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Environmental Science

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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.

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

Freshman Year

First Semester - 15 Credits

COURSE

CREDITS

BIO 120 General Zoology

4 crs.

CHE 101 General Chemistry I

4 crs.

ENG 101 English Composition I                                                             

3 crs.

UNI 100 First-Year Seminar

1 cr.

General Education Course

3 crs.

 

 

Second Semester - 14-15 credits

COURSE

CREDITS

BIO 125 General Botany

4 crs.

CHE 102 General Chemistry II

4 crs.

ENG 102 English Composition II

3 crs.

EAS 100 Introduction to Earth Science OR

EAS 150 Introduction to Geology                                                          

3-4 crs.

Sophomore Year

Third Semester - 14 credits

COURSE

CREDITS

BIO 215 Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology                                                   

4 crs.

MAT 273 Applied Calculus OR MAT 281 Calculus I

3 crs.

PHY 121 General Physics I

4 crs.

General Education EMA

3 crs.

 

 

Fourth Semester - 17 credits

COURSE

CREDITS

BIO 248 General Ecology

4 crs.

MAT 215 Statistics

3 crs.

CHE 331 Organic Chemistry I                                                               

4 crs.

COM 101 Oral Communication

3 crs.

General Education Course

3 crs.

Junior Year

Fifth Semester - 13 credits

COURSE

CREDITS

ENS 435 Law Planning and Policy

3 crs.

ENS 495 Design and Analysis

3 crs.

GIS 311 Geographic Information Systems                                                 

3 crs.

Unrestricted Elective

4 crs.

 

 

Sixth Semester - 15 credits

COURSE

CREDITS

BIO 488 Water Pollution Biology

4 crs.

CHE 381 Environmental Chemistry                                                         

4 crs.

EAS 303 Hydrology

3 crs.

Unrestricted Elective

4 crs.

Senior Year

Seventh Semester - 15 credits

COURSE

CREDITS

ENS 475 Wetlands Ecology                                                                  

4 crs.

BIO/ENS XXX Biology-related Course

4 crs.

Unrestricted Elective

4 crs.

General Education Course

3 crs.

 

 

Eighth Semester - 16 credits

COURSE

CREDITS

ENS 440 Environmental Pollution Control                                                

4 crs.

BIO/ENS XXX Biology-related Course

3 crs.

Unrestricted Elective

6 crs.

General Education Course

3 crs.

 

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