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Environmental Studies - Leadership and Management Concentration

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The leadership and management concentration in the environmental studies program at Cal U is designed to prepare students to enter the workforce in the private sector. Graduates will complete a combination of biology, political science and business courses. The intent of this degree is to provide training for entry-level positions with such groups as environmental consulting firms. You'll learn how to solve real-life environmental problems and how to lead individuals, groups and organizations more effectively.

Below is the recommended framework of courses for completing your degree in four years.

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies - Leadership and Management 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.
MAT 181 College Algebra, 273 OR MAT 281 Calculus I 3 crs.


Second Semester - 14 credits
Course Credits
BIO 125 General Botany 4 crs.
CHE 102 General Chemistry II                                                                4 crs.
ENG 211 Business Writing 3 crs.
COM 101 Oral Communication 3 crs.



Sophomore Year

Third Semester - 14 credits
Course Credits
BIO 215 Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology                               4 crs.
PHY 121 General Physics I 4 crs.
LEA 100 Introduction to Leadership Studies 3 crs.
General Education Course 3 crs.


Fourth Semester - 16 credits
Course Credits
BIO 248 General Ecology                                                                      4 crs.
MAT 215 Statistics 3 crs.
PHI 308 Bioethics 3 crs.
General Education Courses 6 crs.


Junior Year 

Fifth Semester - 15 credits
Course Credits
Leadership Minor Course 3 crs.
ENS 495 Design and Analysis 3 crs.
GIS 311 Geographic Information Systems                                                  3 crs.
PHI 325 Philosophy of Science 3 crs.
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3 crs.



Sixth Semester - 13 credits
Course Credits
ENS 435 Law Planning and Policy                                                           3 crs.
ENS 399 Conservation Biology 3 crs.
ECO 100 Elements of Economics 3 crs.
Free Elective 4 crs.



Summer or Winter Break Junior Year - 6 credits
Course Credits
LEA 397 Leadership Internship                                                               6 crs.



Senior Year

Seventh Semester - 13 credits
Course Credits
Leadership Minor Course                                                                        6 crs.
BIO/ENS  XXX Related Requirement 4 crs.
General Education Course 3 crs.


Eighth Semester - 14 credits
Course Credits
LEA 400 Leadership Seminar                                                                   3 crs.
General Education Courses 6 crs.
BIO/ENS XXX Related Elective 5 crs.