Environmental Science Major (option 1)

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B.S. in Environmental Science – Curriculum Map 2017-2018 Catalog 

Option I

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Concentrations for Option 1 are: Environmental Biology, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Geology, Environmental Engineering, or Climate Science.

BI 101 Principles of Biology I14BI 102 Principles of Biology II14
EN 101 Composition and Literature I3EN 102 Composition and Literature II3
GL 110 Introduction to Geology (General Education Lab Science)4GL 111 Oceanography (General Education Lab Science)4
MA 107 Precalculus Mathematics (General Education Math)4MA 108 Applied Calculus (General Education Math)24
Semester Total Credits15Semester Total Credits15
CH 103 General Chemistry I4CH 104 General Chemistry II4
Concentration Elective3-4Concentration Elective3-4
ES 270 Fundamentals of Environmental Science (or Free Elective)33-4General Education Literature or ES 1303
ES 251 Sophomore Seminar in Environmental Science1MA 232 Elementary Statistics3
PH 323 Environmental Ethics (General Education Ethics) OR General Education Arts & Humanities3Free Elective33-4
Semester Total Credits14-16Semester Total Credits16-18
Concentration Elective3-4ES 130 Introduction to Environmental Law (or General Education Literature)3
EC 201 Principles of Economics (Macro) or 202 (General Education Social Science)3Concentration Elective3-4
PS 201 General Physics I4ES 340 Project Development in Environmental Science1
General Education Arts & Humanities or PH 323)3PS 202 General Physics II4
Free Elective (or ES 270)33-4Free Elective33-4
Semester Total Credits16-18Semester Total Credits14-16
BI 205 Ecology4Concentration Elective3-4
Concentration Elective3-4ES 451 Environmental Science Seminar3
ES 440 Research Project in Environmental Science (General Education Capstone)3ES 460 Project Completion in Environmental Science1
GL 255 Hydrogeology3General Education History3
 Free Elective33-4
Semester Total Credits13-14Semester Total Credits13-15
Total Credits For This Major: 116-127

EnvCH and EnvEG concentrations students take CH 103 and CH 104 as freshmen, and BI 101 and BI 102 in the second year. 


Or equivalent, especially if needed as a prerequisite for Concentration courses. 


Can be used out of sequence and to take more than one concentration elective concurrently. 

Available Concentrations – Option I

Environmental Biology

GL 261Field Geology4
CH 205Survey of Organic Chemistry4
Two of the following:8
Environmental Biology4
Plant Taxonomy4
Dendrology and Silvics4
Woodland Ecology and Management4
Two of the following:8
Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy4
Introductory Microbiology4
Invertebrate Zoology4
Natural History of the Vertebrates4
Total Cr.24

Environmental Geology

GL 253Geomorphology4
GL 257Sedimentation4
GL 261Field Geology4
GL 263Mineralogy4
GL 200 level Elective or EG 203 Materials Science3-4
CH elective: CH204 or above, 3-4 cr. options only3-4
Total Cr.22-24

Environmental Chemistry

CH 204Quantitative Analysis4
CH 205Survey of Organic Chemistry4
GL 263Mineralogy4
Three of the following:10-12
Field Geology4
Instrumental Methods (+/- CH 315 Lab)3/4
Materials Science3
Introductory Microbiology4
Total Cr.22-24

Environmental Engineering

EG 109Introduction to Engineering I3
CE 211Surveying3
EG 203Materials Science3
AP 221Site Development and Design3
GL 253Geomorphology4
One of the following:3-4
Field Geology4
Environmental Biology4
Mathematical Computation and Modeling3
CH elective: CH 204 or above, 3-4 cr. options only
Total Cr.19-20

Climate Science

GL 265Glacial Geology and Paleoclimate4
CH 204Quantitative Analysis4
GL 253Geomorphology4
MA 241Mathematical Computation and Modeling3
Two of the following:6-8
Instrumental Methods (+/- CH 315 Lab)3/4
Geopolitics (recommended)3
International Law3
Total Cr.21-23