B.S. Degree in Environmental Science

The B.S. degree in environmental science is appropriate for those who seek greater depth of foundational coursework in supporting fields, additional breadth within the major and a research capstone.

Courses

General Education Prerequisites (16 Units)

  • BIOL-110L General Biology: Cells and Physiology (4)
  • CHEM-101L General Chemistry I (4)
  • MATH-210 Calculus I (4)
  • PS-120 American Politics and Society (4)
  • or ECON-105 Principles of Economics (4)

Required Courses (13 Courses, 41 Units)

  • BIOL-120L General Biology: Diversity and Ecology (4)
  • BIOL-310L Ecology (4)
  • BIOL-410L Field Biology (4)
  • BIOL-496 Biological Research (2)
  • or CHEM-496 Research Project (2)
  • CHEM-102L General Chemistry II (4)
  • CHEM-310 Organic Chemistry I (3)
  •  CHEM-312L Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (2)
  • CHEM-340L Environmental Chemistry (4)
  • ENV-150 Introduction to Environmental Studies (4)
  • MATH-311 Statistics for Natural Sciences (3)
  • PHYS-150 Earth Science (3)
  • PHYS-151L Field Geology (1)
  • THEO-425 Theological Ethics and the Environment (3)

Electives (16 Units Minimum, 10 Units Minimum in Science)

Select 16 units from the following:

  • BIOL-311L Field Botany (4)
  • BIOL-320L Vertebrate Zoology (4)
  • BIOL-325L Wildlife Biology (4)
  • BIOL-450L Genetics (4)
  • CHEM-311 Organic Chemistry II (3)
  • CHEM-312L Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (2)
  • CHEM-313L Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (1)
  • CHEM-351L Quantitative Analysis (4)
  • CHEM-451L Instrumental Analysis (4)
  • CS-121 Introduction to Scientific Programming (3)
  • ENV-482 Environmental Studies Practicum (1-3)
  • PHIL-430 American Wilderness Literature and Philosophy (3)
  • PS-373 Nature, Law and Policy (3)

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