Environmental Science Major

Requirements for a major in Environmental Science: 33 credits

Required Foundation Courses(6-7 credits)
EV-150Environmental Science3
GS-101Physical Geography3-4
or GS-140 Physical Geology
Intermediate Courses (13 credits)
BI-202Principles of Ecology4
GE-258Global Environmental Change3
or GE-240 Energy Conservation
Select two of the following:6
Oceanography
Hydrology
Introduction to Soil Science
Advanced Courses(11 credits)
Environmental science electives approved by the student’s advisor. 111
Capstone(3 credits)
EV-400Environmental Science Seminar (Ancillary Courses)3
Ancillary Courses(27 credits)
BI-140Introduction to Organismal Biology4
CH-120General Chemistry I4
CH-121General Chemistry II4
GS-165Geographic Information Systems I4
MA-150Statistics I3
or MA-302 Probability and Statistics
MA-190Pre-calculus4
or MA-200 Calculus I
PY-221General Physics I4
or PY-241 Physics I (Mechanics)
Total Credits60-61
 

Students in the Environmental Science major are not required to take LASC NSP or QR courses outside of the major. Students are required to meet with their department advisor to review their upcoming semester academic choices.

Department of Earth, Environment and Physics - Environmental Science Major  

Sample Timeline for Completion of Degree

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
LASCFirst-Year Seminar (FYS) 3
EN-101 College Writing I 3
MA-150
Statistics I
or Probability and Statistics
3
EV-150 Environmental Science 3
GS-101 Physical Geography 3
 Credits15
Semester Two
EN-102 College Writing II 3
LASCLASC Elective (CON) 3
BI-140 Introduction to Organismal Biology 4
MA-190
Pre-calculus 2
or Calculus I
4
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
 Credits17
Year Two
Semester Three
CH-120 General Chemistry I 4
GS-165 Geographic Information Systems I 4
GS-260 Introduction to Soil Science 3
LASCLASC Elective (USW) 1 3
SELECTGS-2XX, BI-2XX or CH-2XX Major Elective 3-4
 Credits17-18
Semester Four
CH-121 General Chemistry II 4
GS-225 Oceanography 3
BI-202 Principles of Ecology 4
LASCLASC Elective (CA) 1 3
LASCLASC Elective (GP) 1 3
 Credits17
Year Three
Semester Five
PY-221
General Physics I ( )
or Physics I (Mechanics)
4
GS-250 Hydrology 3
LASCLASC Elective 1 3
LASCLASC Elective (ICW) 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
 Credits16
Semester Six
GS-260 Introduction to Soil Science 3
GE-258
Global Environmental Change
or Energy Conservation
3
SELECTGS-2XX, BI-2XX or CH-2XX Major Elective 3-4
LASCLASC Elective (HBS) 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
 Credits15-16
Year Four
Semester Seven
SELECTBI-2XX, GS-2XX or CH-2XX Major Elective 3-4
SELECTBI-3XX, GS-3XX or CH-3XX Major Elective 3-4
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
 Credits12-14
Semester Eight
EV-400 Environmental Science Seminar (CAP) 3
SELECTBI-3XX, GS-3XX or CH-3XX Major Elective 3-4
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
 Credits12-13
 Total Credits121-126
 

Students are required to meet with their department advisor to review their upcoming semester academic choices. A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.