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Advising Checklist - Physical Science Option

 

Required course work
includes the following (prerequisites listed in italics):

Freshman Year

FALL
ENVS 101 Introduction to Environmental Science (3 cr)
ENVS 102 Field Activities in Environmental Science (1 cr) – ENVS 101 as co-req or pre-req
ENG 102 College Writing and Rhetoric (3 cr) – ENG 101 or equivalent
CORE course in Social Science or Humanities (4 cr)
MATH appropriate to ACT/SAT scores (3 cr)

SPRING
CHEM 111 Principles of Chemistry (4 cr) – CHEM 050 or COMPASS test
MATH 160 Survey of Calculus or MATH 170 Analytic Geometry & Calculus I (4 cr) – MATH 143 and 144 or COMPASS test
COMM 101 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2 cr) or Foreign Language course (4 cr)
CORE course in Social Science or Humanities (3 cr)

Sophomore Year

FALL
CHEM 112 Principles of Chemistry II (5 cr) – CHEM 111
STAT 251 Statistical Methods (3 cr) – MATH 137 or 143, or 2 years high school Algebra
GEOG 100 Physical Geography (4 cr) or
GEOL 101 Physical Geology (4 cr)
Social Science or Humanities elective (3 cr)
Social Science or Humanities elective (3 cr)

SPRING
BIOL 115 Cells & the Evolution of Life (4 cr) – CHEM 101 or 111 as co-req or pre-req
ENVS 225 International Environmental Issues (3 cr)
PHYS 111 General Physics I (4 cr)
Social Science or Humanities elective (3 cr)

Many classes listed below for junior and senior years can be chosen from the Breadth and Depth electives. Visit the links at top left for a complete list of these electives. General electives are free electives that can be chosen from the university catalog.

Junior Year

FALL
Breadth elective – ecology (3 cr)
Breadth elective – natural resource economics/sociology (3 cr)
Breadth elective – management (3 cr)
Depth elective (3 cr)
Depth elective (3 cr)

SPRING
Breadth elective – history/philosophy/political science (3 cr)
Breadth elective (3 cr) 
ENVS 400 Seminar (2 cr) 
Depth elective (3 cr)
General elective (3 cr)

Senior Year

FALL
PHIL 452 Environmental Philosophy (3 cr) – senior standing
ENVS 497 Senior Research (3 cr)
ENG 317 Technical Writing (3 cr) – ENG 102 or COMPASS test
Breadth elective (1-4 cr)
Depth elective (3 cr)
Depth elective (2-3 cr)

SPRING
ENVS 497 Senior Research (1 cr) 
Depth elective (2-3 cr)
Depth elective (3 cr)
General elective (3 cr)