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  • Earth and Space Sciences
    of 2 0 Minor in Climate Science See description in the Climate Science listing in the Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Programs section of the General Catalog Student Outcomes and Opportunities Learning Objectives and Expected Outcomes Students who graduate with an undergraduate degree in Earth and Space Sciences ESS will have achieved these learning goals Have a general knowledge of the basic areas of solid earth geology and geophysics geobiology surface processes space physics and analogues of processes within the solar system Be proficient in one of the core disciplines through the completion of requirements in one of four options standard geology geo biology geo physics or environmental Think critically and obtain quantitative predictions using skill sets that involve multiple disciplines and all core sciences Have obtained hands on experience from extensive fieldwork and or laboratory experience Have the ability to communicate scientific information clearly and precisely both orally and in writing Have the ability to read understand and use scientific literature Instructional and Research Facilities See below at end of graduate program requirements Honors Options Available With College Honors Completion of Honors Core Curriculum and Departmental Honors With Honors Completion of Departmental Honors in the major See adviser or department website for requirements State Licensing Endorsement Available Students interested in pursuing State Licensing for Geologists can receive guidance in course selection that meets state requirements for the geologist licensing examination see adviser for requirements or visit department website Research Internships and Service Learning Job and internship possibilities are posted in the department and forwarded by email to all undergraduate students Department Scholarships A limited number of departmental scholarships are available Scholarship applications are invited from all undergraduate students in the major during spring quarter The awards are applicable to the following academic year Student Organizations Associations Geo Club organizes field trips and social gatherings Information about meetings and events is forwarded to undergraduate majors by email Graduate Program Graduate Program Coordinator 070 Johnson Hall Box 351310 206 616 8511 advising ess washington edu The Department of Earth and Space Sciences offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science M S degree and the Doctor of Philosophy PhD degree in both geological sciences and geophysics The programs emphasize a rigorous quantitative approach in conjunction with detailed in situ and or laboratory observations to address significant problems that lead to a better understanding of the Earth and its environment Major areas of interest are the internal and surface structures and materials of the Earth and planets dynamic processes within the earth oceans atmosphere and space environments their history and the interaction of life with these environments The required curriculum is flexible to facilitate interdisciplinary research approaches Earth and Space Sciences is also one of the core departments with the Department of Atmospheric Sciences and the School of Oceanography in the interdisciplinary graduate program on climate change and a participant in the astrobiology program Master of Science Admission Requirements Official test scores for the Graduate Record Exam GRE Official TOEFL scores for international applicants

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  • School of Environmental and Forest Sciences
    composition course HCDE 231 CHEM E 260 MATH 124 MATH 125 MATH 126 MATH 307 PHYS 121 PHYS 122 PHYS 123 Q SCI 381 BSE 150 BSE 201 BSE 202 BSE 248 and BSE 450 Department Admission Requirements Environmental Science and Terrestrial Resource Management Students in good academic standing may declare this major at any time Bioresource Science and Engineering Students may apply for freshman admission or upper division admission Applications are available in Student and Academic Services 116 Anderson or through the College of Engineering 356 Loew or by visiting the school website Prospective upper division BSE applicants should have most pre engineering coursework completed before applying see suggested sequencing at www sefs washington edu academicPrograms undergrad bse BSEflier pdf especially MATH 126 and CHEM 238 See adviser for further information Admission is competitive completion of requirements does not guarantee admission Students may also apply to the chemical engineering degree program through the College of Engineering advanced admission program see College of Engineering section for advanced admission entrance and continuation requirements Graduation Requirements Environmental Science and Terrestrial Resource Management 180 credits to include General Education Requirements 72 73 credits Written Communication 12 credits 5 credits English composition ENGL 131 preferred and seven additional credits Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning 20 credits Q SCI 291 Q SCI 292 Q SCI 381 ESRM 250 Natural World 29 30 credits BIOL 180 BIOL 200 and BIOL 220 CHEM 120 and CHEM 220 or CHEM 142 or CHEM 144 and CHEM 152 or CHEM 154 ESRM 210 or ESS 210 or ESS 230 OCEAN 230 5 credits only or ESS 201 or ATM S 211 Visual Literary Performing Arts VLPA 10 credits COM 202 or COM 220 five additional credits from the University VLPA list Individuals Societies I S 10 credits ENVIR ECON 235 or ECON 200 or ECON 201 and five additional credits which are satisfied by core courses shown below Major Requirements 62 credits for the major Core Courses 17 credits ESRM 200 ESRM 201 ESRM 300 ESRM 304 Restricted Electives Minimum 35 credits of 300 or 400 level courses from within the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences for the major 35 credits may come from one of the specified option course lists 15 of the credits must be at the 400 level Capstone 10 credits ESRM 462 and ESRM 463 and ESRM 464 or ESRM 494 and ESRM 496 or ESRM 494 and ESRM 495 All ESRM courses must be completed with at least a 2 0 grade to count toward major requirements Free electives As needed to bring minimum total to 180 credits Environmental Science and Terrestrial Resource Management voluntary program options All requirements for any of the four voluntary options are the same as for the major shown directly above See the School s website for approved course lists Landscape Ecology and Conservation Option at least 35 credits from the approved list Restoration Ecology and Environmental Horticulture Option at least 35 credits from the approved list Sustainable Forest Management Option at least 35 credits from the approved list Wildlife Conservation Option at least 35 credits from the approved list Bioresource Science and Engineering General Education Requirements 105 credits Written Communication 12 credits 5 credits English composition ENGL 131 preferred HCDE 231 3 credits Additional 4 credits satisfied by BSE courses shown below Natural World NW 68 credits MATH 125 MATH 126 MATH 307 or AMATH 351 MATH 308 or AMATH 352 Q SCI 381 or IND E 315 or STAT 390 CHEM 152 or CHEM 154 CHEM 162 or CHEM 164 CHEM 237 CHEM 238 PHYS 121 PHYS 122 PHYS 123 A A 260 10 credits from the University NW list outside the major Visual Literary Performing Arts VLPA 10 credits chosen from the University VLPA list Individuals Societies I S 20 credits ECON 200 10 credits chosen from the University I S list outside the major 5 additional credits satisfied by required BSE courses Major Requirements 74 credits Bioresource Science 59 credits BSE 150 BSE 201 BSE 202 BSE 248 BSE 391 BSE 392 BSE 406 BSE 420 BSE 421 BSE 422 BSE 426 BSE 430 BSE 436 BSE 480 BSE 481 BSE 497 All required BSE courses must be completed a minimum 2 0 grade Engineering Electives 15 credits minimum Taken from a list of approved engineering electives Business Option additional 12 credits minimum ESRM 320 ESRM 321 and one course from approved list Free Electives To bring minimum total to 180 credits Minors Ecological Restoration Minor Requirements 25 credits as follows Introduction to Restoration Ecology 5 credits Either ESRM 362 ENVIR 362 BES 362 or TESC 362 Capstone 10 credits One of the following sequences ESRM 462 ENVIR 462 ESRM 463 ENVIR 463 ESRM 464 ENVIR 464 or BES 462 BES 463 BES 464 or TESC 462 TESC 463 TESC 464 Electives 10 credits from approved list of electives maintained by each campus Minimum 2 00 cumulative GPA for courses presented for the minor Minimum 15 credits from outside the student s major Minimum 15 credits completed at the UW Environmental Science and Terrestrial Resource Management Minor Requirements Minimum 25 ESRM credits 20 of which must be upper division A maximum of 5 credits from BSE courses allowed Student Outcomes and Opportunities Learning Objectives and Expected Outcomes Forest resources emphasizes interactions between biotic and human systems at landscape to regional scales It also provides a knowledge base to answer critical questions about how individual organisms and biotic systems respond to perturbations and stresses imposed by human activities as well as how the environment affects human behavior and institutions This knowledge enables the design of methods for the conservation restoration and sustainable use of biotic systems and is critical for environmental decision making The goal of the bioresource science and engineering curriculum is to provide students with the training tools and experiences needed to be successful professionals in the paper and allied industries At the same time it provides a comprehensive education so graduates can effectively

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  • The Information School
    outside the Information School Art Computer Science or Human Centered Design Engineering See department website for approved area courses Special topics courses such as INFO 498 CSE 190 HCDE 490 and HCDE 496 may be approved within any of the course areas below on an individual per course basis depending on subject matter Course areas Foundations ART 383 CSE 440 HCDE 319 User Interface Software and Technology CSE 441 INFO 344 HCDE 438 Design ART 483 ART 484 INFO 424 HCDE 455 Usability and User Research INFO 310 HCDE 317 HCDE 318 Social and Ethical Dimensions INFO 444 INFO 447 Information Architecture IA Option 16 20 credits Minimum four courses from an approved list See department website for list Information Assurance and Cybersecurity Option 16 20 credits See department website for list Foundation Course INFO 310 or equivalent Minimum three additional courses from an approved list 11 15 credits Includes courses at participating departments on all three UW campuses See program website for list ischool uw edu academics informatics degree options No more than one of these three may be a networking course INFO 341 T INFO 250 or CSS 432 Continuation Policy All students must make satisfactory academic progress in the major Failure to do so results in probation which can lead to dismissal from the major For the complete continuation policy contact the departmental adviser or refer to the department website Student Outcomes Learning Objectives and Expected Outcomes The informatics program prepares students for a wide range of endeavors in the information field including information management and technology research and information services interactive system design human computer interaction and information science Graduates of the informatics program are qualified for jobs in the information and technology industry and in business public service and other professions Possible job titles include user experience designer business analyst consultant usability engineer data manager information architect web developer network manager project manager and information assurance professional The program also provides strong preparation for graduate studies Graduates are successfully placed in prestigious graduate schools and pursue a variety of programs including information and management science information science biomedical informatics business and accounting and information technology Informatics student learning outcomes include the ability to assess people s information needs and behavior ability to design information systems to meet people s information needs ability to work with information technologies e g database networks Internet based interface design ability to evaluate the impact of information technologies on people ability to communicate effectively ability to manage projects ability to build working systems ability to organize and manage information ability to work effectively individually and as part of a team and ability to understand the research process and its implication for information systems design and use All informatics courses are designed to produce these outcomes through a rigorous experiential learning approach that emphasizes group work research writing oral presentations and technology Instructional and Research Facilities Located on the third and fourth floors of Mary Gates Hall the School offers an extensive software collection a state of the art computer classroom an innovative Technology Exploration TE Lab and excellent network connectivity Students have access to software applications including titles for database and text management programming graphics multimedia production web development Internet exploration and collaboration and office productivity Students also have access to a large number of bibliographic databases and commercial information services The School also has a dedicated information science research facility at the Roosevelt Commons Building The research space comprises 7 000 square feet of offices workstations research labs and meeting spaces Honors Options Available With College Honors With College Honors Completion of Honors Core Curriculum and Departmental Honors With Honors Completion of Departmental Honors requirements in the major Distinction Departmental Honors See adviser for requirements Research Internships and Service Learning Internships are encouraged but not required Students participate in a variety of internships paid and non paid A significant number of students also work part time in Informatics or technology related positions and participate in public service Informatics students are extensively engaged in faculty research and internships A significant percentage of informatics students participates in the University s Undergraduate Research Symposium each year Students have co authored publications with faculty had their research accepted for presentation at national conference poster sessions and been recognized with various awards including the Mary Gates Research Training Endowment for three consecutive years 2001 03 School Scholarships The Henry Scholarships in the amount of approximately 1500 each are awarded to three second year majors in recognition for academic achievement leadership and service to the School and in professional student activities Students to be considered for the award are nominated by the Information School faculty and Undergraduate Program Committee members The merit based awards named after the founder of the school and first director William Henry are intended to recognize and honor student achievement Student Organizations Associations Undergraduates participate in a number of the School s many student organizations including the UW Informatics Undergraduate Association IUGA and the student chapter of the American Society of Information Scientists and Technology ASIST Of Special Note Capstone Projects Students often use their capstone projects to identify interest areas develop skills and prepare for future pursuits Through capstone projects students demonstrate the skills understanding and competencies they can successfully use to prepare for employment and graduate studies Information Sessions Prospective students are encouraged to attend an Informatics information session For a schedule of information sessions visit the School website at ischool uw edu informatics prospective more info Graduate Programs The School offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Library and Information Science MLIS the Master of Science in Information Management MSIM and the Doctor of Philosophy PhD in Information Science Master of Library and Information Science MLIS Adviser 470 Mary Gates Hall Box 352840 206 543 1794 mlis uw edu Admission Requirements The MLIS program is offered in two delivery modes residential on campus two year program and distance online with quarterly residencies three year program When applying

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  • Biostatistics
    for a student in one or two of the following areas cell and developmental biology neurobiology quantitative biology cellular immunology molecular biology and macromolecular structure Teaching options prepare the student to teach in one of the anatomical sub disciplines human anatomy neuroanatomy neurobiology histology embryology developmental biology cell biology and macromolecular structure Master of Science Admission Requirements A minimum GPA of 3 00 A bachelor s degree in one of the following or a related area chemistry biology physics biochemistry or biophysics GRE The minimal course requirements for successful applicants are Chemistry general organic and physical Physics one year Mathematics one year of calculus multivariable calculus and or linear algebra are strongly recommended Biology and or biochemistry one year general biology plus one advanced course in biology or biochemistry Undergraduate research experience is strongly recommended International students must have a minimum score on one test as follows 7 0 IELTS 92 TOEFL iBT 237 TOEFLC 580 TOEFL 90 MLT International students hoping to study with BMSD faculty in the Chemistry Department must have a minimum score on one test as follows 26 on the speaking portion of the TOEFL iBT 7 0 on the speaking portion of the IELTS 70 on the Versant English Test 55 on the TSE 230 on the SPEAK test administered at the UW Degree Requirements 36 credits to include Required courses BIOC 530 BMSD 540 BMSD 541 BMSD 542 BMSD 520 to be taken every quarter 12 graded credits of elective courses covering at least three of the four BMSD categories of topics biomolecular structure techniques in biomolecular structure molecular and cellular biology and chemistry At least one sequence of Biomedical Research Integrity workshops in the first or second year of the program The Biomedical Research Integrity BRI Series is a sequence of lectures and

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  • Biology Teaching
    the departments of the University in biological science and science education are provided Each student is asked to perform an in depth study of a biological science problem in the context of its relevance to the teaching of biological science Facilities and guidance are provided by a sponsoring professor and advisory committee drawn from the Biology Teaching Group and the several biological science departments of the University Graduate Program Graduate Program Coordinator 222 Hitchcock Box 355320 206 543 1689 Master of Science Admission Requirements Secondary teaching certificate or evidence of professional involvement in K 12 or public education Bachelor s degree in biology or closely related field Students in related fields must have adequate preparation in science Minimum 3 00 GPA in the most recent 90 graded quarter credits 60 semester credits Graduate Record Examination test scores Two or three letters of recommendation Statement of professional experience and objectives Degree Requirements 36 credits to include Minimum 18 credits at the graduate level minimum 18 must be graded These categories are not mutually exclusive All coursework must be at or above the 400 level Each student plans a program to meet his or her own educational objectives selecting at least one

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  • Public Health Genetics
    Recent copy of resume or curriculum vitae Degree Requirements 68 credits minimum to include Required Courses PHG 511 EPI 517 3 PHG 518 EPI 518 4 PHG 519 BIOST 516 EPI 516 3 EPI 573 ENV H 573 3 PHG 512 LAW H 504 B H 514 3 EPI 512 4 EPI 513 4 BIOST 517 4 BIOST 518 4 PHG 536 MEBI 536 PABIO 536 3 GENOME 552 1 5 Elective Courses Elective courses excluding independent study and thesis credits must be in epidemiology biostatistics genetics public health genetics or be related to the biological physical or social behavioral factors which affect health in particular ethical legal and social issues related to genetic epidemiology Thesis PHG 700 9 credits minimum Master of Public Health Public Health Genetics Public Health Genetics is an emerging interdisciplinary field that applies the rapid advances in human genetics genomics and bioinformatics to improve public health and prevent disease on a population basis Training focuses on two core knowledge areas genomics in public health genetic and molecular epidemiology pharmacogenetics clinical aspects of genomics and implication of genetics for society ethics and social science law and policy health economics and outcomes research Admission Requirements Statement of purpose Official sealed transcripts including courses grades and degrees from all institutions attended after secondary school Official Graduate Record Examination GRE scores Required for all applicants except those who hold a U S doctorate neither the MCAT nor ECFMG are acceptable substitutes for the GRE International applicants official TOEFL scores Three letters of recommendation from professors supervisors or others who know the applicant s work reasonably well At least two letters should be academic references A recent copy of the applicant s resume or curriculum vitae Degree Requirements 63 credits as follows Required Courses 53 credits as follows EPI 511 4 BIOST 511 4 HSERV 511 3 ENV H 511 3 HSERV 510 3 PHG 511 3 PHG 512 3 PHG 513 3 three of PHG 521 3 PHG 522 3 PHG 523 3 PHG 525 3 and PHG 542 3 PHG 580 6 PHG 595 3 at least 9 credits of PHG 700 Electives Remaining 10 credits may combine approved elective courses PHG 600 credits and PHG 700 credits Doctor of Philosophy Public Health Genetics is an emerging interdisciplinary field that applies the rapid advances in human genetics genomics and bioinformatics to improve public health and prevent disease on a population basis Training focuses on two core knowledge areas genomics in public health genetic and molecular epidemiology pharmacogenetics clinical aspects of genomics and implications of genetics for society ethics and social science law and policy health economics and outcomes research Admission Requirements Statement of purpose Official sealed transcripts including courses grades and degrees from all institutions attended after secondary school Official Graduate Record Examination GRE scores Required for all applicants except those who hold a U S doctorate neither the MCAT nor ECFMG are acceptable substitutes for the GRE International applicants official TOEFL scores Three letters of recommendation from

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  • Urban Design and Planning
    environment The program envisions its graduates becoming leaders in the international community of researchers practitioners and educators who focus on improving the quality of life and environment in metropolitan regions Graduate Program Graduate Program Coordinator 311 Loew Box 352192 206 543 6398 Doctor of Philosophy Admission Requirements Admission to the PhD program is based on evidence of promise of high scholarly achievement and research orientation The applicant s statement of purpose Graduate Record Examination GRE test results letters of recommendation and examples of past work constitute the basis for the admission evaluation Applicants typically have a master s degree in fields ranging from planning and public affairs to natural and social sciences Students interested in a professional degree in urban design and planning should apply to the master s program in urban design and planning Application Deadline All application materials are due by February 1 International applicants are encouraged to submit the Graduate School on line application form by November 1 For more information see the program s website Degree Requirements 90 credits divided into three phases Phase I The Core Curriculum The core curriculum defines the intellectual foundation of the program While the program retains considerable flexibility in defining a research agenda within urban and environmental planning and policy it provides a common foundation for all students to build upon Students enter the program with a master s degree in fields ranging from planning and public affairs to natural and social sciences Depending on the academic preparation of the student the core requirements can be met within one to two years Required Courses Five courses normally completed during the first year unless schedule conflicts make this infeasible Courses from Phase II requirements may also be taken in the first year Core Sequence URBDP 591 URBDP 592 URBDP 593 Restricted Electives before completion of Phase I Qualitative Research Methods one of the following URBDP 598 GEOG 425 HIST 598 HSERV 526 POL S 493 Quantitative Research Methods one of the following CS SS 594 CS SS 504 CEE 584 Phase II Area of Study Students develop with their Supervisory Committee a description of their proposed areas of study These areas of scholarship must demonstrate an interdisciplinary research approach to an application within urban and environmental planning and policy The description should develop a curriculum proposal approved by the Supervisory Committee that addresses the following advanced study requirements Curriculum Requirements Seven courses and a teaching seminar in addition to advanced courses directly related to the area of study selected by the student Some courses may be taken in the first year Urban Processes and Patterns Three courses For course options see program website at depts washington edu urbdpphd Phase II shtml Research Design and Methods Two courses For course options see program Website at depts washington edu urbdpphd Phase II shtml Urban and Environmental Design and Planning Two courses For course options see program Website at depts washington edu urbdpphd Phase II shtml Teaching Methods One teaching seminar and experience as

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  • Global Health
    206 897 1804 ghprog u washington edu Master of Public Health The Global Health MPH program emphasizes a social justice approach to global health with a focus on the social economic and political determinants of health and the history and context of global responses to health problems The core curriculum develops competencies in the basic tools of public health including epidemiology biostatistics global health systems environmental health and social behavioral sciences Courses in research methods and management are also required A practicum provides hand on experience with local or international agencies engaged in global health activities and academic coursework culminates with independent scholarship leading to a research or practice thesis The curriculum is highly interdisciplinary with faculty and courses from across campus including natural and social sciences and the humanities Case studies and applied learning are common approaches and contributions by students provide a major component of the learning environment For current listings of MPH program options and their requirements visit the program website Admission Requirements Applicants must have completed at least a baccalaureate degree by the time of matriculation and some tracks require at least two years of relevant post college work or volunteer experience prior to matriculation as well Each MPH track has its own admission requirements Completed Graduate School online application Deadline midnight December 1 Official scores from the general Graduate Record Examination GRE required for applicants who have not already earned a doctoral level degree e g MD PhD JD from a U S institution of higher learning Unofficial transcripts Applicants upload unofficial transcripts from each college and or university attended into the online application Three recent letters of recommendation preferably from former supervisors and professors Personal statement including background goals and research interests Resume maximum three pages Degree Requirements 63 credits for all MPH tracks At least 30 credits must be from graduate level in classroom courses and at least 18 of these must be from global health in classroom courses All tracks require a foundation course epidemiology biostatistics environmental health social and behavioral sciences research methods a practicum and a thesis Beyond these shared requirements each track also has its own set of requirements See program website for track specific requirements Doctor of Philosophy Program Manager Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation 2301 5th Avenue Suite 600 Box 358210 206 897 2870 ghpdh u washington edu The Department of Global Health in collaboration with the Institute for Health metrics and Evaluation and Health Alliance International has developed a unique PhD program building on faculty expertise in the areas of metrics and implementation science The program provides students the most innovative tools to advance global health solutions and includes two emphasis areas Metrics Students translate evidence into useful knowledge by learning and applying advanced quantitative methods impact evaluation techniques and analytic tools Students design and develop new innovative ways to tackle critical global health measurement challenges Implementation Science Students identify and address barriers to effective implementation and scale up of evidence based interventions by developing

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