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Majors and Minors for Environmental Science

Environmental Science Major

Consists of a minimum of 34 credits in core courses in biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics.

BIOL 110 Principles of Biology I
BIOL 111 Principles of Biology II
BIOL 350 Ecology
CHEM 161 General Chemistry
CHEM 162 General Chemistry
CHEM 250 Fundamental Organic Chemistry
-or-
CHEM 306 Organic Chemistry II
MATH 130 Survey of Calculus
-or-
MATH 131 Calculus I
MATH 200 Introduction to Statistics
-or-
BIOL 330 Biostatistics
PHYS 218 College Physics I
-or-
PHYS 221 General Physics I

And a minimum of an additional 18 credit hours (at least five courses) including:

ENVR/BIOL 301 Principles of Environmental Science
ENVR/CHEM 320 Environmental Chemistry

And at least three additional ENVR, BIOL or CHEM courses numbered above 300 from the following courses (one may be a 3-credit hour Interterm trip course):

BIOL 316 Ornithology: The Biology of Birds
BIOL 318 Biology of the Insects
BIOL 335 Summer Flora
BIOL 354 Winter Ecology
BIOL/CHEM 405 Biochemistry
BIOL 420 Plant Taxonomy
BIOL 440 Animal Behavior
ENVR 305 Natural Resource and Environmental Law
ENVR/BIOL 312 Forest and Wildlife Resource Management
ENVR/BIOL 365 Field Biology and Natural History
ENVR/CHEM 380 Instrumental Analysis
ENVR/BIOL 401 Environmental Microbiology
ENVR/BIOL 402 Conservation Biology
ENVR/BIOL 433 Biology and Management of Fishes
ENVR/BIOL 435 Freshwater Biology
GEOG 340 World Regional Geography

Note: Some ENVR electives are cross-listed under BIOL or CHEM. Potential double majors in environmental science (with either biology or chemistry) are cautioned that cross-listed ENVR courses will be counted toward only one major, and that the second major may require up to 15 additional credits beyond the apparent minimum.

Environmental Science Minor

Consists of 32 credit hours including the following courses:

The following courses are required:

BIOL 110 Principles of Biology I
BIOL 111 Principles of Biology II
CHEM 161 General Chemistry
CHEM 162 General Chemistry
ENVR/BIOL 301 Introduction to Environmental Science
ENVR/CHEM 320 Environmental Chemistry

And two elective courses chosen from the following:

BIOL 335 Summer Flora
BIOL 350 Ecology
BIOL 354 Winter Ecology
BIOL 420 Plant Taxonomy
BIOL 440 Animal Behavior
ENVR 305 Natural Resource and Environmental Law
ENVR/BIOL 312 Forest and Wildlife Resource Management
ENVR/BIOL 365 Field Biology and Natural History
ENVR/BIOL 401 Environmental Microbiology
ENVR/BIOL 402 Conservation Biology
ENVR/BIOL 433 Biology and Management of Fishes
ENVR/BIOL 435 Freshwater Ecology

No electives may double count for a student’s major and minor.

Supporting courses for the minor include the following:

BIOL 110 Principles of Biology I
BIOL 111 Principles of Biology II
CHEM 161 General Chemistry
CHEM 162 General Chemistry