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Environmental Science and Studies Major Requirements

Students must complete all core requirements and major cognate courses, as well as 12 approved electives with a grade of “C” or better.

Major Core Courses

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

 Major Cognate Courses

  • BIO 115 & 120:  Organismal Form & Function & Biology of the Cell (8)
  • MATH 211 & 212 OR  Applied Calculus (8) 
  • CHEM 111 & 112:  General Chemistry and Labs (10)
  •  MATH 231 & 232:  Calculus I & II 
  • CHEM 231 & 232:  Organic Chemistry and I & II and Labs (10)
  •  MATH 205 OR 355:  General Statistics (4) OR Biostatistics 
  • CIS 121:  Computer Science (4)
  •  PHY 111 & 112 OR PHY 151 & 241: General Physics I & II (8)
  • Physics I & II (8) 
  • CHEM/ES 411:  Toxicology (3) 

 Electives

Students must select at least 12 credit hours from those listed below:

  • BIO/ES 314:  Environmental Biology (4)
  • ES 251:  Soil and Atmospheric Sciences (4) 
  • BIO 233:  Microbiology (4) 
  • ES 252:  Introduction to Geosciences 
  • BIO 312:  Genetics (4)
  • ES 384:  Industrial Ecology (4) 
  • BIO 471:  Cell and Molecular Biology (4)
  • MATH 353: Decision Sciences (4) 
  • CHEM 311: Biochemistry (4)
  • MATH 358: Mathematical Models (4) 
  • CHEM 301: Analytical Chemistry and Lab (4)
  • MATH 455: Probability and Statistics (4) 
  • CIS/ES 437: Computer Simulation (4)
  • MATH 470:  Special Topic: Environmental Statistics Practicum (2) 
  • ES 200: Introduction to Environmental Health (4)
  • PSC 320:  Environmental Policy and Politics (3)  

Free Electives

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