Bachelor of Science: Environmental Science Requirements

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CATEGORIES AND COURSES

Introductory Course

EVST 100 Introduction to Environmental Studies (4) or equivalent 

Select 1 course from each of the following categories:

Environmental Social Science

EVST 241  Environment & Society

Earth Science

EVST 220 Physical Geography (4)
EVST 290 Environmental Geology (4)

Life Science

EVST 245 Marine Environmental Studies (4)
EVST 305 Ecology for Environmental Scientists (4)

Chemistry

CHEM 102 Introduction to Chemistry of the Environment (4)
CHEM 131 General Chemistry (4)
EVST 290 Environmental Geology (4)

Allied Science
Take 1 course from Physics, Chemistry (132 and above), Biology (200 and above), or Spatial Studies (200 and above)

Math

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

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

Environmental Study Abroad
Environmental internship
Summer Science Research program
Environmental travel course
Approved environmental community service activity

Environmental Studies Elective: 1 Course
Choose any EVST course numbered 200 and above

Advanced Environmental Science Electives
Please note, at least 3 courses must be selected from the Natural Sciences Electives list and at least 3 of the 4 must be taken within EVST. Courses toward Core may not be double counted to meet science elective requirements.

Natural Science

EVST 205 Great Environmental Disasters (4)
EVST 225 California Plants (4)
EVST 230 Biodiversity (4)
EVST 250 Environmental Design Studio I (4)
EVST 254 Climate Disruption (4)
EVST 255 Ornithology (4)
EVST 281 The Palau Expedition: Explorations in Sustainable Development (3)
EVST 350 Environmental Design Studio II (4)
EVST 355 The Ecology of Australia and New Zealand (3)
EVST 375 Tropical Rainforests: the Amazon, the Andes and the Inca (3)
EVST 391 Environmental Hydrology (4)
EVST 392 Oceanography (4)
EVST 430 Advanced Geology Seminar (4)

Social Science and Other Electives

EVST 210 Energy and the Environment (4)
EVST 215 Literature of American Environment (4)
EVST 242 Food and Nature (4)
EVST 248 Introduction to Sustainable Business
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 325 Public Lands Policy (4)
EVST 335 Environment and Development (4)
EVST 340 Green Business (4)
EVST 347 Innovation for Sustainability (4)
EVST 348 Advanced Sustainable Business
EVST 351 PanaMapping: GIS in the Jungle (3)
EVST 451 PanaMapping: GIS to Conserve the Rainforest (3)
CHEM 260 Environmental Chemistry Field Experience
CHEM 312 Environmental Chemistry
CHEM 132 General Chemistry (4)
CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry (4)
CHEM 232 Organic Chemistry (4)
CHEM 331 Physical Chemistry I (4)
MATH 118 or higher, Calculus (4)
MATH 121 Calculus 1
MATH 150 Techniques in Problem Solving
MATH 231 Introduction to Modeling
MATH 312 Mathematical Statistics
MATH 335 Advanced Modeling Techniques (4)PHYS 220
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)
SPA 210 Advanced GIS (4)
SPA 230 Field Methods in GIS (3)
SPA 425 Remote Sensing Image Analysis (4)

Capstone: 4-8 credits
EVST 474 Senior Seminar (4)
EVST 475 Senior Capstone (2–6)