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Breadth Electives - Physical Science Option


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ENVS requires 24 credits of course work in Breadth electives, including at least one course from each of the first four areas

1) Ecology
MMBB 425 Microbial Ecology (3 cr) – MATH 137 or 143, MMBB 250
BIOL 314 Ecology and Population Biology (4 cr) – BIOL 115 or 116, MATH 143 or Calculus
FOR/REM 221 Ecology (3 cr) – BIOL 115 
 
2) Natural Resource Economics & Sociology
AGEC 451 Land and Natural Resource Economics (3 cr)
ANTH 220 Peoples of the World (3 cr)
ECON 385 Environmental Economics (3 cr) – ECON 202 or 272
FOR 235 Society and Natural Resources (3 cr)
CSS 383 Resource Economics for Environmental Policy Making (3 cr) – ECON 201 or 202

3) Management
CHE 470 Hazardous Waste Management (3 cr) – statistics
or ENVS WS-J 445 Hazardous Waste Management (3 cr)
FOR 484 Forest Policy and Administration (2 cr)
GEOG 420 Land, Resources and the Environment (3 cr) – GEOG 200 
GEOG WS-J444 Environmental Assessment (4 cr)
CSS 486 Public Involvement in Natural Resource Management (3 cr)

4) History, Philosophy & Political Science

AGEC 477 Law, Ethics & the Environment (3 cr)
HIST 424 American Environmental History (3 cr)
PHIL ID & WS351 Philosophy of Science (3 cr) – 3 credits of philosophy or 3 credits in natural science
PHIL ID-J417 Philosophy of Biology (3 cr) – 3 credits of biology and 3 credits of philosophy, or permission
POLS 364 Politics of the Environment (3 cr)
CSS 489 Personalities & Philosophies in Conservation (2 cr)

5) Other Technical electives
BIOL 213 Principles of Biological Structure and Function (4 cr) – BIOl 115
CE 326 Hydrologic Measurement Techniques (1 cr)
CHEM 253 Quantitative Analysis (5 cr) - CHEM 112
CHEM 275 Carbon Compounds (3 cr) – CHEM 101 or 111
or CHEM 277 Organic Chemistry I (3 cr) – CHEM 112
and CHEM 372 Organic Chemistry II (3 cr)
CHEM 302 Principles of Physical Chemistry (3 cr) – CHEM 112, MATH 170, PHYS 111
or CHEM 305/306 Physical Chemistry (3 cr) – CHEM 112, MATH 210 or co-req, PHYS 212 or 234
CHEM 303 Principles of Physical Chemistry Lab (1 cr) – co-req, CHEM 302
CHEM J318/J418 Environmental Chemistry (3 cr) – CHEM 253, 275 or 277
ENVS 428 Pollution Prevention (3 cr)
ENVS 429 Environmental Auditing (3 cr)
ENVS 479 Introduction to Environmental Regulations (3 cr)
ENVS 498 Internship (1-3 cr)
FOR 472 Remote Sensing of the Environment (3-4 cr)
GEOG 385 GIS Primer (3 cr)
GEOg 483 Remote Sensing/GIS Integration (3 cr)
GEOG 401 Climatology or GEOG 301 Meteorology (3 cr) – GEOG 100 or PHYS 100
GEOL 361 Geology and the Environment (3 cr) – GEOL 101 or 111
GEOL 309 Groundwater (3 cr) – GEOL 101, MATH 143
MATH 175 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II (4 cr) – MATH 170
MATH 275 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III (3 cr) – MATH 175
MMBB 380 Introduction to Biochemistry (4 cr) – CHEM 101, 277
PHYS 111 General Physics I (4 cr) – MATH 143
or PHYS 211 Engineering Physics (4 cr) – MATH 170
PHYS 112 General Physics II (4 cr) – PHYS 111
or PHYS 212 Engineering Physics II (4 cr) – PHYS 211
SOIL 205 Soil Ecosystems (3 cr) – CHEM 101