Academics: Majors and Programs

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 200 Introduction to Environmental Health (4)
  • ES 211 Introduction to Environmental Science & Lab (4)
  • ES 251 Air and Atmospheric Sciences (4)
  • ES 252 Introduction to Geosciences & Lab (4)
  • ES 312 Water Resources & Management & Lab (4)
  • ES 314 Environmental Biology (4)
  • ES 425 Global Environmental Change (4)
  • ES 435a Environmental Science Research (b) (2)
  • ES 435b Environmental Science Research (a) (2)
  • ES 452 Applications to Environmental Science – A Capstone Experience (4)

 Major Cognate Courses

  • BIO 110 Biological Communities, Evolution and Biodiversity (4)
  • BIO 115 Organismal Form and Function (4)
  • BIO 120 Cellular Biology (4)
  • CHE 111 General Chemistry I (3)
  • CHE 111L General Chemistry I laboratory (1)
  • CHE 112 General Chemistry II (3)
  • CHE 112L General Chemistry II laboratory (1)
  • CHE 231 Organic Chemistry I (4)
  • CHE 232 Organic Chemistry II (4)
  • CHE 311 Biochemistry I (4)
  • CIS 111 Discovering Computer Science (4-3-2)
  • CIS 121 Computer Science I (4-3-2)
  • MATH 205 General Statistics (4)
  • MATH 116 Pre-Calculus Mathematics II (4)
  • MATH 120 Pre-Calculus (Accelerated) (4)
  • MATH 211 Applied Calculus I(4)
  • MATH 212 Applied Calculus II
  • MATH 231 Calculus I (4)
  • MATH 232 Calculus II (4)
  • MATH 355 Biostatistics (4)
  • PHY 111 & Lab General Physics I (4)

 Electives

  • Students must select at least 12 credit hours from those listed below:
  • ES 215 Introduction to Toxicology (4)
  • ES 315 Sustainable Development
  • ES 384 Industrial Ecology (4)
  • ES 403 Environmental Science Seminar (2)
  • ES 420 Risk Management and Containment Systems
  • ES 437 Computer Simulation (4)
  • ES 250 Food and Energy
  • ES 453 Environmental Chemistry (3)
  • ES 499 Independent Studies
  • ES 355/BIO 255 Ecology
  • BIO 312 Genetics (4)
  • BIO 328 Food Toxicology Immunology (4)
  • BIO 329 Nutrition and Cancer
  • MATH 353 Decision Sciences (4)
  • MATH 355 Biostatistics (4)
  • MATH 358 Mathematical Models (4)
  • MATH 311/ES 311 Rotating Fluids: Application to Atmosphere and Ocean Flows (forthcoming)

Free Electives

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

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