Freshwater Studies ASA Program Requirements

Associate in Science & Arts (ASA)

General NMC Code 590
Economy and Society NMC Code 592
Global Policy and Sustainability NMC Code 591
Science and Technology NMC Code 593

The Freshwater Studies degree program combines unique courses and opportunities for field experiences available through NMC and our University Center partners. In addition to the partners in the Great Lakes region, our program has collaborators in selected sites in Central and South America. This water focused program has an interdisciplinary approach designed to offer students flexibility and a variety of opportunities especially critical in these challenging economic times. Students should consult an NMC Freshwater Studies program advisor for scheduling guidelines.

Effective: Spring 2017

General Education Requirements Credits: 30 Group 1 credits with at least a 2.0 grade for each course

Communications: ENG 111 and ENG 112

6

Humanities: PHL 105 or 202 and select on additional class from the Group 1 Humanities list—not PHL

6

Mathematics: Select one course (MTH 121, 131 or 141) from the Group 1 Mathematics list (based on concentration)

3

Science: ENV 117 and select one additional class (based on concentration) from the Group 1 Natural Science list—not ENV

6

Social Sciences: GEO 115 and select one additional class (based on concentration) from the Group 1 Social Science list—not GEO

6


Core Requirements Credits: 17

ENV 131 Oceanography

4

ENV 140 Watershed Science

4

WSI 105 Intro to Freshwater Studies

3

WSI 230 Water Policy and Sustainability

3

WSI 290 Freshwater Studies Internship

3


Areas of concentration

General

 

ANT 113 Intro to Cultural Anthropology

3

BIO 115 Cell, Plant & Ecosystem Biology

4

BIO 116 Genetic, Evolution, Animal Biology

4

CHM 150 General Chemistry 1

5

ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics

3

MTH 121 College Algebra

4

MTH 131 Intro to Probability and Statistics

3

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

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

4-5

MTH 141 Calculus

5


Total Degree Credits: Minimum Of 60 Earned Semester Credits

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