Freshwater Studies ASA Program Requirements

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.

Associate in Science & Arts (ASA)

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

Effective: Fall 2014

General Education Requirements Credits: 32

Communications: ENG 111 and ENG 112

8

Humanities: Group 1 courses

8

Mathematics: Placement into MTH 121 or higher, or completion of MTH 111

4

Science: Group 1 course with a lab

4

Social Sciences: Group 1 courses

8

Core Requirements Credits: 24

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 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

ENG 256 Environmental Literature

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


MTH 141 Calculus

5

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

4

Academic
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