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Intercollege Programs

The following programs, described in detail in other sections of the catalog, are administered by the Office of Undergraduate Education.

General Studies

General Studies provides students an opportunity to obtain an individually designed interdisciplinary degree through the College of Arts and Sciences. Students may also pursue a major in one of several existing interdisciplinary programs. Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree are shown in the Arts and Sciences section of this catalog.

Center for Quantitative Science - Program Description

The Center for Quantitative Science in Forestry, Fisheries, and Wildlife is an intercollege academic unit sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Education, the College of Ocean and Fishery Sciences, and the College of Forest Resources. The Center offers courses in mathematics and statistical methods as applied to problems in biology, ecology, the environment, and renewable-resource management for undergraduate students. The faculty of the Center includes members of the College of Forest Resources and the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, as well as other units. The quantitative science minor is designed to give undergraduates majoring in biology, ecology, the environment, and renewable-resource management programs a thorough grounding in relevant statistical and mathematical modeling methodology.

Program on Africa

The Program on Africa (PoA) develops, co-ordinates, and disseminates information about inter-disciplinary, cross-college, Africa-related courses and activities at the UW. It aims to foster an interest in the African continent and its Diaspora, with the ultimate goal of involving knowledgeable, well-trained, and committed students and graduates in Africa's political, cultural, medical, technological, and economic future. PoA offers undergraduate students a minor in African Studies with courses drawn from disciplines as varied as fisheries, anthropology, social work, history, public health, art, and music.

Program on the Environment - Program Description

The Program on the Environment (PoE) fosters and promotes interdisciplinary environmental education at the UW by linking scholars active in environmental fields from across the University to build a trans-disciplinary network of educators, students, and researchers. PoE offers an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies, a minor in Environmental Studies, and three graduate certificate programs. The program provides students knowledge in four domains of inquiry: natural sciences; social sciences; law, policy, and management; and ethics, values, and culture. PoE merges these fields through rigorous coursework and hands-on learning to provide a unique opportunity for students and faculty to explore complex environmental issues from multiple perspectives.