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Environmental Science Major Requirements

(60 credits)

Requried Courses (10 curses = 40 credits)
  • BIOL 120 General Biology 1
  • BIOL 121 General Biology 2
  • BIOL 228 Ecology
  • GEOL 105 Geology or GEOL 107 Environmental Geology 
  • GEOL 225 Hydrogeology
  • CHEM 105 General Chemistry 1
  • CHEM 107 General Chemistry 2
  • CHEM 302 Environmental Chemistry
  • SSCI 224 Basic Statistics or MATH 221 Statistics in the Sciences
  • POLI 348 Environmental Politics

Electives (5 courses = 20 credits from the following list; must include two disciplines)

  • BIOL 201 Botany
  • BIOL 224 Genetics
  • BIOL 338 Limnology 
  • BIOL 350 Microbiology 
  • BIOL 355 Invertebrate Biology
  • BIOL 368 Parasitology 
  • BIOL 390 Ichthyology
  • GEOL 250 Geomorphology
  • Geol 350 Glacial and Quaternary Geology 

In consultation with the environmental science faculty, students planning to attend graduate school are encouraged to take additional courses in the sciences and participate in experiences such as internships, directed research, and field courses.