Freshwater Studies AAS Program Requirements

Associate in APPLIED Science (AAS)

Economy and Society NMC Code 492
Global Policy and Sustainability
NMC Code 491
Science and Technology NMC Code 493
General NMC Code 490

The Freshwater Studies degree program is offered by NMC's Great Lakes Water Studies Institute. The program is designed to prepare students for both current and emerging career pathways in water related fields. Students have a choice of 4 general streams or emphasis areas: Global Freshwater Policy and Sustainability, Economy and Society, Science and Technology, and General. The Freshwater Studies degree program combines unique courses and opportunities for field experiences available through Northwestern Michigan College and our university partners. In addition to the partners in the Great Lakes region, our program has collaborators in selected sites overseas. This freshwater focused program has an interdisciplinary approach designed to offer students the ability to gain unique competencies and credentials of value. The core program of study includes Introduction to Freshwater Studies, Watershed Science, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Oceangraphy, Meteorology and Climatology, Water Policy and Sustainability, and an Internship experience either locally or overseas. The degree is intended both for students who plan to enter professional fields as well as those who wish to further their studies and complete a bachelor's degree with university partners located in Traverse City and offsite.

Effective: Fall 2015

General Education Requirements Credits: 17-18

Communications: ENG 111 and either BUS 231 or ENG 112 or ENG 220

7-8

Humanities: Group 1 course

3

Math competency: Placement into MTH 111 or higher, or completion of MTH 23 or MTH 23A and MTH 23B

-

Science: Group 1 course with a lab

4

Social Sciences: Group 1 course

3

Core Requirements Credits: 27

ENV 117 Meteorology and Climatology

4

ENV 131 Oceanography

4

ENV 140 Watershed Science

4

GEO 115 Intro to GIS

3

PHL 105 Critical Thinking or
PHL 202 Contemporary Ethical Dilemmas

3

WSI 105 Intro to Freshwater Studies

3

WSI 230 Water Policy and Sustainability

3

WSI 290 Freshwater Studies Internship

3

Areas of concentration

Economy and Society

BIO 110 Essential Biology

4

BUS 101 Introduction to Business

3

ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics

3

MGT 241 Principles of Management

3

MGT 245 Principles of Entrepreneurship

3

MTH 131 Intro to Probability and Statistics

3

Global Freshwater Policy and Sustainability

BIO 110 Essential Biology

4

GEO 109 World Regional Geography

3

MTH 131 Intro to Probability and Statistics

3

SPN 202 Intermediate Spanish II or
SPN 227A Spanish for Environmental Management

3-4

Science and Technology

BIO 115 Cell, Plant & Ecosystem Biology or
CHM 150 General Chemistry I or
PHY 121 General Physics I

4

MTH 141 Calculus

5

General

ANT 113 Intro to Cultural Anthrolology

3

BIO 115 Cell, Plant & Ecosystem Biology

4

BIO 116 Genetic, Evolution, Animal Biology

4

CHM 150 General Chemistry I

4

ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics

3

MTH 121 College Algebra

3

MTH 131 Intro to Probability and Statistics

3

ASL 101 American Sign Language I and
ASL 102 American Sign Language II OR

FRN 101 Elementary French I and
FRN 102 Elementary French II OR

SPN 101 Elementary Spanish I and
SPN 102 Elementary Spanish II

8

Program Requirements  Minimum credit Hours: 60

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