WSU Tri-Cities College of Arts & Sciences

Environmental Science

Undergraduate Program

Lower-Division Requirements

The first two years of the program may be taken at Columbia Basin College or another accredited college or university. Transfer students will be admitted to the program if they show evidence of a 2.5 (C+) or higher grade point average (based on a 4.0 system) in transferable work completed at accredited post-secondary institutions. Students may choose to obtain a Direct Transfer Agreement degree, which satisfies WSU’s lower-division general education requirements; however, students are responsible for any additional requirements that are specific to the College of Sciences and the Environmental Science Program. Students are encouraged to meet with a WSU Tri-Cities advisor before transferring to WSU Tri-Cities. In addition, before attending a community college, students are encouraged to discuss program requirements, prerequisite courses, and the University’s general education requirements with an advisor.


Full course descriptions can be viewed at the WSU Tri-Cities Catalog website:
Program catalog description

101 [B] Environment and Human Life
310 Modeling the Environment 
335 Environmental Policy 
402 Human Health and the Environment
403 Environmental Geology 
404 The Ecosystem 
406 Introduction to Radiological Science
409 Applied Radiological Physics 
411 Limnology and Aquatic Ecosystem Management 
416 Radiation Biology 
424 Environmental Health Assessment 
435 Resolving Environmental Conflicts 
444 Environmental Assessment 
445 Hazardous Waste Management 
486 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
490, 492, and 493 Special Topics
491 Senior Seminar

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