Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Bulletin: 2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin Program: Environmental Science Major, B.S. Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Environmental Science Major, B.S.

The Environmental Science major allows a student to obtain a broad understanding of the natural and social sciences, but the flexibility to permit the student to study one area in depth.

56 hours + 29 hours of supporting coursework

Environmental Science Core (13 hours)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
GEOG 112 - Earth System Science  or

USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Scientific and Mathematical Inquiry; Natural Science (BS).


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
GEOL 131 - Geology, the Environment, and Society

USI Core 39: Embedded Experience-Global


Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3

 

BIOL 215 - Ecology
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3
GEOL 311 - Concepts in Environmental Science
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3
GEOL 481 - Advanced Environmental Geology

USI Core 39: Embedded Experience-Writing


Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 4

Required Coursework (25 hours)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
GEOL 161 - Introduction to Geology  or

USI Core 39: Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 4
GEOL 151 - Geology of America's National Parks

USI Core 39: Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 4

 

GEOG 215 - Climatology
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3
GEOL 234 - The Oceans: Past, Present, and Future
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 3
CHEM 321 - Quantitative Analysis
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 4
GEOL 407 - Geomorphology
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 4
GEOL 441 - Hydrogeology
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 4
BIOL 452 - Biology and Environmental Science of Global Change
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3

Complete at least 9 hours from:

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
ECON 338 - Environmental and Resource Economics
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
POLS 464 - Environmental Politics and Policy
Term(s) Offered: Every other year
Credits: 3
PHIL 366 - Environmental Ethics

USI Core 39: Embedded Experience-Global.


Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
SOC 415 - Sociology of the Environment
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3

Complete at least 9 hours from:

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
BIOL 221 - Introduction to Entomology
Term(s) Offered: On demand
Credits: 4
BIOL 305 - Aquatic Biology
Term(s) Offered: Fall (odd-numbered years)
Credits: 4
BIOL 306 - Ichthyology
Term(s) Offered: Spring (odd-numbered years)
Credits: 4
BIOL 321 - Invertebrate Zoology
Term(s) Offered: On demand.
Credits: 4
BIOL 336 - Plant Physiology
Term(s) Offered: On demand
Credits: 4
BIOL 361 - Plant Systematics
Term(s) Offered: Fall (even-numbered years)
Credits: 4
BIOL 459 - Advanced Ecology
Term(s) Offered: On demand
Credits: 4
CHEM 241 - Organic/Biochemistry Principles
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 4
CHEM 341 - Environmental Chemistry
Term(s) Offered: Fall, odd-numbered years.
Credits: 3
CHEM 354 - Organic Chemistry II
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 4
GEOL 411 - Geology of Soils
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 4
GEOL 455 - Global Quaternary Environmental and Geologic Change
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3
GEOL 465 - Introduction to GIS
Term(s) Offered: On demand.
Credits: 3
GEOL 475 - Remote Sensing and Image Analysis
Term(s) Offered: On demand.
Credits: 3
ENGR 265 - Energy Systems and Sustainable Design
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 3
CE 441 - Environmental Engineering
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 4
CE 451 - Water Resources and Hydrologic Design
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 4
BIOL 499 - Independent Research
Term(s) Offered: On demand
Credits: 1-3
CHEM 499 - Introduction to Research
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 1-2
GEOL 499 - Independent Research
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 1-4

Supporting Courses (29 hours)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed

Science courses (26 hours):

BIOL 141 - Principles of Biology

USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Scientific and Mathematical Inquiry; Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 4
BIOL 151 - Botany
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3
BIOL 152 - Zoology
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3
CHEM 261 - General Chemistry I

USI Core 39: Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 4
CHEM 262 - General Chemistry II

USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Scientific and Mathematical Inquiry; Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 4
MATH 230 - Calculus I

USI Core 39: Foundations-Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning.


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 4
PHYS 175 - General Physics I  and

USI Core 39: Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 4
PHYS 175L - General Physics I Laboratory
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 0

 

Social Science courses (select 3 hours):

PHIL 435 - Philosophy of Science
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
SOC 370 - Seminar in Sociology  (Approved topics: Science in Society; Global Climate Change)
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
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