BS in Environmental Science

Western Washington University - ISC, United States

bs-in-environmental-science

Next enrollment cycle

June 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 24,167

Course Accredited By

ABET

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 6% scholarship
Environmental Science draws on basic knowledge of the physical, chemical, biological and quantitative aspects of natural systems. The knowledge of how natural systems work is applied to solving problems largely created by human activities.
Often these problems are represented by disturbances in the functioning of natural systems. Humans are altering their own life-support systems-–the air, the water and soil. The scale of disturbance ranges from the molecular and cellular to individuals, populations, ecosystems, and regional and global levels

Enrollment Cycles

  • June 2022
  • September 2022

Intensive English Program (3 quarters)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 50 overall
  • IELTS 5.0 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 42
  • Pearson Versant 43-47
  • Duolingo Not Accepted
  • Gao Kao English 77/120; 99/150
  • GPA: 2.5 for International Year
  • 11 to 15 credit hours towards degree

Intensive English Program (2 quarters)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 60 overall
  • IELTS 5.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 45
  • Pearson Versant 48-54
  • Duolingo Not Accepted
  • Gao Kao English 83/120; 105/150
  • GPA: 2.5 for International Year
  • 11 to 15 credit hours towards degree

Intensive English Program (1 quarter)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 68 overall
  • IELTS 6.0 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 50
  • Pearson Versant 55-63
  • Duolingo Not Accepted
  • Gao Kao English 115/150; 95/120
  • GPA: 2.5 for International Year
  • 8 to 10 credit hours towards degree

International Year (3 quarters)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 50 overall
  • IELTS 5.0 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 42
  • Pearson Versant 43-47
  • Duolingo 75
  • Gao Kao English 77/120; 99/150
  • GPA: 2.5 for International Year
  • 11 to 15 credit hours towards degree

International Year (2 quarters)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 60 overall
  • IELTS 5.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 45
  • Pearson Versant 48-54
  • Duolingo 85
  • Gao Kao English 83/120; 105/150
  • GPA: 2.5 for International Year
  • 11 to 15 credit hours towards degree

International Year (1 quarter)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 68 overall
  • IELTS 6.0 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 50
  • Pearson Versant 55-63
  • Duolingo 95
  • GPA: 2.5 for International Year
  • 8 to 10 credit hours towards degree

Direct Admission

  • TOEFL (iBT) 79 overall
  • IELTS 6.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 62
  • Pearson Versant Not Accepted
  • Duolingo 105
  • Gao Kao English Not Accepted
  • GPA: 2.5 for Direct Admission
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Environmental Science prep and major requirements

Preparatory Courses (44-45 credits)

BIOL 204 - Introduction to Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity w/lab Credits: 5
BIOL 205 - Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology w/lab Credits: 5
BIOL 206 - Introduction to Organismal Biology w/lab Credits: 5
CHEM 161 - General Chemistry I Credits: 5
CHEM 162 - General Chemistry II Credits: 5
CHEM 163 - General Chemistry III Credits: 5
MATH 124 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I Credits: 5
PHYS 161 - Physics with Calculus I Credits: 5

Choose one from:
ENVS 203 - Physical Geography Credits: 4
GEOL 211 - Physical Geology Credits: 5
Major (65 credits)

Choose either:
CHEM 251 - Elementary Organic Chemistry Credits: 5
or the following series:
CHEM 351 - Organic Chemistry Credits: 4
CHEM 352 - Organic Chemistry Credits: 4
CHEM 354 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory I Credits: 3

Choose one from:
ESCI 325 - Fundamentals of Ecology Credits: 3
BIOL 325 - Ecology Credits: 4

Choose one from:
ESCI 340 - Biostatistical Analysis Credits: 5
BIOL 340 - Biostatistics Credits: 5

Choose one Capstone class from list below:
ESCI 431 - Watershed Biogeochemistry Credits: 5
ESCI 454 - Science, Management and Outreach of Contaminated Sites Credits: 4
ESCI 470 - Ecological Restoration Credits: 5
ESCI 490 - Environmental Risk Assessment Credits: 4
ESCI 491 - Oceanography of the Salish Sea Credits: 4
ESCI 493 - Environmental Impact Assessment Credits: 5
or ENVS 493 - Environmental Impact Assessment Credits: 5
ESCI 494 - Marine Conservation Credits: 5
ENVS 410 - Agroecology and Resilient Communities Credits: 4
ENVS 417 - Science, Management and Outreach of Contaminated Sites Credits: 3
ENVS 429 - Pyrogeography Credits: 4
ENVS 430 - Borderlands: Resource Management Credits: 4
ENVS 466 - Greening Business Applications Credits: 5
or MGMT 466 - Greening Business Applications Credits: 5
ENVS 474 - Planning for Sustainable Communities Credits: 4
or UEPP 474 - Planning for Sustainable Communities Credits: 4
ENVS 491 - Environmental Communication Credits: 5
ENVS 496 - Environmental Stewardship Credits: 5
Or other ENVS or ESCI approved course with a capstone (CPST) attribute.
Choose one from (minimum of 5 credits; maximum of 10 credits):
ESCI 498A - Senior Thesis Credits: 1-15
ESCI 498B - Internship Credits: 1-15
ESCI 498C - Senior Project Credits: 1-15
ESCI 498D - International Study Credits: 1-15
One ENVS 300-level or 400-level course (minimum 3 credits)
Choose two lab/lecture options from the list below. Options include a combined lecture/lab course or two separate courses with one being a lecture and the other being a lab, which together count as one option. Note: ESCI 431 can be applied towards either your capstone or one of your lab/lecture 

requirements, but not both.
ESCI 361 - Water Quality Credits: 5
ESCI 404 - Indigenous Resource Management in the Salish Sea Credits: 5
ESCI 407 - Forest Ecology Credits: 5
ESCI 408 - Field Methods in Wildlife Ecology Credits: 5
ESCI 409 - Riparian Conservation Credits: 4
ESCI 423 - Paleoclimate and Paleoecology Credits: 5
ESCI 426 - Marine Invertebrates and Their Environment Credits: 5
ESCI 428 - Freshwater Algae Bioindicators Credits: 4
ESCI 429 - Stream Ecology Credits: 5
ESCI 430 - Limnology and Limnology Lab Credits: 5
ESCI 431 - Watershed Biogeochemistry Credits: 5
ESCI 440 - Wetlands Ecology Credits: 5
ESCI 442 - Introduction to Remote Sensing Credits: 5
ESCI 445 - Marine Geochemistry Credits: 4
ESCI 477 - Wetland Plant Identification Credits: 4
ESCI 480 - Applications in Energy Production Credits: 4
or ENRG 480 - Applications in Energy Production Credits: 4
ESCI 485 - Global Environmental Change in the Cryosphere Credits: 5

Separate course numbers below are lecture and lab that require a student to take both courses to count as one option in this category:
ESCI 321 - Oceanography Credits: 4
and ESCI 322 - Oceanography Laboratory Credits: 2
ESCI 410 - Habitat and Ecology of Pacific Salmon and Trout Credits: 3
and ESCI 411 - A Field Practicum in Fish Habitat Assessment Credits: 2
ESCI 455 - Environmental Toxicology I Credits: 4
and ESCI 457 - Environmental Toxicology Laboratory I Credits: 4
ESCI 456 - Environmental Toxicology II Credits: 4
and ESCI 458 - Environmental Toxicology Laboratory II Credits: 4
Electives

Under advisement (11-32 credits) in order to fulfill the total major requirements of 65 credits:
A minimum of 11 credits from:
ESCI 300- or 400-level

Additional electives, if needed from:
BIOL 300- or 400-level
CHEM 300- or 400-level
ENRG 300- or 400-level
GEOL 300- or 400-level
ENVS 300- or 400-level
MACS 300- or 400-level
MATH 300- or 400-level
FAIR 330E - Ethnobotany Credits: 5
FAIR 434P - Advanced Studies in Field Science Credits: 5-8
MATH 125 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry II Credits: 5
MATH 203 - Linear Algebra and Differential Equations I Credits: 4
MATH 204 - Elementary Linear Algebra Credits: 4
MATH 205 - Linear Algebra Workshop Credits: 1
MATH 224 - Multivariable Calculus and Geometry I Credits: 5
MATH 225 - Multivariable Calculus and Geometry II Credits: 4
MATH 226 - Limits and Infinite Series Credits: 4

Maximum three courses allowed from:
PHYS 162 - Physics with Calculus II Credits: 5
PHYS 163 - Physics with Calculus III Credits: 5
PHYS 220 - Physics with Calculus IV Credits: 4
PHYS 300- or 400-level


 

Intensive English Program (1-3 quarters) $ 3,276 per quarter

 International Year (1-3 quarters) $7,821** (Net = $5,000) per quarte

r Direct Admission $24167 

Estimated Room & Board $ 11,873 - $17,710 

Undergraduate Pathway Scholarship

Scholarship Available - Upto $8463 

Undergraduate Direct Admission Scholarship

 Scholarship Available - Upto $6000 

*Direct admission scholarship is available in each year

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