Academics: Majors and Programs

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Spelman College Graduates with President Beverly Daniel Tatum

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