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Major Requirements

 Programs in Environmental Science

Specific Requirements for Admission to the Environmental Science Major: Successful comple­tion of ATS 113 or BIO 211 or CHM 203 and CHM 204.

B.S. Evs., Major in Environmental Science: 45 Credits

Course Requirements

The following courses are required for all tracks. In addition, the students must choose one track.

(All of the following:)

EVS 113 Introduction to Atmospheric Sciences 3 credits

EVS 114 Introduction to Atmospheric Sciences Laboratory 1 credit

EVS 355 Environment and Society 3 credits

EVS 390 Environmental Science 3 credits

EVS 491 Senior Seminar 2 credits

EVS 533 Physical Climatology and Climate Change 3 credits

BIO 211 General Biology: Molecular and Cellular 4 credits

BIO 212 General Biology: Organismal and Population 4 credits

CHM 203 General Chemistry I 3 credits

CHM 204 General Chemistry Laboratory I 1 credit

CHM 205 General Chemistry II 3 credits

CHM 206 General Chemistry Laboratory II 1 credit

Global and Environmental Systems Track

(Fourteen credits from the following:)

EVS 341 General Botany 4 credits

EVS 385 The Ecology, Geography and Health of Lakes 4 credits

EVS 435 Coastal and Estuarine Ecology 4 credits

EVS 440 Field Biology of the Desert Southwest 4 credits

EVS 443 Environmental Geology 4 credits

EVS 481 Terrestrial Ecology 4 credits

EVS 485 Marine and Freshwater Ecology 3 credits

EVS 486 Freshwater Ecology Laboratory 1 credit

EVS 487 Marine Ecology Laboratory 2 credits

EVS 544 Hydrology 3 credits

EVS 552 Boundary Layer Meteorology 3 credits

EVS 553 Tropical Meteorology 3 credits

EVS 556 Introduction to Physical Oceanography 3 credits

Organismal/Population Ecology Track

(Fourteen credits from the following:)

EVS 335 Zoology 4 credits

EVS 341 General Botany 4 credits

EVS 351 Microbiology 4 credits

EVS 385 The Ecology, Geography and Health of Lakes 4 credits

EVS 435 Coastal and Estuarine Ecology 4 credits

EVS 440 Field Biology of the Desert Southwest 4 credits

EVS 443 Environmental Geology 4 credits

EVS 481 Terrestrial Ecology 4 credits

EVS 483 Vertebrate Natural History Lecture 3 credits

EVS 484 Vertebrate Natural History Laboratory 1 credit

EVS 485 Marine and Freshwater Ecology 3 credits

EVS 486 Freshwater Ecology Laboratory 1 credit

EVS 487 Marine Ecology Laboratory 2 credits

EVS 539 Ecology of Zoonotic Diseases 3 credits

EVS 549 Environmental Physiology 3 credits

EVS 561 Entomology 4 credits

EVS 571 Animal Behavior 3 credits

EVS 572 Animal Behavior Laboratory 2 credits

EVS 581 Evolution 4 credits

MTH 245, PHY 211 and PHY 212 are highly recommended and may be required for students planning on attending specific graduate programs.

Environmental Policy and Society Track

(Fourteen credits; at least 3 credits from Group B:)

Group A:

EVS 307 Demography: World Population Issues 3 credits

EVS 333 Environmental Politics and Policy 3 credits

EVS 353 Environmental Economics 3 credits

EVS 354 Environmental Ethics 3 credits

EVS 355 Environment and Society 3 credits

EVS 452 Science, Media, And Risk 3 credits

EVS 454 Environmental Philosophy 3 credits

EVS 455 Food, Society And Environment 3 credits

EVS 470 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 4 credits

Group B:

EVS 385 The Ecology, Geography and Health of Lakes 4 credits

EVS 443 Environmental Geology 4 credits

EVS 481 Terrestrial Ecology 4 credits

EVS 506 Environmental Chemistry 3 credits

EVS 523 Environmental Toxicology 3 credits

 

Environmental ScienceMinor

Program Description: The Environmental Science minor explores a wide range of scientific inquiry associated with the physical and social sciences. Students may choose to construct a broad-based minor with course work from a number of participating departments or from a set of courses that emphasize a specific field (e.g. Global Change Issues). The minor is designed for students inter­ested in pursuing careers within environmental education, environmental law or environmental monitoring and regulation. The minor is suited to journalism and mass communication students who desire a broad background in environmental issues covered by the mass media.

Contact: Director, Environmental Science Program

(One of the following:)

ATS 113 Introduction to Atmospheric Sciences 3 credits

And

ATS 114 Introduction to Atmospheric Sciences Lab 1 credits

BIO 211 General Biology: Molecular and Cellular 4 credits

BIO 212 General Biology: Organismal and Population 4 credits

CHM 112 Fundamentals of Biological Chemistry 3 credits

And

CHM 113 Fundamentals of Biological Chemistry Lab 1 credits

CHM 203 General Chemistry I 3 credits

And

CHM 204 General Chemistry I Lab 1 credits

(Fourteen credits from the following:*)

Atmospheric Sciences

EVS 443 Environmental Geology 4 credits

EVS 533 Physical Climatology and Climate Change 3 credits

EVS 544 Hydrology 3 credits

EVS 553 Tropical Meteorology 3 credits

EVS 555 Meteorological Remote Sensing 3 credits

EVS 556 Introduction to Physical Oceanography 3 credits

Biology

EVS 335 Zoology 4 credits

EVS 341 General Botany 4 credits

EVS 385 The Ecology, Geography and Health of Lakes 3 credits

EVS 390 Environmental Science 3 credits

EVS 435 Coastal and Estuarine Ecology 4 credits

EVS 440 Field Biology of the Desert Southwest 4 credits

EVS 481 Terrestrial Ecology 4 credits

EVS 483 Vertebrate Natural History Lecture 3 credits

EVS 484 Vertebrate Natural History Laboratory 1 credit

EVS 485 Marine and Freshwater Ecology 3 credits

EVS 486 Freshwater Ecology Laboratory 1 credit

EVS 487 Marine Ecology Laboratory 2 credits

EVS 523 Environmental Toxicology 3 credits

EVS 549 Environmental Physiology 3 credits

Other Courses

EVS 307 Demography: World Population Issues 3 credits

EVS 333 Environmental Politics and Policy 3 credits

EVS 354 Environmental Ethics 3 credits

EVS 355 Environment and Society 3 credits

EVS 506 Environmental Chemistry and Natural Resources 3 credits

EVS 491 Senior Seminar 1 credit

*No more than two courses may be chosen from any group.

 

Environmental Policy Minor

Program Description: The Environmental Policy minor focuses on the ethical, cultural, politi­cal, economic, and scientific factors that facilitate or impede environmental problem-solving. The minor provides students with a grasp of national and international environmental laws and policies designed to address current environmental concerns. Students will study the political and cultural contexts that shape the relationship between human interests and environmental concerns, includ­ing the roles played by science, government, business, and civil society.

Contact: Director, Environmental Science Program

(All of the following:)

EVS 333 Environmental Politics and Policy 3 credits

EVS 354 Environmental Ethics 3 credits

EVS 355 Environment and Society 3 credits

(One of the following:)

ATS 113 Introduction to Atmospheric Sciences 3 credits

CHM 105 Introductory Chemistry 3 credits

EVS 210 Surviving on the Earth: Geological Hazards 3 credits

and Society

EVS 390 Environmental Science 3 credits

EVS 443 Environmental Geology 4 credits PHY 187 Introduction to Physics 3 credits

(One of the following:)

ATS 113 Introduction to Atmospheric Sciences 3 credits

And

ATS 114 Introduction to Atmospheric Sciences Lab 1 credits

BIO 211 General Biology:Molecular and Cellular 4 credits

BIO 212 General Biology: Organismal and Population 4 credits

CHM 203 General Chemistry I 3 credits

And

CHM 204 General Chemistry I Lab 1 credits

(One of the following:)

EVS 307 Demography: World Population Issues 3 credits

EVS 353 Environmental Economics 3 credits

EVS 374 Management of Environmental Risk 3 credits

EVS 452 Science, Media and Risk 3 credits

EVS 455 Food, Society and Environment 3 credits

PHL 453 Ethics and Public Policy 3 credits

Certificate Programs in University College

This department offers one certificate program in Environmental Science to students in University College.