Warren Wilson College Catalog 05-06

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Pre-Environmental, Pre-Forestry Management

Faculty: Gregory J. Ettl

Warren Wilson College participates in the Cooperative College Program with the Nicolas School of the Environment at Duke University in a combined program of liberal arts and professional education in environmental resources. In this dual degree program a student attends Warren Wilson College for three years, completing the Warren Wilson College core competency and service requirements and the Dual Degree entrance requirements for Duke University. The student then attends Duke University for two years. The student earns two degrees: a B.A. from Warren Wilson College, and a Master of Forestry (MF) or Master of Environmental Management (MEM) from Duke University. The MF is a professional degree in Forest Resource Management while the MEM is a professional degree in one of five areas: Resource Ecology; Environmental Toxicology, Chemistry, and Risk Assessment; Water and Air Resources; Resources Economics and Policy; or Coastal Environmental Management.

The Dual Degree program allows the student to receive a broad liberal arts education and also earn a professional degree. It provides for maximum education with minimum investment of time and money. Students receive the advantages of a small college with extensive faculty-student interaction, as well as the larger variety of courses at a large university.

Requirements for Admission to the Dual Degree Program at Duke University

Grades: A minimum overall QPA of B (3.0 out of 4.0) is required. Courses with grades below C do not transfer. The student must also be recommended by the dual degree program liaison officer at Warren Wilson College. Admission into Duke's School of the Environment is very competitive, and minimal completion of Duke's admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance into its program.

Requirements: A minimum of 92 credits must be completed at Warren Wilson College, including the following:

  1. Mathematics: MAT 141 Statistics and MAT 241 Calculus I
  2. Economics: ECO 201 Microeconomics
  3. Computer Science: Demonstrated competence with microcomputer software and operation. Consult with the Duke 3/2 program advisor.
  4. Courses related to a particular area of interest:

Forest Resource Management

BIO 116 General Biology
BIO 202 Ecology
CHM 116, 117 Chemistry I and II

Water and Air Resources

BIO 116 General Biology
CHM 116, 117 Chemistry I and II

Environmental Toxicology, Chemistry, and Risk Assessment

BIO 116 General Biology
CHM 116, 117 Chemistry I and II
CHM 225 Organic Chemistry I

Coastal Environmental Management

BIO 116 General Biology
CHM 116, 117 Chemistry I and II
PHY 251 Physics I

Resource Ecology

BIO 116 General Biology
BIO 202 Ecology
CHM 116, 117 Chemistry I and II

Resource Economics and Policy

ECO 210 Macroeconomics
ECO 380 Environmental and Ecological Economics (This course is highly recommended.)