Environmental Science

Requirements for a major in Environmental Science: 67 credits

Required Foundation Courses(43 credits)
MA-150Statistics I3
or MA-302 Probability and Statistics
MA-190Pre-calculus4
or MA-200 Calculus I
CS-135Programming for Non-CS Majors3
GS-165Geographic Information Systems I4
EV-150Environmental Science3
Environmental Policy Course
GE-258Global Environmental Change3
or GE-240 Energy Conservation
GS-101Physical Geography3
GS-140Physical Geology4
BI-140Introduction to Organismal Biology4
CH-120
CH-121
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II
8
PY-221General Physics I4
or PY-241 Physics I (Mechanics)
Intermediate Courses (10 credits)
BI-202Principles of Ecology4
Select two of the following:6
Oceanography
Hydrology
Introduction to Soil Science
Advanced Courses(11 credits)
Four environmental science electives approved by the student’s advisor. 111
Capstone(3 credits)
EV-400Environmental Science Seminar3
Total Credits67
1

Must include at least two 300- or 400-level courses and at least one lab course. (A list of appropriate BI, CH and GS courses at the 200 level or higher will be published each semester for advising purposes.)

 

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
LASC First-Year Seminar (FYS)3
EN-101 English Composition I 3
MA-150
Statistics I
or Probability and Statistics
3
EV-150 Environmental Science 3
GS-140 Physical Geology 4
 Credits16
Semester Two
EN-102 English Composition II 3
LASC LASC Elective (CON)3
BI-140 Introduction to Organismal Biology 4
MA-190
Pre-calculus 2
or Calculus I
4
GS-101 Physical Geography 3
 Credits17
Year Two
Semester Three
PY-221
General Physics I
or Physics I (Mechanics)
4
GS-165 Geographic Information Systems I 4
CS-135 Programming for Non-CS Majors 3
LASC 1 LASC Elective (TLC)3
LASC 1 LASC Elective (USW)3
 Credits17
Semester Four
GS-225 Oceanography 3
GE-258
Global Environmental Change
or Energy Conservation
3
BI-202 Principles of Ecology 4
LASC 1 LASC Elective (CA)3
LASC 1 LASC Elective (GP)3
 Credits16
Year Three
Semester Five
CH-120 General Chemistry I 4
GS-250 Hydrology 3
LASC 1 LASC Elective (DAC)3
LASC LASC Elective (ICW)3
SELECT General Elective3
 Credits16
Semester Six
CH-121 General Chemistry II 4
GS-260 Introduction to Soil Science 3
SELECT GS-2XX, BI-2XX or CH-2XX Major Elective3-4
LASC LASC Elective (HBS)3
SELECT General Elective3
 Credits16-17
Year Four
Semester Seven
SELECT BI-2XX, GS-2XX or CH-2XX Major Elective3-4
SELECT BI-3XX, GS-3XX or CH-3XX Major Elective3-4
SELECT General Elective3
SELECT General Elective3
 Credits12-14
Semester Eight
EV-400 Environmental Science Seminar (CAP) 3
SELECT BI-3XX, GS-3XX or CH-3XX Major Elective3-4
SELECT General Elective3
SELECT General Elective3
 Credits12-13
 Total Credits122-126
 
1

The sequence of LASC courses marked with 1 is a suggestion but serves as a reminder that LASC designated courses must be taken to satisfy the LASC requirements. Across the curriculum LASC requirements may be met by major courses.

2

May also be any MA course above 200.

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.