One of the three Areas of Knowledge. A certain number of courses in this area must be completed to fulfill the General Education requirement; how many depends on the college or school your major is in.
Courses in this Area focus on the disciplined, scientific study of the natural world. The Area can be divided into three broad categories: the mathematical sciences, the physical sciences, and the biological sciences. Departments that offer such courses include astronomy, biology, chemistry, fisheries, forest resources, geology, mathematics, and oceanography.
Upon confirming intent to enroll in a degree program, new undergraduate students at the University of Washington Seattle campus are required to pay a $272 New Student Enrollment & Orientation Fee (NSEOF). The NSEOF funds a variety of academic support services including Advising & Orientation, Center for Learning and Undergraduate Enrichment (CLUE), and other transition services. The NSEOF is neither refundable nor transferable to another quarter or another student.
Nonmatriculated students are, traditionally, students interested only in attending classes and not in receiving a UW degree. Such students are not required to submit transcripts or test scores for admission. Currently, the UW Registration Office admits only the following categories of nonmatriculated students:
- Students attending summer quarter only.
- State employees, including UW faculty and staff, utilizing the tuition waiver available to state employees (at least half-time employment).
Persons interested in attending the UW as nonmatriculated students in quarters other than summer should contact UW Professional & Continuing Education (PCE). No formal admission procedures or academic credentials are required for registration in PCE courses. In addition to a number of popular non-credit certificate programs, PCE offers a variety of online learning courses.