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Admission and Registration


Admission and readmission of undergraduate students to the University is the responsibility of the director of admissions. Information about admission to the University is given in General Information .

Students admitted to the University with deficiencies in high school units must remove the deficiencies as prescribed in General Information.

Admission to the Environmental Science Program

All new freshmen and transfer students are admitted to the University as entry-level environmental science majors and later seek admission to one of the three majors offered in the degree program by the Jackson School of Geosciences, College of Liberal Arts, and the College of Natural Sciences.

To apply for the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science Geological Sciences major in the Jackson School of Geosciences, the student must be an entry-level environmental science major who has met the following requirements:

  1. Completion of Biology 311C, Chemistry 301, and Mathematics 408C or 408N with a grade of at least C- in each course
  2. Completion of Geological Sciences 401 or 303  with a grade of at least B-

To be competitive for admission, the student must have a grade point average of at least 2.75 in these four courses.

Applications are evaluated after the end of each fall. Students whose applications are denied may reapply through the supplemental admission process. Admission decisions are based on the student’s grade point average in the basic sequence courses, his or her University grade point average, and other factors; these factors include, but are not limited to, the difficulty of the student’s course load, course repetitions, and proven mathematical ability. Students should consult advisers in the Jackson School of Geosciences Undergraduate Student Services Office for information about the application process and application deadlines.

More information about the degree program is given in Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science .


General Information gives information about registration, adding and dropping courses, transferring from one division of the University to another, and auditing a course. The Course Schedule, , published before registration for each semester and summer session, contains registration instructions, advising locations, and the times, places, and instructors of classes. The Course Schedule and General Information are published on the registrar’s Web site, .

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