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Environmental Science: BS Degree Requirements

The Following Courses Are Required for All EES Majors Completing the Environmental Science Concentration

I. Core EES and EHS Courses: 29-30 credits

  • EES 104 Dynamic Earth w/Lab* - 4 credits
    *Alternatives 110 w/Lab 112, or EES 220 w/Lab 221
  • EES 130 Ancient Environments w/Lab - 4 credits
  • EHS 210 Environmental Health Science - 3 credits
  • EES 204 Global Climate Change OR
    EES 205 Sustainable Energy - 3 credits
  • EES 224 Landform Analysis w/Lab - 4 credits
  • EES 320 Environmental Management - 3 credits OR
    EES 350 Field Methods - 4 credits OR
    EES 450
    Hydrological Research Methods - 3 credits
  • EES 322 Hydrology w/Lab - 4 credits
  • EES 340 Geographic Information Systems w/Lab - 4 credits

II. Advanced EES Courses (select two): 6-8 credits

  • EES 305 Energy Resources - 3 credits
  • EES 330 Mineralogy and Rock Analysis w/Lab - 4 credits
  • EES 342 Advanced GIS w/Lab - 4 credits
  • EES 344 Sedimentology/Straigraphy w/Lab - 4 credits
  • EES 356 Structural Geol. w/Env. Applic. - 4 credits
  • EES 402 Energy Issues in Geoscience - 3 credits
  • EES 424 Glacial and Quaternary Geology - 3 credits
  • EES 440 Process Geomorphology w/Lab - 4 credits
  • EES 444 Geospatial App. w/Remote Sensing - 4 credits
  • EES 456 Coastal Geologic Hazards - 3 credits

III. Required Courses in Related Areas: 19-20 credits

  • Bio 200/201 Ecology & Environment w/Lab - 4 credits
  • CHE 210/211 AND
    CHE 212/213 General Chemistry I and II w/Lab - 8 credits
  • MAT 216 Statistical Data Analysis - 3 credits OR
    MAT 243 Calculus I w/Technology - 4 credits
  • PHY 204 OR
    PHY 205 Physics I and Physics II - 4 credits

IV. Required Electives (select three): 9-10 credits

  • BIO 301 Microbes and Your Health - 3 credits
  • CHE 216 Organic Chemistry 1 w/Lab - 4 credits
  • CHE 310 Environmental Chemistry - 3 credits
  • EES 315 Environmental Science and Society - 3 credits
  • EES 321 Watershed Management - 3 credits
  • EES 323 Drinking Water Management - 3 credits
  • EHS 324 Environmental Toxicology- 3 credits
  • EHS 410 Hydrogeology for Env. Health Prof. - 3 credits
  • ECO 322 Environmental Economics - 3 credits
  • GEO 306 Gender, Justice, Environment- 3 credits
  • GEO 331 Geography of Food - 3 credits
  • PSC 351 Environmental Politics and Society - 3 credits

V. Recommended Electives

  • BIO 207 Plants and Human Affairs w/Lab - 4 credits
  • BIO 305 The Animal World - 3 credits
  • EES 271 EES Field Course - 3 credits
  • EES 305 Energy Resources - 3 credits
  • EES 306 Sustainable Buildings - 3 credits
  • EES 423 Health/Safety-Hazardous Waste - 3 credits
  • ECO 201 Microeconomics - 3 credits