Undergraduate Student Resources

The Environmental Studies Building from South Campus

Quarterly Planning:

Your advisors use these tools to evaluate your progress on your degree.  You can use these tools, too.

  • The Timetable will tell you when classes are offered for the entire academic year (2018-19). 
  • Classfinder will help you find classes by subject area, for general university requirements (GURs) or for major requirements.  You can also build sample schedules by clicking on the course registration number.
  • Registration Schedule gives you a general time for their quarterly registration times.  The best place to look for your registration appointment is under Web4U Registration. 
  • Degree Works is a new evaluation tool meant to tell you what you need for your degree or any minor.  You can experiment by adding other study areas or changing your major completely.  Keep in mind that the best way to know exactly where you stand is by making an appointment with Kathy Patrick (Pre-majors and minors) or Mary Moores (Current Majors) by calling 360.650.3520.

Degree Requirements:

  • Degree Requirements:  Click on your desired degree.  That will take you to the degree description in the Western Catalog.  Make sure your degree is showing in the correct catalog year by looking at the drop down menu in the upper right corner.  Current students starting just this year are under the 2018-19 catalog.  New students for next year will look at the 2019-20 catalog. 

An experiential component is required of every major.  Your choices are ENVS/ESCI 498A Senior Thesis, ENVS/ESCI 498B Internship, ENVS/ESCI 498C Senior Project or ENVS/ESCI 498D International Study.  All choices must be approved by your faculty advisor.  If you chose ENVS/ESCI 498A, C or D, your requirements will be agreed to with your faculty advisor.  

The difference between ENVS 498A and 498C is the thesis requires that you have a hypothesis and complete the necessary tests to prove or disprove the theory.  A thesis should be very close to what you might complete in graduate school.  The project is determined by the faculty advisor's interests or research needs.  The faculty advisor works with you to determine the requirements for both the thesis and the project.  

There is one more thing to know about ENVS/ESCI 498B:  You MUST be registered for internship credits (ENVS 498B or ESCI 498B) during the quarter in which ANY part of the internship is being performed including summer quarter.  

  • Capstone:  The Capstone is another experiential component in your degree.  It's meant to be taken during your second to last or last quarter in Huxley. 

The BEST Way

The best way to be sure about your degree requirements and completion is to make an appointment with Ed Weber (Graduate Students), Mary Moores (Current Huxley Majors) or Kathy Patrick (Pre-majors and minors) by calling 360.650.3250.