Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies: Environmental Science Concentration

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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 biologists or wetland ecologists. Graduates of this program will have a broad background in chemistry, environmental pollution (including air, water and waste) and environmental policy.

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