastern Washington University has options in General Business, Human Resources, and Operations Management.
The major in Management Information Systems is oriented toward developing specialists who can design, implement and manage business information systems.
Marketing deals with market research, product planning, pricing decisions, advertising, sales promotion and sales management. Marketing professionals occupy strategic territory between a firm and its external environment. The marketing program opens dynamic career possibilities in a broad spectrum of industries and services.
Demand for Professional Accounting graduates is high across the United States. Eastern graduates have career opportunities in public accounting, industry, government, and not-for-profit organizations, as well as in such applications as auditing, taxation, information services and management services.
From social services to public roads, government authorizes, funds and delivers goods and services that are vital to the health of a community. Those who want to get ahead need to be able to influence, or at least anticipate, governmental actions. The Master of Public Administration degree is designed to prepare people for leadership roles in governmental and non-profit organizations.
The Urban Planning programs offer both undergraduate and graduate degrees in urban and regional planning. Both degree programs are professionally accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board.
Professional practice in Communication Disorders involves working with people who have impairments and disabilities of speech, language and hearing.
Eastern's Dental Hygiene Program is the only entry-level bachelor of science degree program in the state of Washington. Less than 15 percent of the dental hygiene programs in the United States offer this degree.
This Interdisciplinary program is designed for students interested in a variety of careers in the field of health services administration. Students are prepared for positions in health clinics, hospitals, long term care facilities, health maintenance organizations, health insurance companies, home health agencies, mental health agencies, physician practices, health departments, various regulatory agencies and community-based agencies among others.
Public Health has been defined as the "the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private, communities and individuals."
The baccalaureate of science in nursing (BSN) degree program is shared by three higher education institutions: Eastern Washington University, Washington State University and Whitworth University. All students complete upper-level nursing coursework at WSU College of Nursing. The nature of the consortium encourages a diverse environment supportive of individual differences and institutional emphases.
Occupational Therapy (OT) is a health and rehabilitation profession that helps people of all ages to participate more fully in their day-to-day lives. Occupational therapists assist persons who are experiencing a physical, cognitive or emotional impairment.
Demand for physical therapists is high across the United States. Our Doctor of Physical Therapy graduates are well qualified, highly sought after and have a 100 percent pass rate on the National Licensure exam.
RIDE is an expansion of the University of Washington School of Dentistry in conjunction with the University of Washington School of Medicine and Eastern Washington University. The main goal of RIDE is increase the number of graduates who will choose to practice within rural and underserved communities in Washington.
The Department of Biology strives to create a community of learners with faculty and students interacting in the classrooms and lab/field classes, as well as through a variety of research opportunities.
Chemistry occupies a unique position within the modern sciences. Ultimately, most of the phenomena in the biological, geological, physical, environmental and medical sciences can be expressed in terms of the chemical and physical behavior of atoms and molecules.
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A major in Visual Communication Design educates and prepares students to conceive and create creative solutions to satisfy the visual communication needs of society. Graduates are prepared for careers in graphic design, Web design, multimedia design, advertising, printing, publishing, or related fields
The goal of the Department of Engineering & Design is to provide students the technical background required for careers in business, industry, or education. The department offers degrees in several fields of study ranging from the hands-on technological applications employed in programs such as Mechanical Engineering Technology to the conceptual elements of our new Electrical Engineering program.
The Environmental Science program offers a practical, technically based, cross-disciplinary program centered on biology, chemistry and geology. The program integrates classroom work with extensive field, lab and research experience and allows students opportunities to interact with working environmental professionals. All students take an identical core of Environmental Science courses complemented by a concentration in one of the three core sciences.
Geology is the science of planet Earth. Geologists use elements of chemistry, physics, biology and mathematics in interpreting the evolution of the earth and its life forms. Applied geology addresses exploitation of earth resources, environmental quality and hazards and practical understanding of the planet on which we live.
A degree in mathematics is the key to a successful career in one of many diverse fields in growing demand of skilled mathematicians. Whether your goal is to become an elementary, secondary or college level mathematics teacher or you wish to pursue a career as an actuary, consultant or another exciting career in industry or government, we have a degree program to fit your needs.
Natural science is an area of emphasis under the Elementary Education Program. Successful completion of the natural science major along with a minor and the education coursework will qualify the student for a middle-level science endorsement (4th-9th grade). The natural science minor does not result in endorsement but is suited for a science specialist in grades kindergarten through 6th. Much of the required coursework is taught through inquiry pedagogy and spans six areas of science: astronomy, chemistry, earth science, life science, physics and space science.
Physics is the study of the physical environment and the laws governing the behavior of particles, fields and space/time. More specifically, physicists study mechanics, heat, light, electric and magnetic fields, gravitation, relativity, atomic and nuclear physics, solid state physics and many other topics. In general, physics strives for a mathematical description of the laws of nature at the most fundamental level and is therefore the most mathematical of the basic sciences.
The Addiction Studies program is a multidisciplinary program that provides university-level education valuable for students in all disciplines, particularly those students interested in alcohol/drug prevention and treatment and careers in health, business and industry, criminal justice, and human services.
Africana Studies courses provide a critical understanding and appreciation of the African diaspora today and historically from an African-centered worldview. The minor also provides students the opportunity to evaluate the influence of African culture on the entire human civilization.
The Aging Studies Program is designed to prepare students for careers in the development, management and provision of services to older persons.
Eastern's American Indian Studies Program is designed to explore the past, present and future of American Indians through studies in their history, literature, research and culture.
Anthropology offers students the opportunity to broaden their exposure to peoples and cultures of the world, both now and in the past. The four-field approach considers the biological, cultural, prehistoric and linguistic aspects of human diversity. Home of Archaeological and Historical Services of EWU. Careers include working with private sector archaeology firms, state and federal government agencies, and community non-profit organizations.
The Chicano Education Program offers a Chicano studies academic minor designed to provide all students, regardless of ethnicity, a comprehensive understanding and appreciation of the Chicano/Latino community and relevant issues.
Eastern Washington University's major in Children's Studies was the first in the nation. The curriculum of this interdisciplinary program focuses on the developmental, learning and social issues of children from birth to 18. The Children's Studies major incorporates coursework from departments across the University, including Education, Sociology, and Counseling, Educational and Developmental Psychology.
The Bachelor of Arts in communication studies offers you two options: communication studies and communication studies in public relations. Both options provide you with a strong foundation in communication and the social sciences.
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." -- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The geography program is designed for students seeking professional careers in environmental fields, geographic information systems (GIS), education and for those going on to graduate study. Typical career fields include computer cartography and GIS, urban and regional planning, community development, environmental analysis, park ranger, intelligence analyst, hydrologist, climatologist, natural resources specialist, demographer, historic preservation specialist and numerous other environmental areas.
George Santayana wrote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” History provides knowledge for unlocking all other realms of human development. The study of history provides a solid foundation not only for history and social studies education majors, but for careers in law, business, government, international relations, journalism, library services and museums, to name but a few. As peoples of different ethnicities interact with each other more frequently in the 21st century, understanding each other’s past paves the way for harmonious and beneficial cross-cultural relations.
The interdisciplinary studies program offers three unique degree options for students seeking programs which provide a broad academic background that is applicable to an array of career opportunities. The programs are: liberal arts, prior learning (adult learner) and interdisciplinary.
The International Affairs Program is an interdisciplinary program of the Department of Political Science for students who aspire to work as diplomats, foreign affairs researchers, military specialists, corporate managers, international development professionals, journalists, lawyers, international bankers, teachers and entrepreneurs, and is home to the Model United Nations.
Any EWU student may enroll in MLSC 100 and 200-level courses, without obligation to the military, to gain practical leadership experience and to see if becoming an Army officer is something they are interested in pursuing while in college
The study of Political Science brings a student face-to-face with the issues and concerns of living in a complex world where some measure of public action is necessary to make life livable. Graduates enter the fields of law, public administration, teaching, political staff work and public relations staff work. Home of the pre-law program, international affairs program and the Mock Trial team.
Psychology is a diverse discipline, grounded in science, aimed to understand human behavior. While some are basic researchers who develop and test theories, others apply the discipline’s scientific knowledge to help people, organizations, and communities.
With a major in Race and Culture Studies, you will learn how to work with people of different backgrounds because you will have knowledge about their cultures, their social and historical experiences, and their ways of interacting and being in the world.
Social studies education is a certificate program leading to a bachelor of arts in education. Working with the Department of Education, students will receive a state-endorsed major in the area of social studies. The curriculum is made up of five core areas: history, geography, anthropology/sociology, government and economics. Social studies teachers enable their students to understand the social nature of the world and the interrelated institutions in society through a strong historical approach.
The School of Social Work embraces the mission of Eastern Washington University to expand opportunities for personal transformation through excellence in learning. The School's Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BASW) and Master of Social Work (MSW) Programs are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
Students in sociology are provided with highly marketable information-gathering and problem-solving skills in social research and analysis. Criminal Justice is an interdisciplinary program that provides students with a thorough understanding of the criminal justice system and its role in society.
Women's and Gender Studies enables students to analyze and explore women’s roles, contributions, history, and experiences and to critically examine gender structures in societies and cultures in the U.S. and the world.