Environmental Science Major (option 1)

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B.S. in Environmental Science – Curriculum Map 2018-2019 Catalog 

Option I

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

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Fall Cr. Comp. Spring Cr. Comp.
BI 101 Principles of Biology I 14BI 102 Principles of Biology II 14
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
Fall Semester Total Cr.: 15Spring Semester Total Cr.: 15
Fall Cr. Comp. Spring Cr. Comp.
CH 103 General Chemistry I4CH 104 General Chemistry II4
Concentration Elective3-4 Concentration Elective3-4 
ES 270 Fundamentals of Environmental Science (OR) 34General Education Literature or ES 1303 
Free Elective (3 cr.)
 MA 232 Elementary Statistics3
ES 251 Sophomore Seminar in Environmental Science1Free Elective 33-4 
PH 323 Environmental Ethics (General Education Ethics OR )3   
Fall Semester Total Cr.: 15-16Spring Semester Total Cr.: 16-18
Fall Cr. Comp. Spring Cr. Comp.
Concentration Elective3-4 ES 130 Introduction to Environmental Law (OR General Education Literature)3
EC 201 Principles of Economics (Macro) (General Education Social Science)
or 202 Principles of Economics (Micro)
3Concentration Elective3-4 
PS 201 General Physics I4ES 340 Project Development in Environmental Science1
General Education Arts & Humanities or PH 323)3 PS 202 General Physics II4
Free Elective (or ES 270) 33-4 Free Elective 34-3 
Fall Semester Total Cr.: 16-18Spring Semester Total Cr.: 15
Fall Cr. Comp. Spring Cr. Comp.
BI 205 Ecology4Concentration Elective3-4 
Concentration Elective3-4 ES 451 Environmental Science Seminar3
ES 440 Research Project in Environmental Science (Capstone)3ES 460 Project Completion in Environmental Science1
GL 255 Hydrogeology3General Education History3 
General Education Leadership1-3 Free Elective 34-3 
Fall Semester Total Cr.: 14-17Spring Semester Total Cr.: 14

Available Concentrations – Option I

Environmental Biology Concentration 2018-2019 Catalog

GL 261Field Geology4
CH 205Survey of Organic Chemistry4
BI 220Introductory Microbiology4
BI 326Natural History of the Vertebrates4
Two of the following:8
Plant Taxonomy4
Dendrology and Silvics4
Woodland Ecology and Management4
Total Cr.24

Environmental Geology Concentration 2018-2019 Concentration

GL 253Geomorphology4
GL 257Sedimentology4
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 Concentration 2018-2019 Catalog

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 Concentration 2018-2019 Catalog

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
Mathematical Computation and Modeling3
CH elective: CH 204 or above, 3-4 cr. options only
Total Cr.19-20

Climate Science Concentration 2018-2019 Catalog

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