Oct 18, 2019  
2019-2020 University Catalog 
    
2019-2020 University Catalog

Environmental Science — Freshwater & Terrestrial Ecology Emphasis, BS


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Department of Environmental Sciences, Huxley College of the Environment

109-110 credits

Introduction

Students wishing to complete the Environmental Science Freshwater & Terrestrial Ecology major in four years should complete the general chemistry series and the general biology series during their freshman and sophomore years. Prospective environmental science majors are strongly advised to take additional preparatory courses that provide a strong background in chemistry, biology and mathematics. The preparatory courses are listed with the major; preparatory classes may also be used to fulfill GURs. All preparatory courses required for admission should be completed on a lettered or numeric grading scale, not P/NP, and must be completed with a grade of C- or better.

 Contact Information

Department Chair
David Wallin
Arntzen Hall 310
360-650-7526
David.Wallin@wwu.edu

Huxley College Admissions Advisor
Kathryn Patrick
Environmental Studies 539
360-650-3520
Kathryn.Patrick@wwu.edu

 Sample Careers
Wildlife Biologist | Naturalist | Endangered Species Biologist | Environmental Inspector | Environmental Scientist | Fisheries Biologist | Marine Biologist | Safety and Health Specialist | Park Ranger | Aquatic Toxicologist | Wetlands Ecologist | Biological Survey | Water Resources Specialist | Environmental Chemist | Soil Conservation Specialist
 Major/Career Resources

www.wwu.edu/careers/students_choosingamajor.shtml

How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

Students who wish to pursue a BS major must complete the preparatory courses and apply to the Environmental Science department. The application can be found here. Applications are accepted by April 18 for fall, October 6 for winter and January 15 for spring. It is strongly advised that students meet with the Huxley College admissions advisor as they begin their preparatory classes. Students can also declare as an Environmental Science pre-major during their first advising meeting to receive access to some 300-level courses, be assigned a faculty advisor and join the Huxley College student listserv. 

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.

Environmental Science prep and major requirements


Preparatory Courses (44-45 credits)


Major (65 credits)


Electives


Under advisement (11-32 credits) in order to fulfill the total major requirements of 65 credits:

Freshwater & Terrestrial Ecology Requirements (34 credits minimum)


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