Environmental Science (ESCI)

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Environmental science, by its broad scope, includes a diverse range of disciplines in the natural and physical sciences, and mathematics. The multidisciplinary Environmental Science minor is intended to complement many majors.  The minor will encourage students to better understand environmental issues and concepts from a scientific perspective.  This will broaden their perception of the natural world and society by allowing them to recognize and address the challenges of the future.  The minor enhances both career and graduate school opportunities for students who complete it.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM

Environmental Science Minor
A minimum of 23 credits is required including:

One of the following:

 

MATH 213  Probability and Statistics

3 cr

MATH 151  Calculus 1

4 cr

At least 13 credits chosen from at least three disciplines (including two labs) from the following:         

 

BIOL 130  Environmental Biology

3 cr

BIOL 135  Environmental Biology Laboratory

1 cr

BIOL 150  Biological Principles with Laboratory

4 cr

BIOL 151  Diversity & Patterns of Life with Laboratory

4 cr

CHEM 111  General Chemistry I

3 cr

CHEM 112  General Chemistry I Laboratory

1 cr

CHEM 113  General Chemistry II

3 cr

CHEM 114  General Chemistry II Laboratory

1 cr

GEOL 101  Physical Geology             

3 cr

GEOL 105  Physical Geology Laboratory

1 cr

PHYS 120  Meteorology

3 cr

PHYS 125  Energy and the Environment

3 cr

And at least six credits chosen from the following but cannot count toward another minor or another major:

 

BIOL 301  General Ecology

3 cr

BIOL 302  General Ecology Laboratory and Recitation

2 cr

BIOL 440  Conservation Biology

3 cr

CHEM 231  Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry

3 cr

CHEM 234  Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry Laboratory

1 cr

CHEM 306  Analytical Chemistry with Laboratory

4 cr

ENVS 373  Water Planet

3 cr

ENVS 390  Environmental Monitoring

4 cr

GEOL 240  Intro to Petroleum Geology

3 cr

GEOL 320  Geomorphology with Laboratory

4 cr

And:

 

SCI 400 Environmental Science Seminar

1 cr