Academic Planning Worksheet: Environmental Science & Terrestrial Resource Management (ESRM)

Preparation for your intended major is a factor in the review of your UW transfer application. Use this worksheet to help you plan for admission to your intended major and for UW general education requirements.

Department admission information

Admission to the ESRM major is open. Students in good academic standing may declare this major at any time.

The major provides foundational knowledge in environmental and forest sciences, including natural resource management, wildlife conservation, restoration, sustainability, horticulture, forest management, soils, policy, economics and related topics.

Although admission is open, students are strongly encouraged to prepare for the major before transfer by taking as many of the recommended courses below as possible. For the intro biology series, it is best to complete the entire sequence at one school if possible; otherwise, it may not transfer directly.

Courses recommended for admission to major

Directions: Record the courses you have taken, are taking or plan to take prior to UW enrollment that you believe are equivalent to the UW course requirements listed below. Not sure? Use the transfer course equivalency guide.

UW Course Dept. Prefix & Number Term/Year
Example: MATH 124 – Calculus I MATH 151 AUT 08
One Chemistry sequence: CHEM 120 NW QSR – Principles of Chemistry I, CHEM 220 NW QSR – Principles of Chemistry II, OR CHEM 142 NW QSR – General Chemistry, CHEM 152 NW QSR – General Chemistry
One COM course: COM 220 I&S VLPA – Intro Public Speaking OR COM 202 I&S VLPA – Intro to Communication Theory
English Composition C
MATH 120 NW- Precalculus
Biology sequence: BIO 180 NW – Intro Biology I
BIO 200 NW – Intro Biology II
BIO 220 NW – Intro Biology III

Entering transfer information

Total undergraduates, as of autumn 2021: 411

Total from Washington community colleges: 50

  • Entering transfer GPA (from WA community colleges):
  • 3.75 – 4.00: 14
  • 3.50 – 3.74: 16
  • 3.25 – 3.49: 7
  • 3.00 – 3.24: 6
  • 2.75 – 2.99: 6
  • 2.50 – 2.74: 0
  • 2.49 and below1

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