Bachelor of Science: Environmental Science Requirements

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CATEGORIES AND 11 COURSES

Introductory Course

EVST 100 Introduction to Environmental Studies (4) or equivalent 

Select 1 course from each category of the following categories:

Humanities

EVST 215 Literature of American Environment (4)
EVST 242 Food and Nature (4)
EVST 276 Market-Based Conservation Policy (4)
EVST 277 Environmental Justice (3–4)
EVST 300 Environmental World Views (4)
EVST 310 Environmental Law (4)
EVST 311 Environmental Law in Action (3)
EVST 315 Environmental Nonfiction (4)
EVST 335 Environment and Development (4)
REL 122 Religion and Ecology: Environmental Ethics (4)
PHIL 211 Environmental Ethics (4)
POLI 207 Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
ECON 205 Ecological Economics (4)

Earth Systems

EVST 205 Great Environmental Disasters (4)
EVST 210 Energy and the Environment (4)
EVST 220 Physical Geography (4)
EVST 254 Climate Disruption (4)
EVST 290 Environmental Geology (4)
EVST 391 Environmental Hydrology (4)
EVST 392 Oceanography (4)
EVST 375 Tropical Rainforests: the Amazon, the Andes and the Inca (3)
EVST 430 Advanced Geology Seminar (4)

Life Systems 

EVST 225 California Plants (4)
EVST 230 Biodiversity (4)
EVST 245 Marine Environmental Studies (4)
EVST 255 Ornithology (4)
EVST 305 Ecology for Environmental Scientists (4)
EVST 281 The Palau Expedition: Explorations in Sustainable Development (3)
EVST 355 The Ecology of Australia and New Zealand (3)

Chemistry: 1 Course
CHEM 131 General Chemistry (4)

Allied Science: 1 Course 
This requirement is satisfied with one course from Chemistry (132 and above), or Biology (200 and
above) may also count toward this category.

Math: 1 Course 
Either statistics or calculus fulfills this requirement. Both are recommended.

Statistics–choose from EVST 399 Research Methods & Design (4), POLI 202 Statistical Analysis and Mapping of Social Science Data (4), MATH 111 Elementary Statistics with Applications (4) MATH 118 or higher, Calculus (4) MATH 231 Mathematical Modeling (4)

Experiential Learning (Practicum): 0 credits
Complete one of the following:

Environmental Study Abroad
Environmental internship
Environmental travel course
Approved environmental community service activity

Advanced Environmental Science: 1 course

EVST 220 Physical Geography (4)
EVST 225 California Plants (4)
EVST 230 Biodiversity (4)
EVST 245 Marine Environmental Studies (4)
EVST 254 Climate Disruption (4)
EVST 255 Ornithology (4)
EVST 290 Environmental Geology (4)
EVST 305 Ecology for Environmental Scientists (4)
EVST 391 Environmental Hydrology (4)
EVST 392 Oceanography (4)
EVST 399 Research Methods & Design (4)
EVST 430 Advanced Geology Seminar (4)

Environmental Sciences Concentrations 

At least 2 of your 3 concentration electives must be taken within EVST. There are also many opportunities to strengthen the concentration by choosing concentration-relevant courses inside the core.

Select 3 courses within your concentration. 

Ecology 

EVST 225 California Plants (4)
EVST 230 Biodiversity (4)
EVST 255 Ornithology (4)
EVST 305 Ecology for Environmental Scientists (4)
EVST 355 The Ecology of Australia and New Zealand (3)
Various approved biology courses

Geology 

EVST 205 Great Environmental Disasters (4)
EVST 220 Physical Geography (4)
EVST 254 Climate Disruption (4)
EVST 290 Environmental Geology (4)
EVST 392 Oceanography (4)
EVST 430 Advanced Geology Seminar (4)
PHYS 220 Fundamentals of Physics I (4)
PHYS 221 Fundamentals of Physics II (4)
PHYS 231 General Physics I (4)
PHYS 232 General Physics II (4)
PHYS 233 General Physics III (4)

GIS 

EVST 205 Great Environmental Disasters (4)
EVST 250 Environmental Design Studio I (4)
EVST 350 Environmental Design Studio II (4)
SPA 110 Introduction to Spatial Analysis & GIS (4)
SPA 210 Advanced GIS (4)
SPA 230 Field Methods in GIS (3)
SPA 425 Remote Sensing Image Analysis (4)

Marine Science 

EVST 245 Marine Environmental Studies (4)
EVST 254 Climate Disruption (4)
EVST 392 Oceanography (4)
PHYS 360 Topics in Physics and Astronomy (2-4)

Capstone: 4-8 credits
Junior Capstone (2)
EVST 475 Senior Capstone (2–6)