Environmental Science, B.S., Requirements

The B.S. majors with concentrations in biology, chemistry, earth sciences, and quantitative and spatial methods, let students of varying interests develop both breadth and depth in their training as environmental scientists. Students in all of these concentrations will take specific core courses and courses in the sciences in common, along with their varied upper division advanced scientific courses.

University Requirements - 39 hours

See Core Curriculum

Environmental Science majors may only take THE 327 or THE 353 or THEP 482 or other environmental one-time THE or THEP offerings at the 300 or 400 level to fulfill the upper division theology core requirement. The two core science and core mathematics requirements are satisfied by the major requirements below.

College Requirements - 6 hours

See College Requirements BS

Degree Requirements

Major Reqirements I for all BS concentrations -13 hours

ENV 200Perspectives in Environmental Science

3

ENV 383Environmental Geoscience

3

ENV 400Integrating Seminar in Environmental Studies

3

MTH 201Calculus I

4

Major Requirements II additional for Biology and Chemistry concentrations —20 hours

BIO 208Introduction to Evolution and Ecology

3

with

BIO 278Introduction to Evolution and Ecology Lab

1

BIO 207Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology

3

with

BIO 277Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology Lab

1

with

CHM 277General Chemistry I Lab

1

CHM 208General Chemistry II

3

with

CHM 278General Chemistry II Lab

1

BIO 304Wetlands Ecology

3

with

BIO 374Wetlands Ecology Lab

1

Or

BIO 338Marine Biology of the Pacific Northwest

3

with

BIO 368Marine Biology Lab

1

Or

BIO 341The Nature of Plants

3

with

BIO 371Field Botany

1

Or

BIO 345Vertebrate Biology

3

with

BIO 375Vertebrate Biology Lab

1

Or

BIO 442Ecology

3

with

BIO 472Ecology Lab

1

Or

BIO 363Freshwater Ecology

3

with

BIO 373Freshwater Ecology Lab

1

Or

ENV 365Climatology

3

with

ENV 387Environmental Laboratory

1

Biology Concentration Requirements — 24 credit hours of the following courses:

Any 300 or 400 level ENV course

BIO 304Wetlands Ecology

3

BIO 374Wetlands Ecology Lab

1

BIO 341The Nature of Plants

3

BIO 371Field Botany

1

BIO 345Vertebrate Biology

3

BIO 375Vertebrate Biology Lab

1

BIO 347Animal Behavior

3

BIO 338Marine Biology of the Pacific Northwest

3

BIO 368Marine Biology Lab

1

BIO 442Ecology

3

BIO 472Ecology Lab

1

BIO 363Freshwater Ecology

3

BIO 373Freshwater Ecology Lab

1

CHM 325Organic Chemistry I

3

CHM 375Organic Chemistry I Lab

1

CHM 326Organic Chemistry II

3

CHM 376Organic Chemistry II Lab

1

CHM 386/ENV 386Environmental Chemistry

3

PHY 201College Physics I

3

PHY 271College Physics Lab I

1

PHY 202College Physics II

3

PHY 272College Physics Lab II

1

48 hours of total credits must be upper-division. 120 overall credits or more required.

Chemistry Concentration Requirements — 27 hours

CHM 325Organic Chemistry I

3

with

CHM 375Organic Chemistry I Lab

1

CHM 326Organic Chemistry II

3

with

CHM 376Organic Chemistry II Lab

1

CHM 386/ENV 386Environmental Chemistry

3

MTH 202Calculus II

4

PHY 201College Physics I

3

with

PHY 271College Physics Lab I

1

PHY 202College Physics II

3

with

PHY 272College Physics Lab II

1

4 hours major electives from the following:

CHM 314Analytical Chemistry

3

with

CHM 379Analytical Chemistry Laboratory

1

CHM 331Physical Chemistry I

3

with

CHM 372Physical Chemistry I Laboratory

1

CHM 412Advanced Instrumental Theory

1

with

CHM 472Advanced Instrumental Laboratory

1

CHM 453Biochemistry I

3

with

CHM 471Biochemistry I Laboratory

1

CE 367Environmental Engineering

3

with

CE 376Environmental Engineering Laboratory

1

ENV 300Techniques in Environmental Research

3

Or

ENV 333Geomorphology

3

Or

ENV 337Geomorphology Lab

1

Or

ENV 384/BIO 384/CE 458Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems

3

Or

ENV 361Meteorology

3

Or

ENV 365Climatology

3

Or

ENV 382Air Pollution

3

Or

ENV 387Environmental Laboratory

1

48 hours of total credits must be upper-division. 120 overall credits or more required.

Quantitative and Spatial Methods Concentration Requirements — 42-43 hours

MTH 202Calculus II

4

MTH 361Applied Statistics I

3

PHY 201College Physics I

3

with

PHY 271College Physics Lab I

1

Or

PHY 204General Physics I

3

with

PHY 274General Physics Lab I

1

ENV 384/BIO 384/CE 458Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems

3

Or

CE 458/BIO 384/ENV 384Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems

3

9-10 credits hours from the list below:

MTH 301Vector Calculus

4

Or

MTH 303/CHM 303/PHY 303Computational Methods in Physical Sciences

3

Or

MTH 321Ordinary Differential Equations

3

Or

MTH 323Nonlinear Dynamics

3

Or

MTH 356/PHY 356Mathematical Methods for Science and Engineering

3

Or

MTH 381Math Modeling

3

Or

MTH 497Internship

Variable

4 credit hours from the list below:

BIO 304Wetlands Ecology

3

with

BIO 374Wetlands Ecology Lab

1

Or

BIO 338Marine Biology of the Pacific Northwest

3

with

BIO 368Marine Biology Lab

1

Or

BIO 442Ecology

3

with

BIO 472Ecology Lab

1

Or

BIO 363Freshwater Ecology

3

with

BIO 373Freshwater Ecology Lab

1

Or

ENV 333Geomorphology

3

with

ENV 337Geomorphology Lab

1

ENV 300Techniques in Environmental Research

3

ENV 358Physical Oceanography

3

ENV 361Meteorology

3

ENV 365Climatology

3

ENV 387Environmental Laboratory

1

15 credit hours of the following courses:

MTH 303/CHM 303/PHY 303Computational Methods in Physical Sciences

3

MTH 322Partial Differential Equations

3

MTH 341Introduction to Linear Algebra

3

MTH 356/PHY 356Mathematical Methods for Science and Engineering

3

MTH 461Probability and Statistics I

3

PHY 205General Physics II

3

PHY 275General Physics Lab II

1

ENV 300Techniques in Environmental Research

3

ENV 325/ECN 325Metrics for Sustainability

3

ENV 333Geomorphology

3

ENV 337Geomorphology Lab

1

ENV 361Meteorology

3

ENV 365Climatology

3

ENV 382Air Pollution

3

ENV 387Environmental Laboratory

1

ENV 408/BUS 408/EGR 408Innovation for Sustainability

3

ENV 493Environmental Research

1-3

ENV 497Environmental Internship

Variable

CE 367Environmental Engineering

3

with

CE 376Environmental Engineering Laboratory

1

CE 462Sustainable Design

3

CE 464Water Resources Engineering

3

CE 468Environmental Engineering Topics

3

EGR 351Engineering Economics

3

EGR 361Analysis of Engineering Data

3

Upper division computer science courses

6

48 hours of total credits must be upper-division. 120 0verall credits or more required.

Earth Science Concentration—37 credit hours

PHY 201College Physics I

3

with

PHY 271College Physics Lab I

1

Or

PHY 204General Physics I

3

with

PHY 274General Physics Lab I

1

9 credits from

ENV 300Techniques in Environmental Research

3

ENV 333Geomorphology

3

ENV 358Physical Oceanography

3

ENV 361Meteorology

3

ENV 365Climatology

3

ENV 382Air Pollution

3

ENV 384/BIO 384/CE 458Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems

3

Or

CE 458/BIO 384/ENV 384Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems

3

ENV 493Environmental Research

1-3

2 credits from (some of these have co-requisite lecture courses)

ENV 300Techniques in Environmental Research

3

ENV 337Geomorphology Lab

1

ENV 387Environmental Laboratory

1

BIO 368Marine Biology Lab

1

BIO 371Field Botany

1

BIO 374Wetlands Ecology Lab

1

BIO 472Ecology Lab

1

BIO 373Freshwater Ecology Lab

1

CS 273Computer Science Laboratory

1

CE 376Environmental Engineering Laboratory

1

Plus any 22 credits from

ENV 300Techniques in Environmental Research

3

ENV 333Geomorphology

3

ENV 337Geomorphology Lab

1

ENV 358Physical Oceanography

3

ENV 384/BIO 384/CE 458Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems

3

ENV 387Environmental Laboratory

1

CE 458/BIO 384/ENV 384Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems

3

PHY 202College Physics II

3

PHY 272College Physics Lab II

1

PHY 205General Physics II

3

PHY 275General Physics Lab II

1

BIO 304Wetlands Ecology

3

BIO 374Wetlands Ecology Lab

1

BIO 338Marine Biology of the Pacific Northwest

3

BIO 368Marine Biology Lab

1

BIO 341The Nature of Plants

3

BIO 371Field Botany

1

BIO 345Vertebrate Biology

3

BIO 375Vertebrate Biology Lab

1

BIO 442Ecology

3

BIO 472Ecology Lab

1

BIO 363Freshwater Ecology

3

BIO 373Freshwater Ecology Lab

1

ENV 493Environmental Research

1-3

ENV 497Environmental Internship

Variable

CE 367Environmental Engineering

3

CE 462Sustainable Design

3

CE 464Water Resources Engineering

3

EGR 361Analysis of Engineering Data

3

CS 273Computer Science Laboratory

1

Or

Upper division computer science courses

6

Total Credit Hours: 120

48 hours of total credits must be upper-division 120 overall credits or more required.