Academic Planning Worksheet: Oceanography

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 this major is open. Students in good academic standing may declare this major at any time. Students are strongly encouraged to prepare for the major before transfer.

It is critical for transfer students to complete as many of the core STEM prerequisites as possible before transferring to have a reasonable chance of meeting with success in the degree and graduating within satisfactory progress credit/quarter limits.

Calculus, general chemistry, and either the biology or physics sequences are recommended for completion before the autumn quarter of the junior year.


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 of the following: ESS 101 NW – Intro Geological Sciences OR ESS 210 NW – Physical Geology OR ESS 211 NW – Physical Geology
BIO 180 NW – Intro Biology
BIO 200 NW – Intro Biology
One of the following: CHEM 120 NW QSR – Principles of Chemistry I OR CHEM 142 NW QSR – General Chemistry
MATH 124 NW QSR – Calculus I
MATH 125 NW – Calculus II
PHYS 121 NW QSR – Mechanics
One of the following: BIO 220 NW – Intro Biology OR MATH 126 NW – Calculus III OR PHYS 122 NW – Electromagnetism OR CHEM 152 NW QSR – General Chemistry (if CHEM 142 is taken)

Entering transfer information

Total undergraduates, as of autumn 2019: 106

Total from Washington community colleges: 13

  • Entering transfer GPA (from WA community colleges):
  • 3.75 – 4.00: 3
  • 3.50 – 3.74: 3
  • 3.25 – 3.49: 2
  • 3.00 – 3.24: 2
  • 2.75 – 2.99: 2
  • 2.50 – 2.74: 1
  • 2.49 and below0

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