SAFS Majors: Summer/Autumn 2013 Courses and Registration Info

The Autumn Quarter 2013 Time Schedule is now available (All UW or FISH only) – registration begins on May 10. I’ve included a list of courses below that satisfy degree requirements, for reference.

    • If you have started or completed the BIOL series, BIOL 180, 200 or 220 would be a good choice (since many upper division FISH courses have BIOL as a pre-req) – note that BIOL 200 has a pre-req of CHEM 220.
      • IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT BIOL 200 PRE-REQ: Starting in Summer 2013, BIOL 200 will no longer accept CHEM 152 as a pre-requisite. If you are taking CHEM 142 and plan to continue in the Gen Chem series, you will need to complete through CHEM 162 before you can register for BIOL 200. CHEM 220 is still accepted as a pre-req so students taking CHEM 120 or CHEM 142 should plan on taking CHEM 220, as usual. See me if you have any questions about this.
      • UPDATE! Those of you who have completed CHEM 152 with a 1.7 or higher may still be eligible to take BIOL 200 (w/o completing CHEM 162 first) – just pass the Chemistry Skills Quiz (available in early June). Questions?
    • CHEM 120 is only offered in Summer and Autumn quarter – if you still need CHEM 120, be sure to take it in one of these quarters
    • Other good choices in Summer or Autumn quarter… PHYS 114, MATH 124 or 125, Q SCI 291 (note that Q SCI 292 is also offered in Summer).
    • CHEM 142 is offered every quarter
  • STAT
    • Q SCI 381 is offered every quarter (pre-req MATH 120, Q SCI 190, or a 2 on Adv AP)
  • Physical World – Autumn quarter is a great time to take care of one of your Physical World classes:

    • OCEAN 210 Ocean Circulation (required for Marine Bio minor)
    • ATM S 211 Climate Change
    • OCEAN/ESS 230 Rivers and Beaches
    • GEOG 205 Physical Environment
    • PHYS 115 and 116 are both on the approved list of courses and are offered every quarter
  • Required FISH Courses – these courses are restricted to AFS majors only during Period 1. If you are a major and want to take these courses but know you won’t be able to register by the end of Period 1 then email me to discuss your options.
    • FISH 323 Conservation & Management of Aquatic Resources
    • FISH 340 Genetics & Molecular Ecology (pre-req BIOL 200)
  • NEW COURSE! FISH 290 Scientific Writing and Communication
    • This course will be required for anyone declaring the major in Autumn 2013 or later but all majors are strongly encouraged to take this course. It is currently listed in the TS as FISH 497, if you want to see the meeting details, but the course number will be changed to FISH 290 before registration begins.
  • Elective FISH Courses – remember, you need a minimum of 4 courses and 16 credits of 400-level FISH coursework
    • FISH 441 Environmental Physiology (3/5) – no pre-reqs but completion of FISH 324 is recommended
    • FISH 450 Salmon Behavior & Life History (3/5) – Seniors Only; no pre-reqs but completion of FISH 312 is recommended
    • FISH 452 Spatial Information Technology (3)
    • FISH 473 Limnology (3) (pre-req BIOL 180) No freshmen
  • FISH 498 Internship or 499 Research
    • If you’re interested in either of these, be sure to review the enrollment procedures. It is recommended that you submit completed forms to me for an add at least two weeks prior to the start of the quarter – forms received after the start of the quarter will be accepted but I make no guarantees that you will be enrolled prior to the start of the Late Add Period ($20 fee).
  • Capstone
    • FISH 493 Capstone Prep is being offered in Autumn – if you plan to do your capstone research in the next three quarters (prior to Autumn Quarter 2014), then you must complete 493 prior to beginning your research.
      • FISH 493 now has a pre-requisite of FISH 290 (the new Scientific Writing class) – anyone signing up for the major in Autumn 2013 or later will have to meet this pre-req but those of you who are currently declared are grandfathered under the old rules (which didn’t require FISH 290).
      • To register for FISH 493, just email me with your student number and I will send you an add code (provided you are a junior or senior AFS major).
    • FISH 494 and 495 – see Greg Jensen to register; note that you must have already completed FISH 493 in order to register for either of these courses.
  • Completing a Q SCI minor? Consider taking these courses:
    • Q SCI 381 – required for both the AFS degree and the Q SCI minor
    • Q SCI 482 – required for the minor, only offered in Autumn and Winter
  • Completing a Marine Bio minor? Consider taking these courses:
    • FISH/BIOL/OCEAN 250 – required for the minor, offered in Summer and Autumn
    • OCEAN 210 – required for the minor, only offered in Autumn

Other items that may be of interest:

  • Trying to register for a course that’s full? Check the course status often in case a space opens up – a good rule of thumb is to check as often as you check Facebook. Also, take a look at the UAA Advising Office’s Tips for Getting Into Closed Courses.
  • Seniors, don’t forget – if you want/need Graduating Senior Priority in Autumn Quarter, the deadline to submit a graduation application is May 8… Make an appointment to see me by May 6 to complete the paperwork in time for processing.
  • May 19 is the last day to change to or from S/NS grade option and/or to use your Annual Drop (Late Drop Period). $20 fee

Finally, note that I will be out of the office May 28 – 31. If you anticipate any issues with registering for courses (or if you have had a hold placed on your registration for any reason), be sure to see me prior to May 24.


Samantha Scherer, Student Services Manager and Undergrad Advising
UW School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
Fishery Sciences Bldg, Suite116

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