B.S. in Environmental Studies: Environmental Science Concentration

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Program Description

The Environmental Science concentration of the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies degree is an interdisciplinary program that combines the biological and physical sciences with chemistry to provide solutions to today's environmental problems. Students gain a broad background in environmental pollution (including air, water and waste); environmental policy; and the technical skills required of today's professional environmental scientist.

Delivery Mode

Traditional (on campus)

Curriculum

The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.


Course Credits
Freshman Year  
First Semester 15
BIO 120  General Zoology 4
CHE 101  General Chemistry I 4
COM 101  Oral Communication 3
ENG 101  English Composition I 3
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar 1
   
Second Semester 14 or 15
BIO 125  General Botany 4
CHE 102  General Chemistry II 4
ENG 102  English Composition II 3
EAS 100  Introduction to Earth Science  OR  EAS 150  Introduction to Geology 3 or 4
   
Sophomore Year  
Third Semester 14
BIO 215  Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology 4
MAT 273  Applied Calculus  OR  MAT 281  Calculus I
3
PHY 121  General Physics I 4
General Education EMA 3
   
Fourth Semester 17
BIO 248  General Ecology   4
CHE 331  Organic Chemistry I 4
MAT 215  Statistics 3
General Education Courses 6
   
Junior Year  
Fifth Semester 13
ENS 435  Law Planning and Policy 3
ENS 495  Design and Analysis 3
GIS 311  Geographic Information Systems 3
Free Elective 4
   
Sixth Semester 15
BIO 488  Water Pollution Biology 4
CHE 381  Environmental Chemistry 4
EAS 303  Hydrology 3
Free Elective 4
   
Senior Year  
Seventh Semester 15
ENS 475  Wetlands Ecology 
4
Biology-related Elective 4
General Education Course 3
Free Elective 4
   
Eighth Semester 16 or 17
ENS 440  Environmental Pollution Control  4
Biology-related Elective 3
General Education Course 3
Free Electives 6 or 7
Total 120

Related Electives (7 credits)

  • Any 300- or 400-level BIO/ENS courses

Program Webpage

https://www.calu.edu/academics/undergraduate/bachelors/environmental-studies/environmental-science.aspx