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Environmental Science — Freshwater and Terrestrial Ecology Emphasis, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) , WA,
Students wishing to complete an Environmental Science — Freshwater and Terrestrial Ecology Emphasis major at Western Washington University in four years should complete the general chemistry series during their freshman year and the general biology series during their sophomore year.

About

Prospective Environmental Science — Freshwater and Terrestrial Ecology Emphasis majors at Western Washington University 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, where approved as GUR courses in the catalog, may be used to fulfill both Huxley College and GUR requirements. 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.

Careers and Graduate Studies

With an education in environmental science, you can take a number of different career paths. The Environmental Science major will acquire the scientific and problem solving skills needed to conserve and restore the natural environment. Students of Environmental Science can go directly into an environmental science career or on to graduate school to further their study.

Sample Careers

  • Field Researcher
  • Restoration Ecologist
  • Natural Resource Scientist

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    132-137 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Elementary Organic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Oceanography
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Climate Change
  • Geography of Landforms
  • Climatology
  • Fundamentals of Ecology
  • Ecology
  • Biostatistical Analysis
  • Biometrics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

National students

  • The Freshman Application for Admission and Scholarships, including essay and activities list
  • $60 non-refundable application fee (fee waiver may be available)
  • Unofficial high school transcript or GED submitted electronically or by mail
  • Official ACT or SAT scores sent from the testing agency or your high school

International students

  • The International Student Application for Admission submitted by the application deadline
  • $60 non-refundable application fee
  • Official academic credentials
  • Evidence of English language proficiency
  • Statement of Financial Responsibility

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21801 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21801 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6387 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6387 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
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  • 10-18 credits per quarter

Living costs for Bellingham

  • 1109 - 1690 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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