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Environmental Studies: Environmental Science

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies: Environmental Science: 120 credits

The environmental science concentration in the environmental studies program at Cal U offers a curriculum designed to prepare students to work for state and federal agencies in such positions as water pollution biologist or wetland ecologist. Graduates of this program will have a broad background in chemistry, environmental pollution (including air, water and waste) and environmental policy.

Below is a recommended framework of courses for completing the degree following the environmental science concentration in four years.

First Semester – 15 Credits
CourseCredits
BIO 120 General Zoology4 crs.
CHE 101 General Chemistry I4 crs.
ENG 101 English Composition I                                                             3 crs.
UNI 100 First-Year Seminar1 cr.
General Education Course3 crs.

Second Semester – 14-15 credits
CourseCredits
BIO 125 General Botany4 crs.
CHE 102 General Chemistry II4 crs.
ENG 102 English Composition II3 crs.
EAS 100 Introduction to Earth Science OR
EAS 150 Introduction to Geology                                                          
3-4 crs.

Third Semester – 14 credits
CourseCredits
BIO 215 Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology                                                    4 crs.
MAT 273 Applied Calculus OR MAT 281 Calculus I3 crs.
PHY 121 General Physics I4 crs.
General Education EMA3 crs.

Fourth Semester – 17 credits
CourseCredits
BIO 248 General Ecology4 crs.
MAT 215 Statistics3 crs.
CHE 331 Organic Chemistry I                                                               4 crs.
COM 101 Oral Communication3 crs.
General Education Course
3 crs.

Fifth Semester – 13 credits
CourseCredits
ENS 435 Law Planning and Policy3 crs.
ENS 495 Design and Analysis3 crs.
GIS 311 Geographic Information Systems                                                  3 crs.
Unrestricted Elective4 crs.

Sixth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
BIO 488 Water Pollution Biology4 crs.
CHE 381 Environmental Chemistry                                                          4 crs.
EAS 303 Hydrology3 crs.
Unrestricted Elective4 crs.

Seventh Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
ENS 475 Wetlands Ecology                                                                   4 crs.
BIO/ENS XXX Biology-related Course4 crs.
Unrestricted Elective4 crs.
General Education Course3 crs.

Eighth Semester – 16 credits
CourseCredits
ENS 440 Environmental Pollution Control                                                 4 crs.
BIO/ENS XXX Biology-related Course3 crs.
Unrestricted Elective6 crs.
General Education Course
3 crs.

Note: A minimum of 3 General Education credits must be at or above the 300 level for graduation.