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Interdisciplinary Program in Environmental Science, B.S.

The Interdisciplinary Program in Environmental Science, B.S. is a 46-credit major.

The core of the interdisciplinary undergraduate program in Environmental Science is a sequence of basic and advanced science courses from four participating science departments. Students select a specialization area in Ecology, Urban Environmental Management, Environmental Geology, or Environmental Analysis.

The Interdisciplinary Program in Environmental Science offers courses to prepare students (1) for environmental science careers, and to become active proponents for their communities in the scientific and policy processes surrounding environmental issues, (2) to meet the environmental science employment demands of local, state, and federal governmental agencies, private consulting, and industry, and (3) to pursue advanced degrees in environmental/physical sciences.

CURRICULUM

Required courses (16-17 credits)

Students are required to take the following courses:

ENV 210: Introduction to Environmental Science (3 credits)

ENV 211: Introduction to Environmental Science Laboratory (1 credit)

GEH 245 : Introduction to Quantitative Methods of Geography or

MAT 132: Introduction to Statistics* or

BIO 240: Biostatistics*** or equivalent (3-4 credits)

PHY 150: Energy and the Environment (4 credits)

ENV 330: Environmental Impact Assessment** (3 credits)

ENV 420: Natural Resource Management: Senior Seminar** (2 credits)

Required courses (15-17 credits)

Students are required to choose one course from each of the following four areas in consultation with a Departmental advisor:

Biological Sciences

BIO 166: Principles of Biology, Cells and Genes (4 credits)

BIO 167: Principles of Biology, Organisms (4 credits)

GEOSciences

GEO 101 : Dynamic Earth in combination with (3 credits)

GEO 102 : Dynamic Earth Laboratory (1 credit)

GEP 228: Weather and Climate in combination with (3 credits)

GEP 229: Weather and Climate Laboratory (1 credit)

ENV 270: Environmental Pollution (4 credits)

GEOSpatial Analysis

GEP 205: Principles of GISc (3 credits)

GEP 321: Introduction to Remote Sensing (4 credits)

Chemistry

CHE 136 : Elements of Chemistry (4 credits)

CHE 166: General Chemistry I* in combination with (3 credits)

CHE 167: General Chemistry Laboratory I * (2 credits)

Elective courses (12-15 credits)

Students choose 12-15 credits in electives to meet the 46 credit requirement in consultation with a departmental advisor. It is recommended that students choose courses that are grouped in one of the following specialization areas:

Ecology

BIO 167: Principles of Biology, Organisms (4 credits)

BIO 184: Plants and People (4 credits)

BIO 242: Flowering Plants (4 credits)

BIO (GEP) 302: Biogeography*** ( 4 credits)

BIO 330: Plant Physiology *** ( 4 credits)

BIO 336: Marine Biology*** (4 credits)

BIO 339: Ecology*** (4 credits)

ENV 235: Conservation of the Environment (3 credits)

ENV 255: Regional Topics and Field Methods in Environmental Sciences (1-6 credits)

CHE 168: General Chemistry II ** (3 credits)

CHE 169: General Chemistry Laboratory II ** (2 credits)

CHE 244: Introduction to Biochemistry*** (3 credits)

Urban Environmental Management

GEP 205 : Principles of GISc (3 credits)

GEP 230: Urban Environmental Management (3 credits)

GEP 310: Geography of Urban Health (3 credits)

GEP 350: Special Projects in Geographic Information Systems** (4 credits)

GEP 360: Geovisualization and Analytic Cartography ( 3 credits)

GEP 375: Data Integration (4 credits)

GEH 240: Urban Geography and GIS (3 credits)

ENV 235: Conservation of the Environment (3 credits)

ENV 255: Regional Topics and Field Methods in Environmental Sciences (1-4 credits)

ENV 270: Environmental Pollution (4 credits)

ENV 326: Environmental Policy (3 credits)

HEA 301: Environmental Health** (3 credits)

Environmental Geology

GEO 101: Dynamic Earth in combination with (3 credits)

GEO 102: Dynamic Earth Laboratory (1 credit)

GEO 236: Environmental Geology** (4 credits)

GEO 245: Earth Materials** (4 credits)

GEO 345: Environmental Hydrology (4 credits)

GEO 340: Natural Hazards and Disasters in combination with (3 credits)

GEO 341: Natural Hazards and Disasters Lab (1 credits)

GEO 350: Topics in regional geology and mapping techniques – Field Course (4 credits)

GEO 375: Field Problems in Geology** (3 credits)

GEO 410: Environmental Biogeochemistry** (4 credits)

GEP 228: Weather and Climate in combination with (3 credits)

GEP 229: Weather and Climate Laboratory (1 credit)

GEP 321: Introduction to Remote Sensing (4 credits)

ENV 255: Regional Topics and Field Methods in Environmental Sciences (1-6 credits)

Environmental Analysis

GEP 205: Principles of GISc (3 credits)

GEP 228: Weather and Climate in combination with (3 credits)

GEP 229: Weather and Climate Laboratory (1 credit)

GEP 302: Biogeography and GIS** ( 4 credits)

GEP 310: Geography of Urban Health (3 credits)

GEP 321: Introduction to Remote Sensing (4 credits)

GEO 340: Natural Hazards and Disasters in combination with (3 credits)

GEO 341: Natural Hazards and Disasters Lab (1 credit)

GEP 350: Special Projects in Geographic Information Systems** (4 credits)

GEP 360: Geovisualization and Analytic Cartography** (4 credits)

GEP 375: Data Integration (4 credits)

ENV 235: Conservation of the Environment (3 credits)

ENV 255: Regional Topics and Field Methods in Environmental Sciences (1-6 credits)

ENV 270: Environmental Pollution (4 credits)

CHE 168: General Chemistry II (*)(**) in combination with (3 credits)

CHE 169: General Chemistry Laboratory II (*)(**) (2 credits)

CHE 232: Organic Chemistry Lecture I (**) in combination with (3 credits)

CHE 233: Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (**) (2 credits)

CHE 249: Quantitative Analysis (*)(**) (5 credits)

Other elective courses

GEP 204: Basic Mapping: Application and Analysis (3 credits)

GEP 470: Seminar and Internship program in Geography – Independent Study (4 credits)

PHY 166: General Physics I (*) or PHY 168: Introductory Physics I (*) (5 credits)

PHY 167: General Physics II (*) or PHY 169: Introductory Physics II (*) (5 credits)

(*) This course requires the completion of the College's requirement in mathematics.

(**) This course has prerequisites that are a part of the major.

(***) This course has prerequisites that are not a part of the major.

Last modified: 3/11/2014