Applying to the Major
The application deadline is the third Friday of each quarter. Applications are evaluated on overall grades, performance in math, science, and composition courses, demonstrated writing ability, and understanding of and potential fit with the major. Students with 30-90 credits completed at the time of application may apply under early admissions, students with more than 90 credits may apply under upper division requirements. Each prerequisite course must be completed with a 2.0 GPA. Students may have courses in progress at the time of application. Application to the major is competitive, completion of prerequisite courses does not guarantee admission.
|Early Admission Pre-requisites (30-90 credits completed at time of application)|
|Chemistry Series||CHEM 142, 152, 162|
|English Composition||ENGL 131 or equivalent|
|Upper Division Admission Prerequisites (90 or more credits completed at time of application)|
|complete all early admission prerequisites plus:|
|Organic Chemistry Series||CHEM 237, 238, 239 or CHEM 223, 224|
|Biology Series||BIOL 180, 200, 220|
Submission of online application form which includes a personal statement. The personal statement should be approximately 500 words, should address the following questions:
- Why do you want to be an Environmental Health major?
- How will completing this degree help you to achieve your professional and academic goals?
Submission of unofficial transcripts from all colleges/universities attended. Current UW students can obtain their unofficial transcript by saving the print friendly version from their myuw.washington.edu page. Applicants who are not current UW students should consult their University's Registrar if they don't know how to obtain an unofficial copy of their transcript. Transcripts should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, in pdf format, with the following file name format: LastName_QTRYearTranscript.pdf.
EXAMPLE: If Marge Simpson is applying in winter 2013, she would name her transcript: Simpson_WIN2013_Transcript.pdf. She would then email that transcript to email@example.com and she would put the following information in the subject line: Simpson_WIN2013_Transcript.
Transfer Student Information
Please consult the transfer admission website for more information about applying to the UW and plan to attend the weekly Transfer Thursday program. Washington State Community College students should use the online equivalency guide to help plan for transfer. All transfer students are encouraged to talk with an Environmental Health adviser before applying. Transfer students may apply to the major at the same time they are applying to the UW. For example, a student planning to transfer in autumn 2014 would apply to the UW by February 15, 2014 and to the major by the third Friday of the spring 2014 quarter (April 18, 2014).