Major Requirements

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.

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