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Environmental Science

Environmental Science Major

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Students must complete all core requirements and major cognate courses as well as 12 approved electives with a grade of “C” or better. A minimum of 120 course credits must be completed upon graduation.

Major Requirements
• ES 211 Introduction to Environmental Sciences and labs (4)
• BIO/ES 225 Ecology (includes Group Projects) (4)
• ES 403 Environmental Science Seminar (2)
• ES 435 Research in Environmental Sciences (3)
• CHEM/ES 453 Environmental Chemistry (3))

Major Cognate Courses
Courses other than those listed as ESS with the appropriate department listings:
• BIO 115 Organismal Form and Function and Biology of the Cell (8)
• BIO 120 Cellular Dynamics (4)
• CHEM 111 and 112 General Chemistry and Labs (8)
• CHEM 231 and 232 Organic Chemistry I and II and Labs (10)
• CIS 111 Discovering Computer Science and Lab
• CIS 121 Introduction to Computer Programming (4)
• MATH 231 and 232 Calculus I and II (8) OR
• MATH 211 and 212 Applied Calculus I and II
• MATH 205 General Statistics (4) OR
• MATH 355 Biostatistics (4)
• PHY 111 and 112 General Physics I and II (4) OR
• PHY 151 & 241 Physics I & II (8)
• CHEM/ES 411 Toxicology (3)

Electives
Students must select at least 12 credit hours from those listed below:
• BIO 314/ES 314 Environmental Biology (includes group projects) (4)
• BIO 233 Microbiology (4)
• BIO 312 Genetics (4)
• BIO 471 Cell and Molecular Biology (4)
• CHEM 311 Biochemistry (4)
• CHEM 301 Analytical Chemistry and Lab (4)
• CIS/ES 437 Computer Simulation (4)
• ES200 Introduction to Environmental Health (4)
• ES252 Introduction to Geosciences (4)
• ES 384 Industrial Ecology (4)
• ES 251 Soil and Atmospheric Science (laboratory module) (4)
• MATH 353 Decision Sciences (4)
• MATH 358 Mathematical Models (4)
• MATH 455 Probability and Statistics (4)
• MATH 470 Special Topic: Environmental Statistics Practicum (2)
• PSC 320 Environmental Policy and Politics (4)

Free Electives
Free electives may be chosen in order to complete the 120 hours required for graduation.

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