SAFS Undergrads: Winter 2016 Courses and Registration Info


The Winter Quarter 2016 Time Schedule is now available (All UW or FISH only) – registration begins on November 6. See below for a list of courses that satisfy degree requirements, for reference in planning your coursework.

    • If you have not 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.
    • CHEM 220 – if you haven’t taken CHEM 220 yet, now’s the time! Remember, it’s only offered in winter… (pre-req 1.7 in CHEM 120 or CHEM 142)
    • Other good choices in Winter quarter… PHYS 114, MATH 124 or 125, Q SCI 291 or Q SCI 292
    • 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
    • OCEAN 285 Physics Across Oceanography: Fluid Mechanics & Waves
    • ENVIR 313/ESS 315 Environmental Earth Science (has pre-reqs)
    • PHYS 115 and 116 are both on the approved list of courses and are offered every quarter
  • VLPA/I&S/NW/DIV – If you still need any Gen Eds, consider taking one of these courses to satisfy any remaining Areas of Knowledge requirements:
    • COM 220 (VLPA or I&S)
    • FISH 101 (I&S)
    • ENVIR 100 (I&S and/or NW, no overlap restriction)
    • OCEAN 102 (I&S and/or NW, no overlap restriction)
    • Many, many, many other courses at the UW will satisfy your AoKs – just start browsing!
  • 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 the SAFS Adviser to discuss your options.
    • FISH 290 Scientific Writing & Communication
    • FISH 311 Biology of Fishes
    • FISH 324 Aquatic Physiology (pre-req BIOL 220)
  • Elective FISH Courses – remember, you need a minimum of 4 courses and 16 credits of 400-level FISH coursework
    • FISH 454 Ecological Modeling (5) – no pre-reqs but prior coursework in ecology or statistics is recommended
    • FISH 455 Fish and Wildlife Toxicology (3/5)
    • NOTE: The following Winter quarter courses WILL NOT be offered in Winter 2016:
      • FISH 444 Conservation Genetics – Moved to Spring 2016 this AY; will be offered again in Win 2017, subject to change
      • FISH 437 Fisheries Oceanography – Cancelled for instructor sabbatical; will be offered again in Win 2017, subject to change
  • FISH 498 Internship or 499 Research – you can use up to 3cr from 498 or 499 towards the 400-level elective!
    • If you’re interested in either of these, be sure to review the enrollment procedures. It is recommended that you submit completed forms to the SAFS Adviser 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 with no guarantees that you will be enrolled prior to the start of the Late Add Period ($20 fee).
  • Capstone – review Capstone Procedures and see Greg Jensen to register for any of these courses.
    • FISH 493 Capstone Prep – now offered Autumn, Winter, and Spring!
    • FISH 494 Capstone I (pre-req FISH 493)
    • FISH 495 Capstone II (pre-req FISH 494)
  • Completing a Q SCI minor? Consider taking these courses:
    • Q SCI 381 Intro to Probability and Statistics- required for both the AFS degree and the Q SCI minor
    • FISH/Q SCI 454 Ecological Modeling (5) – will count towards both the minor and AFS degree requirements
    • Q SCI 482 Statistical Inference in Applied Research I – required for the minor, only offered in Autumn and Winter and pre-req for Q SCI 483
    • Q SCI 483 Statistical Inference in Applied Research II – required elective for the minor (likely offered again in Spring)

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.
  • November 17 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
  • Freshmen & Sophomores (and early Juniors)! Do you have a 3.3 (or higher) UW GPA? Then you should consider doing SAFS Departmental Honors! All it takes is one extra class and a few extra projects (in classes you’re already taking)… Interested? Read more here or make an appointment with the SAFS Adviser to declare!
  • More useful dates and deadlines: 2015-16


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